State Archives of New Mexico – A National Archives Affiliate
The State Archives of New Mexico is the central archives of New Mexico State Government. The agency is mandated by law to collect, preserve and make available to the public and all branches of government, permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of New Mexico history. Records at the State Archives are available to the public in accordance with the New Mexico Public Records Act and agency rules. All records are open for use except those specifically restricted by law. The Division offers reference assistance on-site, by telephone, mail or e-mail. On-line finding, aids which describe collections are available through this website at ON-LINE CATALOG of Collections and through the Online Archives of New Mexico website at nmarchives.unm.edu.
Collections maintained include:
- Government records, 1621- present
- County records, 1850-1912
- Manuscripts (non-government)
- Film & video collections
- Genealogy materials (Catholic church records; census; published family histories).
- Private papers: letters, diaries, wills, maps, and photographs pertaining to New Mexico or the Southwest.
Administrative Law Division (ALD)
The Administrative Law Division (ALD) is the filing point for rules promulgated by executive-branch agencies, for interstate compacts, and for county subdivision regulations.
Overview | About State Rules | Other Documents | Rules Training
The mission of the Records Management Division is to assist government agencies with the development of efficient and effective records management programs.
Responsibilities and Mission | Agency Analysis Bureau | Records Center Bureau | Centralized Electronic Records Repository
Office of the State Historian
The mission of the Office of the State Historian is to promote an understanding and appreciation of New Mexico’s history and culture through original research, public presentations, and publications.
About | New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board