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Due dates and hold pickup dates will be extended to December 14.
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Local History

Local History Collections available at the Special Collections Library.

Local History Collections

About Special Collections

The Special Collections Library houses the Public Library's research collections on Albuquerque history and New Mexico history and culture. From popular treatments of ghosts and aliens to scholarly publications on history, anthropology, archaeology, religion, language and art, the collection covers a wide range of interests. Although the primary focus is on the greater Albuquerque and Bernalillo County area, excellent resources for researching the pre-Entrada, Spanish Colonial, Mexican, Territorial, and Statehood eras of New Mexico and the greater southwest are readily available.

Materials are available for in-house use only. A photocopier is available.

Archives

Archival boxes     New Mexicana Room

Maps and Vertical Files

Portion of Rio Grande Mapping project image

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