Vertical files are comprised of folder sets containing newspaper and magazine clippings, pamphlets, photographs, documents, event programs and related ephemera. Files at the Special Collections Library are congregated in three topical areas:
Although the files include material published from 1960-2000, content may cover a wider range of time and events.
Vertical file folders and contents are available for in-house use only, and do not check out. A photocopier is on site and accessible for duplication needs.
An array of geographic and map resources helps to tell the story of geographic, geologic, and cultural history in New Mexico and the Southwest.
Topographic (quadrangle) maps for New Mexico (including counties, notable sites and specific geographic areas) and neighboring states. Topo map information and availability can be searched through the online catalog
Historic maps - issued by state and local governments, civic and tourist groups, these include maps of explorations, military departmental maps, and territorial maps
Street maps - produced by local government and commercial interests. Zone atlases for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are also available.
Digital Sanborn Maps available online offer detailed, periodically updated information on Albuquerque (1891 - 1957) and other New Mexico communities.