New Mexico State University
NMSU Library

Archives & Special Collections

Location and Service Hours

Branson Library, 4th Floor, Caroline E. Stras Research Room

Regular and Adjusted Service Hours

For more information call (575)646-3839 or email us

Departmental Units

  • NMSU Archives (Hobson-Huntsinger University Archives)

    Selects, preserves, houses, and makes accessible all records of enduring value created by administrators, faculty, students and alumni of New Mexico State University. Through its programs the University Archives seeks to illuminate the history, evolution, and societal role of the institution.

  • Political Papers Archives

    Consists of the congressional, selected gubernatorial, and personal papers of senators and members of both the state and U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate from New Mexico serving from 1916ópresent, highlighting their political careers at the local, state, national, and international levels.

  • Reprographics/Digital Duplication

    Is responsible for the fulfilling of any internal and external reproduction requests of our photographic and audio-visual collections. We also work with our archivists and section heads in the conservation and cataloguing of any photographic materials and audio and video recordings that need to be added to our collections.

  • Rio Grande Historical Collections (RGHC)

    Acquires, preserves, and makes available for research records of organizations, personal papers, and other unpublished materials which document the cultural heritage and history of New Mexico and the Spanish Borderlands.

  • Special Collections

    Houses the departmentís published research materials including books, periodicals, maps and newspapers. The most heavily used of these materials relate to the history, culture, peoples, and resources of New Mexico; the broader Southwest and the Borderlands; and materials supporting specialized University programs.