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NMSU Library Archives & Special Collections

The NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections currently is open to all researchers Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Caroline E. Stras Research Room is located in Branson Library, 4th floor. We are happy to provide virtual reference services for those who cannot visit our facility in person.

Research records of organizations, personal papers, and other unpublished materials which document the cultural heritage and history of New Mexico and the Spanish Borderlands.

Named the Hobson-Huntsinger University Archives; contains records of enduring value created by administrators, faculty, students, and alumni of NMSU.


Political and Personal Papers of Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and other Legislators from New Mexico.


Published research materials relating to the culture, peoples, and resources of New Mexico, the Southwest, the Borderlands, and material supporting specialized University programs.