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Rio Grande Historical Collections, (RGHC)

NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections currently is open to all researchers Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. 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Research records of organizations, personal papers, and other unpublished materials which document the cultural heritage and history of New Mexico and the Spanish Borderlands.

Search Finding Aids

New Mexico Archives Online provides detailed descriptions of archival collections in the NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections, as well as several other archival repositories in New Mexico.

Search Photographic Collections

Photographs from the NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections cover more than 150 years of image making in New Mexico and the border region.

Featured Collections

Photographic Collections

The Rio Grande with litle water

More than 500,000 items that covers almost 150 years of image making in New Mexico and the Southwest and pertain to all aspects of the state's cultural heritage.

Amador Trade Catalogs

Amador Family portrait

The Amador Trade Catalogs are wholesale and retail merchandise catalogs, brochures, announcements, and leaflets that range in date from 1873-1942 and advertise everything from general goods to specialty items.