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Southwest Studies: Online Resources

Southwest Studies: Online Resources


American Memory, Library of Congress - Excellent site for access to digitized primary sources and hard-to-find published works. Includes extensive collection of New Mexico and western materials. Using the "browse" screen, users can browse by subject, time period, format, or place.

American West - Material digitized from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Includes unique manuscripts, broadsides, and other ephemera, maps, and rare printed works ranging from 1722 to 1939, with the heaviest concentration from 1830 to 1939.

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood - Celebrating New Mexico Statehood provides access to materials about New Mexico's history and culture. Designed to facilitate research about New Mexico's past, cultural heritage materials from 12 New Mexico institutions are available here for study and research. Materials include photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video. Managed by the University of New Mexico, University Libraries and funded by UNM's Center for Regional Studies, this project is intended to help all New Mexicans learn about and appreciate our past.

Colorado Plateau Digital Archives - Digital archives from the Northern Arizona University's Cline Library Special Collections.

RMOA - Rocky Mountain Online Archive - The Rocky Mountain Online Archive is your source of information about archival collections in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Specialized guides, called finding aids, give detailed descriptions of primary source materials located at twenty different repositories. Search the finding aids to discover what historical materials are available for study and where those collections are located.

Sanborn Maps 1867-1970 - Digital access to the towns and cities in New Mexico mapped by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company. Dates and coverage varies for each place, ranging from the late 1800's to about 1960. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of New Mexico cities, towns and neighborhoods. Full-text in the way of maps available.

Open Access Resources and Web Sites

Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections - UNM Libraries

Center for the Southwest (UNM)

Denver Public Library, Digital Image Collection - Digital archives from the DPL's Western History & Genealogy Dept.

Mountain West Digital Library - The Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) is a central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region. MWDL provides free access to over 600,000 resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, and other parts of the U.S. West.

New Mexico Digital History Project - Interpretive essays and digital images - arranged topically - from the New Mexico Office of the State Historian.

New Mexico Newspaper Project - This site is designed to assist those who would like to research newspapers that have been published in the state of New Mexico. The archive includes information on locations of New Mexico newspapers published from 1844 to the present. It indicates the format is microfilm or original and lists summary holdings at institutional repositories. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of New Mexico University Libraries. Additional funding provided by the UNM Center for Regional Studies and Friends of the UNM Libraries, Inc. This is a free website.

New Mexico's Digital Collections - Digital images of state, national, and international collections held by New Mexico cultural heritage institutions, including The University of New Mexico. Collections contain documents, photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, art, interviews, and music.

General Online Databases - Use the links below to find more information in this subject area

Online Books and Catalogs
Online Video Resources
Journal / Magazine Article Databases
Newspaper Article Databases
Reference Databases