National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Archives of New Mexico, 1621–1912

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Map of New Mexico, showing county seats and boundaries, 1908. National Archives.


(Microfilm editions)

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

Three major collections of records from the Spanish, Mexican, and Territorial Archives of New Mexico

Spanish Archives of New Mexico, 1621-1821

Descriptive and ordering information at See also

The Spanish Archives of New Mexico contain the administrative and judicial records and journals of the Spanish government in New Mexico, 1621-1821.  Census records, military, and financial records of New Mexico's Spanish Colonial Government are also included.  Records cover both the local and provincial levels, and include correspondence between officials in Santa Fe and Mexico. These microfilms reproduce the extant official Spanish archives of New Mexico in the custody of the Archives Division of the State of New Mexico Records Center concerning the administration of the region from the period of Spanish colonial sovereignty to the establishment of the Mexican national government in 1821. This collection does not include materials on Spanish explorations and land grants.

22 reels


Mexican Archives of New Mexico, 1821–1846

Additional information at

Official administrative records of the Mexican government in New Mexico. Separate calendar of documents. Rolls 1–41 list in chronological order the documents of the Mexican Archives of New Mexico from 1821 to 1846. Roll 42 consists of the journals of various legislative bodies in New Mexico from 1822 to 1837 and from 1845 to 1846. These latter documents are in the custody of the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

42 reels, 26-page guide and calendar


Territorial Archives of New Mexico, 1846–1912

Additional information at See also

The Territorial Archives of New Mexico, 1846–1912 are the records of New Mexico from August 18, 1846, when United States military forces under Brigadier General Stephen Watts Kearny occupied Santa Fe, to January 6, 1912, when President William Howard Taft signed the proclamation admitting New Mexico to the Union as the 47th state.

189 reels. Microfilm edition to the Land Records of New Mexico, 66 reels


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