The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) specializes in interdisciplinary subjects relating to New Mexico, the Southwestern U.S., Mexico and Latin America, as well as rare materials from around the world. Our strengths include Native American, Chicano/Hispano, Latin American, Spanish Colonial, and environmental history, plus a wide range of locally published and archival materials documenting the region.
Use the tools to the left to find CSWR collections in the library catalog, archival finding aids, and digital resources.
Books from the CSWR can be requested in the Anderson Reading Room, and do not circulate.
The Rocky Mountain Online Archive includes information about archival collections in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Finding aids give detailed descriptions of primary source materials located at twenty-seven different repositories. Materials held in the Center for Southwest Research can be requested in the Anderson Reading Room.
New Mexico's Digital Collections are digitized materials from libraries, archives, and museums in New Mexico.
LoboVault is UNM's Institutional Repository. It hosts scholarly publications from UNM faculty, graduate student theses and dissertations from 2009 through the present, UNM administrative records, and more.
Research Guides cover a variety of subject areas. A great place to start your research.General Vertical Files
A guide to the general vertical files available for research in the Anderson Reading Room.Celebrating New Mexico Statehood
Cultural heritage materials from 12 New Mexico institutions are available here, including photographs, documents, maps, posters, art, music and video.Tony Hillerman Portal
This portal hosts digital reproductions of Hillerman's manuscripts, screenplays and papers, as well as a complete catalog of his published works.New Mexico Digital Newspapers
Over 200,000 pages of historical newspapers from New Mexico can be found here.
Lobo Brain Bar
Aug. 23, 9:00 AM - Sep. 2, 3:00 PM
Brain Bartenders in Zimmerman
The Art of Indigenous Scholarship
Sep. 9, 5:00 PM - Sep. 9, 7:00 PM
Exhibit Opening Honors UNM Scholars
Prismacolor and Neon
Sep. 14, 6:30 PM - Sep. 14, 8:30 PM
the craftwork of mid-century route 66 signs
Building a Bibliography
Sep. 26, 5:30 PM - Sep. 26, 7:00 PM
Save Time. Learn Zotero
CSWR Welcomes New Faculty & Staff
Meet Tomas Jaehn and Michael Taylor
Librarians Publication Record Honored
UNM ranked 9th nationally
Medieval Manuscript Seminar attracts students from across the country
Students gain hands-on experience with replica manuscripts
Zeon is the Name to Know in Neon!
Local Company's Collection Donated