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.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.
I Have a Name
Aug. 17, 12:00 AM - Oct. 9, 12:00 AM
Exhibit tells story of undocumented immigrants
Reclaiming the Indigenous Identity
Oct. 12, 1:00 PM - Oct. 12, 2:00 AM
guest lecture by Amanda Blackhorse
PhotoPaysage Landscape Representation
Oct. 15, 2:00 PM - Oct. 17, 7:00 PM
A French/American Dialogue. Conference and Exhibits
Border Odyssey: Travels Along the U.S./Mexico Divide
Oct. 19, 3:00 PM - Oct. 19, 5:00 PM
Charlie Thompson shares his travels
What's Up at the Library
Service and Space Improvements at the Library
Medina Award Recognizes Outstanding Contributions to Latin American Studies
Welcome our new faculty with your questions
Library Electronic Reserves Moving to Learn
Transition to conclude by end of Fall semester