Welcome to the Center for Southwest Research (CSWR) and Special Collections
Welcome! The Center for Southwest Research (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, Spanish Colonial, and environmental history, plus a wide range of locally published and archival materials documenting the region.
Search our collections:
Use the tools to the left to find CSWR collections in the library catalog, archival finding aids, and digital resources.
Find Archival Materials
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.
Find Digital Collections
New Mexico's Digital Collections are digitized materials from libraries, archives, and museums in New Mexico.
Find Digital Materials
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. They are created by librarians and are a great place to start your research.Celebrating New Mexico Statehood
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.Tony Hillerman Portal
This portal is a comprehensive resource for information about Tony Hillerman, his life and work. It hosts digital reproductions of Hillerman's manuscripts, screenplays and papers, as well as a complete catalog of his published works.
The Chasers at Tucson High in the Late Fifties
Dec. 10, 12:00 PM - Dec. 10, 1:00 PM
Lecture by New York University Professor Renato Rosaldo
Dec. 3, 8:00 AM - Dec. 10, 6:00 PM
Student Work on Display in the Fine Arts & Design Library
Micro-Sonic: an exhibition of small scale radio transmission
Dec. 3, 8:00 AM - Dec. 15, 12:00 AM
An interactive radio based installation in Centennial Science & Engineering Library
Zimmerman@75 Special Exhibitions
Sep. 1, 8:00 AM - Dec. 15, 9:00 PM
Exhibitions on the History, Architecture and Art of Zimmerman Library are on view in all four libraries.
Espresso Book Machine Ready for Business
Print on demand.
Search Committee for New Dean Announced
UL&LS Search led by Dean Kymberly Pinder
75 Years of Caldecott Award Winners
Take a look at the best in children's book illustrations.
Karl Moon Photographs Added to Special Collections
Glass plate negatives are one-of-a-kind.