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.
Finalists for Dean of University Libraries & Learning Sciences Invited to Campus
Feb. 27, 3:00 PM - Mar. 14, 5:00 PM
Campus Open Forums Scheduled
More than nostalgia: The Hulsman Collection, and the importance of inter-scholastic and inter-collegiate athletics to Southwest Sport(s) History
Mar. 21, 3:00 PM - Mar. 21, 5:00 PM
Special lecture honors donation to SW Sports History collections
Building a Bibliography with Zotero
Apr. 1, 12:00 AM - Apr. 9, 12:00 AM
Free Workshops in April
Getting Up Pa 'l Pueblo Exhibition Features Library Collection
Feb. 28, 9:00 AM - Nov. 8, 6:00 PM
Exhibiton Opens at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Feb. 28
A Tale of Two Cellos: John Donald Robb and Thomas McVeety
CSWR Fellow has connections to music special collection
Greenleaf Visiting Scholar Applications Due Apr. 21
Scholars with Latin American Interests are encouraged to apply.
Graduate Student Commons Opens in Zimmerman Library
A quiet retreat in a sunny corner for you to work alone or with others.
Library Purchases New Cataloging System
Users will get better, faster access to more resources.