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
Celebrating New Mexico Statehood provides access to materials about New Mexico's history and culture. 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.
Howard L. Karno Endowment
Latin American Pictorial Collections endowed by retired library faculty member Russ Davidson.
Howard Tibbits Collection
Photographic Glass Plates Depict New Mexico in 1915
Graduate Fellowships Available
Apply for Fellowhips with the Center for SW Research & Special Collections