Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections

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 Books

LIBROS Basic | LIBROS Advanced | Worldcat Local

Find books in the libraries and online using LIBROS. Use WorldCat Local to view books in libraries worldwide. Books from the CSWR can be requested in the Anderson Reading Room, and do not circulate.

 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.

Southwestern Research Guides

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.

Contact Information

(505) 277-6451
Zimmerman Library 1st floor
West Wing
MSC05 3020

CSWR Staff

Realisation: Sri Chinmoy's Golden Jubliee Celebration
Apr. 24, 2:00 PM - Apr. 24, 3:00 PM
Founder of Peace Run Remembered

OI&LS Expo Highlights Student Projects
Apr. 25, 5:00 PM - Apr. 25, 7:30 PM

CSWR Fellows Present on Library Special Collections
Apr. 29, 10:00 AM - Apr. 29, 12:00 PM
El Hispano News Archives explored on April 29

CSWR Fellows Present on Library Special Collections
Apr. 30, 2:00 PM - Apr. 30, 4:00 PM
Route 66, Ruben Cobos, Anderson Room Experiences & Native American Collections on April 30

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Joe Lane Elected to Staff Council
Good luck, Joe1

Zimmerman Library Learning Commons
Construction Begins in May

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.

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