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
  • Keyword
  • Title
  • Author
  • ISBN
  • ISSN

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. 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.

Contact Information

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

CSWR Staff

Predictably (Ir)rational: Insight from Economic Experiments
Oct. 22, 12:00 PM - Oct. 22, 1:00 PM
William J. Parish Lecture Series

Using Prezi for Presentations
Oct. 28, 12:00 PM - Oct. 28, 1:00 PM
Free Workshop. Make your presentations perfect!

Historic New Mexico Business Collections in the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
Oct. 28, 12:00 PM - Oct. 28, 1:00 PM
William J. Parish Lecture Series

Building a Bibliography Using Zotero
Oct. 28, 4:00 PM - Oct. 28, 5:00 PM
Free Workshop. Learn to manage your citations.

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Post-Doctoral Fellow Plato Smith Joins Research Data Services

CSWR Receives Third NEH Grant for Newspapers
More Historic New Mexico Newspapers Digitized

New Mexico-Colorado Spanish Survey Records Collection
A public archive at the UNM preserves the primary data, and publication of a linguistic atlas.

New System! New Search! New Tools!
We have an all new catalog and great new tools for you!

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