Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

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Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]Email address

Genealogy Library
Main Library, Second Floor
501 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 476-7948


ABC Library
501 Copper Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Telephone:[2] (505) 476-7948
Or[2] (505)819-3563

Ask on Line[2]Ask a Librarian

Hours and holidays:[3] Library hours correspond to the University semesters.[3] Library hours Library Hours] in Fray Angélico Chávez History Library (accessed 1 March 2013).</ref> Library hours printable and searchable.


Internet sites and databases:

  • Fray Angélico Chávez History Library : Archives contains descriptive information and some digital images of primary source materials maintained and preserved by the New Mexico State Archives. Holdings include documents, photographs, motion picture film, maps, sound recordings, and bound materials. .
  • Home Searchable Has a keyword, title, author, and subject search.
  • Genealogy Links Classes, books guides, programs and search hours and direction all on this page.

Collection Description

  • Overview Collections maintained include:
   *Government records, 1621- present

  *County records, 1850-1912<br.
  *Manuscripts (non-government)

  *Film & video collections

  *Genealogy materials (Catholic church records; census; published family histories).

  *Private papers: letters, diaries, wills, maps, and photographs pertaining to New Mexico or the Southwest.

  • Fray Angélico Chávez History Library’s most important historical and cultural resources. As the central repository of state government records and the custodian of numerous private papers and manuscript collections, the State Archives is the primary steward of New Mexico’s documentary heritage. The repository houses records from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, including documents dating from New Mexico’s Spanish (1621-1821), Mexican (1821-1846), and Territorial (1846-1912) periods of history.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II, College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Diocese of Gallup, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers.
  • Yellowstone National Park Archives records of major park projects, concessionaires, donated manuscripts, personal papers, hundreds films and oral history recordings.

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.

Neighboring Collections

  • Archives and Historical Services Division is the central archives of New Mexico State Government The agency is mandated by law to collect, preserve and make available to the public and all branches of government, permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of New Mexico history
  • National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)Serves Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.Includes Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Air Force Acadamy, Bureau of Indian Affiars, National Park Service, naturalizations for CO, MT, NM, UT,[ U.S. Food Administration, Denver Mint, Internal Revenue Service, Forest Service, federal censuses 1790-1930 and selected indexes, Indian censuses, passenger arrival lists, military service through the Spanish American War, World War I draft registrations for CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY, military pension and bounty land, Utah polygamy trials, court records of appeals, bankruptcy, criminal and civil cases in CO, MT, NM, ND, SD, UT, WY, and other states,U.S. diplomacy, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Native American-Government relations, westward expansion, and World War II, tours, genealogy workshops, and presentations.
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City has censuses, city directories, church, cemetery, Bible, land, probates, genealogy, local history, and manuscripts.
  • New Mexico Genealogical Society manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
  • Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico Hispanic Genealogical Research.
  • Historical Society of New Mexico We offer links to organizations, museums and other historic points of interest in New Mexico. .
  • Courts: city, state, and federal.
  • [Albuquerque Public Library] includes finding aids and collections guides to archives, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, paintings, oral history database, and maps.
  • New Mexico State Libraries, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents.
  • Albuquerque Public Library Special Collections.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Visitor Information at Fray Angélico Chávez History Library ] (accessed 01 March 2013).
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