Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (Zimmerman Library)
The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (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, Latin American, Spanish Colonial, and environmental history, plus a wide range of locally published and archival materials documenting the region.
Contact the Center to discuss your primary resource needs with one of the Curators
The RMOA (Rocky Mountain Online Archive) is an Electronic Archival Discovery database that let's you search for what is in the archive.
- From the Advanced Search, enter your search term(s) and LIMIT the search to UNM (highlight UNM from scroll list).
- Use the browser's FIND feature to locate where in the results your terms(s) appear.
- Note the: Collection name, Box and Folder numbers.
- Take this information to CSWR and request the material.
Once you find a collection you want to review, you fill out a "Request for Archival Materials" form, give it to CSWR staff, who then retrieves the material for you. You will be using the Andersen Reading Room to examine the files -- they cannot be checked out.