Route 66

Video, Other Media, and Government Documents


Historic Route 66, 1927-1936: Pre-1937 Alignment Through Valencia County, NM. Village of Los Lunas. Ruidoso, NM: Trident/OTI Video, 2000.

Route 66 in New Mexico: Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of America’sMain Street! Albuquerque: KNME-TV, 2001.

Route 66: The Neon Road. Albuquerque: KNME-TV, 2004. 

Route 66: the ultimate DVD collection


Sounds of the Road: A History of Travel in New Mexico. Jack Loeffler.  Santa Fe: New Mexico History Museum, 2009.



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New Mexico: Centuries Along Scenic Byways. Santa Fe: NM Department of Tourism, 2000.

State of New Mexico, Economic Development Department. Roadtrip:New Mexico’s Route 66. Santa Fe: The Dept., 1999.


The on-line Internet Movie Database offers a list of films focusing on Route 66, from dramas such as The Grapes of Wrath to numerous documentaries, such as the Great American Road Trip series.

Some other film options include: Cruising Oklahoma US 66 Video Archive 


Get your daily dose of national Route 66 News from Ron Warnick's blog at

This is a clearinghouse of news and events along historic Route 66, the Mother Road. This site includes pages for events, restaurants, lodging, attractions, campgrounds, tourism, and even historic properties for sale.  Check it out!

Route 66 news on FaceBook and Twitter.


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There are state and federal government documents on the Route 66 Corridor, including studies to preserve and commemorate this historic highway.

  • Search the library's online catalog.  Also see the University Libraries' Government Information Department website.

Examples of Route 66 government documents available at the UNM University Libraries:

Act to Preserve the Cultural Resources of the Route 66 Corridor and to Authorize the Secretary of the Interior to Provide Assistance Route 66 Corridor Historic Preservation. Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O, Superintendent of Documents, 1999.

Historic Route 66: Auto Tour. Prepared by Kaibab National Forest.  Williams, AZ:U.S. Forest Service, 1990.

Route 66 Study Act of 1990: An Act to Authorize a Study on Methods to Commemorate the Nationally Significant Highway Known as Route 66, and for Other Purposes.  Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office: Superintendent of Documents, 1990.

Roadtrip: New Mexico's Route 66.  Santa Fe, NM: State of New Mexico Economic Development Department, 1999.

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Route 66 New Mexico magazine, 2001 - present.  New Mexico Route 66 Association and on their website:

New Mexico Route 66 Association Newsletter, 1989 -

New Mexico Magazine.  See index in the Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library.