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Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon

Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Chaco Canyon is a shallow, ten-mile canyon accessible only by washboard dirt roads. It is an area of tremendous cultural importance, as it was once the center of an elaborate system of buildings, roadways, and other construction. Intense building activity continued at the site until about AD 1150, and then it was quickly abandoned. Today, it is a...
Celebrating New Mexico Statehood

New Mexico is celebrating its 100th anniversary of statehood in 2012, and this website brings together materials from partner institutions about its history and culture. The institutions include the Albuquerque Museum, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and the Hubbard Museum of the American West. The materials include photographs, maps, oral histories, and timelines. The "For Teachers" area...
Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections

Based at the University of New Mexico, the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) brings together interdisciplinary subjects relating to New Mexico, the southwestern United States, Mexico and Latin America. In the About the CSWR area, visitors can learn more about the collection's strengths, how to use the collection, and fellowship opportunities. Visitors can also look over...
New Mexico Museum of Art

Renamed in 2007, the New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMoA) has built a collection of more than 20,000 works of art in its 1917 Pueblo style building in Santa Fe. The building, designed by Chicago architects Rapp & Rapp, is often credited with establishing the Pueblo Spanish Revival style of architecture, prevalent in Santa Fe. The Museum's collecting focus has always been art of the Southwest in...
New Mexico's Digital Collections

The University Libraries of the University of Mexico is the host of this website of digital collections from five New Mexico repositories, including the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Palace of the Governors, Silver City Museum, and the University of New Mexico. As visitors make their way across the headings on the left hand side they can view the collections from which the images on the...
Palace of the Governors Library and Archives Digital Collection

With such an elegant title as Palace of the Governors, visitors will surely be impressed by this website from the New Mexico History Museum. The digital archives available on this site range from photographs to maps to documents and beyond. The About section on the homepage explains in great detail the holdings of the Collection, which covers 1850 to the present and "focuses on the history and...