Category Archives: New Mexico Resources

Albuquerque Historical Society

Location: Albuquerque Historical Society, PO Box 20568, Albuquerque, NM 87154-0568 Phone: Contact via website Web site: Institution Type: Archive Collections Description: The Albuquerque Historical Society (AHS) is a non-profit, membership organization of residents interested in promoting and preserving all matters relating to the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico and the surrounding communities. Founded in 1947 as the Old Town Historical Society, it originally focused on efforts to preserve the historic character of Old Town Albuquerque. Regions Covered: Route 66

New Mexico Scenic Byways Program

Location: New Mexico Scenic Byways Program – Department of Transportation 1120 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM 87504 Phone: 505-827-5117 Web site: New Mexico Scenic Byways Program Institution Type: Government Agency Collections Description: Revival of Route 66, Tourism on Route 66; The Scenic Byways Program holds a copy of the 2009 Route 66 Corridor Management Plan, and may also have the most recent Economic Impact Study. However, these documents are also likely held by the New Mexico Route 66 Association; please see their

Route 66 Oral History Office – University of New Mexico

Location: Route 66 Oral History Office – University of New Mexico Department of English, Humanities 364 Albuquerque, NM 87131 Phone: 505-277-4438 Web site: Institution Type: College/University Collections Description: History of Route 66 Regions Covered: All of Route 66 Type of Materials: Oral Histories, books, government reports, travel guides Time Periods: 20th and 21st Centuries Access Facility Hours: By appointment; contact at Online Resources and Finding Aids: None  

Tucumcari Historical Museum

Location: Tucumcari Historical Museum 416 South Adams Tucumcari, NM 88401 Phone: 575-461-4201 Web site: Tucumcari Historical Museum Institution Type: Museum Collections Description: The Tucumcari Historical Museum possesses one large album of postcards, dating from the early 20th century to the present, of Tucumcari and New Mexico. Many of the postcards show scenes and views of Route 66, focusing on motels and other structures along the highway, which formed Tucumcari’s principal east-west street until the city was bypassed by Interstate 40. In addition, the museum holds

East Mountain Historical Society

Location: East Mountain Historical Society PO Box 106 Tijeras, NM 87059 Phone: Contact by Email or Mail Web site: East Mountain Historical Society Institution Type: Historical Society Collections Description: The East Mountain Historical Society holds a small but important collection of black and white photographs documenting several iconic Route 66 sites and structures as they appeared along the highway’s Tijeras Canyon segment during the last 1920s and 1930s (although the highway was not aligned through the canyon until 1937). These include the Oasis Gas

Moise Memorial Library, Santa Rosa

Location: Moise Memorial Library 208 S. 5th Street Santa Rosa, NM 88435 Phone: 575-472-3101 Web site: Institution Type: Library Collections Description: The Moise Memorial Library has one file folder of printed ephemera dealing with local history. The materials include tourist-oriented articles on Route 66 and copies of historic photographs (dating to 1902) of commercial buildings and other structures, the railway running adjacent to the highway, and other sites. Regions Covered: Route 66 in New Mexico Type of Materials: Photographs, printed ephemera, newspaper and magazine articles

Historic Preservation Division – City of Santa Fe

Location: Historic Preservation Division – City of Santa Fe 200 Lincoln Ave., 2nd Floor Santa Fe, NM 87501 Phone: 505-955-6605 Web site: Historic Preservation Division Institution Type: Government Agency, Archive Collections Description: The City of Santa Fe’s Historic Preservation Division holds important primary source material germane to Route 66’s early (1926-37) alignment when it traversed Santa Fe. Most of these sources are applications that are filled out in connection with efforts to preserve houses, buildings, and other structures within the city’s historic districts,

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program – National Park Service

Location: Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: 505-988-6701 Web site: Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Institution Type: Government Agency, Archive, Library Collections Description: The National Park Service’s Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program maintains an important library of primary source material and secondary literature. The collection, which is open to scholars and others with defined research interests, in large measure document the Program’s collaborative projects with private individuals, organizations, and civic and government partners

New Mexico State Records Center and Archives

Location: New Mexico State Records Center and Archives 1205 Camino Carlos Rey Santa Fe, NM 87507 Phone: 505-476-7900 Web site: New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Institution Type: Government Agency, Archive Collections Description: The New Mexico State Records Center and Archives contains the largest volume of Route 66 primary source material of any repository in the state. Its overall holdings are comprised of four main areas: manuscripts, photographs, maps, and vertical file material. The papers of New Mexico’s governors are held

New Mexico State Library

Location: New Mexico State Library 1209 Camino Carlos Rey Santa Fe, NM 87507 Phone: 505-476-9700 Web site: New Mexico State Library Institution Type: Library, Archive Collections Description: The Route 66-related holdings of the New Mexico State Library are divided between the library’s Southwest Collection and its State Documents Collection. The former contains extensive vertical files consisting of newspaper, magazine, and newsletter articles, as well as flyers, brochures, postcards, tour guides, maps, and other printed and pictorial ephemera issued by state and

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