The New Mexico State University Library has some online collections for family history research including marriage records, newspapers, photos, and yearbooks.
New Mexico Birth, Marriage, & Death Records
- New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations (1760 to 1799)
- New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations (1800 to 1893)
New Mexico Daily Life Records
- Amador Trade Catalogs – The Amador Trade Catalogs are wholesale and retail merchandise catalogs, brochures, announcements, and leaflets that arrived at the RGHC with the Amador Family papers (Ms 4). The catalogs come from the Amador’s mercantile business in Las Cruces, and range in date from 1873-1942, with the majority dating from the 1880-1905. The catalogs came from companies located across the United States as well as in foreign countries such as Mexico, Canada, England and France. The majority of catalogs come from major U.S. cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Joseph, New York City, Denver, El Paso, San Francisco, and Albuquerque. The merchandise in the catalogs ranges from general goods to specialty items. The collection contains some Spanish language catalogs, however, the majority are in English.
Government & Legal
- Celebrating New Mexico Statehood – Collection of digital items that celebrates the centennial of New Mexico’s statehood in 2012.
- The Round-Up – The student newspaper has been published since 1893 and it is one of the most highly requested resources in the Archives’ collections at the NMSU Library.
- NMSU News Releases – This digital collection features a selection of over 11,000 print news releases distributed by the university information service to local and world-wide media agencies from 1958 to 1974.
- NMSU Library Newsletters – The New Mexico State University Library Newsletter collection contains past library newsletters. These newsletters, searchable by keyword or year, contain much information about history of the Library’s programs and services.
- ACES Historical Publications – This collection contains issues of newspapers published by the Agricultural Extension Service of New Mexico State University from 1912-1974.
- Photographic Collections – More than 500,000 photographic items from the Rio Grande Historical Collections, with materials that cover almost 150 years of image making in New Mexico and the Southwest and pertain to all aspects of the state’s cultural heritage.
- NMSU Extension and Experiment Station Publications – This collection provides access to over 100 years of research-based information about agriculture, health, economics, family life and natural resources. It includes Circulars, Guides, Handbooks, Annual Data Reports, Research Reports and Bulletins, Technical Reports and Task Force Reports from 1890 to present.
- NMSU Undergraduate Course Catalogs – This archival collection currently contains NMSU undergraduate academic catalogs from 1890 to the present.
- New Mexico State University Board of Regents Minutes – The NMSU Board of Regents Minutes collection contains minutes of Board of Regents meetings from April 1889 to the present.
- NMSU Yearbooks – The NMSU Yearbooks collection consists of 95 editions of the student yearbook, from its first publication in 1907 to its final edition in 1992. Originally named the Swastika, and later renamed The Phoenix, these student yearbooks contain a wealth of university history and nostalgia.