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The NM Commission of Public Records preserves, protects and facilitates access to public records that are held in trust for the people of New Mexico.
In 1959 the Commission was charged with establishing the State Records Center and Archives.
We are responsible for the administration of the Public Records Act and the State Rules Act, as well as portions of other statutes. We ensure rules decreed by State agencies are published and accessible.
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Notices and Announcements
NMHRAB CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
The New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board (NMHRAB), an adjunct Board to the Commission of Public Records, seeks proposals for projects that promote the preservation and use of the State’s historical records. Proposals must address the funding priorities outlined in 1.13.5 NMAC New Mexico Historical Records Grant Guidelines. Technical assistance on how to develop a proposal is available from Grants Administrator Meghan Bayer. Funding in support of this program is provided by the New Mexico Legislature and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
ARCHIVES MONTH 2014:
NOTICE OF REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
The New Mexico Commission of Public Records has scheduled a regular meeting for Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the NM State Records Center and Archives, which is an accessible facility, at 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM.
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing, please contact Antoinette L. Solano at 476-7902 as early as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. A final copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours before the hearing.
ARCHIVES RESEARCH ROOM:
Historical Materials at SRCA Now Available to Public During Morning Hours
The Research Room at the State Records Center and Archives, located at 1205 Camino Carlos Rey in Santa Fe, is now open on weekday mornings. The expanded hours will allow the general public and researchers more hours during the day to work on their projects.
The Research Room now opens at 9 a.m. and provides for an extra three hours for people to pull items from the archives vault or utilize the many other research tools available at the facility, according to Melissa Salazar, director of the Historical Services Division at the SRCA. The Research Room previously opened at noon and the new hours took effect on April 1.
SRCA CENTENNIAL WEB SITE:
SALE OF GOVERNMENT RECORDS:
New Mexico has lost many historical government records from the Spanish (1598-1821), Mexican (1821-1846) and Territorial (1847-1912) periods to private collections, most of which are outside the state. The New Mexico State Records Center and Archives is concerned about the number of official government records - especially county and municipal records that have recently appeared for sale on eBay and other commercial web sites. The disappearance of government records into private hands deprives the public of access to important historical information that helps us to understand the history our state and our nation.
SRCA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
The State Records Center and Archives offices will be closed for most Federal holidays.