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New Mexico Commission of Public Records - State Records Center and Archives


The New Mexico Library, Archives and Records Center building is home to two state agencies: the Commission of Public Records, an independent agency commonly known as the State Records Center and Archives, and the State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The building was designed by architects Jorge De La Torre of De La Torre Architects of Albuquerque with Hal Dean of Dean/Krueger and Associates assisting and constructed by Jayne Inc. of Albuquerque.

The facility was designed as a state-of-the-art, user-friendly building with features that add greatly to the efficiency of services. Construction was completed in 1998 at a cost of $16 million; the total square footage is 167,750. The facility includes a records center with the capacity to store 90,000 cubic feet of records, and climate controlled microfilm and electronic record storage vaults. Archives research rooms include subdued/indirect lighting, public access computers, microfilm reader/printers, and research tables with access to electrical outlets. The archives vault was designed to include environmental controls for temperature, humidity, and air filtration. Public art throughout the building and outside, reflects cultural, historical and traditional values, and includes works by Douglas Hyde, Michael Naranjo, David Parsons, James Koehler, Karen York and Worrelein Studios.

Design considerations weighed heavily on maximizing access to related collections of the State Records Center and Archives and the State Library. For more information on the services provided by the State Library visit their website at

The main entrance to our facility is located at 1209 Camino Carlos Rey in Santa Fe.

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Our mailing address is:

New Mexico State Records and Archives
1205 Camino Carlos Rey,
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Phone numbers and e-mail addresses are:

General Information (Agency Menu): (505) 476-7900

Administration: (505) 476-7902
Fax: (505) 476-7901;

Archives & Historical Services Division: (505) 476-7908
Fax: (505) 476-7909;
E-mail: Archives
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New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board: (505) 476-7951
Fax: (505) 476-7909;
E-mail: NMHRAB
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Office of the State Historian: (505) 476-7948
E-mail: State Historian
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Administrative Law Division: (505) 476 -7907
Fax: (505) 476-7910;
E-mail: Rules
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Records Management Division: (505) 476-7903
Fax: (505) 476-7910;
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Agency Analysis Bureau: (505) 476 -7920
Fax: (505) 476-7910;
E-mail: Leo Lucero

Electronic Records Bureau: (505) 476 -7920
Fax: (505) 476-7905;
E-mail: Leo Lucero

Santa Fe Records Center: (505) 476 -7920
1205 Camino Carlos Rey
Fax: (505) 476-7905;
E-mail: Leo Lucero

Albuquerque Records Center: (505) 341-9230
4320 Yale N.E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Fax: (505) 841- 4398;
E-mail: Crystal Wooldridge

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