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1980 Riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico: Archives and Special Collections


The New Mexico State Archives holds a variety of materials relating to the 1980 Riot. Note that access to some materials may be restricted. Important collections include:

Special Materials

New Mexico State Library (n.d.). Penitentiary riot (vertical file). Southwest Collection. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico State Library. Mainly copies of newspaper articles, journal and magazine articles.

University of New Mexico.(n.d.) New Mexico State Penitentiary riot. Center for Southwest Research. Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico. Photocopies of material in the vertical files of the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico. Chiefly newspaper clippings from the Albuquerque journal and the Albuquerque tribune, 1980-1981, the articles are about the prison riot of Feb. 2, 1980, its outcome and aftermath. See WorldCat OCLC # 32499303.

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