Use this guide to find resources on the history of many of New Mexico's libraries, including public, academic, and special libraries as well as related groups.
Primary and secondary sources on New Mexico’s libraries are abundant, provided you know where to look! This guide is a good “jumping off” point, meant to help researchers whittle down potential locations and collections that they may find useful, depending on their topic of interest.
If you know of any sources that should be listed but aren't, please get in touch with Sarah Obenauf at email@example.com.
Bellmore, Audra. "The University of New Mexico's Zimmerman Library: A New Deal Landmark Articulates the Ideals of the PWA." New Mexico Historical Review 88, 2 (2013). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nmhr/vol88/iss2/1
Bier, Lisa. “Atomic Wives and the Secret Library at Los Alamos.” American Libraries 30, no. 11 (1999): 54–56. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25637414.
Bier, Lisa, and Donald G. Davis. “The Cover.” Libraries & Culture 33, no. 4 (1998): 446–50. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25548666.
Burke, Susan K., and Eva Martin. 2004. “Libraries in Communities: Expected and Unexpected Portrayals in State Case Law.” Libraries & Culture 39 (4): 405–28.
Burke, Susan K. “The Use of Public Libraries by Native Americans.” The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy 77, no. 4 (2007): 429–61. https://doi.org/10.1086/520998.
Burnett, Philip M. “The Development of State Libraries and Library Extension Service in Arizona and New Mexico.” The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy 35, no. 1 (1965): 31–51. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4305531.
Hanson, Mary Ellen and Carl A. Hanson. "Wilma Loy Shelton: Library Leader in New Mexico, 1920–1950." New Mexico Historical Review 64, 1 (1989). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nmhr/vol64/iss1/5
Harris, Linda G. One Book at a Time: the History of the Library in New Mexico. Albuquerque: New Mexico Library Foundation, 1998.
Hildenbrand, Suzanne. 1996. Reclaiming the American Library Past : Writing the Women In. Information Management, Policy, and Services. Ablex Pub.
Lewis, Linda K. and Frances C. Wilkinson. "Fire at the University of New Mexico Zimmerman Library." (2006). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ulls_disaster_recovery/1
Lindell, Lisa R. "Camp Cody Library: Books for World War I Soldiers." New Mexico Historical Review 76, 3 (2001). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nmhr/vol76/iss3/4
Massmann, Ann. 2008. “Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico: An Interdisciplinary Archive.” Journal of the West 47 (1): 46.
Pack, T., and J. Pemberton. 1999. “A Harbinger of Change: The Cutting-Edge Library at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.”
Riley, Carroll L. 2011. “Life and Learning in Seventeenth-Century New Mexico.” El Palacio 116 (3): 48–54.
Rock, Rosalind Z. “A History of Libraries in New Mexico: Spanish Origins to Statehood.” The Journal of Library History (1974-1987) 14, no. 3 (1979): 253–73. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25540984.
Ruoss, G. M. 1972. "The Archives in the Special Collection of the Zimmerman Library." Great Plains Journal 11 (2) (Spring): 116. .
Simmons, Marc. 1996. “A New Mexico Library Is Reborn - Again.” El Palacio 101 (3): 44–47.