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New Mexico Newspapers on Microfilm at the State Library: Home

The New Mexico State Library holds thousands of rolls of microfilm for New Mexico newspapers dating from the territorial period of the 1850’s to the present.  Microfilm readers/printers are available on site. Since we do loan microfilm, not every reel is available for in-library use every day. The State Library will loan another library up to 3 reels of microfilm per request for a period of 45 days with no renewals.
Please contact your local library to initiate your request.

Digitized Newspapers

University of New Mexico Digital Repository, New Mexico Historical Newspapers (access available any where there is an internet connection)

From 2010 to 2015, New Mexico participated in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Over 200,000 pages of newspapers from around the state have been digitized. Hosted by the University Libraries at the University of New Mexico, funding for these projects came from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies. The majority of the newspapers in the digitized collection date from the late 1800-s - early 1900's.

Chronicling America by the Library of Congress(access available any where there is an internet connection)

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1777-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Newspaper Archive (in-building access only)

Finding microfilm reels

It is common for newspapers to change names – even if only slightly – as ownership of the paper changes. This can make catalog records for newspapers confusing. Confusing catalog records makes tracking down a specific newspaper challenging. To make this process easier, this LibGuide has been organized by location. We have added cross-references from county and city when appropriate. If you are unable to find what you need, please don't hesitate to contact us.

New Mexico Newspapers: A Comprehensive Guide to Bibliographical Entries and Locations by Pearce Grove is useful for understanding newspaper name changes and to identify the names of newspapers by location throughout New Mexico. It can be checked out from the SW collection.

Amy Schaefer, Southwest Librarian

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Amy Schaefer
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Santa Fe, NM