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General Information

The New Mexico State Library maintains a print vertical file collection of information about towns, cities, counties, events, people, and various other topics relating to the greater Southwest United States. The files contain newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles, and a wide variety of other printed material.

This Research Guide includes three indexes -- biography, general, and Santa Fe specific -- that cover the entire collection. Contact the New Mexico State Library reference desk for assistance. At the present, our vertical file collections have not been digitized. You are welcome to use the Vertical Files during our public hours and are free to photograph, photocopy, or scan the materials in the vertical files.

What do the terms mean in the Vertical File Index?

  • SEE - A SEE reference guides you from a subject heading that is not in use in the index to a term that is used. 
  • SEE ALSO - A SEE ALSO reference guides you from a subject heading that is in use to additional subject headings that are related. 


Amy Schaefer, Southwest Librarian

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Amy Schaefer
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Santa Fe, NM