Bookmark and Share

Library Resources: Center for Southwest Research

The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) is the special collections center for the UNM library system. Its collections are from New Mexico, the Southwestern U.S., Mexico, and Latin America, as well as rare materials from around the world. The collections focus on Native American, Chicano/Hispano, Spanish Colonial, and environmental history, and include a wide range of locally published and archival materials documenting the region. The CSWR contains more than 40,000 books and periodicals, many of them rare or out of print. Primary languages are Spanish and English, however, Native American language materials are also collected.

Many of the CSWR special collections are comprised of silkscreen and photo-offset posters, engravings, lithographs, block prints, photographs and other creative graphic works such as cordel and cartonera literature.

LIBROS, the University Library catalog system, includes information on these collections.

For more information, please visit the CSWR website.