The archives contains organizational records and manuscript collections created by or donated to the New Mexico Museum of Art. These materials document the art scene in New Mexico since the introduction of the railway around 1880. It includes materials by or about the museum, local arts organizations, art dealers, art critics, gallery owners, and artists whose works are in the museum’s permanent collection.
The manuscript collections consist of primary source material, including correspondence, typescripts, reports, photographs, financial records, scrapbooks, diaries, sketches, press clippings and printed ephemera. Paper finding aids are available in the museum library. Detailed finding aids for the following collections can be searched online through the Rocky Mountain Online Archive:
- Adobe Structures of the Southwest
- Gustave Baumann
- Gerald Cassidy
- Ina Sizer Cassidy
- Rebecca Salisbury James
- Sleepy Burro School of Art
- Santa Fe Railway Calendars
Researchers must make an appointment with the Librarian in order to access the archives. For information about handling and reproduction of archival materials, refer to the Use of the Library and Archives Collections Form. Photocopies of materials are available upon approval of the Librarian.