New Mexico Historic Preservation Division


New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
407 Galisteo St., Suite 236
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Web site: New Mexico Historic Preservation Division

Institution Type: Government agency, historic preservation agency


Description: The New Mexico Historic Preservation Division holds files relating to properties listed on the state and national registers of historic places, including property nominations and supporting documents. Many of these properties are located along the various Route 66 alignments across the state. Also available are the survey cards used by David Kammer in his exhaustive inventory of Route 66-related historic properties and resources in New Mexico. Finally, through its Archaeological Records Management Section (ARMS), HPD houses the original records of archaeological surveys and cultural resources reports conducted whenever federally-funded projects impact historically important properties or resources. Of particular interest to highway researchers are the Highway Salvage Archaeology reports compiled by the Museum of New Mexico from 1954-63 in conjunction with the construction of Interstates 25 and 40 in New Mexico.

Regions Covered: Route 66 in New Mexico

Type of Materials: Photographs, postcards, newspapers

Time Periods: 20th century


Facility Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM; please contact for an appointment for access to archival material. ARMS holdings have restricted access; please contact with your research needs and credentials to determine access eligibility.

Online Resources and Finding Aids: Listings of National and State register properties