New Mexico State University – Grants Campus Library

New Mexico State University – Grants Campus Library
1500 Third St.
Grants, NM 87020


Web site: NMSU-Grants Library

Institution Type: Library, College/University


Description: The library of NMSU’s campus in Grants contains approximately a dozen folders of vertical file printed ephemera dealing with the history of Grants and various outlying communities along historic Route 66, including Milan, Bluewater, McCartys, San Fidel, San Rafael, Budville, Cubero, and Paraje. The material is comprised of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, tourist guides, promotional brochures, memoirs and family histories, and transcribed oral histories, covering all the decades during which Route 66 served as the principal transportation link connecting these communities to each other and to other cities and towns along the highway’s east-west axis. While fragmentary, the reference to Route 66 weave in and underscore the vital role that the highway played in the development of these communities and in the lives of their residents.

Regions Covered: Route 66 in New Mexico

Type of Materials: Photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and brochures, memoirs, family histories, oral histories, guidebooks, ephemera.

Time Periods: 20th century


Facility Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8AM-8PM, Friday 8AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-2PM, closed Sundays

Online Resources and Finding Aids: Library catalog searchable online