New Mexico State University – Rio Grande Historical Collections

New Mexico State University – Rio Grande Historical Collections
1305 Frenger Mall
Las Cruces, NM 88003


Web site: NMSU Library – Rio Grande Historical Collections

Institution Type: Library, College/University, Archive


Description: The library holds two collections that have significant material relating to Route 66. The Abe M. Peña Papers contain a variety of printed material and ephemera bearing on the history and place of Route 66 in the life of Cibola County, including Grants and such outlying villages as Cubero, San Fidel, and San Rafael intermittently between the late 1950s and 2001. The collection also contains a folder documenting the activities of the New Mexico Route 66 Association from 1987 through 1992. The library’s photograph collection contains several dozen images of Highway 66 in different parts of New Mexico, including both the pre-1937 alignment and the more modern alignment from Santa Rose directly west to Albuquerque

Regions Covered: Route 66 in New Mexico

Type of Materials: Photographs, ephemera, other printed material.

Time Periods: 20th and 21st centuries


Facility Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10pm, Friday 7:30am-6pm, Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 12-10pm; hours may vary when university is not in session.

Online Resources and Finding Aids: Library catalog searchable online