What is this stuff?
This archival kit contains scans of letters from a variety of times and creators, but most have a New Mexico connection. Each file contains a PDF of the original document with a brief description of what the document looks like, and all files have either a transcription at the end or are screen-reader accessible. Transcriptions are verbatim – misspellings included. You may need a UNM NetID to access some of the files.
All documents scanned here are available at UNM’s Center for Southwest Research
which houses UNM’s archives and special collections. Each letter has a page with more information with a link to download the PDF. This page the collection number and a link to find more information about it (link starts with "MSS"). You’ll also notice that each document has a CSWR watermark – this was added to the scans.
How did UNM get it?
The CSWR primarily gets materials two ways: donation and purchasing. The CSWR specializes in preserving historical manuscripts, books, photographs, architectural drawings, recordings, and other library materials relating to New Mexico, the Southwestern U.S., and Latin America.
Please note that in order to read these letters with all accessibility features intact, you will need to save the document to your PC and then open it using Acrobat Reader DC, rather than using a browser extension like the Adobe Acrobat Extension for Google Chrome.
Contact DISC: email@example.com