The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is the institutional successor of New Mexico's oldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors. A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.

The Living Treasures Archives are held in The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, a part of the Museum of New Mexico, Palace of the Governor’s.

Fray Angélico Chavéz History Library
120 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 476-5090

Click HERE to visit to access the online museum archive.

Beginning on July 5, 2016 the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives will have limited in-person public service hours by appointment only.  Contact the Photo Archivist (Emily Brock) at (505) 476-5026 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment.

The archive contains clippings, correspondence, transcripts, audio tapes and a few video recordings of interviews.

Note: The library’s List of Honorees in Alphabetical Order shows only those honorees who have a taped interview in the archive.