The New Mexico Newspaper Project, part of the United States Newspaper Project (USNP) began in 1992 and ended in 1996. The project consisted of locating, cataloging and microfilming newspapers published in New Mexico. The resulting database of original and microfilmed newspapers is available via this web site. It contains mostly descriptive information about the newspapers and where copies are available. The information includes title, place of publication (city and county), publisher, dates that the newspaper was published, language, frequency of publication, and holdings locations for the various institutions. No one institution holds every newspaper, but this database will assist researchers in locating where the newspapers may be found. Links to digital copies of some newspapers are included here as well.
In 2010 New Mexico became part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Over 100,000 pages of newspapers from around the state have been digitized. The project continues in 2012 as we being digitizing another 100,000 pages. Digitized newspapers from the NDNP project are available at the Library of Congress website, Chronicling America.
Hosted by the University of New Mexico Libraries, funding for these projects came from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies.