Digitizing Land Grant Materials

Ernesto Longa The University of New Mexico School of Law Library and the New Mexico Office of the State Historian are collaborating to digitize New Mexico land grant materials.

The project aims to make primary and secondary materials relevant to land grant research in New Mexico freely available through the Office of the State Historian’s Digital Project website.

Items that have been or are in the process of being digitized by the Law Library include: J.J. Bowden, Private Land Claims in the Southwest (1969; 6 volumes); Matthew Reynolds, Spanish and Mexican Land Laws: New Spain and Mexico (1895); transcripts of the records and briefs for all New Mexico land grant cases appealed from the United States Court of Private Land Claims to the U.S. Supreme Court; and U.S. House and Senate documents that address private land claims in New Mexico.

The law library portion of the project is headed by Law Librarian Ernesto Longa, who is being assisted by James Dory-Garduno, a 3L.