Palace of the Governors
History Library
Educational Programs
Photo Archives
Digitized Collection
Order a Photo
Research Policy
Photo Archives Blog
Media Policy
Request Permission for Use

Photo Archives


A searchable database of images is available online: Digitized collections

To contact an archivist with specific questions, please email: or call: (505) 476-5092.

Patrons are also encouraged to visit the Photo Archives in person. There is no charge to work on-site with Photo Archives staff using the subject file index to the collection. Photo Archives staff will provide up to 1 hour of research assistance on-site.

The Photo Archives is a collection of historic photographs. Most material is available as high quality digital scans and digital prints, for editorial reproduction and use in advertising, publishing, and media projects for reasonable imaging and use fees. It is the responsibility of the Archives to present images as they are. Images are not retouched; nor does staff engage in fine art or custom printing of images. The Photo Archives does not allow patrons to scan or digitally photograph material onsite. Please see links to the left for current fee schedule and other policy guidelines.

Located at: 120 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM (around the corner from the Palace of the Governors)

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2087, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087

Phone: 505.476.5092

Fax: 505.476.5053

Hours: By appointment only; Closed major holidays



Site design:  Site programming: