Last updated: 12/21/2011
Bloomfield, New Mexico
Street Address
6131 US Hwy. 64
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 125
Bloomfield, NM 87413
Larry L. Baker, Executive Director

The Salmon Ruins Library holds over 17,000 books, periodicals, and technical reports on the various aspects of archaeology, anthropology, geology, and regional history. The Salmon Ruins Library is open to every member of the public for research purposes. However, check-out privileges are restricted to members of the San Juan County Museum Association, San Juan County Archaeological Association, and to members of the Totah Tracers. The Salmon Ruins Library is staffed only by volunteers. If you are interested in more information about volunteering or internship possibilities, please contact the center

Notice of Change 10/2009: The genealogical records of Totah Tracers are no longer located at Salmon Ruins. They are now located at the San Juan College Library.

Research Collections

The Salmon Ruins Library holds a number of research collections. • The Salmon Ruins Collection consists of papers and information on the archaeological development of Salmon ruins by Cynthia Irwin-Williams, noted archaeologist. • The Wynhoff collection consists of an extensive sampling of area plant specimens. • The Rothrock collection houses numerous items relating specifically to archaeology and anthropology. • The collection of the Totah Tracers holds over 1000 items pertaining to genealogical traces. • The San Juan Archaeological Society collection contains items of local archaeological interest.

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