Historical Library

The Menaul Historical Library of the Southwest, located in Bennett Hall on the school campus, was founded in 1974. The library serves as the official archive of Menaul School and John Hyson Educational Center in Chimayo. In addition, it is a primary source of information on Presbyterian and related Protestant history in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.

The library's collections include books, letters, Bibles, Menaul alumni records, photographs, microfilm, artifacts, manuscripts, oral histories and other memorabilia. All these materials are accessible on site to researchers, students, alumni, churches and other interested parties. Books on Presbyterian, mission school and Southwestern history published by the library are available for sale.

While Menaul School provides space and utilities for the historical library, support for operating costs comes from Presbyterian churches and friends. The library is completely staffed by volunteers. The library is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 to 4:00. Nona Browne is the administrator and main contact person.

Please come by and explore the Menaul Historical Library of the Southwest!
For additional information call 505-343-7480