Oaxaca Archives and Libraries

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Archives[edit | edit source]

There are many records kept in the general archive of Oaxaca.

Among the archive's records you can find the following:

  • Hemeroteca (newspaper and periodicals library). They have official newspapers and periodicals (which include state laws and mandates) in consecutive order starting in 1870 as well as some loose prints from 1837, 1839, 1842, 1844, and 1845. They have local newspapers from 1925-1950.
  • Biblioteca (library). Of especial value to genealogical research the census records saved in the library. Many state governmental records can be found there, too.

Oaxaca de Juárez[edit | edit source]

Archive of the H. Congress of Oaxaca (Archivo del H. Congreso de Oaxaca)
Calle14 Oriente #1, San Raymundo Jalpan Centro
71248 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 502 0400/951 502 0402/951 226 9507
Email: jair_rodriguezpalacios@hotmail.com
Website: Archive of the H. Congress of Oaxaca

General Archive of the Executive Power of the State of Oaxaca (Archivo General del Poder Ejecutivo del Estado de Oaxaca)
Santos Degollado No. 400, Ex-Convento de los Siete Príncipes Centro
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 501 2215
Email: emiliodleo@gmail.com
Email #2: adrina.agustin.aquino@gmail.com
Website: General Archive of the Executive Power of the State of Oaxaca

General Archive of the Judicial Power of the State of Oaxaca (Archivo General del Poder Judicial del Estado de Oaxaca)
Av. Hidalgo 1106 Centro
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 501 1953
Email: direccion-archivo@hotmail.com
Website: General Archive of the Judicial Power of the State of Oaxaca

Historical Archive of Notaries of the State of Oaxaca (Archivo Histórico de Notarías del Estado de Oaxaca)
2 a Privada de la Noria Esq. Xochitl Centro
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 514 6706/951 514 7789
Email: notariasoaxaca@msn.com
Website: Historical Archive of Notaries of the State of Oaxaca

Municipal Historical Archive of the City of Oaxaca (Archivo Histórico Municipal de la Ciudad de Oaxaca)
Privada de Reforma No. 107 Centro
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 513 9855
Email: norasebeno_@hotmail.com
Website: Municipal Historical Archive of the City of Oaxaca


There are 65 archives in 60 municipalities in the State of Oaxaca. Here is the website: State of Oaxaca Historical Archives.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Oaxaca de Juárez[edit | edit source]

Benito Garcia Hernandez (Benito García Hernández)
Calle 2da. de Porfirio Díaz No. 207, Col. Centro
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Email: bp5557@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Benito Garcia Hernandez

Benito Juarez (Benito Juárez)
Calle González Ortega No. 403, Esq. Calle Colón (Casa de la Cultura)
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 516 2483
Email: bp4493@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Benito Juarez

Dr. Jorge Pérez Guerrero
Calle 2, Esq. Calle Camino Nacional s/n, Col. Santa Rosa Panzacola Col. Santa Rosa Panzacola
68039 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 549 1669
Email: bp4901@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Dr. Jorge Pérez Guerrero

Emiliano Zapata
Calle Emiliano Zapata s/n, Esq. Calle Venustiano Carranza Pueblo Nuevo Parte Alta
68274 Oaxaca de Juárez
Email: bp7296@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Emiliano Zapata

Jose Lopez Alaves (José López Alavés)
Calle Enrique Rebsamen No. 1, Col. Del Maestro
68016 Oaxaca de Juárez
Email: bp3866@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Jose Lopez Alaves

Margarita Maza de Juárez
Macedonio Alcalá 200 Esq. Morelos Centro
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 516 1853
Email: bp0374@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Margarita Maza de Juárez

Prof. Patronage Mejía Zaragoza (Prof. Patrocinio Mejía Zaragoza)
Prolongación de Pinos s/n, esquina calle y Escuadrón 201, Col. Antiguo Aeropuerto
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Email: bp2946@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Prof. Patronage Mejía Zaragoza

Trinidad Carreño
Calle Hidalgo s/n, Col. San Felipe del Agua
68026 Oaxaca de Juárez
Email: bp2520@dgb.gob.mx
Website: Trinidad Carreño


There are 476 libraries in 393 municipalities in the State of Oaxaca. Here is the website: State of Oaxaca DGB Libraries.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Oaxaca de Juárez[edit | edit source]

Museum of the Cultures of Oaxaca / Ex Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán (Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca/Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán)
1a. Cda. de Macedonio Alcalá s/n Centro Histórico
68000 Oaxaca de Juárez
Telephone: 951 516 2991/514 1825
Website: Museum of the Cultures of Oaxaca / Ex Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Website #2: Museum of the Cultures of Oaxaca "Santo Domingo"
Website #3: [

The museum, now renamed the Museum of the Cultures of Oaxaca, is constituted as the most important cultural space in the state of Oaxaca, its collection includes objects from the times: prehistoric to contemporary. In its spaces, high quality cultural and academic events are held in coordination with the Santo Domingo Cultural Center, which integrates the Fray Francisco de Burgoa Library, the Nestor Sánchez Newspaper Library and the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca. Currently the mission of the Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca is to protect, conserve,


There are 53 museums in 34 municipalities in the State of Oaxaca. Here is the website: State of Oaxaca Museums.