Bryan Winter is an assistant in the C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department of the UTEP Library. He earned a BS in Geography from New Mexico State University, and is currently in his final year as an MA student in History at UTEP.
Known throughout El Paso as “Mr. History,” former UTEP history professor Wilbert H. “Bill” Timmons, or perhaps more commonly known as “Bill” Timmons was born in Springfield, Missouri, in 1915. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in
Dr. Gladys Gregory, a long-time faculty member at the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy and later Texas Western College (now UTEP), became the first woman at the institution to reach the rank of full professor. In 1951, she became
Charles A. Steen, one of the most famous alumni of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now UTEP), became a wealthy and world-famous figure after a discovery he made in the Utah desert in 1952. Steen’s finding of pitchblende,
“Fine portraits of prominent persons have been a tradition at the Stout-Feldman photographic studio for 73 years,” claimed the El Paso Herald Post in July 1968. Founded in 1895 by California native Fred J. Feldman, the Feldman Studio thrived in
(To read Texas Western College and the Peace Corps: Part I, click here) The Tanganyika (now Tanzania) Peace Corps project, for which forty-four volunteers had done their training at Texas Western College, instantly became a point of pride for the school.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy initiated the Peace Corps program which challenged college students to serve their country in the name of peace by working and living in some of the world’s developing countries. That same year, Texas Western
The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso) was established through an act of the thirty-third legislature of the State of Texas in 1913. This act determined the location of the school
A school’s band is an important aspect of the college experience. The band’s musical performances can give support to sports teams and bring pride to the students of a particular institution. In 1929, the Texas College of Mines (now UTEP) Band had
In the early part of 1966, Texas Western College (now UTEP) acquired a new celebrity on campus named Henry. A burro, Henry was chosen to be the mascot of Texas Western College. Ron McCluskey, the Student Association President, described Henry