A new resource—accessible from the Library webpage—gives students a place to start researching UTEP history. This resource is a “Libguide” that can be found in the alphabetical listings of databases under “L” at http://lib.utep.edu/search/y or directly at http://libguides.utep.edu/utephistory. Starting with a few pages of notes about books and articles about UTEP history that were kept in a notebook in the Library’s Special Collection Department, staff members Joy Urbina and Jane McGuigan elaborated on the page with images, timelines, and links to publications. Other contributors include Claudia Rivers and Keith Erekson.
The tabs at the top expand to give resources as plain as lists of books and articles and as colorful as sites with videos of Bhutanese architecture and culture. Explore the page and find some resources on UTEP history that you may not have known about!
Claudia Rivers is the head of the C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department of the UTEP Library. She earned both her BA and MLIS degrees at the University of Texas at Austin, and worked at the Benson Latin American Collection there before coming to El Paso in 1992. Her interests include the history of the Southwest and Mexico, ancient Meso-America, and detective fiction.