Two New Online Sources for UTEP History

By on March 4, 2013

Students of UTEP history now have two more online sources that help unravel the transformations of the University’s past:

El Paso City Directories (1885-1922) are now available online at UTEP’s Special Collections and the Portal to Texas History. They list city residents, their addresses and occupations, and interesting facts about living arrangements. Very useful for tracing info about those who helped launch the mining school.

UT System Board of Regents Minutes (1881-present) reveal the decision making process at the highest levels. Early minutes speak often of affairs at the mining school. The decision to desegregate the undergraduate student body in 1955 is discussed. A treasure trove for tracing the larger institutional history.

Note: A special thanks to Claudia Rivers who pointed out these new sources.

Keith A. Erekson served as the Executive Director of UTEP's Centennial Celebration from December 2011 through May 2014. Learn more at