Historic Course Catalogs Now Online

By on August 14, 2013

Student workers from the Office of the Registrar are now scanning UTEP course catalogs dating back to 1914 as well as previously missing catalogs.  Currently, digitized catalogs from 1920 – 2000 are available online at the UTEP Catalog Archive: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?alias=academics.utep.edu/catalogarchive.   Past course catalogs not only recount course offerings over the school’s history, but also provide information about the university’s campus, academic programs, and growth over the past hundred years.  Several of the older catalogs contain maps, which detail the evolution of the UTEP campus.  Additionally, researchers can view the course catalogs in person at the C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, located on the 6th floor of the UTEP Library.

[Sources: Course Catalogs]

Cover of the first catalog, 1914-1915.

Cover of the first catalog, 1914-1915.

School rules from the first course catalog, 1914-1915.

School rules from the first course catalog, 1914-1915.

A page describing campus from the 1937-1938 catalog.  It mentions the newly constructed Centennial Museum.

A page describing campus from the 1937-1938 catalog. It mentions the newly constructed Centennial Museum.

Map of campus from 1958-1959 catalog.

Map of campus from 1958-1959 catalog.

Abbie Weiser is the processing archivist at the C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department of the UTEP Library. She earned a BA in history from George Washington University, a MSIS from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MA in history from UTEP. She is certified by the Academy of Certified Archivists.