One of the State School of Mines’ earliest symbols was the donkey seal. The image was adopted by the School of Mines to highlight the school’s mining roots and can be found in early school publications, such as this advertisement for candy in the 1924 Flowsheet. The donkey also served as a school mascot for many years.
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.