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New Documentary on UTEP History Premieres During Open House

By on April 16, 2014

A new documentary tells UTEP's story; it is a gift from alumnus Hank Cohen.

New Coloring Book Tells the Story of Paydirt Pete

By on February 5, 2014

A new coloring book tells how Little Pete became the Miners' mascot.

UTEP History Resources on Digital Commons

By on August 30, 2013

As part of its contribution to the commemoration of the UTEP Centennial, the UTEP Library Special Collections Department has recently created a site in our institutional repository, Digital Commons, to house newly digitized yearbooks, serials, NOVA issues, and books about

Graphic Novel for Centennial Covers ‘Miner Things’

By on July 5, 2013

UTEP News Service On the academic road to a dream job in an animation studio, cartoonist, writer and recent graphic design graduate Adan Contreras had no idea he would be chosen to create a work of literature and art that

New Pamphlet on UTEP History

By on August 13, 2012

We are pleased to announce the printing of a new pamphlet that briefly describes UTEP’s 100-year history. Layers of History at The University of Texas at El Paso (2012) divides the past century into five “layers” that reflect the growing

The Donkey Seal

By on March 9, 2012

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

The Crucible: UTEP’s First College Magazine

By on February 17, 2012

Published in 1916, The Crucible was the first college magazine of the Texas State School of Mines (later UTEP).   The magazine sold for fifteen cents and primarily contained advertisements and articles related to mining and metallurgy, such as Professor F.H.