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Nancy Hamilton Recognized by Historical Society

By on November 1, 2013

On Sunday, November 3, the El Paso County Historical Society will induct Nancy M. Hamilton into their Hall of Honor at a banquet at the El Paso Country Club.  This is only one of many honors bestowed on Hamilton, a

Historic College of Mines Films Now Online

By on August 22, 2013

On August 9, 2013 the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) sponsored a session, El Paso Discoveries II, at the annual Plaza Classic Film Festival.   During the session audience members watched clips of historic film footage of El Paso

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:  

Early Promotional Literature for the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy

By on March 22, 2013

After the campus moved to its current location following a devastating 1916 fire to its original campus near Fort Bliss, the School of Mines sought to publicize its new facilities and attract prospective students.  In addition to newspaper articles mentioning

The Prospector – Digitized and Searchable

By on March 11, 2013

In the past, we have been able to search back files of The Prospector only on, but, as a special UTEP Centennial Project, the Library has contracted with Heritage Archives to do a special Prospector-only site, digitizing more of

1966 Promotional Video

By on March 5, 2013

“Naturally, we are happy and proud to have won the NCAA basketball championship,” declares Texas Western College president Joseph M. Ray, “but the achievements which should offer us the greatest satisfaction are those which pertain to academic excellence.” In short,

The Casasola Studio Photographs: A collection that was almost lost

By on February 1, 2013

How do private collections come to be deposited at the UTEP Library’s Special Collections? Sometimes the route they take is mysterious and unexpected. An example is the large collection of negatives and prints known as the Casasola Studio Photographs. Alfonso

Resources for Researching UTEP History

By on October 19, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2012 El Paso, Texas – To honor both UTEP’s coming Centennial Celebration and current Homecoming festivities, the Center for History Teaching & Learning is pleased to announce a new web page containing resources for learning

Sources for UTEP History in a Library Online Guide

By on September 26, 2012

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 or directly at Starting with

Mexican Microfilming Projects at the UTEP Library

By on July 20, 2012

A major legacy of history professor W. H. Timmons was the Mexican microfilming program at the UTEP Library. Because of his interest in Mexican history, he was instrumental in the microfilming of several important archives from northern Mexico. As part