Viewing: Treasure Hunt

Hundreds of Reels of Sports Films

By on May 21, 2012

Many years ago, after the legendary Don Haskins retired, several boxes of office materials were thrown away. But, when no one was looking, Fernando Mabini rescued the materials from the dumpster and placed on a shelf in the back of

Records of the El Paso Collaborative

By on April 23, 2012

Dozens of binders containing historical treasures were discovered by Nichole Elias and Carmen Gonzalez in the offices of the El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence. The binders contain minutes of board meetings, principal’s meetings, and teacher training meetings; records of

Environmental Research at CERM

By on April 16, 2012

In the 1980s and 1990s, as UTEP increasingly aspired to become a public research university, the institution began to establish numerous research centers and laboratories. One of the earliest to be established was the Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM)

From the Campbell Building

By on March 29, 2012

A box of photographs, newspaper clippings, and reports together with several framed portraits were discovered by Merced Sierra in the Campbell Building. The photographs depict the building in various states of construction and renovation and the portraits capture the faces

Two Departmental Histories

By on March 5, 2012

Last week Dr. John Wiebe shared with me two written histories from his personal files–one by Randolph H. Whitworth about the Psychology Department and the other by John O. West about the English Department. In three pages, Whitworth’s history of

Historic UTEP Plans and Maps Transferred to Special Collections

By on March 2, 2012

Sixty-nine historic building plans and campus maps all on linen were hidden among more modern blueprints in UTEP’s Plan Room archives. Realizing their importance to UTEP’s history, Javier Griego, an intern architect at UTEP, contacted Greg McNicol, AVPBA, who authorized the transfer