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Sociology/Anthropology/Human Geography: Primary Sources at UTEP

List of basic and recommended resources for the subject area

Sources in UTEP Special Collections

The Special Collections Department has a number of collections that contain primary resources for sociology, anthropology, or geography.

Listed below are several examples.  Rex Gerald

Personal papers:

            Eve Ball papers, MS117.

            Mario T. Garcia papers, MS290.  

            Rex Gerald papers, MS353.

            John G. Barry papers, 1913-1943, MS242.

Organizational records:

Fannie Zlabovsky National Council of Jewish Women case files, MS508.

National Catholic Welfare Conference (Border Office) case files, MS173

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) U.S.-Mexico Border Field Office records, MS603

Planned Parenthood Center of El Paso records, MS286.  

Business records:

 Southern Pacific Company (Rio Grande Division) records, MS077. (link to guide at

 Milpillas Hacienda Records, MS280.

 Chisos Mining Company records, MS044.

 El Paso Herald-Post records, MS348.

Photographic collections:

 Gertrude Fitzgerald photographs, PH025.

 Leona Washington photograph collection, PH033.

 Manuel Carrillo papers, MS288.

 El Paso Times negatives, PH032.

 Casasola Studio photos, PH041. 


            El Paso city directories, 1889-

             El Paso phone books, 1921-


           Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps,

Southern Pacific RR maps,

Assorted historical maps of Texas, the Southwest, and Mexico (ask for card file index)

Oral Histories:

            Over 900 oral history interviews; some are online at


Subject Guide

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