The Special Collections Department has a number of collections that contain primary resources for sociology, anthropology, or geography.
Listed below are several examples.
Eve Ball papers, MS117.
Mario T. Garcia papers, MS290.
Rex Gerald papers, MS353.
John G. Barry papers, 1913-1943, MS242.
Southern Pacific Company (Rio Grande Division) records, MS077. (link to guide at http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/finding_aid/1/)
Milpillas Hacienda Records, MS280.
Chisos Mining Company records, MS044.
El Paso Herald-Post records, MS348.
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-
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps,
Southern Pacific RR maps,
Assorted historical maps of Texas, the Southwest, and Mexico (ask for card file index)
Over 900 oral history interviews; some are online at http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/interviews/