The UTEP Library’s
Special Collections Department located on the sixth floor holds several resources relating to art history,
including some primary sources that could be used for advanced research. See the following listings.
Chicano vertical files and periodicals
Newspapers, posters, newsletters, and other materials from the Chicano movement document popular art in the Mexican American community, especially in the late 20th century.
Original art works in the UTEP Library
The Special Collections Department administers a collection of over 300 original works of art, including works by El Paso or Southwestern artists Luis Jimenez, James Drake, Tom Lea, Jose Cisneros, John Houser, Fremont Ellis, William Rackocy, Frederick Kolliker, Jose Aceves, Eugene Thurston, and Mike Steirnagle.
Rare books and thematic book collections
Oral history interviews
Over 900 interviews including some with El Paso artists Jose Cisneros, Tom Lea, and others.