UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO LIBRARY
C.L. SONNICHSEN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT
Examples of primary source materials for the history of the Pacific
Terry de la Mesa Allen papers, John H. McNeely papers (contains material on Ferrocarril México Noroeste, Chihuahua al Pacifico RR), Tom Lea papers (includes scrapbook, photos of WWII trip to Asia), J.L. Tucker letter, 1898.
Nathan Gold photographs, WWII photograph collection, Portfolio of Views of the Philippines, and Samuel D. Forwood photograph albums.
Fremont expedition maps
Assorted historical maps of Mexico
Over 900 oral history interviews, some dealing with WWII experiences.
State Department records on microfilm or in print: examples include Consular dispatches to various cities, Notes sent to legations, Records of the Department of State relating to internal affairs of Asia (or specific countries), Records of the United State legation in China, 1843-1945, etc.
Newspapers online, some as subscriptions from the Library’s website:
Includes full text of many regional American newspapers.
NewspaperArchive.com: Newspapers from around the world, some very early.
New York Times, 1851-2008. From Proquest Historical newspapers.
Los Angeles Times, 1881-1988. From Proquest Historical newspapers.
The Times, 1790-1905. From Palmer’s Full-text Online (Proquest)