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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 Library Special Collections

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

Operation Hold the Line, International Bridge, 1994.  El Paso Times photographs, PH032

Listed below are several examples. 

Personal papers:

Eve Ball papers,MS117.

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

Mario T. Garcia papers, MS290. 

Rex Gerald papers, MS353.

Julius Rivera papers, MS162

Elwyn Stoddard papers, MS591.

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- (early directories available at Portal to Texas History

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 1400 oral history interviews; many are online at



Subject Guide

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