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.
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.
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- (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)
Over 1400 oral history interviews; many are online at http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/interviews/