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El Paso History: Home

This guide is for the El Paso community to ensure they find research materials on the history for the City of El Paso, Texas (Paso del Norte).

Welcome to El Paso's History


Welcome to the UTEP's guide to finding resources for El Paso history research.  The resources you will find on this guide are a mix of free and available all around El Paso and restricted sources at the UTEP Library.  If you need help finding anything, contact us here and we'll help you out.

Searching for El Paso History

When considering doing a search for El Paso history, there are a few things to consider.

A simple search of "El Paso" could bring up items from Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Arkansas.  Make sure you include Texas in  your search to narrow down your results.

What word other than "history" could be used to find historical information about El Paso, Texas?  Try to think of synonyms.

What about "El Paso"?  How else has El Paso been described as?

El Paso Texas OR border region OR Paso del Norte OR U.S.-Mexico Border Region, etc.  The list goes on.

There are so many ways to find information on the El Paso region.

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