Sources on UTEP History
Books and Pamphlets
The occasion of the school’s 50th anniversary prompted a narrative history and a presidential report. The occasion of the 75th anniversary produced a photo history and a collection of oral histories.
Erekson, Keith A. Layers of History at the University of Texas at El Paso. El Paso: University Communications, 2012. (Read online)
Fugate, Francis L. Frontier College: Texas Western at El Paso, The First Fifty Years. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1964.
Hamilton, Nancy. UTEP: A Pictorial History of The University of Texas at El Paso: Diamond Jubilee, 1914-1989. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1988.
Martin, Charles H. Benching Jim Crow. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Martin, Charles H., and Rebecca McDowell Craver, comp. Diamond Days: An Oral History of the University of Texas at El Paso. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1991.(Read online)
Ray, Joseph M. On Becoming a University: Report on an Octennium. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968.
Catalogs 1920-2000 (Read online)
Fact Books 2004-2010 (Read online)
UTEP Magazine 2008-present (Read online)
The University does not have a single university archive. Archival materials, artifacts, and records of the University are maintained by various campus units, as well as at other institutions around the state of Texas. For a bibliography of manuscripts used, click here.
C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, University Library, University of Texas at El Paso (Read online)
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Heritage House, University of Texas at El Paso (Read online)
Institute of Oral History, 415 Burges Hall, University of Texas at El Paso (Read online)
University Communications, Hertzog Building, University of Texas at El Paso