Sources on UTEP History
Books and Pamphlets
The occasion of the school’s 50th anniversary prompted the publication of a narrative history and a presidential report. The occasion of the 75th anniversary produced a pictorial history and a collection of oral histories.
Ekal, Donna, Guillermina Gina Nunez-Mchiri, P. J. Vierra, Ivan Chavarria, Laura Fernandez, and Kaelin L. Walker, eds. 100 Years of Women at UTEP, 1916-2016. El Paso: Texas Western Press, 2017.
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 (published by Center for Institutional Evaluation, Research, and Planning), 2004-2010 (Read online)
NOVA magazine, 1967-2007 (Read online)
Password (published by the El Paso County Historical Society), 1956-present (Online index)
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 and by 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 (Visit)
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (Visit)
Heritage House, University of Texas at El Paso (Visit)
Institute of Oral History, 415 Burges Hall, University of Texas at El Paso (Visit)
University Communications, Hertzog Building, University of Texas at El Paso
UTEP DigitalCommons, online collections (Read online)