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The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Library
S. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department
Claudia Rivers: Head of Special Collections

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The sixth floor of the University of Texas at El Paso Library houses the S. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, which features an impressive archival and photographic collection that tells the story of the people of the El Paso-Juarez region.

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Claudia Rivers and Abbie Weiser, Head and Assistant Head of the Special Collections Department, have established a community-focused approach to archival services. Through a partnership with the El Paso Times, the special collections team is able to put names with the faces of unidentified archival images dating from the 1930s onward. Resources can be accessed both online and in person, and reference staff is always available to help visitors put together the pieces of the past.



For more information, visit the University of Texas at El Paso – C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department website.