University of Texas at El Paso
Institute of Oral History



Over the last 33 years, the UTEP Institute of Oral History has built the largest border related oral history collection in existence, capturing and preserving the compelling stories of the first generation Mexican-American immigration experience. These stories echo those of America's past - full of struggle, sacrifice, promising opportunity, and success.  This generation laid the foundation for another generation's profound impact on the modern social, cultural, and political landscape of America.