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Big Bend National Park

We are working with the Terlingua Preservation Foundation to gather interviews that will present a wide range of perspectives on the history, ecology, and wildlife of the Big Bend area from the 1920s to the present.

The Chamizal Settlement: An International Boundary Issue

The project is seeking to document the Chamizal treaty which realigned a portion of the international boundary between Mexico and the United States. The interviews are will Mexican and American officials who negotiate the treaty and persons displaced and/or relocated when the treaty was implemented in 1967.

African Americans in El Paso
The project will include a series of interviews with members of pioneer black families and others which document the experiences of African Americans before, during, and after desegregation in El Paso. The interviews will examine racial and ethnic relations in our unique bi-national, multicultural community.

History of the University of Texas at El Paso
In preparation for our 100th anniversary, the Heritage Commission and the Institute of Oral History will partner to conduct interviews with former students, faculty and administrators that reflect the flavor of campus life throughout the first one hundred years of the Texas College of Mines/ Texas Western College/ University of Texas at El Paso.


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