"The principal office of history I take to be this: to prevent virtuous actions from being forgotten
and that evil words and deeds should fear an infamous reputation with posterity."

The El Paso County Historical Society hosts a wealth of archives centered around El Paso and the
surrounding area. Our archives include a variety of different focuses on El Paso's history, including:

  • Obituary Database
  • El Paso Chamber Of Commerce - 1920 Directory
  • Otis Aultman Scrapbook
  • 10,000 Photos dating from 1800.
  • Mayoral Scrapbooks
  • 19th Century Panoramas
  • Southwest History Books 
  • Maps of the Borderland
  • Paul Lance Geologic Survey of El Paso Collection
  • Sun Carnival Programs
  • Pioneer Association Collection
  • Over 500 Local High School Yearbooks
  • Taft-Diaz Collection 1909 Presidential Meeting
  • Mexican Revolution Collection
  • Social Club Scrapbooks

All of these collections, including thousands of photos and documents, are made available to public
researchers free of charge in the Burges-Perrenot Research Center. The Research Center is open
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-4 and Friday from 9-3. Our curator and research assistants are
available to help you with your research, no matter what your topic. And if we don't happen to have
something in our archive, we generally have a pretty good idea of what direction to point you in. We
work with several different archival centers to provide you with as much information as possible.                         
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Helpful Links: 
UTEP Special Collections
Concordia Heritage Association
El Paso Public Library
El Paso Museum of History
Texas Handbook Online
Portal to Texas History
San Elizario Genaeology and Historical Society