Publication Date

2011

Comments

Thanks to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for funding that helped compile the information in this presentation.

Abstract

The Mexican Revolution affected El Paso and the surrounding border region in many ways, and some of its first important events occurred right across the border in Ciudad Juarez. Reporters flocked to the area to photograph and report on the events, and members of Mexican political factions came to El Paso to publish and publicize their points of view. The El Paso Public Library, El Paso County Historical Society, and the University of Texas at El Paso participated in a collaborative project to make many of the historical resources relating to the Mexican Revolution on the border available in digital format. This presentation gives a sample of the kinds of materials available to researchers.