UTEP's Mexican Revolution Archives Going Digital

UTEP's Mexican Revolution Archives Going Digital

POSTED: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 9:15am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 11:31am

EL PASO - Archives documenting the Mexican Revolution at the University of Texas at El Paso will soon be digitized in the university's library.

UTEP says its library will oversee the creation of a digital bibliography of select photographs, manuscripts and print materials related to the Mexican Revolution.

The UTEP library says the digitization of some of these archives couldn't come at a better time because the 100th anniversary of the revolution, including the Battle of Juarez, is approaching.

“Because of these anniversaries, the library anticipates heavy usage of its revolution-related collections. Putting some of them online will allow students of all levels to use the materials,” said Claudia Rivers, head of the Special Collections department.

The files will also be added to the El Paso County Historical Society and the El Paso Public Library.

The project is being funded, in part, with grant money from the federal Library Services and Technology Act through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The bibliography will be on the University Library’s website, libraryweb.utep.edu.

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