What are the Digital Collections?

The Border Heritage Center's (BHC) Digital Collections are an extension of BHC's physical holdings. Included are rare, unique, and significant materials relating to the history and culture of the city of El Paso and the surrounding Southwest region. We hope a greater understanding and appreciation of our community's history emerges with the ability to remotely discover and use primary resources first hand!  

BHC's Digital Collections site is a work-in-progress as we continue to digitize and catalog collections for inclusion. We encourage you to revisit the site and check out what's new!

New Collection Alert!


Make sure to browse/search through our new collection - Local Newspapers & Newsletters.

This collection focuses on the smaller, regional publications of the greater El Paso area acquired by the library over the decades. Many are single issue holdings. Nevertheless, much can be learned about the communities and themes featured in these publications.

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Select one or more search terms below to locate materials relevant to your research and interests. 

Note: New search terms will be added to catagories as new materials and collections are added to the website.

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Share your thoughts with us!

The Border Heritage Center's Digital Collections site is a new endeavor we're thrilled to share with all of you, but as with most anything new, there may be a few kinks to work out. We'd love to hear your thoughts about the site. What are its positives? Do you have suggestions for improvements? What kind of materials and/or content would you like seen on the site in the future? Can you help identify or provide additional information on images on the site? If so, please contact us at LibBorder@elpasotexas.gov.