Border Archives Bazaar
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Border Archives Bazaar is a free, fun and educational event that brings visitors face to face with fascinating historical materials from the border region.
Organized by the Border Regional Archives Group (BRAG), the Bazaar features rare documents, photographs, maps, publications, and more that highlight the unique history and culture of our region. The theme, Archives: Mirrors of Ourselves, highlights how archives reflect individual experiences and shared community history.
The event brings together resources from more than a dozen libraries, archives, and museums of the El Paso - Ciudad Juárez – Las Cruces borderlands. Participating institutions include: New Mexico State University’s Archives and Special Collections, the El Paso Public Library, the El Paso County Historical Society, the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office, the Centennial Museum, and The University of Texas at El Paso’s Special Collections Department. The Bazaar additionally highlights the role that archives play in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage. Archivists, librarians, and museum curators will be on hand to discuss and answer questions about archives, regional history, and preservation of original documents. Scan stations will provide free (limited) digitization services for family photographs and documents brought in by the public.
The Border Archives Bazaar also includes short talks about regional history by noted borderlands historians, including Dr. Rick Hendricks, New Mexico State Records Administrator, Dr. Jeff Shepherd, professor of history at UTEP, and historian Janine Young, who will discuss women’s suffrage in El Paso. Historic film footage from the region will be shown in the museum’s theater during the event.
For more information, please contact: Abbie Weiser, Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library, email@example.com, 915-747-6839, or Dennis Daily, Archives and Special Collections, New Mexico State University Library, firstname.lastname@example.org, 575-646-4756.