C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department A VIRTUAL TOUR
The Special Collections Department contains thematic book collections, rare books, art, maps, over 750 archival and image collections, and approximately 1,600 oral histories. The Special Collections lobby includes rotating exhibits and art from the Library's collection. We also create exhibits on the second and third floors of the Library.
The S.L.A. Marshall Military History Room contains rare and specialized books about military history. The room is named after S.L.A. Marshall (1900 - 1977) who was a U.S. Army officer and military historian. He briefly attended the Texas School of Mines (now UTEP) in 1919 and donated his papers and book collection to UTEP during the 1970s.
The John H. McNeely Room is named after a longtime history professor and founder of the UTEP Institute of Oral History. This room contains the Sir Richard Francis Burton book collection, art, and other rare books. Special Collections also uses this room for class instruction, lectures, and special events.