Border Studies at EPCC
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Other Local Libraries
We do NOT have the resources to assist with genealogical research.
For GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH please contact:
*El Paso Genealogical Society
From the Editors
By Lynn Cordova and Linda Tarin, comps
This year's Borderlands staff said goodbye to last year's assistant editors and welcome to the beautiful and talented Linda Tarin. Linda is a student pursuing a career in nursing, in addition to being a wife and mother. Lynn Cordova agreed to edit the magazine for a second year, one of only two editors who have done so in the publication's history.
So many ethnic groups are sharing their customs and crafts with a whole new generation, which probably has never known firsthand the misery of segregation or prejudice. It is up to us as parents to teach the joys of our own traditions to our children. We hope that the custom we teach will not include the mistrust and fear of the differences of other peoples of the world.
Students involved in researching their topics on border customs and crafts experienced the rich tradition of the many peoples who make up the heritage of our border area. They interviewed people, participated in the custom, observed the custom or the making of the craft, in addition to reading about it. They have found a new appreciation for the people, the artistry, the celebrations and the music of our border area. Filled with admiration, they look at their surroundings through new eyes, seeing the beauty of the traditions and craftsmanship which have surrounded them all their life. Others have made new friends through their research.
We who live here on the border are very fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of cultures represented by our neighbors. Borderlands has tried to include different groups, but due to the limited size of our publication and little time to further research some topics, we were not able to include them all in this issue. We hope you enjoy our 10th anniversary issue.