From the Editors 29 (2011)Engineer and Editor Juan Hart Moved El Paso Forward 29 (2011)Elizabeth Garrett: Songbird of the Southwest 29 (2011)A Passionate Life: Josephine Clardy Fox 29 (2011)Forgotten No More: Korean War POW Tells Story of Survival 29 (2011)Janice Woods Windle Treasures Family History 29 (2011)Andy and Syd Cohen: The Men Behind the Name 29 (2011)Leona Ford Washington Preserved Black History 29(2011)Ingeborg Heuser Brought Professional Ballet to City 29 (2011)Lee and Beulah Moor Left Legacy of Love 29 (2011)
From the Editors 28 (2010)Chasin’ Away the Blues: Texas Sunday Legislation 28 (2010)Simeon Hart Pioneered Local Industry 28 (2010)Felix Martinez: Southwestern Renaissance Man 28 (2010)Teresa Urrea: La Santa de Cabora Inspired Mexican Revolution 28 (2010)Utopia in Mesilla: The Shalam Colony 28 (2010)Stahmann Farms Produce Pecans on Two Hemispheres 28 (2010)Betty Mary Goetting Brought Birth Control to El Paso 28 (2010)Maud Sullivan Made El Paso Public Library a Cultural Center 28 (2010)Lucy Acosta’s Legacy Continues in LULAC 28 (2010)Belen Robles: Voice for the Latino Community 28 (2010)Toltec Club: Of Ghosts and Guests 28 (2010)
Strong Women Building a Strong City -- From the Editors 27(2008)Notable Women of El Paso 27(2009)The Chew Legacy: The Story of Herlinda Wong Chew 27(2009)Desert Nightingale: Louise Dietrich 27(2009)1909-2009: YWCA Celebrates 100 Years in El Paso 27(2009)Mabel Welch: El Paso’s First Female Architect 27(2009)Myrna Deckert Remains Modest About Achievements 27(2009)Suzie Azar Still Reaches for the Sky 27 (2009)The Moocher: Callie Fairley, First Woman Vice Detective in El Paso 27(2009)Alicia R. Chacón Came to Politics Naturally 27 (2009)Rosa Guerrero: Cultural Dynamo 27 (2009)
From the Past to the Present -- From the Editor 26 (2007/08)Yandell Boulevard Named for Prominent El Paso Physician 26 (2007/08)Japanese Immigrants Came Slowly to Borderland 26 (2007/08)World War II Affected Japanese Immigrants 26 (2007/08)Living, Breathing New Mexico Ghost Town: Hillsboro 26 (2007/08)Canutillo Developed from Land Grant 26 (2007/08)Rómulo Escobar Zerman: Juárez Agronomist and Teacher 26 (2007/08)El Paso Mayor: Tom Lea Jr. 26 (2007/08)Ted Karam: Lebanese Immigrant Lived American Dream 26 (2007/08)Publication Credits 26 (2007/08)
From the Director 25 (2006)First El Paso Protestant Church: St. Clement's 25 (2006)Bowie High School: Always a Bear 25 (2006)Golden Gloves Grew Out of El Paso's Love of Boxing 25 (2006)LULAC Fought Hard to Guarantee Rights 25 (2006)El Paso Women Gained Power in LULAC 25 (2006)McKelligon Canyon: From Cattle to Culture 25 (2006)Tortugas Celebrates Virgen de Guadalupe, San Juan 25 (2006)Bataan Death March and POW Camps 25 (2006)Bataan Survivors Recall Horrors 25 (2006)Anthony Family Had Five Sons in World War II 25 (2006)Sober on the Border 25 (2006)Clyde W. Tombaugh: Farm Boy Reached for the Stars 25 (2006)A Taste of Southwest Wine 25 (2006)
From the Director 24 (2005)From the Editors 24 (2005)Gypsie Davenport and May Palmer Ran Infamous Brothels 24 (2005)Pioneer Attorney William Burges Tackled Unpopular Issues 24 (2005)Richard Fenner Burges: Renaissance Man 24 (2005)Charles Kelly Wielded Power with Political 'Ring' 24 (2005)Tom Charles Wanted World to Know White Sands 24 (2005)Dripping Springs has Rich History 24 (2005)Thomas B. White Directed Innovative La Tuna for 19 Years 24 (2005)Cowboys on the Range --- Missile Range, That Is 24 (2005)Ranchers vs. the Feds: The McNew Saga 24 (2005)Mexican Repatriation in 1930s 24 (2005)White House Department Store 24 (2005)Thomason Hospital Celebrates 90 Years 24 (2005)R.E. Thomason Shaped City, State, Nation 24 (2005)
Postcards from the Past Editor's Column 23 (2004)From the Editors 23 (2004)Solomon C. Schutz Helped Bring Law and Order to El Paso 23 (2004)James Gillett Showed Courage in El Paso 23 (2004)Jim White Explored Carlsbad Caverns for Years 23 (2004)Ben Lilly: Mountain Man of the Southwest 23 (2004)Aldo Leopold Proposed Land Ethics 23 (2004)Escontrias Ranch: A Link to Hueco Tanks Park 23 (2004)Hueco Tanks is Site of Controversy 23 (2004)Marcelino Serna Became World War I Hero 23 (2004)Sam Dreben Soldiered All Over the World 23 (2004)Kern Place Neighborhood: The Man Behind the Name 23 (2004)Farah Manufacturing Now Just a Memory 23 (2004)Texas Knights of Columbus Began in El Paso 23 (2004)
Look for Us on the Web - Editor's Column 22 (2003)From the Editors 22 (2003)Victorio Fought to the Death for Homeland 22 (2003)O. T. Bassett and Charles R. Morehead 22 (2003)S. H. Newman: Pioneer Newspaperman Fought Vice 22 (2003)Elfego Baca Lived More Than Nine Lives 22 (2003)Woman's Club Has Long Served City 22 (2003)Cathedral's Beauty Pleases 22 (2003)Albert J. Fountain's Achievements Eclipsed by Mysterious Death 22 (2003)Albert B. Fall's Career Ended in Disgrace 22 (2003)Cloudcroft Baby Sanatorium Saved Many 22 (2003)Dale Resler Worked Hard for El Paso 22 (2003)Price's Dairy Still Family Owned 22 (2003)Woodlawn Bottling Brought Pepsi to Town 22 (2003)Union Depot Witnessed Growth of El Paso 22 (2003)
We're Now on the Web --From the Editor 21(2002)From the Editors 21(2002)Downtown Opium Dens Attracted Many 21(2002)Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom for Texas Slaves 21(2002)Black Cowboys Rode the Trails, Too 21(2002)Ku Klux Klan Had Short Life in El Paso 21(2002)Mining Became Big Business in Southwest 21(2002)Smeltertown Still Exists in Memories 21 (2002)El Paso Played Important Role in the Mexican Revolution 21 (2002)Pancho Villa Led Northern Forces in Revolution 21 (2002)Soldaderas Played Important Roles in Revolution 21 (2002)Pershing, Villa Forever Linked to Columbus 21 (2002)Cristeros Became Mexican Martyrs 1926-1929 -- 21 (2002)Houchen Settlement House Helped New Arrivals 21 (2002)Otis A. Aultman Captured Border History in Pictures 21 (2002)
Hot Springs Have Long HistoryThe Building of a City -- From the Editor 20 (2001)From the Staff (Volume 20)Pat Garrett Enjoyed Controversy 20 (2001)Marshal Dallas Stoudenmire Terrorized Town 20 (2001)History Reveals Rivalry of Madams Etta Clark and Alice Abbott 20 (2001)Kohlberg, Krupp, Zielonka Became Business and Civic Leaders 20 (2001)Olga Kohlberg Pioneered Many Local Organizations 20 (2001)Henry Trost's Architectural Legacy Lives On 20 (2001)Sunset Heights Preserves History 20 (2001)Adolph Schwartz Built Local Retail Dynasty 20 (2001)Zach T. White Brought Progress to El Paso 20 (2001)Masons Became Leaders in Texas, El Paso 20 (2001)Smallpox Epidemic Showed Need for Hospitals20 (2001)El Paso High School Remains Classic 20 (2001)Bhutanese Architecture Distinguishes UTEP Campus 20 (2001)Elephant Butte Dam Solved Early Water Problems 20 (2001)
Pioneer Ranch became Concordia Cemetery 19 (2000)El Paso Grows Up 19 (2000)From the Staff 19 (2000)Chinese Immigrants Helped Build Railroad in El Paso 19 (2000)Volunteer Fire Department Grew into Professional Company 19 (2000)1880s Brought First Theaters to Town 19 (2000)Sisters of Charity Began Hotel Dieu Hospital 19 (2000)Tuberculosis Turned El Paso Into a Health Center 19 (2000)First Public School Built in 1884 19 (2000)Enigmatic Olivas Aoy Began School for Mexican Children 19 (2000)El Paso Public Library Began Modestly 19 (2000)Jesuits Continue to Influence Area 19 (2000)Sisters of Loretto Have Long Tradition in Southwest 19 (2000)Mormons Found Sanctuary in Mexico in 1880s 19 (2000)Mennonite Colonies in Mexico Accept Change Slowly 19 (2000)Flu Epidemic of 1918 Hit El Paso Hard 19 (2000)Early City Planners Saw Future in Scenic Drive 19 (2000)Prohibition Stimulated Economies of El Paso, Juárez 19 (2000)
The Editor's Column : The Building of a City 18 (1999)From the Editors 18 (1999)Magoffinsville Had Lasting Influence on El Paso 18 (1999)Town of El Paso Grew from Pioneer Settlements 18 (1999)Downtown El Paso Is Monument to Anson Mills 18 (1999)1848 War With Mexico Created Southwest 18 (1999)Colonel Doniphan and Volunteers Won Battle of Brazito 18 (1999)Gadsden Purchase Clarified U.S. Boundaries 18 (1999)Early Fort Bliss Occupied Pioneer Sites 18 (1999)Henry O. Flipper Paved Way for Integration of Military 18 (1999)Buffalo Soldiers Defended Western Frontier 18 (1999)El Paso Was Midpoint of Overland Mail Service 18 (1999)Salt War of 1877 Divided Southwest Residents 18 (1999)Geronimo Led Final Fight 18 (1999)Apache Indians Defended Homelands in Southwest 18 (1999)Texas Rangers Helped Keep Order on Frontier 18 (1999)Sarah Bowman and Tillie Howard: Madams of the 1800s 18 (1999)El Paso Grew Up with Arrival of Railroad 18 (1999)
Aztecs Ruled Complex, Rich Society 17 (1998)From the Editor 17 (1998)Aztec Beliefs Helped Conquer Mexico 17 (1998)Cortés Created New Order in Mexico 17 (1998)La Malinche Remains Controversial 17 (1998)Cabeza de Vaca: Travels in Texas 17 (1998)Estebán Furthered Legend of Cíbola 17 (1998)Coronado Searched for Cities of Gold 17 (1998)Oñate Conquered Desert to Explore Southwest 17 (1998)Festival Celebrates Oñate's Historic Arrival 17 (1998)Fray Garcia Left Great Legacy 17 (1998)Franciscans Brought Catholicism to Area 17 (1998)America's First Highway: El Camino Real 17 (1998)Pueblo Revolt Brought Tiguas South 17 (1998)Tigua Indians Survive 300 Years of Ordeals 17 (1998)Area Missions are Part of Living History 17 (1998)San Elizario Presidio Protected Settlers 17 (1998)Ethnic Terms Can Cause Confusion 17 (1998)
Oasis Restaurants Symbolized ‘50s Teen Scene 13 (1995)‘50s Cars Changed American Lifestyle And Image 13 (1995)Chevy Bel Air Charmed 1950 Car Buyers 13 (1995)San Jacinto Plaza Remains Heart Of Downtown El Paso 13 (1995)Smokey Bear: A Legend Is Made 13 (1995)El Paso's Company E Survivors Remember Rapido River Assaults 13 (1995)Company E Survivor Recalls Days As Prisoner Of War 13 (1995)El Paso Red Cross Essential to War Effort 13 (1995)World War II Took its Toll On The Home Front 13 (1995)Civil Air Patrol Protected Border During World War II -- 13 (1995)Quickie Divorces Granted in Juárez 13 (1995)Atomic Bomb Developed In Southwest 13 (1995)Former Crew Members On B-17s Remember Tough Times 13 (1995)Vintage Warplanes Keep Past Alive 13 (1995)The Cavalry Bugler: Essential To Horse and Man 13 (1995)Sun Carnival 1936 Style 13 (1995)H. Arthur Brown: El Paso Symphony Guru Of The ‘30s -- 13 (1995)Swing Music Helped Dispel The Blues Of The ‘30s and ‘40s -- 13 (1995)The General Store: A Hidden Treasure Of The Past 13 (1995)
Change on the Border 15 (1997)From the Editor 15 (1997)Latinos Work To Change Stereotypes In Hollywood 15 (1997)Cesar Chávez: Simple Man, People’s Hero 15 (1997)Shelter For Farm Workers Becomes Reality 15 (1997)Women’s Shelter Helps To Heal The Pain 15 (1997)Home Schools Become Popular Alternative 15 (1997)Renovation May Revive Downtown El Paso 15 (1997)Title IX Changed Women's Sports 15 (1997)Special Olympics Shine In El Paso 15 (1997)La Fe Clinic Serves South El Paso 15 (1997)ASARCO Works To Clean Up Its Act 15 (1997)A Growing Phenomenon: Single Fathers 15 (1997)Stepfamilies Become More Numerous 15 (1997)Teens Rebel Against Authority 15 (1997)Comics Retain Popularity 15 (1997)Tom Moore And Archie Have Timeless Appeal 15 (1997)
Life on the Border: 1950s & 1960s --14 (1996)From The Editors 14 (1996)A Baseball Team By Any Other Name 14 (1996)Drive-In Theaters Appealed to all Ages 14 (1996)El Paso Trolley First to Connect Two Nations 14 (1996)Barbie Doll Revolutionized Toy Industry 14 (1996)Rabies Took Bite of Sun City 14 (1996)Rabies: A Deadly Virus 14 (1996)Border Patrol Used Variety of Methods to Control Immigration 14 (1996)L. A. Nixon Fought Texas Voting Law 14 (1996)Douglass School Served Black Community Well 14 (1996)Thelma White Case Forced College Integration 14 (1996)Steve Crosno: An El Paso Original 14 (1996)Rock 'N' Roll Defined Teen Culture 14 (1996)A Shopping Mall by the People for the People 14 (1996)Chamizal Dispute Settled Peacefully 14 (1996)Turney Mansion Becomes Work of Art 14 (1996)First Hispanic Mayor Elected in 1957 -- 14 (1996)Flower Children Chose Alternative Lifestyle 14 (1996)
Three Decades of History 12 (1994)From the Editors 12 (1994)The Plaza Theater…Here to Stay!? 12 (1994)El Paso Broadcasting: The Stories Behind the Call Letters 12 (1994)Alphabet Agencies: FDR's Brainstorm 12 (1994)Chihuahuita in the 1930s: Tough Times in the Barrio 12 (1994)Hobo Sign Language Targeted El Paso 12 (1994)Self- Sufficiency Key to Farmers' Survival During Depression 12 (1994)Hanna's Story A Holocaust Survivor Remembers 12 (1994)Former Members Recall Life in Hitler Youth 12 (1994)German Prisoners of War Interned at Fort Bliss During World War II -- 12 (1994)German POWs Remembered at Fort Bliss 12 (1994)One German POW's Story 12 (1994)Ration Books and Victory Gardens: Coping with Shortages 12 (1994)Women Changed Wartime Work Patterns 12 (1994)Bracero Program Hurt Domestic Farm Workers 12 (1994)San Pedro Pharmacy Retains Look of the Past 12 (1994)Teenage Fashions of the Nifty Fifties 12 (1994)Rebel Image of Motorcyclists Set in 1950s -- 12 (1994)
Border Customs and Crafts From the Editor 10 (1992)From the Editors 10 (1992)King on the Mountain 10 (1992)Piñatas! 10 (1992)How to Play the Piñata Game 10 (1992)Out of a Cotton Boll Bloom Beautiful Crafts 10 (1992)Cotton Boll Entertains Too 10 (1992)Hands That Create Art and Soul 10 (1992)La Charreada - Mexican Horsemanship 10 (1992)Boots - A Family Tradition 10 (1992)Some Boys Still Grow Up to be Cowboys 10 (1992)Boot Capital of the World 10 (1992)The Magic of Mariachis 10 (1992)Ballet Folklorico - High School Style 10 (1992)New Generation of Mariachis 10 (1992)The Lady is a Bullfighter 10 (1992)The Midwife: Choices for Border Women 10 (1992)Retablos: Echoes of Faith 10 (1992)Tigua Indians: Dancing for St. Anthony 10 (1992)The Aztec and the Miracle 10 (1992)A Hispanic Girl's Coming of Age 10 (1992)Art - Low and Slow 10 (1992)Wedding Traditions on the Border 10 (1992)
Border Food Folkways From the Editor 9 (1991)From the Staff 9 (1991)Tortillas: Border Staff of Life 9 (1991)The Booming Tortilla Industry in Mexico 9 (1991)Where's The Beef? In El Paso! 9 (1991)How Do I Love Thee, Piggy? Let Me Count the Ways! 9 (1991)Tamales By Any Other Name Remain The Same 9 (1991)Rio Grande Thanksgiving 9 (1991)The Tigua Indians: Food for Thought 9 (1991)Corn: The Golden Gift from Our Ancestors 9 (1991)Border Pottery - Function and Beauty 9 (1991)Holy Hot Mole! 9 (1991)Looking Back at the Chile Pepper 9 (1991)Men Behind the Chile Pepper 9 (1991)Hot Peppers : They're Not Just for Eating 9 (1991)Food, Spices Double as Folk Cures 9 (1991)Weeds or Edible Desert Plants? 9 (1991)Cactus: It's Good for You! 9 (1991)Day of the Dead Celebrates Spiritual Tradition 9 (1991)Nutricious, Delicious Beans 9 (1991)Menudo Makes The Big Time 9 (1991)Mediterranean Cuisine: Old Tradition, Fresh Idea 9 (1991)Lenten Foods: From Fasting to Fabulous 9 (1991)Tarahumaras Rely on Nature for Food 9 (1991)Tempting Sweet Breads : Pan de Dulce 9 (1991)
Border Customs and Crafts II From the Editor -- 11 (1993)From the Editors 11 (1993)The Best Little Asaderos in Texas 11 (1993)Glass Work Disappearing on Border 11 (1993)Cockfights Legal in Surrounding Areas 11 (1993)Local Craftsmen Keep Art of Saddlery Alive 11 (1993)James and Joseph Magoffin: El Paso Pioneers 11 (1993)Chile Ristras Brighten Border Homes 11 (1993)Magoffin Home Preserves El Paso's Past 11 (1993)Bavarian Custom Celebrated in El Paso: Oktoberfest 11 (1993)Munich on the Border 11 (1993)Santo Niño de Atocha Called Miracle Worker 11 (1993)Lenten Customs Vary 11 (1993)To Ask is to Receive 11 (1993)Border Maintains Tradition of Posadas 11 (1993)A Visit from Three Kings 11 (1993)Matachines: Soldiers of the Virgin 11 (1993)Dichos Are an Intricate Part of Mexican Culture 11 (1993)Cultural Superstitions Affect Behavior 11 (1993)Que Onda Homeboy! Why Do We Talk Like This? 11 (1993)Traditional Hispanic Children's Games Disappear 11 (1993)
El Paso Women to ResearchEl Paso Women to Research (by name)El Paso Men to ResearchEl Paso Men to Research (by name)
From the Editors 30 (2012)From the Editor, Credits and Contents 30 (2012)Jessie Hawkins and Jenna Welch: Love, Loss and Laughter 30 (2012)Woodrow Wilson Bean: One in a Million 30 (2012)David L. Carrasco Gave Back to Hometown 30 (2012)Cleofas Calleros Made Local History Important 30 (2012)Robert E. McKee: From Rags to Riches to Philanthropy 30 (2012)Kate Moore Brown: A Woman of Many Firsts 30 (2012)Fun in the 1890s: The McGinty Club 30 (2012)
Borderlands Web Issue From the Editor 31(2013/14)Acknowledgements 31(2013/14)Mother Praxedes Carty: Serving God by Serving Others 31(2013/14)Carrie Tingley Hospital and the Couple Behind It 31 (2013/14)Harvey Girls Changed the West 31(2013/14)Jake Erlich: A Big Man in Many Ways 31(2013/14)Vernus Carey: Mr. YMCA 31(2013/14)
Borderlands 32 Tolerance. From the Editors and Acknowledgements 32(2014/15)Henry Kellen Created El Paso Holocaust Museum 32(2014/15)Bicycle Padre Still Working 32(2014/15)El Paso Connections: Ambrose Bierce: writer 32(2014/15)Mysterious Deaths: Bobby Fuller, Rock Icon 32(2014/15)Mysterious Deaths: Tom Ogle, Inventor 32(2014/15)Jake Erlich: A Big Man in Many Ways 32(2014)Harvey Girls Changed the West 32(2014)
Borderlands 33 Service. From the Editors and Acknowledgements 33(2015)Nothing Is Impossible: Major General Heidi V. Brown 33 (2015)Local Latino Soldiers Receive Medal of Honor Decades after Heroism 33 (2015)Vernus Carey: Mr. YMCA 33 (2015)Will the Real Leon Blevins Please stand up? 33 (2015)Carrie Tingley Hospital and the Couple Behind It 33 (2015)Mother Praxedes Carty: Serving God by Serving Others 33 (2015)
Borderlands 34 Inspiration. From the Editors and Acknowledgements 34(2016/17)Building Bridges Instead of Walls: Temple Mount Sinai 34 (2016/17)Ruben Salazar: A Bridge Between Two Societies 34 (2016/17)Luis Jimenez: Art Creates Dialogue 34 (2016/17)Richard "Tuff" Hedeman: The Michael Jordan of Professional Bull Riding 34 (2016/17)Rescue Mission of El Paso Provides Food and Opportunity 34 (2016/17)
35 From the EditorsArea Missions Are Part of Living History (with 2017 update)Downtown El Paso is Monument to Anson Mills (with 2017 update)Chihuahuita in the 1930s: Tough Times in the Barrio (with 2017 update)The Magic of Mariachis (with 2017 update)New Generation of Mariachis (with 2017 update)Looking Back at the Chile PepperMen Behind the Chile Pepper (with 2017 update)Hot Peppers: They're Not Just for EatingEl Paso Trolley First to Connect Two Nations (with 2017 update)Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe Serves El Paso County (with 2017 update)Tuberculosis Turned El Paso into a Health Center (with 2017 update)El Paso's Company E Survivors Remember Rapido River Assault (with 2017 update)Company E Survivor Recalls Days as Prisoner of War (with 2017 update)James and Joseph Magoffin: El Paso Pioneers (with 2017 update)
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El Paso Area Women to Research

Sphere of influence and/or cultural background:  

Activists / Social Change  | Actors/Entertainers |  African American  |  Artists   | Athletes  | Aviators | Education | Entrepreneurs/Bankers Government | Jewish | Journalists/Writers |  Law Enforcement |  Lawyers |  Libraries/Museums | Military  |  Physicians/Healthcare  | Pioneers |  Religious leaders |   Suffragists | UTEP  

Alphabetical List

Activists   see also Suffragists

  • Apodaca, Felicitas  EP Planned Parenthood. Activist, later active in CA
    •  Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia  at NW Ref E184.S75 L35 2006
    • Frontiers: a Journal of Women's Studies Jan 1, 1999. "There is nothing as gentle as strength, and nothing as strong as gentleness: The life and times of Felicitas Cordova Apodaca, 1912-1997" article written by her daughter M. Linda Apodaca. Available at UTEP at HQ1101. F93 or electronically at UTEP in JSTOR.
  • Armendariz, Mary Lou Ladies LULAC
  • Barry, Alice P. Hall of Fame member, "liberated woman" active in many organizations
    • El Paso County Historical Society archives: 083-1995-71 
    •  "El Paso County Historical Society Scrapbook 1991-1992
    • Hall of Honor Nov.8,1992  Dr.Louis Breck, Alice P. Barry, Ben Dowell; Hall of Honor recipient list 1961-1991."
    • selected El Paso Times articles Photo

  • Bernard, Anna Aufman (1902-1960)  Guiding force for creating the Sunshine Day Nursery, prototype for today's day care centers.  also helped grow and develop the McCall Day Nursery for African American children.  Founded interfaith day under Temple Mt. Sinai, member of Texas Western Women's Auxiliary and Planned Parenthood.   Insights and hindsights of some El Paso Jewish families p. 22-23  daughter is Janice Bernard Katz.

  • Cotera, Martha P. civil rights activist, historian educator.
  • de la Vega, Guadalupe Arizpe -- Mexican health care leader in Ciudad Juarez
    • set up Mexican federation of private associations for health & community development in Juarez in 1973 and Hospital de la Familia in CJ 
    • El Paso Herald Post 3/13/97, El Paso Times 2/2/097 1F,  El Paso Herald Post 2/20/91 "People to watch"

  • Dodson, Mary Ann philanthopist
  • Dodson, Stephanie leader in women and children's issues previous director of Center Against Family Violence
  • Flood, Maria Elena director of the Regional Academic Health Center, community leader, 

  • Flores de Andrade  early Mexican activist, moved with Pedro Mendoza (member of the PLM) to El Paso in 1906.  Joined another women's group and aligned with Francisco Madero.  Some full text at U.S.-Mexico Borderlands- Historical and Contemporary Perspectives - Page 134,  Disrupting Savagism: Chicana/o mexican Immigrant, and Native American ... - Page 59

  • Fox, Gladys Lundy  married to Chris Fox -- active civic worker

  • Gardner, Helen (Nell) Stanley businesswoman, established first home for elderly, first Pilot Club  Genealogy information, confirm accuracy by searching published sources, such as newspapers, Password journal article "The Houck & Dieter/Empire Bottling Works" in vol 42: 126,127,128

  • Gutierrez, Lily  immigration activist
    • Catholic Legal Immigration network (CLINIC) 1997 annual report,  2 page article and obit 4/15/08 El Paso Times (see UTEP Special Collections's Eva Ross Collection MS 447)
    • Short Bio on  CLINIC's page, click on LIly Gutierrez Memorial Fund

  • Harvey, Maude  wife of Crawford Harvey, founder of El Paso National Bank, she was first woman to head the El Paso Red Cross and founded an office of Planned Parenthood.   Maud Harvey could be combined into an article on the Harvey family's impact on El Paso:  Crawford/Charles and Maud, and their son Paul Harvey and his wife Katharine White Harvey.
    • Howe, Marie Sheldon (Mrs. Walter D.) Director of Woman's Dept of the Chamber of Commerce,  active in politics, El Paso Woman's Club (which we have written about already in a Borderlands article), Pan American Round Table, etc.    Password 9:127-131. EP Hall of Fame 1964.

    • Kern, Ruth.  Early woman lawyer in El Paso and "along with John Karr and Melvin Strauss were the heart and soul of the American Civil Liberties Union" (El Paso Bar Journal, Oct/Nov 2008 p. 7  See women lawyers potential topics section for more info. 

    • Massey, Charlotte-- civic leader and philanthropist

    • Mills, Mary Hamilton founder of El Paso Woman's Club
    • Moore, Kathleen M  (Mrs. Victor) 1939 administrator of the Southwestern Children’s Home. “my dearie”  died 1979.  administrator of the Southwestern Children’s Home, on Altura, after husband’s death in 1939.  home began 1923 by Rev. Hogg.  The home published bookletsPassword XXX,91-94.  photo on 92.El Paso Herald Post obit July 7, 1979.

    • Moreno, Art and Mary Lou  co-founders of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and active in the Border AIDS Project. 

    • Nixon, Drusilla married to Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon, a leader in her own rightInstitute of Oral History interview

    • Olivares, Graciela administrator of the Community Services Administration

    • Pan American Round Table -- Cross border meetings of women to promote better understanding.
    • Schuessler, Louise Johnson "Carrie Nation without a hatchet" as director of the women's dept of the EP Chamber of Commerce successfully cleared newsstands of pornographic material available to teenagers.
    • Schuster, Eugenia --sources under Schuster, Michael and family

      • Schwartz, Hedwig Mathias  (Mrs. Maurice) 1894-1981
      • Valdes Villalva, Maria Guillermina 1939-1991. border/maquiladora scholar and activist.  UTEP grad.  Handbook of Texas

      • Washington, Johnnie Rev. African American activist see NAACP unsung heroes page for details, scroll to bottom

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      African Americans 
      (Call McCall Community Center  to learn more and see African Americans in El Paso by Maceo Dailey).

      • Berry, Cleola Lmember of El Paso Women's Hall of Fame

      • Davis, Alice James African American principal of North Loop Elementary school
      • Hills, Frances member of pioneer Black family 

      • McCall, Olalee leader in the African American community, musician, first female principal of Douglass school
        • See Notable Women in El Paso paragraph
        • p. 33 in Music in El Paso: 1919-1939 

      • Nixon, Drusilla married to Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon  see Activists / Social Change

      • Sampson, Mrs. Edward  president of  El Paso Colored Women's Club   Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands (search google books p. 162
      • Washington, Johnnie Rev.African American activist 

      • Webb, Mary donated land to a segregated city of the 1940s

      • Williams, Clara Belle first woman African American graduate of NMSU.  


      • Cox, Holly 3rd generation EP artist, father ws Eugene Thurston

      • De la Vega, Angela Mia1970- sculptor 

      • Denton, Lois artist 

      • Emeree, Berla I. 1899-1948 early El Paso artist

      • Molina, Diana a native El Pasoan, has produced exhibits at The World Museum of Art in Rotterdam, the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington D.C., and The Houston Museum of Natural Science among other locations.  A series of her photo collections are held at the Special Collections Library at University of Texas, El Paso and at the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas, Austin.

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      • Armstrong, Mrs. O.H premier woman golfer 1920s. "Arguably El Paso's premier woman golfer of the late 1920s and into the 1930s.  In 1935 she made history as the first woman to play in a men's tournament in El Paso.   Per Richard Bussell, in the Conquistador newsletter of the El Paso County Historical Society Fall 2007.

      • Bloss, Margaret Varner
      • Du Pont, Margaret Tennis player 1998 El Paso Times article 

      • McCormick, Pat First Texas woman bullfighter El Paso/Juarez.Texas Women Who Dared to Be First (netLibrary ebook)  page 131-141. 
        • We have a related article on Pat Hayes  (who we have written about in a Borderlands article), another woman bullfighter from this area. 

      • Monticone, Evie El Paso Softball Hall of Fame member



      • Alexander, Birdie leader in musical activities in El Paso 1913-1960.  Also leader in Dallas.  Elementary school named after her in Dallas. EP Herald Post Feb 27, 1970   p 26 Handbook of Texas Online

      • De Avila, Dolores Innovative Principal of Ysleta Elementary School

      • Dodson, Betty  educator
      • Gorbutt, Catherine  principal of Aoy School
        • one of three women in Who's Who in El Paso and the Great Southwest (1940s)  Photo
        • State Director of Education for the National Education Association 1922-23.  Her address listed as 2 Wallace Annex, El Paso.  She attended Board of Directors meetings in Boston. Later her address is given as El Paso Teachers' Association, Wallace Annex. She was a delegate to the Regional Assembly along with Gertrude Higgins.
        • Speak to historian Fred Morales.  He may have more information, and I know he has a photo of her.

      • Radford School for Girls /Lucinda Templin
        • Password articles:
          • "Crinoline, Curriculum and Cannons: The story of Radford School for Girls," by Phillis A. Mainz, art., : x, 95-103 
          • "Radford School, The First 75 Years of Excellence," art. by Laura Cramer, : xxx, 123 
          • Cramer, Laura, art. "Radford School, The First 75 Years of Excellence,": xxx, 123 
          • Radford School for Girls (El Paso), : xiii, 117; xvi, 43, 76; xvii, 3; xviii, 119; xix, 3; xxii, 133 
          • Radford School, : xxix, 196; xxx, 123, photo (1918), 124
        • 1950 Time magazine article on Ms. Templin
        • El Paso Times  7/6/78 1C on Ms. Templin

      • Tippin, Mary N. first and only El Pasoan president of the TX PTA.  Westside elementary school named after her. 

      • Winkler, Myra C.
        • Supt of El Paso schools for ten years prior to 1922.  Asst professor at the College of Mines 1922-  Photo in 1924 Flowbook, College of Mines yearbook.  
          Shawn Lay - 1985 - ‎Snippet view. In June 1921, Myra C.Winkler, county superintendent of schools, complained that the use of Spanish in private schools 


      • Addis, Sara Allen internationally recognized woman entrepreneur

      • Arrambide, Lilia Natalia De-Cory founder of Pancho’s Mexican Buffet, which grew into a chain of restaurants throughout the Southwest; died at 93 in El Paso, May 10, 2001. from  Texas Almanac Obituaries

      • Ayoub, Zacchia Jabalie Syrian Lebanese.  1930 Built Border Tobacco -- started a million dollar  business by selling candy from a truck.
      • Bucher, Anne 1892-1973 Prominent El Paso businesswoman Anne Bucher Family Papers. Ms 0304. Rio Grande Historical Collections, New Mexico State University Library.

      • Calisher, Ada
        • wife of Jacob Calisher, merchant and proprietor of the J. Calisher Dry Goods Co, 1881-1912
        • She operated a boarding house.
        • First superintendent of  the El Paso Hebrew Sunday School, organized on Oct 4, 1890
        • Insights and hindsights of some El Paso Jewish families  p.50-51
        • ;El Paso County Historical Society  090-2002-008-061  "Letter from Cpt. Billy Woolverton, retired E.P. fireman and policeman Aug. 2, 1968 to Bill Hooten with story of the 1910 Calisher Fire. 3 pages."
        • Password Calisher's Department Store, : xxvii, 140

      • Daughtry, Barbara Jean banker UTEP Special Collections Eva Ross papers -- MS 447  2 page biog info

      • DeGroat, Martini (Martha)

      • Elliot, Caroline Stras Granddaughter of Albert B. Fall  (who we have written about already in a Borderlands article)
        • First female bank officer in El Paso and when she retired in 1978, she was senior vice-president of operations at the Bank of El Paso.
        •  Caroline Stras collection of Fall family papers. Ms 0464. Archives and Special Collections, NMSU Library  has photographs of Caroline.

      • Orndorff, Alzina (Mama De)  builder of the Cortez Hotel, president of League of Woman Voters, exceptional woman for her time.  buried in Concordia.

      • Peyton, Mary see Peyton Packing plant on Potential Topics page

      • Wardy, Lorraine entrepreneur/businesswoman
        • MS 447 (Eva Ross) collection at UTEP's Special Collection -- good amount of information, letters articles, hall of fame application
        • Related ? Password: Amen Wardy, (Dress Shop): xvi, 177
        • El Paso Times 5/2/2010 article
        • Women's fund of El Paso interview

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      • Bernard, Anna Aufman 1902-1960  see   Social Change

      • Schwartz, Hedwig Mathias 1894-1981 -- helped found Lighthouse for the Blind see   Social Change


      • Deuell, Henrietta pseud Peggy Hull) first accredited woman war correspondent
        • Got her start in El Paso in the spring of 1916 reporting on National Guard unit activities during the Mexican Revolution.  She came down with the  National Guard unit of Cleveland, OH where she wrote for the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper.  She wrote a regular advertising column and reported on activities at Fort Bliss and Camp Pershing for the El Paso Herald and the El Paso Morning Times. Handbook of Texas Online 
        • Those Extraordinary Women of World War I - Page 64  It might be interesting to research the articles she wrote in 1916-1917 locally at her start and compare them to her later writings and what she accomplished.  Her acquaintance with General Pershing helped advance her career in a time when women were not going to be approved to do this kind of work. 

      • Funkhouser, Barbara First woman editor of the El Paso Times, 1980

      • Jones, Harriott Howze. (Mrs. H. Crampton) father was major general at Fort Bliss, she writes lots of articles on historic houses for Password.

      • Trambley, Estela Portillo  pioneer Chicana playwright, ironically better known outside her home town of El Paso
        • Handbook of Texas.  3 brief mentions in articles on literature
        • Grace and Gumption: The Women of El Paso p. 82-84
        • Chicana ways : conversations with ten Chicana writers  at EPCC NW.  (found by searching google books)  Search other listings in google books, and don't forget to click on "find in a library" to see if the book is available locally. 
        • Chicana Feminist Acts: Re-Staging Chicano/a Theater from the Early Twentieth Century to the Present
        • Seach google scholar as well. 
        • Interview in the journal MELUS   Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter, 1982  Journal article available at UTEP online and in print  (found by searching Google Scholar) 
        • In doing a keyword search in library catalogs, look for books that do NOT list her as the author -- those are books written by her.  In UTEP's catalog, I see that there are literary awards given locally to Tracy Trambley, perhaps a relative to interview?
        • in Eva Ross collection in special collections at UTEP (MS 447) copies of articles fromAustin American Statesman article 12/6/81, El Paso Herald Post 4/2/90 page A1
        • find books and articles in our Discovery system (EPCC students or on campus use only).
        • Written works and biographical information at the Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin
        • EP Herald Post full page article and photo on Blacklight play Jul 5, 1975 p. 25; El Paso Herald Post review of Blacklight Jul 17, 1975 p.51; biographical article Jun 5, 1976 p. 37; Review of Isabel and the Dancing Bear May 30, 1977 p. 14; El Paso Herald Post  May 29, 1976 review of another play.  These are available through either at the desk, or with your own trial subscription, or on microfilm at the Main LIbrary downtown. 

      • Villalobos, Robbie Myrick journalist and actress 1954-2004.  cofounded El Paso Association of Hispanic Journalists

      • Wiggins, Bernice Love El Paso poet from the 1920s.  African American. b. 1897.  "Wheresoever my people chance to dwell" book on African American El Paso women on reserves gets its title from her poetry.

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        El Paso Area Women to Research (continued)

        Sphere of influence and/or cultural background:  

        Activists / Social Change  | Actors/Entertainers |  African American  |  Artists   | Athletes  | Aviators | Education | Entrepreneurs/Bankers Government | Jewish | Journalists/Writers |  Law Enforcement |  Lawyers |  Libraries/Museums | Military  |  Physicians/Healthcare  | Pioneers |  Religion |   Suffragists | UTEP  

        Alphabetical List


        Law Enforcement

        • Carvalho, Eloisa (1895-) Asst to the probation office, 1930s-1940s

        • Farnham, Kate (Mrs.) policewoman began working for EP in 1918.

        • Johns, Lorena  county policewoman per El Paso Herald  Jan 11, 1922 article

        • Mendez, Virginia-- first policewoman 1911-1923, at that time no other Mexican city workers. politically active Password xxvii: 34.Interview with her daughter, co-owner of La Hacienda Cafe.

        • Newton, Ida Mrs

        • Phoenix, Mrs. P. H  listed as police matron in 1923 El Paso Herald  article along with Mrs. Ida Newton

        • Sharp, Julia Mrs.listed as deputy sheriff in El Paso Herald article

        • Webster, Emma County probation officer El Paso Herald  June 24, 1921 



        • Stanton, Mary pioneer schoolteacher whose personal library started the El Paso Public Library in the 1890s.   See paragraph in our Notable Women page; Grace and Gumption: The Women of El Paso

        • Turner, Sue Cardwell founder of US Border Patrol Museum   MS 447 (Eva Ross) collection at UTEP's Special Collection -- Hall of Fame application

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        • Kelly, Charlee One of four daughters born to an early El Paso mayor.  One of the first women to enlist in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps in 1942, she was with the first group of WAAC officers sent to the South Pacific during World War II. See paragraph in our Notable Women page.

        • Offutt, Jean spokeswoman for Ft. Bliss, El Paso Hall of Fame member

        • Woman's Auxiliary Corps (later known as the Woman's Army Corps)  arrives in El Paso March 1943 , headquartered here from 1944-1946 Historic El Paso p. 106 and photo of women's barracks on page 108.


        • Bishop, Ida, Dr.  This physician and her doctor husband arrived in El Paso in 1888, and established their practices in the Sheldon building, there until 1910, and then the Herald building.  She would later become president of the Pioneer Women's Association.  She is believed to be the first woman to practice medicine in Texas.  Per Richard Bussell, in the Conquistador newsletter of the El Paso County Historical Society, Fall 2007.  
        • Faudoa, Rita 1887- Early El Paso healthcare worker 
        • Hill, Dr. Mattie Foster  League of Women Voters  Historical Society archives: 090-2000-007-017  "Dr. Mattie I. Foster Hill listed as one of the Women Physicians in Texas State Journal of Medicine, vo. 12, 1916. Obit in Journal of AMA issue Aug. 7, 1937, died 5/11/1937. Journal AMA form with obit.. Letter to B. Dent 2/26/1998 from Allegheny University-Mattie Hill's obit. Lists; Ida Shope Bishop a physician in EP circa 1900 to 1934; Alice G. Merchant was listed in EP 1906 but not in 1914-no obit found." 
        • Hoenes, Isabel Welsh, Dr.  first woman dentist in El Paso
        • Merchant, Alice Dr. see League of Women Voters 


        • Alarcon, Francisca   
          • 1836-1925 wealthy powerful Chihuahuan widow who moved to El Paso. 
          • Grace and Gumption: The Women of El Paso
          • Granddaughter was Josephine Escontrias who married James C. Thornton in 1900, the event was referred to as "The Wedding of the Century".
          • El Paso Times article on both 09/17/2000 1F (text here: The Wedding) --  photocopy of article is in the NW Library Vertical File on Women
          • Institute of Oral History interview #719 with Rita Faudoa, her granddaughter.  not in the electronic form online, but you can go to UTEP Special Collections and read the transcript.
          • See paragraph in our Notable Women page

        • Dowell, Juana Marquez Tigua Indian, daughter of tribal chief, wife of Ben Dowell.   important to browse articles on her husband, to glean tidbits on her.
        • Escajeda, Josefina 1893-1981 One of the first Mexican American women folklorists in the 20th century. well known in Lower Valley (Clint, Fabens, San Elizario)

        • Glasgow, Octavia Magofin Last resident of the Magoffin house,  granddaughter of Joseph and Octavia Magoffin, her father was General Glasgow.
          • Password articles: Glasgow, Octavia Magoffin: VOL. xxvii, pages 39, 134, 135, 137; 
            VOL xxx, page 22;  VOL v, pages 61, 67;  VOL xiv, page 99 ; 
            Glasgow, Octavia: VOL xx, page 11; photo, VOL xxiii, page 118

        • Hague, Flora notable per Pass of the North and Builder of El Paso MS by Thompson

        • Hart, Juana Siqueiros wife of Simeon Hart  See paragraph in our Notable Women page

        • Harvey, Katherine White -- daughter of Pioneer Zach T. White, donated land for Westside YWCA;  Grace and Gumption: The Women of El Paso  could be combined into an article on the Harvey family's impact on El Paso:  Crawford/Charles and Maud, and their son Paul Harvey and his wife Katharine White Harvey. 

        • Hills, Frances  member of pioneer Black family.   
        • Mills, Mary Hamilton founder of El Paso Woman's Club see Social change

        • Phillips, Mary Dowell.Mary Dowell Phillips was the daughter of Benjamin Dowell, El Paso's first mayor. She came to the area with her father in 1855. notable on her own?  Mary Dowell Phillips memoirs. 3 items MS 31   Consists of a photocopy of a typewritten manuscript composed of the following: 1) "Mary Dowell Phillips' Memoirs;" 2) "Statement of Mrs. Mary M. Phillips on Early Days in El Paso, Texas, as Given to Major Richard F. Burges on May 26, 1934

        • Stanton, Mary pioneer schoolteacher  see Libraries/Museums

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        Religious leaders




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        Research tips

        Note details that might seem insignificant at first glance, in case one finds other information later.

        Women's information is often found through researching the men in their lives (i.e. husband, fathers, etc.) so the notes here might only state that Mrs. X was married to Mr. X who was important for some reason, but in researching him, there might be information about his wife found later.

        * means she is on Historian Sarah Johns' list of women who contributed to El Paso's development.

        ** means the name is a recent addition to this list.


          Women in El Paso Sources


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