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Frontera: Men to Research (Border Region)

Centralized guide to all EPCC's local history publications, videos and guides and sources for local history topics

Why Use This Page?

There may not be a lot of information on a particular person but you can research several individuals who are in the same field or have similar interests.  If you're doing research on a particular topic, it helps to have lists of people who are active in that topic/field. 

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.

Research full text of local newspaper articles back to 1881 in this database available to EPCC users and in person in EPCC Libraries: 

African American Men


  • Brown, Charles "Charlie"  first African American basketball player with Texas Western College See Male Athletes
  • Jordan, Chester  civil rights activist and founder and former chairman of the El Paso Black Chamber of Commerce.   See  Businessmen/Entrepreneurs
  • Greer, Edward Retd. General see Men in Military
  • Richardson, Nolan  African American basketball coach See Male Athletes
  • Snead, Bob artist and Buffalo Soldiers expert and decorated veteran see Male Artists
  • Washington, L.W.    Co-founded NAACP branch in El Paso.   See Civil Rights in El Paso

Mexican and Mexican American Men

Jewish Men

Gulbas, Irving  WWII veteran and founder of National Restaurant Supply  See Businessmen/Entrepreneurs

Lesinsky, Henry  mining, jobbing company  See Businessmen/Entrepreneurs

 Rubin, Gerald  former Chairman, CEO and President of Helen of Troy,  See Businessmen/Entrepreneurs

Rachel Murphree (NW)

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