See Women in Law and Law Enforcement for information on founders: Melvin Strauss, Ruth Kern and John Karr.
Per UTEP Special Collections librarians: There may be material in the Border Rights Coalition records or in the Kathleen Staudt papers. Call ahead to tell them you are coming to research this topic so they can maybe have materials ready. (915) 747-5697
includes these groups: MAYA (Mexican American Youth Association), MAPA (Mexican Americans for Progressive Action), La Alianza and local group of MECha (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán)
El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization (EPISO) / Border Interfaith community organization that works across religious, racial, ethnic, economic, generational and neighborhood lines for the good of the whole community.
see also L.W. Washington (founder of El Paso NAACP) in Male Activists
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: