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Texas College of Mines, Part I (c. 1945)

C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Department, University of Texas at El Paso Library

Silent | c. 1945

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  •  UTEP’s originial Main Building, the oldest building on campus 
  •  Dossie M. Wiggins, President of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy from 1935 to 1948 
  •  A group of well dressed ladies come to visit TCM, walk into Bell Hall 
  •  Science experiments in the laboratory 
  •  Students conduct geological surveys then examine minerals 
  •  Interior of library at the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy 
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This footage, shot for a documentary produced by Bell Telephone circa 1945, captures scenes of campus life at Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy, now known as the University of Texas at El Paso. Images of the original campus, including “Old Main”, the original Main Building and oldest building on campus, are included among various classroom scenes and scenes of a group of women decorating their dorm room and trying on their marching band uniforms.