Photocopying of unpublished manuscripts is prohibited due to copyright restrictions.
Blanca Gomez (Mrs. Fred) Hill, a long-time El Paso teacher and counselor, died in 1972.
Permission to publish material from the Blanca Gomez Hill collection, MS 185, must be obtained from the C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Dept., University of Texas at El Paso Library.
Amelia Montes Skaggs; gift; 1975.
Owen Payne White papers, 1907-1946, MS 112; C. L. Sonnichsen papers, 1861-1991, bulk 1921-1991, MS 141; Rex W. Strickland papers, MS 131; C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Dept.; University Library, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968-0582; USA.
Blanca Gomez Hill Collection, MS 185, C. L. Sonnichsen Special Collections Dept., The University of Texas at El Paso Library.
Original accession number: 839.
Collection donated to UTEP by Amelia Montes (Mrs. Samuel Ralph) Skaggs, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, in memory of Blanca Gomez (Mrs. Fred) Hill, in 1975. The materials were to serve as a nucleus for a library memorial collection in the name of Mrs. Hill. It is not known whether the materials were originally collected by Mrs. Hill or Mrs. Skaggs.
Consists chiefly of photocopies of materials relating to the Montes family of San Elizario, Texas, and the El Paso Salt War of the 1870s. Materials include correspondence between Elizario M. Montes and his uncle, Jesus Montes, who was a participant in the Salt War. Contains information about Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo, who was elected to the United States Senate from New Mexico in 1928; as well as about Pascual Orozco, who was active in the Mexican Revolution. Also included are two pamphlets on the Tarahumara Indians, an academic paper (by Blanca Gomez Hill?) concerning author Carlos Arniches, a pamphlet containing English and Spanish Christmas carols, and several photographs. Many of the materials are written in Spanish.