Dr. John H. McNeely founded the Institute of Oral History (IOH) at UTEP in 1972. The Institute of Oral History records date 1887 - 1988, bulk 1970 - 1981. Types of records include correspondence, project and subject files, transcripts, memoirs, and newspaper clippings. Most of the older records are photocopies. Many of the records relate to the El Paso – Ciudad Juárez border region from 1970 to 1981.