“ASARCO in El Paso: A Visual History of Industry on the Border, ” is the latest exhibit being featured at the University of Texas at El Paso Library beginning on Friday, April 8, 2016.

The opening reception for the exhibit will feature photographs taken by photographer Martin Stupich of the closed ASARCO El Paso smelter site, a few artifacts, and original maps and drawings from the archives left behind by ASARCO when it was turned over to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Additional materials displayed are pay ledgers from the late 19th century, clippings and photos relating to environmental pollution and the community response to it, and pictures and information about Smeltertown, the community that was displaced because of lead and arsenic contamination.

The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain on display at the University Library through the end of May. For more information, call 915-747-5697.

  • ASARCO in El Paso: A Visual History of Industry on the Border
  • University Library, third floor gallery
  • Opening Reception
  • Friday, April 8, 2016
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.