woo hoo! I got my first blog question from a student -- it's on the Cohen brothers from El Paso:
I am having trouble finding info on the Cohen Brothers. I know that they were inducted into the El Paso Hall of Fame in 1988 along with Beto Mendez and Jim Paul. I know that the Cohen Stadium was named after them. Please send me sources of information. Thanks, Armando Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
Armando, I've had great luck checking out google books for these brothers, especially Andy. http://books.google.com lets you search fulltext of all kinds of books, sometimes letting you see the full text, sometimes only previews, but always giving you a link to see what library has a book. I've found many many books and I have them listed on the cohen brothers potential topics page:
Here's one example: Two page full text online article on Andy Cohen: Great Jews in Sports - Page 57 See the Cohen page for many more.
I would definitely suggest also calling the Border Heritage Center at the downtown public library. (915-543-5440). I would hope there is an envelope in the vertical file at the Border Heritage Center. This is a collection of photocopied articles on a person or topic. You can also see if there is an envelope on Baseball in El Paso in the files.
In addition, check the newspaper card catalog, under Baseball and also under Cohen, to see other articles available. You would then have to search for the article in the microfilms, ask at the reference desk around the corner from the readers for help. it's more time consuming to search the newspaper index, but I have seen them answer a query about the vertical file on the phone if they are not busy...