Series I: Historical Markers I, 1964-2013
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of applications for historical markers and historical cemeteries, research, notes, correspondence, organizational files, and maps. Historical marker applications were submitted by the Hidalgo County Historical Commission to the Texas Historical Commission Research Department. Marker applications typically include research describing the importance of the location. Files may also include photographs and dedication pamphlets. Collection also contains organizational files from the Hidalgo County Historical Society, which was later re-named to the Hidalgo County Historical Commission.
Series I, Historical Markers I, 1964-2013, consists of applications and research pertaining to historical markers and historical cemeteries.
Series II, Historical Markers II, 1964-2016, consists of applications and research pertaining to historical markers and historical cemeteries.
Series III, Historical Markers Administrative files, 2006-2013, consists of applications, notes, research, and correspondence pertaining to historical markers and historical cemeteries.
Series IV, Historical Research, 1969-2013, consists of research for historical marker applications.
Series V, General, 1929-2015, consists of organizational files, newsletters, notes, and publications.
Series VI, Archives Alert, 1922-1980, consists of photocopies of historic newspaper clippings.
Series VII, Maps, 1884-2011, consists of maps from Cameron and Hidalgo County.
- From the Collection: Hidalgo County Historical Commission (Tex.) (Organization)
- From the Collection: Hidalgo County Historical Society. (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.
Language of Materials
Historical Markers I, 1964-2013, consists of applications and research pertaining to historical markers and historical cemeteries.
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