BSA. Border Studies Archive
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The Border Music Collection is comprised of interviews with artists and commercial music recorded locally. Collection materials range from norteña, orquesta regional, conjunto, and banda music to electronic and techno hybrid genres like nor-tech (norteño-techno) – each reflecting borderlands cultural formations.
The collection contains non-privileged files pertaining to litigation regarding petroleum hydrocarbon contamination of properties on and around 23rd Street and Business 83 in McAllen, Texas. Documents include trial transcripts and proceedings, technical research and reports, and witness testimony relating to the southern and northern plume cases.
Spanish Land Grants
Life histories of local families and traces of their land acquisition to first European contact in the borderlands.
Traditional Mexican American Folklore
A bilingual collection featuring over 100,000 items ranging from topics such as La Llorona, curanderismo, the chupacabra and the devil at the dance hall.