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BSA. Border Studies Archive

 Record Group
Identifier: BSA
A collection focused on the folklore, histories and lives of people living along the U.S.-Mexican border in South Texas, including aural, visual and material documentation.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Border Music

 Collection
Identifier: BSA-003
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: dates vary

Curanderismo Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BSA-008
Abstract

Audio recordings, videos and images from the Cuaranderismo Collection at the Border Studies Archive. Digitized through a grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Dates: -

Contaminación Collection

 Collection — Other ~400B
Identifier: BSA-009
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: -

Spanish Land Grants

 Collection
Identifier: BSA-006
Scope and Contents

Life histories of local families and traces of their land acquisition to first European contact in the borderlands.

Dates: -

Traditional Mexican American Folklore

 Collection — BSA 1
Identifier: BSA-001
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: -