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RHC. Regional and Historical Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: RHC
Collections related to a variety of topics and individuals of interest due to regional or historical significance.

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Amada of the Gardens film

 Collection — 88
Identifier: ELIBR-000088
Scope and Contents The collection contains documents, slides, audio, and video materials relating to Amada Cardenas (1904-2005), who at the time, was the oldest living licensed merchant of the holy sacrament of the Native American Church. The Gardens is located in Mirando City in the South Texas brush land. Religious pilgrims would trek annually to the Gardens, one of the few places in the United State where their sacrament, peyote, grows.

Anna Marietta Kelsey Papers

 Collection — 134, Box: 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-000134
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, personal, and business files of Anna M. Kelsey and family.

Associated City County Economic Development Corporation (ACCEDC) Collection

 Collection — 89
Identifier: ELIBR-000089
Scope and Contents The collection mainly consists of expenditure reports for houses and lots in Colonia Esperanza and Subdivision #1 in Elsa.

Bob Stewart Collection (CLOSED)

 Collection — 130
Identifier: ELIBR-000130
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal records of the Downs Family, Marin D. Alvarado, and Justine Robb. The entire collection is RESTRICTED and CLOSED for research use.

Border Brick Project - Scott Cook Collection

 Collection — 30
Identifier: ELIBR-000030
Scope and Contents The collection contains research material compiled by Dr. Scott Cook, pertaining to the organization of brick production along the U.S. Texas-Mexico border (1800s-1990s) and the Border Brick Project. The collection consists primarily of 186 oral history interviews (Series I, 1970-2008), 104 files of general research (Series II, 1837-2009), 122 files of manuscript and publication research (Series III, 1846-2013), and 2394 photographs (Series IV, 1939-2013).

Brent Campney research collection on race relations in South Texas

 Collection — 179
Identifier: ELIBR-000179
Content Description The Brent Campney Collection consists of research files accumulated during Dr. Campney's research into race relations in South Texas, particularily the Rio Grande Valley, during the early - mid 20th century. The collection has a series of folders dealing with (in most cases) long forgotten episodes of racism and violence in South Texas and are intended to 1) inform interested scholars that these incidents occurred and; 2) provide a starting point for their own research into the incidents.

Cullen and Thompson Packers and Shippers Records

 Collection — 143
Identifier: ELIBR-000143
Scope and Contents Collection primarily includes financial and business records of the cotton gin and the packing and shipping company.

David Allex Collection

 Collection — 113
Identifier: ELIBR-000113
Scope and Contents The collection mainly consists of annual reports, programs, and pamphlets of the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce as well as abstracts of title for the San Benito Irrigation Company Subdivision, Cameron County, Texas which was part of the Espiritu Santo Grant.

Dick Heller Jr. Collection

 Collection — 42
Identifier: ELIBR-000042
Scope and Contents Collection contains photostatic copies of research done on various Lower Rio Grande Valley topics as well as research for his book "Merchants, masons and marauders on the Texas border, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1836-1866: the story of Henry Clay Davis, September 29, 1814-December 8, 1866: the founding of Rio Grande City, Starr Co., Texas and his fight with Indians, robbers, and Mexicans, including the three "C" generals, Canales, Carbajal, and Cortina." Research includes monographs,...

Edinburg Sesquicentennial Committee

 Collection — 111
Identifier: ELIBR-000111
Scope and Contents Files collected for the planning of the sesquicentennial celebration. Collection mainly consists of information (birth, death, occupation, and children) of individuals.

Edinburg Study Club

 Collection — 128
Identifier: ELIBR-000128
Scope and Contents Minutes of the Civil Club (1925) and of the Edinburg Study Club (1925-1987). Minutes are handwritten in record books and are sometimes accompanied by newspaper clippings, photographs, or other notes.

Edward George Reynolds Family Collection

 Collection — 102
Identifier: ELIBR-000102
Scope and Contents File is primarily newspaper clippings, also contains a few letters.

Eligio (Kika) de la Garza Congressional Papers

 Collection — 78, Box: 332R, 22D, 135OV
Identifier: ELIBR-000078
Scope and Contents The Congressional Papers of Eligio "Kika" de la Garza consist of approximately 425 linear feet of materials dating from 1965 - 1996. The bulk of the papers date from 1965-1980 and 1989-1996. The papers were created during Kika de la Garza's time as an elected official in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 - 1996, representing the 15th Congressional District in South Texas.

Elisa G. de Longoria Collection

 Collection — 105
Identifier: ELIBR-000105
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters and notes concerning various stores in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and related to Longoria's work with the Rio Grande Herald and KRGV Radio Station.

Footprints in the sands of Zapata County Collection

 Collection — 141
Identifier: ELIBR-000141
Content Description The collection contains 10 life histories (with authorization forms) of individuals from Zapata County. Life histories were collected by the Zapata County Historical Commission and compiled by Colonel Robert W. Fish. Files include life histories, "Four Generation Ancestor Chart," photocopies of photographs, awards, and news clippings associated with each individual.

Frank Ferree Collection

 Collection — 93
Identifier: ELIBR-000093
Scope and Contents The collection contains information, correspondence, and newspaper clippings on Frank Ferree.

Grant D. Hall Collection

 Collection — 117
Identifier: ELIBR-000117
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of Texas archeaological reports and publications written by Grant D. Hall. Hall is associated with Harvard University as a graduate student, The University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Tech University as a professor.

Green Collection on Latin American Culture

 Collection — 81
Identifier: ELIBR-000081
Scope and Contents The collection consists of publications and papers regarding Archaeology and Ethnology of Latin American cultures.

H. O. Schaleben - Sunrise Hill Memorial Bowl, Inc.

 Collection — 101
Identifier: ELIBR-000101
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence, notice of meetings, receipts, and history of Sunrise Hill Memorial Bowl, Inc. promoted and organized by Mrs. H. O. Schaleben.

Hidalgo County 93rd District Court - Delinquent tax suits

 Collection — 80, Box: 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-000080
Scope and Contents The collection consists of petitions for foreclosure on delinquent taxes that were filed in the 93rd Distirct Court of Hidalgo County, Texas.

Holly Hewlett research collection on La Casita Farms Strike

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ELIBR-000103
Scope and Contents The collection contains research material compiled by Holly Hewlett, pertaining to the 1966 La Casita Farms worker strike as well as the involvement of Archbishop Robert E. Lucey of San Antonio and the Catholic Church. The collection consists primarily of photocopies of newspaper articles, photocopies of records and correspondence, three oral history interviews on cassette tape, and Hewlett’s honors thesis presentation.

Indivisible - Proyecto Azteca

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ELIBR-000120
Scope and Contents File includes photographs and oral history for book by same title.

John H. Shary Collection

 Collection — 2, Box: 257R
Identifier: ELIBR-000002
Scope and Contents The collection consists of business and personal files from John H. Shary, the largest collection of which is the United Irrigation Company series. The collection primarily contains business files, correspondence, internal memos, legal proceedings, maps, blueprints, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Joseph Radford Beard Collection

 Collection — 99
Identifier: ELIBR-000099
Scope and Contents Archival collection includes newsletters and drilling reports.

Las Porciones Genealogical Society Collection

 Collection — 100
Identifier: ELIBR-000100
Scope and Contents Las Porciones Genealogical Society, also known as Las Porciones Society, collection contains information regarding meetings, speakers, events, genealogy and history state conferences, activities, letters, and correspondence.

Lon C. Hill Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ELIBR-000129
Scope and Contents Primarily newspaper clippings. Newspaper pages, clippings, and articles, some taped to pages concerning Lon C. Hill and the history of Harlingen.

Los Caminos del Rio Heritage Project

 Collection — 91
Identifier: ELIBR-000091
Scope and Contents Includes information on Los Caminos del Rio Heritage Project, a 200-mile-long bi-national heritage corridor extending from Laredo, Texas and Columbia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to the Gulf of Mexico. The corridor encompasses a wealth of historical, cultural and natural resources that, through strategic enhancement and promotion, can become the area's largest tourism attraction. The collection includes general information on the project, press releases, newsletters, reports, historical trail and tour...