RHC. Regional and Historical Collections
Collections related to a variety of topics and individuals of interest due to regional or historical significance.
Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — 194, Folder: 1
Content Description Land application form filled out by Jose Luis Chirino for new citizens of the Republic of Texas. Chirino had to swear that he was a citizen of Texas at the date of independence, did not leave the State or refuse to participate in the revolution, and did not give assistance to the enemy. Chirino applied for 1/3 of a league of land in Nacogdoches County.
Collection — 195, Folder: 1
Content Description One document of slave sale in Washington County, Texas, May 3rd 1839. Sale was for eleven slaves aged two - thirty years old, and was for eleven thousand dollars. Slaves were sold to Ann H. P. Noble by O. B. Howard and Jane E. Howard, and witnessed by F. W. Hubert, A. M. Logan, and M. McKinnon. Ms. Noble also bought three mules, twenty head of cattle, and two yoke of oxen for five hundred dollars.
Collection — 181, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents This digital collection consists of two photographs, an oral history with Lidia Flores, widow of Alfonso Loredo Flores, and legal documents pertaining to the murder of Alfonso Loredo Flores, a 20-year-old bystander and a victim of the 1971 Pharr Riots. Flores was stepping out of Ramos' Hair Styling Center located on the corner of Bell Ave. and Cage Blvd. when he was allegedly shot in the head by Deputy Sheriff Robert C. Johnson. Robert C. Johnson's indictment and arrest took place...
Dates: 1971-02-06 - 1973-02-08
Collection — 88
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.
Dates: 1998 - 2003
Collection — 89
Scope and Contents The collection mainly consists of expenditure reports for houses and lots in Colonia Esperanza and Subdivision #1 in Elsa.
Dates: 1971 - 1977; Majority of material found in 1977
Collection — 232
Scope and Contents Collection contains a photograph, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and speech given at the memorial service for Dr. Wood. Dr. Woods was born in Brownsville, Texas and is considered to be an educational pioneer.
Dates: 1942, 1984-1986, 1989
Collection — 221
Scope and Contents Collection includes a scrapbook of Betty Burkhart Patterson's theater and drama activities and other student activities from Edinburg College, also called Edinburg Junior College. It also includes a manuscript written by Mrs. Patterson titled "My Mother's Diary."
Dates: 1936-1937, 2011; Other: Date acquired: 2012-09-20
Collection — 130
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.
Dates: 1919 - 1996
Collection — 30
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).
Dates: 1837 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1999; Record Keeping: Acquired: 1998 February 09
Collection — 179
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 19th and 20th Centuries. 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.
Dates: 1852 - 1990
Brief relative to extension of The Intracoastal Waterway in Texas, from Corpus Christi to Rio Grande River including Arroyo Colorado to Harlingen
Collection — 218, Folder: 1
Collection — 203
Scope and Contents Collection includes the Edinburg Chapter by-laws.
Collection — 205
Scope and Contents Includes information on the history of the Wimodausis Club (wives, mothers, daughters and sisters) of the original founders of the North Sharyland Community northeast of Mission. It met regularly first at the Shary Clubhouse then at the old school building on 5 Mile and Shary Road (since torn down) from its beginning on April 19, 1916 until it was disbanded about 1999. Papers also include detailed description of photograph collected through Archives Alert 94-342.
Dates: 1996, 2003-2004
Collection — 143
Scope and Contents Collection primarily includes financial and business records of the cotton gin and the packing and shipping company.
Dates: 1933-1961, 2006; Other: Date acquired: 0001-01-01
Collection — 113
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.
Dates: 1781 - 1976
Collection — 209, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Includes constitution, handbook, list of officers, members, and programs of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society which is a woman's national honor fraternity in Eduction.
Dates: 1947 - 1965
Collection — 42
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,...
Dates: Event: 1834 - 2007
Collection — 208, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Yearbooks include officers and club roster, committees, calendar of events and meetings.
Dates: 1948, 1972-1983
Collection — 206
Scope and Contents Includes poll tax receipts Tarrant County, 1907, and Hidalgo County 1908-1939 for E. M. Card, wife Birdie B. Card, and Michael Card (age 22 in 1939). Also includes brief history of the development of roads, irrigation systems, and other civil engineering projects of the City of McAllen from 1916 to 1951 written by E. M. Card.
Dates: 1907 - 1961
Collection — 210, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, notes, and drafts concerning the writing and publication of the Edinburg book by the Edinburg Bicentennial Heritage Committee. Cover title on book is "Edinburg : a story of a town." Title page and cataloged title is "Edinburg."
Dates: 1975 - 1976; Other: Date acquired: 0001-01-01
Collection — 211, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents File contains programs from eigth (1957), ninth (1958), twelfth (1961), and thirteenth (1962) annual minstrels.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
Collection — 212, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Newspaper articles from "Edinburg Remembered" series, in which the history of Edinburg is highlighted through a historical review of various homes and the influences of the families who lived in those homes.
Dates: 1976; Other: Date acquired: 0001-01-01
Collection — 128
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.
Dates: 1925 - 1987
Collection — 171, Folder: 1
Overview Three printed laws from the Governor of Tamaulipas, 1873.
Collection — 78
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.
Dates: 1965 - 1996; Majority of material found in 1965-1980; 1989-1996
Collection — 207, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents File contains 10 letters written in 1878 and 1888 relating to a duel between Nestor Maxan and Col. Miguel de la Peña.
Dates: 1878-1888; Other: Date acquired: 0001-01-01
Collection — 213, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Collection contains pamphlets, newsletters, a press release, and a report published by the Texas Youth Commission. The collection also contains photographs and an opening ceremony program from September 6, 1990.
Dates: 1990 - 1994
Collection — 31
Scope and Contents Collection contains personal, legal documents, photographs, family genealogy, and newspaper articles concerning various family members of the Falcón family. The largest of the series being that of correspondence between Clotilde Falcón and Alfredo Náñez.
Dates: 1796 - 1996
Collection — 215, Folder: 1
Collection — 226, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents File contains photocopied documents concerning Floyd H. Rodgers, primarily his airplane pilot's license being revoked because of a low acrobatic flying incident. At one time, Mr. Rodgers was a supervisor at the Mission, Texas airport.
Dates: 1927 - 1942