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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 103 Collections and/or Records:

1838 Republic of Texas Land Application Form

 Collection — 194, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0194
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.
Dates: 1838-02-09

1839 Republic of Texas Slave Sale Document

 Collection — 195, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0195
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.
Dates: 1839-05-03

Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita)

 Collection — 119
Identifier: ELIBR-0119
Scope and Contents Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita) was transcribed from archives in Mexico. These volumes record the distribution of land by the royal Spanish commissioners in 1767 to the Rio Grande settlements of Laredo, Mier, Camargo, Revilla (later Guerrero), and Reynosa, which were established by José de Escandón. About 170 of the porciones granted to individual settlers at that time are located within the present boundaries of Texas.
Dates: 1753-1832

Alfonso Loredo Flores Collection

 Collection — 181, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0181
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

Amada of the Gardens film

 Collection — 88
Identifier: ELIBR-0088
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

Angel Noé González and Diola Gonzalez Collection

 Collection — 85
Identifier: ELIBR-0085
Scope and Contents Series I, Personal, 1972-2013, consists of two oral histories, documents regarding his campaign for U.S. House of Representatives for the 15th congressional district in Texas, book manuscript, and family genealogy.

Series II, Bilingual Education, 1965-2013, consists of personal research, documents, correspondence, and publications.
Dates: 1965-2013

Associated City County Economic Development Corporation (ACCEDC) Collection

 Collection — 89
Identifier: ELIBR-0089
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

Benjamin De Kalbe (Ben D.) Wood papers

 Collection — 232
Identifier: ELIBR-0232
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

Betty Burkhart Patterson Collection

 Collection — 221
Identifier: ELIBR-0221
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

Bob Stewart Collection (CLOSED)

 Collection — 130
Identifier: ELIBR-0130
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

Border Bank Collection

 Collection — 110
Identifier: ELIBR-0110
Scope and Contents Comprised of both memos [elaborate] and copies of crossing cards [formal name] for individuals who crossed from Mexico into the United States at the Hidalgo, Texas port of entry.
Dates: 1918 - 1920

Border Brick Project - Scott Cook Collection

 Collection — 30
Identifier: ELIBR-0030
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

Brent Campney's research collection on race relations in South Texas

 Collection — 179
Identifier: ELIBR-0179
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

C. K. (Clairmont Kenneth) Koelle papers

 Collection — 205
Identifier: ELIBR-0205
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

Cullen and Thompson Packers and Shippers records

 Collection — 143
Identifier: ELIBR-0143
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

David Allex Collection

 Collection — 113
Identifier: ELIBR-0113
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

David E. Vassberg Collection

 Collection — 169
Identifier: ELIBR-0169
Scope and Contents Collection contains research materials for "Stockholm on the Rio Grande" including original research interviews, memoirs, e-mail, and internet webpage printouts, and photostatic copies of older materials.
Dates: 1864 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1999 - 2002; Other: Date acquired: 20031200

Delta Kappa Gamma Society records

 Collection — 209, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0209
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

Dick Heller Jr. Collection

 Collection — 42
Identifier: ELIBR-0042
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

Donna Garden Club yearbooks

 Collection — 208, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0208
Scope and Contents Yearbooks include officers and club roster, committees, calendar of events and meetings.
Dates: 1948, 1972-1983

E. M. (Edward Melvin) Card Collection

 Collection — 206
Identifier: ELIBR-0206
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

Edinburg Bicentennial Heritage Committee records

 Collection — 210, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0210
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

Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

 Collection — 140
Identifier: ELIBR-0140
Scope and Contents Various materials produced by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce as well as newsletters.
Dates: 1964 - 1997

Edinburg Lions Club minstrel programs

 Collection — 211, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0211
Scope and Contents File contains programs from eigth (1957), ninth (1958), twelfth (1961), and thirteenth (1962) annual minstrels.
Dates: 1957 - 1962

"Edinburg Remembered" Homes Collection

 Collection — 212, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0212
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

Edinburg Study Club

 Collection — 128
Identifier: ELIBR-0128
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

El Gobernador

 Collection — 171, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0171
Overview Three printed laws from the Governor of Tamaulipas, 1873.
Dates: 1873

Eligio (Kika) de la Garza Congressional Papers

 Collection — 78
Identifier: ELIBR-0078
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