RHC. Regional and Historical Collections
Collections related to a variety of topics and individuals of interest due to regional or historical significance.
Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — 170, Box: 10D
Scope and Contents Collection contains research materials and notes concerning the War of 1812, especially Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico's first constitutionally elected president (1924-1829), John Henry, a British spy during the War of 1812, and notes about Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first American Minister to Mexico (1825-1829).
Dates: 1803 - 1855
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
Scope and Contents Contains a handful of items regarding the First New York Cavalry, National Guard unit when they spent a year in McAllen. Collection contains programs and two sheets of signatures from everyone that was in the unit.
Dates: 1916 - 1917
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
Collection — 141
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.
Dates: 1986 - 1991
Collection — 53
Scope and Contents Series I, Reference/Research Files, 1832-2014, consists of reference and research files pertaining to a variety of subjects from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Series II, Hidalgo County Historical Commission, 1852-2014, consists of files pertaining to the Historical Markers, Archives Alert, and Confederate graves projects as well as general and office files. Series III, Newspaper clippings, 1849-2011, consists of a variety of newspaper clippings that were saved by...
Collection — 144, Box: 1D
Scope and Contents File contains information relating issues of concern to Futuro McAllen as well as material from the McAllen Historic Preservation District and the Convention Center.
Collection — 216, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Family records including marriage, land, and school records from Ciudad Mier and Starr County. Includes one photograph of "Sister Betty" taken at petrified forest in Roma, Texas.
Dates: 1848 - 1931
Collection — 117
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.
Dates: 1970 - 2002
Collection — 81
Scope and Contents The collection consists of publications and papers regarding Archaeology and Ethnology of Latin American cultures.
Dates: 1881 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1969
Collection — 101
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.
Dates: 1939 - 1961
Collection — 80
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.
Dates: 1921-1931; Majority of material found in 1930
Collection — 79
Scope and Contents The collection consists of applications for historical markers and historical cemeteries, research, notes, correspondence, organizational files, and maps. Historical marker applications were submitted by the Hidalgo County Historical Commission to the Texas Historical Commission Research Department. Marker applications typically include research describing the importance of the location. Files may also include photographs and dedication pamphlets. Collection also contains organizational files...
Collection — 217, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Photostatic copy in Spanish (1848) and English translation (1930) for the Jose Vasquez Borrego land grant.
Dates: 1848, 1930
Collection — 222, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Scrapbook contains phostcard of the Old Clock Museum in Pharr, and clippings of articles detailing the history of Pharr. Clippings do not include dates, but covers years from 1911 to 1966.
Dates: 1911 - 1966
Collection — Multiple Containers
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.
Dates: 1946 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1967
Collection — 175, Box: OP-P-A, Box: 1
Content Description One scrapbook of photographs taken by Merlin E. Rekward, border patrol agent when Hurricane Beulah made landfall.
Dates: 1967-09-21 - 1967-09-26
Collection — 39
Scope and Contents Files include abstracts, correspondence, document packets and other legal documents, newspaper clippings, publications, and photographs.
Collection — 2
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.
Dates: 1908 - 2001; Majority of material found in 1912-1952
Collection — 6
Scope and Contents Includes chronology of local and national news items, original manuscript of his book: "Echoes from the Rio Grande" including original illustrations, and a scrapbook of photographs with commentary.
Dates: 1906 - 1941; Other: Date acquired: 1982-01-11
Collection — 83
Abstract John Thomas “Tom” Hendrix was an author, poet, and freelance photographer. He was born on September 2, 1940 in Galesburg, Illinois and grew up in Harlingen, Texas. The collection consists of personal documents, such as correspondences, photographs, awards, and certificates. Also included are copies of published and unpublished manuscripts of poems, as well as drawings and artwork by Hendrix’s wife, Penny Hendrix. The bulk of the collection consists of the author’s poetry, third-party...
Dates: 1960-2014; Majority of material found in 1970-2010
Collection — 214
Scope and Contents John W. Ewing was elected as an Hidalgo County Judge. Enclosed are materials regarding real estate property that he bought and sold, 1927 income tax, Hidalgo County election results for 1936, and correspondence.
Dates: 1927 - 1946
Collection — 204
Scope and Contents A majority of the material is about after his death and some about his genealogy. Includes photocopies of memorials and letters of condolence from the First State Bank & Trust Company of Mission, Texas, Congressman John N. Garner, and the Mission Council #2698 of the Knights of Columbus. Photocopy of newspaper articles regarding his death from falling from his fifth floor hotel room window in San Antonio, and the possibility of foul play. Photocopies of legal documents pertaining land and...
Dates: 1930 - 1931
Collection — 84
Abstract Leo J. Leo (1917-1981) was a long-time power in Democratic Party politics in Hidalgo County. He was elected mayor of La Joya in 1965 and served for 14 consecutive years before retiring in 1979. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, official business documents from offices held, voting poll lists, and newsclips.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1953-1981
Collection — 243
Dates: 2019-06-15 - 2019-06-19
Collection — 91
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...
Dates: 1991-1996, 2000
Collection — 15
Scope and Contents Collection contains miscellaneous publications, reports, and other documents created by, for or about the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.
Dates: 1972 - 1997
Collection — 237, Folder: 1
Content Description Digital scans on CD with two photos of Lyndon Baines Johnson. One is of him sitting at a desk and the other is of him standing in front of an American flag.