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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:

Margaret and Malcolm Snavely Collection

 Collection — 229
Identifier: ELIBR-0229
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials related to Margaret and Malcolm Snavely and Malcolm's parents: Guy and Charlotte Snavely including photographs, Harlingen Study Club yearbook from Mrs. Guy Snavely, and Methodist Church directories from Margaret Snavely.
Dates: 1929 - 1993

McAllen Bicentennial Celebration records

 Collection — 219, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0219
Scope and Contents Collection contains organizational files for planning and hosting McAllen's 1976 Bicentennial celebration. The majority of the collection is comprised of expense receipts.
Dates: 1975 - 1976

McAllen Centennial Committee records

 Collection — 19, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0019
Scope and Contents Collection contains organizational files for planning and hosting the 2004 McAllen Centennial.
Dates: 2004

McAllen Chamber of Commerce Collection

 Collection — 22
Identifier: ELIBR-0022
Scope and Contents Collection includes reports, economic data, visitor guides, programs, and photographs.
Dates: 1903 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1967 - 2013

McAllen International Museum (MIM) / International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS)

 Collection — 87
Identifier: ELIBR-0087
Scope and Contents The collection consists of event programs, exhibition flyers, and newsletters.
Dates: 1985 - 2007

McAllen Landmark, Heritage Property, or District Applications Collection

 Collection — 122, Box: 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-0122
Scope and Contents Applications for McAllen Landmark Heritage Property (or district).
Dates: 2006, 2008; Other: Date acquired: 2009-01-08

McMurray Family Collection

 Collection — 118
Identifier: ELIBR-0118
Scope and Contents Collection primarily consists of photographs from Mission, Texas, as well as others that are unidentified. The collection also contains documents pertaining to Robertie McMurray and G. M. McMurray.
Dates: 1909-1931, 1986

Mercedes Green Hornets photograph

 Collection — 199
Identifier: ELIBR-0199
Content Description One photograph of the Mercedes Green Hornets fastpitch softball team from 1947. District Championship Team.
Dates: 1947

Mier, Mexico Archives photostatic copies

 Collection — 3
Identifier: ELIBR-0003
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection is comprised of municipal records including official communications as well as financial records from the town of Mier, Mexico. The collection also includes school records, marks and brands, inhabitant lists, inventories, election and census records.
Dates: 1821 - 1947; Other: Date acquired: 0001-01-01

Minnie Gilbert Collection

 Collection — 233, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0233
Scope and Contents Collection includes articles written by Minnie Gilbert, including "Bethlehem on the Rio Grande" about a pastorela play. Documents concerning ornithologist Irby Davis, "Birdman of the Valley" and author of "A Field guide to Birds of Mexico and Central America". File also includes black and white photographs.
Dates: 1961, 1985

Mrs. D. F. Strickland diaries

 Collection — 234, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0234
Scope and Contents File includes short notes of daily activities as recorded in a 1939 year book and a 1941 desk diary.
Dates: 1939 - 1941

Porfirio Diaz Historical Documents

 Collection — 202
Identifier: ELIBR-0202
Scope and Contents Collection contains three documents related to Porfirio Diaz; two letters written to the Governor of the State of Durango regarding military and personnel matters, and one signed military appointment signed by Diaz, of the appointment of Antonio Paes to the position of Lieutenant Colonel of infantry.
Dates: 1878-01-26; 1902-12; 1903-07-06

Pre-First World War clippings scrapbook

 Collection — 236, Volume: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0236
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of undated newspaper clippings. Clippings are primarily humorous stories, human interest stories, and poems. First clipping is of Geo. H. Dirmeyer 'Bird Cage Saloon' menu [humorous menu]. Newspaper clippings presumably clipped before First World War, as one article refers to the "next German war" and before automobiles were common as some articles refer to horses, mules, carriages, and horse-cars.
Dates: undated

Precinct No. 13, Hidalgo County, Precinct Convention minutes

 Collection — 223, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0223
Scope and Contents Folder contains meeting minutes of the Precinct Convention, Precinct No. 13, Hidalgo County, Texas, held at Edinburg, Texas on the 3rd day of May, 1952.
Dates: 1952

Priscilla Club of McAllen records

 Collection — 224, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0224
Scope and Contents The Priscilla Club was "one of McAllen's oldest clubs," a women's social club, organized February 14, 1919. The collection consists of a spiral bound notebook with meeting attendance and newspaper clippings of club activities.
Dates: 1939 - 1947

Reynaldo G. Garza Collection

 Collection — 142
Identifier: ELIBR-0142
Scope and Contents Collection includes documents, correspondence, and committee information concerning the Select Committee on Higher Education. Issues addressed by the committee include testing of college students and necessity for comprehensive universities in South Texas.
Dates: 1985-1988; Other: Date acquired: 0001-01-01

RGV Promotional Literature Collection

 Collection — 151, Box: 2D, 1OVR
Identifier: ELIBR-0151
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous collection of promotional literature primarily from 1910-1940, pertaining to the Rio Grande Valley.Fliers: Inexpensively produced single sheet announcements or advertisements for distribution among the general public. Leaflets: Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages. Pamphlets: Published non-periodical volumes with no cover or with a paper cover. Usually 5 to 49 pages. Postcards: Cards on which a message may be written or printed for mailing without an envelope;...
Dates: 1913-2000

Rio Grande Land Trust records

 Collection — 173
Identifier: ELIBR-0173
Content Description Collection entirely consists of financial records (November 1965-November 1966) which were maintained for audit purposes. Financial records include oil and gas interest records, bank receipts, and tax receipts.
Dates: 1965 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1966

Rio Grande Valley 20th Century Studio Photographs Collection

 Collection — 174
Identifier: ELIBR-0174
Content Description The collection found here consists of 53 photographs of agricultural activity in the Texas Rio Grande Valley and the McAllen, Texas region, c. 1920. 39 of the photographs are 8 x 10, mounted on card stock and backed with linen, bearing the "Edrington" studio name. The remaining photographs are 5 x 7 and mounted on card stock. Four bear the "Ziebell, McAllen" studio name,...
Dates: 1920s

Rio Grande Valley Federation of Women's Clubs Collection

 Collection — 225, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0225
Scope and Contents File contains historical information about the different women's clubs of the Rio Grande Valley.
Dates: 1963 - 1964

Rio Grande Valley Historical Talks and Conferences Audiotapes

 Collection — 176
Identifier: ELIBR-0176
Content Description This collection consists of 74 audiotapes of 43 presentations that were given between 2000 and 2015 regarding topics of importance to Rio Grande Valley History.

Some audio recordings contain flyers on the presentations.
Dates: Event: 2000-01-22 - 2015-10-03

Rio Grande Valley Telephone Company annual reports

 Collection — 240, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0240
Content Description File includes annual reports of the Rio Grande Valley Telephone Company to the Interstate Commerce Commission (1923, 1926-1933) and to the Federal Communications Commission (1934-1936).
Dates: 1923 - 1936

Rubén Hinojosa Congressional Papers

 Collection — 146
Identifier: ELIBR-0146
Content Description The Congressional Papers of Rubén Hinojosa consists of 291 linear feet of materials dating from 1997 - 2016. The papers were created during Rubén Hinojosa's time as an elected official in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 - 2016, representing the 15th Congressional District in South Texas. The collection consists of legislative material as well as casework of local projects and issues.
Dates: 1996 - 2016

Salt Deposit on a log from La Sal del Rey

 Item — 178
Identifier: ELIBR-0178
Scope and Contents One salt deposit on a log from La Sal del Rey. Salt deposit measures roughly 9 inches x 5 inches x 3.5 inches.
Dates: 1992

South Texas Symphony Guild Yearbook

 Collection — 132, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0132
Scope and Contents Yearbook contains information on the purpose, officers and directors, committees, calendar of events, members, and by-laws.
Dates: 1986 - 1987

Staffel Family letters

 Collection — 227, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0227
Scope and Contents Letters and reminiscences from the Staffel family, including letters written from Germany and about the boat trip to the United States, as well as travels within Texas, including San Antonio and Galveston.
Dates: 1851 - 1949; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1886

Starr County Records Collection

 Collection — 241
Identifier: ELIBR-0241
Content Description Photocopies of official Starr County records.
Dates: 1850 - 1891

Tampico Affair Collection

 Collection — 242, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0242
Scope and Contents This collection includes a pamphlet outlining the command structure of the U.S. Naval forces involved in the 1914 Tampico Affair during the Mexican Revolution. The pamphlet contains the autographs of 25 naval participants, including Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Read-Admiral, later Admiral, Frank Friday Fletcher (1855-1928) and Lieutenant (j.g.), later Admiral, Jonas H. Ingram (1886-1952). There are also fleet orders in broadside format, from USS Arkansas, dated April 26 and May 4,...
Dates: 1914-04 - 1914-05