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Border Life Collection

 Collection — other: 8 Drawers
Identifier: UTPA-BSA-Border Life

Scope and Contents

The Border life collection contains student papers written on the basis of original research, including personal interviews, concerning life in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Texas - Mexico border.

A few Cultural Orientation Questionnaires have been digitized and are accessible via our instutional repository.


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Conditions Governing Access

Digital collection is open for research. Access to physical papers granted on a limited basis. Please contact the Border Studies Archive at (956) 665-2909 for more information.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Papers available to researchers have agreement forms signed by student authors indicating papers may be used for research on border life issues. Copies may not be made from the student papers. The Archives staff reserve the right to review all notes made by researchers of the Border Life Collection.

Materials in our collections may be protected by copyright. Publication, transmission, or reproduction of items protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Whenever possible, accurate information about the copyright status of material is provided in the item record and/or documentation for material in the collection. The Library does not own the copyright in much of the material in its collection and is therefore unable to grant copyright permission to publish those items. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine copyright or other use restrictions and obtain proper permission when publishing or distributing materials found in these collections. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use. Additional information about copyright and fair use is available via the Library's Copyright Guide at


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Language of Materials

Multiple languages


Received 1 box on March 6, 2015 from Chad Richardson. No further accruals are expected.


Please contact the Library’s Border Studies Archive at (956) 665-2909 for more information and requests.
Under Revision
Janette Garcia, Luis Larrazolo
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus Repository

ELIBR 1.104
University Library
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg TX 78539-2999
(956) 665-2726