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Hidalgo County Records Collection

Identifier: ELIBR-0065

Scope and Contents

Hidalgo County Records Collection contains non-current records of permanent value from various offices.


  • Creation: 1844-1985


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. 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

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

Biographical / Historical

The University of Texas - Pan American Library, Special Collections was designated as a Texas State Library regional depository for the preservation of permanently valuable records. The depository designation occurred in 1975 under the authority of Texas Revised Civil Statutes Annotated, Article 5442b.


420.00 Linear Feet

250.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged by office, then, by format. Within each format, the records are sub-arranged by the title of the record and inclusive dates.

Custodial History

Under this program, the Hidalgo, Starr, and Webb County records were transferred to the Library. Holdings files for Starr County are available separately. Webb County records were transferred to Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Hidalgo County


Please contact University Library, Special Collections and University Archives at (956) 665-2726 or via email at for more information and requests.

Janette Garcia & Chelsea Lyssy
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Repository Details

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

ELIBR 4.100
University Library
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg TX 78539-2999
(956) 665-2726