Border Brick Project - Scott Cook Collection
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).
- Creation: 1837 - 2013
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1987 - 1999
- Record Keeping: Acquired: 1998 February 09
Language of Materials
English and Spanish
Conditions Governing Access
The collectionis 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 https://utrgv.libguides.com/copyright
12.92 Linear Feet
8 Records boxes
2 Oversized boxes ; 15.5 x 10.5 inches
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dr. Scott Cook
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- Brick trade--Mexico, North.
- Brick trade--Texas, South.
- Brick trade--Texas--Lower Rio Grande Valley.
- Brickmaking machinery
- Brickmaking--History--Mexico, North.
- Brickmaking--History--Texas, South.
- Brickmaking--History--Texas--Lower Rio Grande Valley.
- Brickmaking--Mexico, North.
- Brickmaking--Texas, South.
- Brickmaking--Texas--Lower Rio Grande Valley.
- Brickmaking--United States
- Bricks--Mexico, North.
- Bricks--United States.
- Brickyard--Mexico, North.
- Brickyard--Texas, South.
- Brickyard--Texas--Lower Rio Grande Valley.
- Mexican brick culture.
- Janette Garcia. Revised by Deandra Portner
- Revised 2018 May 7.
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- Second edition
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