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Hurricane Beulah Photograph scrapbook

 Collection — Container: 175, Box: OP-P-A, Box: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0175

Content Description

One scrapbook of photographs taken by Merlin E. Rekward, border patrol agent when Hurricane Beulah made landfall.


  • Creation: 1967-09-21 - 1967-09-26

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

Gloves must be used when consulting this resource.


107 Photographic Prints : b&w ; 12.5 cm w X 9 cm h (106 photographs); 25 cm w x 20.5 cm h (1 photograph)

1 Items (One photographic album, disbound.) : [30] p. : ill. ; 32 cm w x 22 cm h

Language of Materials



32 pages with photographs arranged by date. Four photographs per page, except two pages which contain three photographs and one page that contains 1 large photographic print.

Physical Location

Edinburg Library Special Collections & University Archives. 1.206/Range 24/Shelf E-3/OP-P-A-Box 1

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Library in 2017 from Mr. Rekward's daughter, Ami L. Miell (nee Rekward).

Separated Materials

Book, "Portrait of Beulah" also donated with collection. Book was cataloged and added to LRGV Collection.

Condition Description

Scrapbook disbound, pages fragile. Use gloves to handle. One photograph ("Rio Grande River - Looking west from Hidalgo") is missing.


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

Sean Visintainer and Deandra Cavazos
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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