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Brent Campney's research collection on race relations in South Texas

 Collection — Container: 179
Identifier: ELIBR-0179
The Brent Campney Collection consists of research files accumulated during Dr. Campney's research into race relations in South Texas, particularily the Rio Grande Valley, during the early - mid 20th century. The collection has a series of folders dealing with (in most cases) long forgotten episodes of racism and violence in South Texas and are intended to 1) inform interested scholars that these incidents occurred and; 2) provide a starting point for their own research into the incidents.


  • 1906 - 1979
  • Event: 1906 - 1909
  • Event: 1921 - 1924
  • Event: 1926 - 1927
  • Event: 1934 - 1941
  • Event: 1940 - 1959
  • Event: 1970 - 1979

Condition Description

Good condition.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Some of the contents of this folder originated at the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas Austin. See individual file records for more specific information on collection origination.

Citations should include the associated information. For reproductions and other uses, please contact the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.

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13 Folders (Legal)

1.25 Linear Feet


Brent M. S. Campney is associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He is the author of This Is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015) and more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Western Historical Quarterly, American Nineteenth Century History, and Middle West Review.


This collection is arranged to the folder level, by subject or specific event.

Condition Description

Good condition.
Sean Visintainer
Description rules
Language of description

Repository Details

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

ELIBR 1.104
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