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Juanita Rosales Cantu Collection

Identifier: BLIBR-0026-Vertical

Scope and Contents

The Juanita Rosales Cantu Collection consists of three parts; one series of archival records and two series of digitized materials. The archival records consists of correspondence, legal, and financial documents that support the Juanita Rosales Cantu vs. U.S. Customs civil action lawsuit and settlement.

The 2014 Brownsville History Harvest digitized materials consists of files relating to Juanita Rosales Cantu's immediate family.

The 2017 History Harvest at UTRGV digitized materials consists of files relating to border troubles, World War 2, and Chicana women. In addition, this collection also includes an oral interview in which Mrs. Cantu talks about her childhood, working as a migrant worker, her battle with breast cancer, medicine in the United States, her time as a mother, UTPA, pesticide related illnesses, and her time working with U.S. Customs. She also tells of family stories, including: bootlegging, and violence against Hispanics.


  • Creation: 1975 - 1979
  • Digitized: 2014
  • Digitized: 2017


Conditions Governing Access

CONTAINS RESTRICTED MATERIALS. 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

The collection is open for research use. CONTAINS RESTRICTED MATERIALS. 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


3 Folders (3 archival folders)

36 Files (Digitized files, including images and two audio recordings) : 1.10 GB

Language of Materials


William Flores
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Repository Details

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

One West University Boulevard
UTRGV University Library (BLIBR 2.202)
Brownsville Texas 78520 United States
(956) 882-7281