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Bruce Underwood Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0014
Identifier: BLIBR-0014

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of nine boxes of newspapers, newspaper clippings, typescripts, correspondence, college notebooks, course syllabuses, grade books, awards, and other material. The papers document Underwood’s career in journalism and academia.


  • 1925 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use with the exception of materials relating to "Correspondence and records pertaining to Mr. Underwood’s former students will be inaccessible to researchers for a period of sixty years without permission from the correspondent or the student in question."

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


9 Document cases (Hollinger Document case)

4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into seven series: Newspaper and other publication work 1918-1998, Employment in higher education 1949-1987, K-12, graduate school and WWII 1920-1998, Miscellaneous 1938-2001, Personal Correspondence 1944-2000 (restricted until 2061), Grade books and student records 1955-2000 (restricted until 2061), and Underwood diaries 1939-1945. There are books attached to the collection and they are housed both in the general stacks of the UTRGV library and the Special Collections.

There was some order present in these materials. Underwood and his son Thomas Underwood organized the academic files, correspondence, newspapers, and news clippings in its order.

William Flores
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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
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