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Jim Solis Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0006
Identifier: BLIBR-0006

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Texas House of Representatives Bills, legislation background information, correspondence, news clippings, photos, awards, and other material. The collection documents Solis’ 15 years of service to his Rio Grande Valley district.


  • 1992 - 2006

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


24 Boxes (Hollinger Document case)

10.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into four series: Texas State House of Representatives Bills and Resolutions ca. 1992-2006, Legislation Background Information, ca. 1988-2006, District Information ca. 1990-2006, and Other Materials ca 1990-2006.

There was some order present in these materials. Solis and his staff had organized the majority of the material according to the house bill that it pertained to. When possible the original order was retained.

In Progress
John Hawthorne, Natasha Escobar, William Flores
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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

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UTRGV University Library (BLIBR 2.202)
Brownsville Texas 78520 United States
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