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Palo Alto/Mexican War Research Collection

 Collection — Container: 0008
Identifier: BLIBR-0008

Scope and Contents

This collection of three document cases consists of research material pertaining to the Battle of Resaca de la Palma and the Battle of Palo Alto, as well as the overall Mexican-American War. Included are primary sources and reproductions of battle maps, books, reports, and surveys as well as published booklets, invitation, flyers, and newsletters published by the Palo Alto National Historic Site; the only National Park in South Texas.

Dates

  • 1846 - 1998

Conditions Governing Access

The collectionis 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 http://utrgv.libguides.com/friendly.php?s=copyright.

Extent

3 Document cases (Hollinger Document case)

.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

General

In January 2002, the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site signed an agreement with the library to house much of the Site’s research collection in the Special Collections & University Archives. The Site transferred hundreds of books and selected microfilms to the Special Collections & Archives as part of a joint project to develop a research collection on the Mexican War (1846-1848). The materials remain the property of the Park, but are cataloged as part of the University Library collection and are denoted with a PALO prefix.
Status
Completed
Author
William Flores
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University Library
1 W University Blvd
Brownsville Texas 78520 United States
(956) 882-7281