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R.B. Creager Papers

 Collection — Container: 0007
Identifier: BLIBR-0007

Scope and Contents

R.B. Creager papers cover the whole of Creager's life. His records include when he served as the Brownsville Customs Collector under Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. His 1916 run for Governor of Texas as a Republican is not well documented, but his other service to the Republican Party is. There is correspondence documenting his relationship with President Warren Harding and his activities as a conduit for political patronage for those rare Texas Republicans before World War II.


  • 1920 - 1950

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


35 Document cases (Hollinger Document case)

16 Linear Feet

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

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

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