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1838 Republic of Texas Land Application Form

 Collection — Container: 194, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0194
Content Description Land application form filled out by Jose Luis Chirino for new citizens of the Republic of Texas. Chirino had to swear that he was a citizen of Texas at the date of independence, did not leave the State or refuse to participate in the revolution, and did not give assistance to the enemy. Chirino applied for 1/3 of a league of land in Nacogdoches County.

1839 Republic of Texas Slave Sale Document

 Collection — Container: 195, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0195
Content Description One document of slave sale in Washington County, Texas, May 3rd 1839. Sale was for eleven slaves aged two - thirty years old, and was for eleven thousand dollars. Slaves were sold to Ann H. P. Noble by O. B. Howard and Jane E. Howard, and witnessed by F. W. Hubert, A. M. Logan, and M. McKinnon. Ms. Noble also bought three mules, twenty head of cattle, and two yoke of oxen for five hundred dollars.

AAUP Pan American Chapter

 Collection — Box: 1D
Identifier: NS-0000-01
Scope and Contents Collection contains memos, meeting minutes, and national and state publications.

Abstracts of Title

 Collection — Container: 61, Box: 12
Identifier: ELIBR-0061
Scope and Contents Collection contains abstracts of title from Cameron and Hidalgo Counties.

Acca L. Colby Purdy Correspondence

 Collection — Container: 0004
Identifier: BLIBR-0004-V
Content Description The collection consists of thirteen letters written from Brownsville, Texas starting January 1866 to June 1866 by Acca L. Colby Purdy and her husband Warren G. Purdy to their family in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, there are two portrait images; one of Acca and the other of Warren. The correspondence narrates life in Brownsville and the nearby areas as well as the living conditions. Acca begins writing from Brownsville on January 18, 1866. She speaks of Major Plato who was the...

Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita)

 Collection — Container: 119, Box: 1R
Identifier: ELIBR-0119
Scope and Contents Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita) was transcribed from archives in Mexico. These volumes record the distribution of land by the royal Spanish commissioners in 1767 to the Rio Grande settlements of Laredo, Mier, Camargo, Revilla (later Guerrero), and Reynosa, which were established by José de Escandón. About 170 of the porciones granted to individual settlers at that time are located within the present boundaries of Texas.

Agricultural Photographs

 Collection — Container: 96
Identifier: ELIBR-0096
Scope and Contents Collection contains black and white photographs of various sizes. Photographs includes crops and fields, packing and shipping, events, meetings, and shows.

Al Ogletree

 Collection — Container: 172, Box: 29R, 11D
Identifier: ELIBR-0172

Alfonso Loredo Flores Collection

 Collection — Container: 181, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0181
Scope and Contents This digital collection consists of two photographs, an oral history with Lidia Flores, widow of Alfonso Loredo Flores, and legal documents pertaining to the murder of Alfonso Loredo Flores, a 20-year-old bystander and a victim of the 1971 Pharr Riots. Flores was stepping out of Ramos' Hair Styling Center located on the corner of Bell Ave. and Cage Blvd. when he was allegedly shot in the head by Deputy Sheriff Robert C. Johnson. Robert C. Johnson's indictment and arrest took place...

Alfred B.Thomas

 Collection — Container: 54, Box: 25R, 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-0054
Scope and Contents File includes research interests on Latin American history.

Amada of the Gardens film

 Collection — Container: 88
Identifier: ELIBR-0088
Scope and Contents The collection contains documents, slides, audio, and video materials relating to Amada Cardenas (1904-2005), who at the time, was the oldest living licensed merchant of the holy sacrament of the Native American Church. The Gardens is located in Mirando City in the South Texas brush land. Religious pilgrims would trek annually to the Gardens, one of the few places in the United State where their sacrament, peyote, grows.

Ambrosio Villarreal Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BD-0014
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 77 digitized postcards pertaining to Fort Brown, Harding presidential visit, U.S. Army life on the border, Rio Grande River, Brownsville, Fort Brown Motor Hotel, and the Oblates.

American Rio Grande Land and Irrigation Company Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ELIBR-0017
Scope and Contents The American Rio Grande Land And Irrigation Company was established in 1900 by Benjamin Franklin Yoakum. The company purchased lands from the Llano Grande and La Feria grants, their office was in Mercedes, Texas. The company sold farmland and provided irrigation to those lands, including the Capisallo District.   The papers included the collection are primarily from the latter years of the company when the controlling stock was held by Harry L. Seay and Charles Linz, and the papers from the...

Angel Noé González and Diola Gonzalez Collection

 Collection — Container: Gonzalez, A. N., Box: 2R, 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-0085
Scope and Contents Series I, Personal, 1972-2013, consists of two oral histories, documents regarding his campaign for U.S. House of Representatives for the 15th congressional district in Texas, book manuscript, and family genealogy.

Series II, Bilingual Education, 1965-2013, consists of personal research, documents, correspondence, and publications.

Anna Marietta Kelsey Papers

 Collection — Container: 134, Box: 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-0134
Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence, personal, and business files of Anna M. Kelsey and family.

Archivo digital de documentos sobre la guerra de Texas, 1835 y la guerra Mexico-Estados Unidos, 1846-1848

 Collection — Container: Archivo General de la Nacion (Mexico), Box: 1R
Identifier: BD-0025
Scope and Contents This collection contains compact discs. Archival documents in Spanish concerning Mexico's war with Texas in 1835 and the war between Mexico and the United States from 1846-1848. Digitized through a collaborative effort between Mexico's Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriories and the University of Texas-Pan American (legacy institution), funded by the Summerlee Foundation.

Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico) Collection [photocopies]

 Collection — Container: 24, Box: 1R
Identifier: ELIBR-0024
Scope and Contents Collection includes photostatic copies from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission primarily concerning different towns in Nueva Colonia de Santander.

Arthur A. Klein Collection

 Collection — Container: 37, Box: 4R
Identifier: ELIBR-0037
Scope and Contents Collection contains legal files and correspondence regarding the case of "The State of Texas versus Hidalgo County Water Control and Improvement District No. 18 et al" and "The State of Texas versus Valmont Plantation" as well as various other water suits.

Associated City County Economic Development Corporation (ACCEDC) Collection

 Collection — Container: 89
Identifier: ELIBR-0089
Scope and Contents The collection mainly consists of expenditure reports for houses and lots in Colonia Esperanza and Subdivision #1 in Elsa.

Benjamin De Kalbe (Ben D.) Wood papers

 Collection — Container: 232
Identifier: ELIBR-0232
Scope and Contents Collection contains a photograph, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and speech given at the memorial service for Dr. Wood. Dr. Woods was born in Brownsville, Texas and is considered to be an educational pioneer.

Betty Burkhart Patterson Collection

 Collection — Container: 221
Identifier: ELIBR-0221
Scope and Contents Collection includes a scrapbook of Betty Burkhart Patterson's theater and drama activities and other student activities from Edinburg College, also called Edinburg Junior College. It also includes a manuscript written by Mrs. Patterson titled "My Mother's Diary."

Bird Wings

 Collection — other: 1D
Identifier: UTPA-MS-Bird Wings
Scope and Contents Clippings and photostatic copies of newspaper articles series with title of "Bird Wings."

Bob Stewart Collection (CLOSED)

 Collection — Container: 130
Identifier: ELIBR-0130
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal records of the Downs Family, Marin D. Alvarado, and Justine Robb. The entire collection is RESTRICTED and CLOSED for research use.

Border Bank Collection

 Collection — Container: 110, Box: 4D
Identifier: ELIBR-0110
Scope and Contents Comprised of both memos [elaborate] and copies of crossing cards [formal name] for individuals who crossed from Mexico into the United States at the Hidalgo, Texas port of entry.

Border Brick Project - Scott Cook Collection

 Collection — Container: 30
Identifier: ELIBR-0030
Scope and Contents The collection contains research material compiled by Dr. Scott Cook, pertaining to the organization of brick production along the U.S. Texas-Mexico border (1800s-1990s) and the Border Brick Project. The collection consists primarily of 186 oral history interviews (Series I, 1970-2008), 104 files of general research (Series II, 1837-2009), 122 files of manuscript and publication research (Series III, 1846-2013), and 2394 photographs (Series IV, 1939-2013).

Border Life Collection

 Collection — other: 8 Drawers
Identifier: UTPA-BSA-Border Life
Scope and Contents The Border life collection contains student papers written on the basis of original research, including personal interviews, concerning life in the Lower Rio Grande Valley Texas - Mexico border.

Border Music

 Collection — other: Various
Identifier: BSA-00-UTPA-BSA-Border Music
Scope and Contents Interviews with artists and commercial music recorded locally, primarily from the Spanish speaking Mexicano/a community.

Border Security and Border Wall

 Collection — other: Various
Identifier: BSA-02-UTPA-BSA-Border Security
Scope and Contents Local research on border security that focuses on the sociological and ecological ramifications of the border wall'€™s construction along the South-Texas Rio Grande River.

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus 266
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Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.)--History 10
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