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

 Collection — Container: 119
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.

Dates: 1753-1832

Dick Heller Jr. Collection

 Collection — Container: 42
Identifier: ELIBR-0042
Scope and Contents Collection contains photostatic copies of research done on various Lower Rio Grande Valley topics as well as research for his book "Merchants, masons and marauders on the Texas border, the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1836-1866: the story of Henry Clay Davis, September 29, 1814-December 8, 1866: the founding of Rio Grande City, Starr Co., Texas and his fight with Indians, robbers, and Mexicans, including the three "C" generals, Canales, Carbajal, and Cortina." Research includes monographs,...
Dates: Event: 1834 - 2007

Eligio (Kika) de la Garza Congressional Papers

 Collection — Container: 78
Identifier: ELIBR-0078
Scope and Contents

The Congressional Papers of Eligio "Kika" de la Garza consist of approximately 425 linear feet of materials dating from 1965 - 1996. The bulk of the papers date from 1965-1980 and 1989-1996. The papers were created during Kika de la Garza's time as an elected official in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 - 1996, representing the 15th Congressional District in South Texas.

Dates: 1965 - 1996; Majority of material found in 1965-1980; 1989-1996

Frances Isbell Collection

 Collection — Container: 53
Identifier: ELIBR-0053
Scope and Contents Series I, Reference/Research Files, 1832-2014, consists of reference and research files pertaining to a variety of subjects from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Series II, Hidalgo County Historical Commission, 1852-2014, consists of files pertaining to the Historical Markers, Archives Alert, and Confederate graves projects as well as general and office files. Series III, Newspaper clippings, 1849-2011, consists of a variety of newspaper clippings that were saved by...
Dates: 1832-2014

Hidalgo County Historical Commission Collection

 Collection — Container: 79
Identifier: ELIBR-0079
Scope and Contents The collection consists of applications for historical markers and historical cemeteries, research, notes, correspondence, organizational files, and maps. Historical marker applications were submitted by the Hidalgo County Historical Commission to the Texas Historical Commission Research Department. Marker applications typically include research describing the importance of the location. Files may also include photographs and dedication pamphlets. Collection also contains organizational...
Dates: 1884-2016

John H. Shary Collection

 Collection — Container: 2
Identifier: ELIBR-0002
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of business and personal files from John H. Shary, the largest collection of which is the United Irrigation Company series. The collection primarily contains business files, correspondence, internal memos, legal proceedings, maps, blueprints, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Dates: 1908 - 2001; Majority of material found in 1912-1952

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)

 Collection — Container: 15
Identifier: ELIBR-0015
Scope and Contents

Collection contains miscellaneous publications, reports, and other documents created by, for or about the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.

Dates: 1972 - 1997

RGV Promotional Literature Collection

 Collection — Container: 151, Box: 2D, 1OVR
Identifier: ELIBR-0151
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous collection of promotional literature primarily from 1910-1940, pertaining to the Rio Grande Valley.Fliers: Inexpensively produced single sheet announcements or advertisements for distribution among the general public. Leaflets: Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages. Pamphlets: Published non-periodical volumes with no cover or with a paper cover. Usually 5 to 49 pages. Postcards: Cards on which a message may be written or printed for mailing without an envelope;...
Dates: 1913-2000

Rio Grande Valley Historical Talks and Conferences Audiotapes

 Collection — Container: 176
Identifier: ELIBR-0176
Content Description

This collection consists of 74 audiotapes of 43 presentations that were given between 2000 and 2015 regarding topics of importance to Rio Grande Valley History.

Some audio recordings contain flyers on the presentations.

Dates: Event: 2000-01-22 - 2015-10-03

Rubén Hinojosa Congressional Papers

 Collection — Container: 146
Identifier: ELIBR-0146
Content Description

The Congressional Papers of Rubén Hinojosa consists of 291 linear feet of materials dating from 1997 - 2016. The papers were created during Rubén Hinojosa's time as an elected official in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 - 2016, representing the 15th Congressional District in South Texas. The collection consists of legislative material as well as casework of local projects and issues.

Dates: 1996 - 2016

Texas Water Improvement District Photographs

 Collection — Container: 0196
Identifier: ELIBR-0196
Content Description 57 photographs and one negative. One photograph captioned to verso: "H.C.W.I.D. No. 4 Installing a 37.5 - 20 a the Highway relift. May 7th. 1925." Depicts installation of a steam shovel for a Hidalgo County Water Improvement District Project in South Texas, along the Rio Grande. This belongs to a series of photographs with similar purple stamps from a San Antonio photographer depicting steam shovel operations, laborers, and ditch digging in the 1920s. the steam shovel has a sign on it...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1925; 1947-12-06

Valley information news clippings scrapbook

 Collection — Container: 235, Volume: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0235
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings from 1960-1965 glued onto a 1942 Powers Road and Street Catalog. Catalog has a label from W. O. Washington, City Engineer, Brownsville Texas.

Dates: 1960 - 1965

Ya Mero

 Collection — Container: 177
Identifier: ELIBR-0177
Content Description

Ya Mero Tomo I and Tomo II, newspaper published in McAllen, Texas.

Dates: 1965 - 1971