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A History of Company E of the Texas Frontier Battalion, 1874-1879

 Item
Identifier: BLIBR-Reference
Abstract "This paper has been written with the purpose in mind of discovering how the Texas Rangers were able to bring law, order, and peace to the frontier of Texas. The mode of investigation has been to follow the detailed activity of one company of Rangers over a span of time slightly less than five years in length. A close examination of the record of Company E's activity during the period, suggests that the success of the Ranges, in opening the frontier to peaceful occupation, sprang from...
Dates: August 1952

Acca L. Colby Purdy Correspondence

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0004
Identifier: BLIBR-0004
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...
Dates: 1865-12-26 - 1866-06-16

Augustine Celaya Jr. Papers

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0048
Identifier: BLIBR-0048
Scope and Contents

The papers contained in one legal size archival box mainly document the executive career of Augustine Celaya Jr. with the Union Carbide Corporation. These consist of photos, correspondence, two oral history interview tapes and assorted corporate documents.

Dates: 1960 - 1994

Barry Horn Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0043
Content Description

This collection consists of eighteen letterpress halftone postcards pertaining to Cameron County and Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The photographs were taken by Robert Runyon and the postcard booklet was made by Curt Teich & Co. of Chicago, Illinois in 1927.

Dates: c. 1920s

Betty Murray Papers

 Collection — Container: 0017
Identifier: BLIBR-0017
Scope and Contents

This collection consisting of four document cases chronicles Betty Murray's efforts to protect and document the Lower Rio Grande Valley and state history. Her personal papers are also included.

Dates: 1930 - 2002

Brownsville City Commission Collection

 Collection — Container: 0009
Identifier: BLIBR-0009
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of seventeen document boxes of records of the Brownsville City Commission. Included are meeting minutes, brochures, city notices, building documents, and correspondence. The main years covered are 1997 to 2001, but there is some information from 1991 and 1994 as well.

Dates: 1991 - 2001

Brownsville Newsletters Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0025
Identifier: BLIBR-0025
Content Description

The collection consists of ten newsletters from organizations located in Brownsville, Texas. The newsletters chronicle the history and development of Brownsville and topics include art, architecture, businesses, higher education, historical accounts, events, notable people, preservation, transportation, and industry.

Dates: 1977 - 2017

Brownsville Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0044
Scope and Contents

The collection includes historical photographs of people, places, and events from locations across the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including but not limited to Brownsville, San Benito, Harlingen, Mercedes, Mission, and Rio Grande City. Photographs are in a variety of formats, including aerial, postcards, silver gelatin, etc.

Dates: early 20th—21st Centuries

Bruce Underwood Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0014
Identifier: BLIBR-0014
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of nine boxes of newspapers, newspaper clippings, typescripts, correspondence, college notebooks, course syllabuses, grade books, awards, and other material. The papers document Underwood’s career in journalism and academia.

Dates: 1925 - 2000

Christopher Carmona Collection

 Collection — Container: 0047
Identifier: BLIBR-0047
Content Description

This collection consists of a 1911 Hidalgo County Texas General Land Office grant map and a 1992 Texans & Winter Texans International Spring Festival brochure highlighting the Bandit wars.

Dates: 1911 - 1992

Clotilde P. Garcia Reference Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0063, Box: 1
Identifier: BLIBR-0063
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one box that contains documents pertaining to Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia. The contents include books she published, biographical sketches, awards, publications, resume, and other supporting documents. Dr. Clotilde Pérez García was a noted physician, activist, author, educator, and sister of civil rights activist Hector P. García. Additionally, she was one of the first Mexican-American women in Texas to enter the medical profession.

Dates: 1984 - 2003

David Polin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0056
Scope and Contents

Collection includes: a. 3.5" floppy disk, Imation, 2HD IBM, 1.44MB b. U.S. Copyright Office Certificate of Registration TXu001195972 / 2004-08-19 c. Manuscript of poetry, 472 pp, single-sided, black and white

Dates: 2003

Frederick Davis Cromack Papers

 Collection — Container: 0013
Identifier: BLIBR-0013-a
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1970

Headquarters Western Sub-District of Texas Broadside

 Item — Folder: 0001
Identifier: BLIBR-0001-Vertical
Content Description This collection consists of one Civil War era broadside regarding cotton smuggling through the Rio Grande Valley including Eagle Pass, Laredo, Rio Grande City, and Edinburg written by Confederate Brigadier General James Edwin Slaughter.Transcription:"Headquarters Wester Sub-Distrct of Texas, Brownsville, December 9, 1864.General Orders, No. 12,In accordance with orders from District Headquarters, the following instructions to troop [sic]...
Dates: 1864-12-09

Henry K. Beard Papers

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0031
Identifier: BLIBR-0031
Scope and Contents The Henry K. Beard Papers contain material related to Beard’s work as an organ designer. The ntire collection consists of almost entirely of organ plans and architectural blueprints, although there are some photos and a brochure about the M.P. Möller Company. Beard designed organs for many notable places including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, West Point Cadet Chapel, and the Moody Bible Institute. Most of his work was done in midwest states like Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940 - 1989

Historic Stegman Building Documents

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0005
Content Description The collection consists of the final documentation of the Historic Stegman Building located in downtown Brownsville. The collection contains exterior and interior photographs prior to the renovation as well as historical Robert Runyon photographs of the building. In addition, the collection contains a Historic American Buildings Survey compiled by Historian Roman McAllen, Brownsville Historic Resources survey, and .dwg architectural and measurement files of the renovated floorplan....
Dates: 1911 - 2014

Howard T. Dulmage Collection

 Collection — Container: 0040, Box: 1-28
Identifier: BLIBR-0040
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of twenty-eight document cases containing research Dr. Howard T. Dulmage conducted on Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) microbial insecticides while he was stationed at the Insect Pathology Research Unit, U.S. Department of Agriculture in Brownsville, Texas (1967-early 1990s).

Dates: 1969 - 1998

Jim Solis Collection

 Collection — Container: 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.

Dates: 1992 - 2006

Juanita Rosales Cantu Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0026-Vertical
Scope and Contents The Juanita Rosales Cantu Collection consists of three parts; one series of archival records and two series of digitized materials. The archival records consists of correspondence, legal, and financial documents that support the Juanita Rosales Cantu vs. U.S. Customs civil action lawsuit and settlement. The 2014 Brownsville History Harvest digitized materials consists of files relating to Juanita Rosales Cantu's immediate family.The 2017 History Harvest at UTRGV...
Dates: 1975 - 1979; Digitized: 2014; Digitized: 2017

Judge Oscar Dancy Collection

 File — Container: BLIBR-0055, Box: 1
Identifier: BLIBR-0055

Kermit Cromack Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0013-b
Dates: Majority of material found within 1928 - 1938

Major Jacob Brown Research Files

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0038, Box: 1
Identifier: BLIBR-0038
Scope and Contents

This collection of one document case contains research files on Major Jacob Brown whom Brownsville is named after.

Dates: 1978 - 1979

Menton J. Murray Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0015
Identifier: BLIBR-0015
Scope and Contents The papers of Menton Murray (1907-1989) consist of correspondence, photos, books, periodicals, speeches, awards, newsletters, and news clippings. The papers document Murray’s careers as a journalist, lawyer, and 26 years as a Texas State Legislator. Also depicted are Murray’s other public activities in and around his Harlingen, Texas home. These activities include: Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus, Harlingen Cardinal’s Quarterback Club, the Cameron County Historical Society and many more....
Dates: 1919 - 1989

Palo Alto/Mexican War Research Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-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

Reynaldo G. Garza Collection

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0016
Identifier: BLIBR-0016
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal papers chronicling Judge Reynaldo G. Garza's legal career, and civic engagement, as well as his involvement with higher education in South Texas.

Dates: 1950 - 2004

Rotary Club of Darwen Correspondence

 File — Folder: 0029
Identifier: BLIBR-0029-Vertical
Content Description Photocopy of correspondence from Howard Peters, of the Rotary Club of Darwen, England, and "Rotarian James" of the Brownsville club. Included with the correspondence is a summation of letters written by members of a local Lancashire family, especially those of a young man by the name of James Horrocks (alias Andrew Ross), who came to America to escape a paternity suit, and lived for a time in Brownsville. Summation of Horrocks correspondence includes descriptions of U.S. Mail Steamship...
Dates: 1865 - 1871

Texas-Mexico Travel Album

 Collection — Box: BLIBR-0030
Identifier: BLIBR-0030
Content Description Collection of 117 photographs and real-photo postcards. Album begins with ten photographs of street scenes in New Orleans, followed by nine larger zide images of wild flower and plant life in the Rio Grande Valley and Brownsville, Texas. The next thirty-six images depict life along the Texas-Mexico border, including architecture, culture, the Rio Grande, and a July 4th beach outing. Ten images follow of family life in Oklahoma and Mississippi, and then the focus of the album...
Dates: 1917 - 1922

University of Texas at Brownsville Latinx History Oral Histories

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0033, Box: 01
Identifier: BLIBR-0033
Scope and Contents The collection documents through oral testimony the experiences of local Latino(a)s, covering such broad trips as memories of native lands, migration/immigration, and everyday life in Brownsviille. Represented heritages from the 2009 projcets include Bolivian and Mexican American. To assist researchers, students wrote both biographies of their interviewees and overviews of interviews. These synopses following the series descriptions and are also included with transcripts....
Dates: 2009

UTB/TSC University Archives - Academic Affairs Division

 Collection — Container: BLIBR-0075
Identifier: BLIBR-0075-AA
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material pertaining to Pan American University at Brownsville, University of Texas-Pan American at Brownsville and the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College.

Dates: 1973 - 2015