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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

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.

Dates: 1757 - 1773; Majority of material found within 1757 - 1758

Casa Mata Museum and Archives Collection

Identifier: BD-0019
Scope and Contents

The collection found here consists of 169 digitized items from the Casa Mata Museum and Archives in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Included are American military records, town hall sessions, a business registry, correspondence, inventories, and Mexican army rosters saved by the mayors of Matamoros.

Dates: 1822 - 1847

El Gobernador

 Collection — Container: 171, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0171

Three printed laws from the Governor of Tamaulipas, 1873.

Dates: 1873

Emile H. Combe and Barbara Combe Young letters

 Collection — Container: 207, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0207
Scope and Contents

File contains 10 letters written in 1878 and 1888 relating to a duel between Nestor Maxan and Col. Miguel de la Peña.

Dates: 1878 - 1888; Other: Date acquired: 0001-01-01

Enrique Perales Jasso Historical Photograph Collection

Identifier: BD0031
Content Description

This collection chronicles Enrique Perales Jasso's education and political involvement as a lawyer in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba.

Dates: 1947 - 2004

Falcón Family Collection

 Collection — Container: 31
Identifier: ELIBR-0031
Scope and Contents

Collection contains personal, legal documents, photographs, family genealogy, and newspaper articles concerning various family members of the Falcón family. The largest of the series being that of correspondence between Clotilde Falcón and Alfredo Náñez.

Dates: 1796 - 1996

Garza / Martinez / Moreno family records

 Collection — Container: 216, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0216
Scope and Contents

Family records including marriage, land, and school records from Ciudad Mier and Starr County. Includes one photograph of "Sister Betty" taken at petrified forest in Roma, Texas.

Dates: 1848 - 1931

Green Collection on Latin American Culture

 Collection — Container: 81
Identifier: ELIBR-0081
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publications and papers regarding Archaeology and Ethnology of Latin American cultures.

Dates: 1881 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1969

History of Jose Vasquez Borrego Grant

 Collection — Container: 217, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0217
Scope and Contents

Photostatic copy in Spanish (1848) and English translation (1930) for the Jose Vasquez Borrego land grant.

Dates: 1848, 1930

Maps of Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico) Collection

Identifier: BD-0026
Scope and Contents

Sample collection of 17 maps of colonial Mexico and Texas from the Archivo General de la Nacion, Mexico. Project funded by the Summerlee Foundation. Images and descriptions provided by the photographer Armando Alonzo

Images are accessible via our institutional repository.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1700-1851 (not inclusive)

Porfirio Diaz Historical Documents

 Collection — Container: 202
Identifier: ELIBR-0202
Scope and Contents

Collection contains three documents related to Porfirio Diaz; two letters written to the Governor of the State of Durango regarding military and personnel matters, and one signed military appointment signed by Diaz, of the appointment of Antonio Paes to the position of Lieutenant Colonel of infantry.

Dates: 1878-01-26; 1902-12; 1903-07-06

Reynosa Municipal Archives

 Collection — Container: 163, Box: 2R, 2D
Identifier: ELIBR-0163
Scope and Contents

Reynosa Municipal Archives folders may contain information about the census of Reynosa, establishment of Reynosa, founders of Reynosa, protocols, marriages, lands, deaths and Panteon Municipal de Reynosa, provinces, and marks and brands.

Dates: Event: 1750 - 1944

Traditional Mexican American Folklore

 Collection — Container: BSA 1
Identifier: ELIBR-BSA-0001
Scope and Contents

A bilingual collection featuring over 100,000 items ranging from topics such as La Llorona, curanderismo, the chupacabra and the devil at the dance hall.

Dates: -

Tulane University Collection

 Collection — Container: 139
Identifier: ELIBR-0139
Scope and Contents

The Tulane University Collection folders include photostatic copies with marriage permits and requests for Mexico from the Tulane University Latin American Library.

Dates: 1590 - 1879

University of California, Berkeley Bancroft Library Reynosa Collection [photocopies]

 Collection — Container: 167, Box: 1OV
Identifier: ELIBR-0167