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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...

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.

Brownsville General Collection

 Collection — Container: 0028
Identifier: BLIBR-0032
Scope and Contents The collection consists of historical material collected by the library staff. Included are newspapers, newspaper clippings, reports, local and national magazines, historical material, and promotional material. The bulk of the material pertains to Brownsville, but there is also material that pertains to the overall South Texas.

Brownsville Newsletters Collection

 Collection — Container: 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.

Bruce Underwood Collection

 Collection — Container: 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. The collection is arranged into seven series: Newspaper and other publication work 1918-1998, Employment in higher education 1949-1987, K-12, graduate school and WWII 1920-1998, Miscellaneous 1938-2001, Personal Correspondence 1944-2000...

Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0002
Scope and Contents The Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger consists of two-page reports that were originally bound in a single volume. The reports describe specifications for buildings on the Fort Brown military installation. This includes information about the floor plans, building dimensions, construction materials, mechanicals, appliances, and any changes or updates made to the building over time.There are 192 buildings covered within the ledger from Fort Brown, in Brownsville, Texas, and four from...

Headquarters Western Sub-District of Texas Broadside

 Item — Folder: 0001
Identifier: BLIBR-0001-V
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.

Henry K. Beard Papers

 Collection — Container: 0031
Identifier: BLIBR-0031
Scope and Contents The collection contains material related to Beard’s work as an organ designer. Almost the entire collection consists of organ blueprints, although there are some photos and a brochure about the M.P. Moller Company. Beard designed organs for many notable places including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, West Point, and the Moody Bible Institute. Most of his work was done in mid-west states like Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Historic Stegman Building Documents

 Collection — Folder: 0005
Identifier: BLIBR-0005-V
Content Description This 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....

Jim Solis Collection

 Collection — Container: 0006
Identifier: BLIBR-0006
Scope and Contents The papers of Jim Solis consist of Texas House of Representatives Bills, legislation background information, correspondence, news clippings, photos, awards, and other material. The papers document Solis’ 15 years of service to his Rio Grande Valley district.

Juanita Rosales Cantu Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0026-V
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...

Menton Murray Collection

 Collection — Container: 0015
Identifier: BLIBR-0015
Scope and Contents The papers of Menton Murray (1907-1989) consist of correspondence, photos, books, periodicals, and other ephemeral items. The papers document Murray’s careers as a journalist, lawyer, and 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. Finally there is documentation of...

Missouri Pacific Brownsville Depot Collection

 Collection — Folder: 0003
Identifier: BLIBR-0003-V
Scope and Contents This collection consists of: plans, measurement files, public domain pictures, maps, research items on architect Robert Bertram Kelly, text documents on the depot written by Mr. David N. Currey, photos, photographs of the first depot, photographs of the "sister depot" in SL-SF passenger station in Pensacola, Florida, and postcard views of neighboring El Jardin Hotel.

Reynaldo G. Garza Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0016
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the sixty-six boxes (twenty-two available at the moment) that chronicle Judge Reynaldo G. Garza's legal career, and civic engagement, as well as his involvement with higher education in South Texas.

Roger Conatser's Rio Grande Valley Photography Collection

 Collection — Box: 0018
Identifier: BLIBR-0018
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs taken throughout the Rio Grande Valley during the 1980s in either slides, 35mm film, or 120mm film format. There are various types of photographic work within the collection such as aerials, animal, architecture, artistic, event, macro, nature, night, people, scenic, and travel.

Rotary Club of Darwen Correspondence

 File — Folder: 0029
Identifier: BLIBR-0029-V
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 travel,...

Texas-Mexico Travel Album

 Collection — Folder: 0030
Identifier: BLIBR-0030-V
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 returns...

University of Texas at Brownsville Latinx History Oral Histories

 Collection — Container: 0033
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.Together,...