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

 Collection — Container: 119, Box: 1R
Identifier: ELIBR-000119
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.

Brownsville History Harvest Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0027
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 260 images provided by Brownsville residents who participated in the Brownsville History Harvest event held at the Brownsville Public Library Main Branch on September 27, 2014. Participants agreed to give unconditionally permission to publish items online.The objective of the History Harvest is to create a community collection from the area's families documenting local, regional, and national history to be held at the UTRGV Library and made available for...

Brownsville Newsletters Collection

 Collection — Box: 0025
Identifier: BLIBR-0025
Content Description The collection consists of eight 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.

Dick Heller Jr. Collection

 Collection — Container: 42
Identifier: ELIBR-000042
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,...

Eligio (Kika) de la Garza Congressional Papers

 Collection — Container: 78, Box: 332R, 22D, 135OV
Identifier: ELIBR-000078
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.

Frances Isbell Collection

 Collection — Container: 53, Box: 15R, 1OV
Identifier: ELIBR-000053
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...

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.

Hidalgo County Historical Commission

 Collection — Container: 79, Box: 22R
Identifier: ELIBR-000079
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 files...

John H. Shary Collection

 Collection — Container: 2, Box: 257R
Identifier: ELIBR-000002
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.

Rio Grande Valley Historical Talks and Conferences Audiotapes

 Collection
Identifier: ELIBR-000176
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.

Rio Grande Valley Sesquicentennial Committee Collection

 Collection — Container: 133, Box: 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-000133
Scope and Contents File include meeting mandates, reports, and workshops.

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,...

Scrapbook of Clippings of Valley Information Collection

 Collection — Container: 153gg, Volume: 1V
Identifier: ELIBR-000153-gg
Scope and Contents Newspaper clippings from around 1960 glued onto 1942 Powers Road and Street Catalog. Catalog has label from W. O. Washington, City Engineer, Brownsville Texas.

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...