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

 Collection — Container: 119, Box: 1R
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

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 General Collection

 Collection — Container: 0028
Identifier: BLIBR-0032
Scope and Contents The collection consists of historical material collected by the University Library staff. Included are newspapers, newspaper clippings, local 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.
Dates: 1864 - 2000

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.
Dates: 1977 - 2017

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, Box: 15R, 1OV
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

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.
Dates: 1864-12-09

Hidalgo County Historical Commission Collection

 Collection — Container: 79, Box: 22R
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 files...
Dates: 1884-2016

"Hometown Teams" Reception Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BD-0006
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two recorded presentations as well as photographs taken at the Smithsonian Institute's traveling exhibition "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shaped America" opening reception held on July 26, 2018. The reception was hosted by UTRGV Special Collections and University Archives.

One recording is of Gregory Selber presenting on the glory days of valley football and the other recording is of Rene Torres presenting on the history of baseball in the Rio Grande Valley.
Dates: 2018-07-26

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

Rene Torres Collection

 Collection — Container: 0035
Identifier: BD-0035

Rio Grande Valley Historical Talks and Conferences audiotapes

 Collection
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

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 travel,...
Dates: 1865 - 1871

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-Mexico Travel Album

 Collection — Folder: 0030
Identifier: BLIBR-0030-Vertical
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...
Dates: 1917 - 1922

Texas Water Improvement District Photographs

 Collection
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 reading...
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