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Collection — Container: 119, Box: 1R
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.
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...
Collection — Box: 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.
Collection — Container: 42
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,...
Collection — Container: 78, Box: 332R, 22D, 135OV
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.
Collection — Container: 53, Box: 15R, 1OV
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...
Item — Folder: 0001
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.
Collection — Container: 79, Box: 22R
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...
Collection — Container: 2, Box: 257R
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.
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.
Some audio recordings contain flyers on the presentations.
Collection — Container: 133, Box: 1D
Scope and Contents File include meeting mandates, reports, and workshops.
File — Folder: 0029
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,...
Collection — Container: 153gg, Volume: 1V
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.
Collection — Folder: 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 returns...
- Subject: Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.) X
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Edinburg Campus 9
- University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus 5
- Hidalgo County Historical Commission (Tex.) 2
- Hidalgo County Historical Society. 2
- De la Garza, E. (De la Garza, Eligio) 1
- De la Garza, Eligio. 1
- De la Garza, Lucille 1
- Gause, George 1
- Isbell, Frances W. 1
- Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books 1
- Shary, John H. (John Harry), 1872-1945 1
- Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985 1
- Slaughter, James Edwin, 1827-1901 1
- Texas Citrus Fruit Growers' Exchange 1
- United Irrigation Company. 1
- United States. Congress. House -- 20th century -- Sources 1 ∧ less