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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 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.

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...

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...

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.

Smithsonian's Hometown Teams collection

 Collection
Identifier: BD-0004
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two recorded presentations as well as photographs taken at the Smithsonian's Hometown Teams opening reception held on July 27, 2018.

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.