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Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection — 119
Identifier: ELIBR-0119
Scope and Contents Collection is entirely comprised of photocopies of the corresponding material from The Texas General Land Office, the official repository for original Spanish and Mexican land titles in Texas.Acts of the Visit of the Royal Commissioners (Auto de la general visita) was transcribed from archives in Mexico. These volumes record the distribution...
Dates: 1753-1832

Betty Murray Papers

 Collection — 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 Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BLIBR-0044
Scope and Contents

The collection includes historical photographs of people, places, and events from locations across the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including but not limited to Brownsville, San Benito, Harlingen, Mercedes, Mission, and Rio Grande City. Photographs are in a variety of formats, including aerial, postcards, silver gelatin, etc.

Dates: dates vary

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.Transcription:"Headquarters Wester Sub-Distrct of Texas, Brownsville, December 9, 1864.General Orders, No. 12,In accordance with orders from District Headquarters, the following instructions to troop [sic]...
Dates: 1864-12-09

John H. Shary Collection

 Collection — ELIBR-0002
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

John Randall Peavey Oral History, 1981

 File
Scope and Contents John Randall Peavey (b. 12 Aug 1892, d. 3 Mar 1985), lawman and author of Echoes from the Rio Grande, was interviewed by Dr. Hubert J. Miller for the Pan American University Oral History Program. Part 1. Over the course of two days, December 22-23, 1981, Peavey provides a brief history of his family, describes their relocation to the Valley from St. Louis, and discusses early agricultural and economic development, including farming, ranching, staple crops and...
Dates: 1981

Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)

 Collection — 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

Photographic views of the Lower Rio Grande Valley [view book] / photos by Dickey, 1920s

 File — ELIBR-0151, Box: 4
Scope and Contents

Viewbook contains 50 photographs from around the lower Rio Grande Valley.

Dates: 1920s

RGV Promotional Literature Collection

 Collection — ELIBR-0151
Identifier: ELIBR-0151
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous collection of promotional literature primarily from 1910-1940, pertaining to the Rio Grande Valley.Fliers: Inexpensively produced single sheet announcements or advertisements for distribution among the general public. Leaflets: Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages. Pamphlets: Published non-periodical volumes with no cover or with a paper cover. Usually 5 to 49 pages. Postcards: Cards on which a message may be written or printed for mailing without an envelope;...
Dates: 1913-2000

Texas-Mexico Travel Album

 Collection — Box BLIBR-0030
Identifier: BLIBR-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...
Dates: 1917 - 1922

Texas Water Improvement District Photographs

 Collection — 0196
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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1925; 1947-12-06

Valley information news clippings scrapbook

 Collection — 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

Ya Mero

 Collection — 177
Identifier: ELIBR-0177
Content Description

Ya Mero Tomo I and Tomo II, newspaper published in McAllen, Texas.

Dates: 1965 - 1971