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Fort Brown (Brownsville, Tex.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

5oth Anniversary and Rededication Ceremony, Fort Brown Memorial Center, April 1, 2004

 File — BLIBR-0075-IA-N, Box: 4, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents

Contains (1) ceremony program, which includes information on original dedication in 1954 by Gov. Allan Shivers, Master Plan of Arts District Zone, and 1997 purchase of Fort Brown Memorial Center.

Dates: Event: April 1, 2004

Acca L. Colby Purdy Correspondence

 Collection — BLIBR-0004
Identifier: BLIBR-0004
Content Description The collection consists of thirteen letters written from Brownsville, Texas starting January 1866 to June 1866 by Acca L. Colby Purdy and her husband Warren G. Purdy to their family in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, there are two portrait images; one of Acca and the other of Warren. The correspondence narrates life in Brownsville and the nearby areas as well as the living conditions. Acca begins writing from Brownsville on January 18, 1866. She speaks of Major Plato who was the...
Dates: 1865-12-26 - 1866-06-16

Ambrosio Villarreal Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BD-0014
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 77 digitized postcards pertaining to Fort Brown, Harding presidential visit, U.S. Army life on the border, Rio Grande River, Brownsville, Fort Brown Motor Hotel, and the Oblates.

The postcards are accessible via our institional repository.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1908 - 1968

Facing Fort Brown from island

 Item
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: early 20th—21st Centuries

Fort Brown Mexican Border War Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: BD-0032
Content Description

This scrapbook contains photographs of scenes around Brownsville, San Benito, and Point Isabel. Photographs depict soldiers daily living while in camp or in the march during the Mexican Border War of 1916. The photographs were taken during the summer and fall of 1916.

Dates: 1916-07-21 - 1916-12-16

Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: BD-0023-TSC
Scope and Contents The Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger consists of two-page reports that were originally bound in a single volume. The reports describe specifications for buildings on the Fort Brown military installation. This includes information about the floor plans, building dimensions, construction materials, mechanicals, appliances, and any changes or updates made to the building over time.There are 192 buildings covered within the ledger from Fort Brown, in Brownsville, Texas, and four...
Dates: 1919 - 1946

Major Jacob Brown Research Files

 Collection — BLIBR-0038, Box: 1
Identifier: BLIBR-0038
Scope and Contents

This collection of one document case contains research files on Major Jacob Brown whom Brownsville is named after.

Dates: 1978 - 1979

Officer's quarters along Fort Brown resaca

 Item
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph of Fort Brown Resaca lined with officer's quarters and palm trees.

Dates: early 20th—21st Centuries

Playing football at Fort Brown parade grounds

 Item
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph of players lined up for football at Fort Brown parade grounds. Buildings visible in background. (Photo damaged by cutting)

Dates: early 20th—21st Centuries

Post Hospital (Gorgas Hall)

 Item
Scope and Contents

Black and white photograph of front of Post Hospital (Gorgas Hall) with palm trees in foreground.

Dates: early 20th—21st Centuries

Sunset over Fort Brown, Geraldina Elizondo

 Item
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

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: early 20th—21st Centuries

US Army - 1st Cavalry "B-troop", 1916

 File — ELIBR-0154, other: Drawer 1, Folder: 41
Identifier: Folder 43
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Printed photographs acquired from various sources. Arranged by subject.

Dates: 1916

UTRGV History Harvest

 Collection
Identifier: BD-0010
Scope and Contents This is an ongoing collection combining History Harvests from both Edinburg and Brownsville campuses. The objective of these History Harvests is to create a community collection from the area's families documenting local, regional, and national history to be held at the UTRGV University Library and made available for research, teaching, and educational exhibitions.Participants agree to give unconditional permission to publish items online. This collection consists of life in the...
Dates: 2014-09-27; 2017-10-14; 2018-11-03