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McAllen (Tex.)--History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

Albino Guerra Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00421
Scope and Contents

Albino was born April 18, 1922 in San Carlos Ranch, TX. He died June 5, 2016 in Edinburg, TX. He is the son of the late Florencio and the late Sara (Saenz) Guerra. He was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving in France during World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esperanza Gonzalez De Guerra on 3/21/2009.

Interview conducted in 1987 by Jose Trinidad Molina. Digital transfer completed on 25 November 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

Cosme Casares Munoz

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00654

Cosme Casares Munoz Oral History, 1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00654
Scope and Contents

Cosme Casares Munoz was born in 1915 in McAllen, Texas. He talks about the first schools in McAllen, Los Rinches, Texas Rangers, and Los Indiciosos, why they hung 30 people in Alamo, Texas, laborers, and camps of soldiers in 1919. He tells about "diez y quince" stores and the first cars sold. Interview conducted in 1987 by Leticia Gamboa. Digital transfer completed on 27 January 2014 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 1987

E. M. (Edward Melvin) Card Collection

 Collection — 206
Identifier: ELIBR-0206
Scope and Contents

Includes poll tax receipts Tarrant County, 1907, and Hidalgo County 1908-1939 for E. M. Card, wife Birdie B. Card, and Michael Card (age 22 in 1939). Also includes brief history of the development of roads, irrigation systems, and other civil engineering projects of the City of McAllen from 1916 to 1951 written by E. M. Card.

Dates: 1907 - 1961

Elias Cavazos Oral History, 3-22-1987

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00164
Scope and Contents Elias Cavazos talks about his parents and grandparents. He discusses his early years in McAllen. He tells about his working experience with the railroads and as a telegrapher at Western Union. He shares his progress through Western Union including moving to distant cities as he was promoted. He tells about the changes that McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley experienced between 1925 and 1977. He also discusses lands and Porciones in the Valley and how lands including Porcion 72 came to be...
Dates: 3-22-1987

Elias Cavazos - Part 01

 Digital Record
Identifier: Elias Cavazos - Part 01

Elias Cavazos - Part 02

 Digital Record
Identifier: Elias Cavazos - Part 02

Elizabeth Ewing Christenson Oral History, 8-20-1991

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00182
Scope and Contents

Elizabeth Ewing Christenson was born February 26, 1920, in McAllen, Texas. She tells of growing up in the city of McAllen. Interview conducted on 20 August 1991 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 21 October 2013 from the original analog cassette tape.

Dates: 8-20-1991

Eric John Dube

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00236

Eric John Dube Oral History, 12-1-1989

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00236
Scope and Contents

Eric John Dube was born 04 December 1907. He tells an informative story about life in the McAllen area including visit of troops, character of Main Street, use of the Hidalgo-Reynosa Ferry, work in the Post Office. Tells of a train trip into the Valley stopped because of sand drifting across the tracks.

Interview conducted on 1 December 1989 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 25 October 2013 from the analog cassette tape. Hidalgo County Historical Commission.

Dates: 12-1-1989

Frances Isbell Collection

 Collection — 53
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

Futuro McAllen Collection

 Collection — 144, Box: 1D
Identifier: ELIBR-0144
Scope and Contents

File contains information relating issues of concern to Futuro McAllen as well as material from the McAllen Historic Preservation District and the Convention Center.

Dates: 1999-2003

Gertrude Cannon Gorman Oral History, 1-11-1986

 File
Identifier: ELIBR0053-Gorman_Gertude_Cannon-19860111
Scope and Contents

Gertrude Cannon Gorman was born in October 10, 1900 in Choate, Texas. She relates the history of the William Mose Cannon family from Kennedy County, Texas, the Noah Lee Cannon family of McAllen, Texas, and her family in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Dates: 1-11-1986

Gertrude Cannon Gorman - Part 01

 Digital Record
Identifier: Gertrude Cannon Gorman - Part 01

Harold E. Brehm

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00100

Harold E. Brehm Oral History, 5-29-1985

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00100
Scope and Contents

Harold E. Brehm was born December 10, 1897. He came to the Valley in 1924. He talks about the progress of the city of McAllen. Interview conducted on 29 May 1985 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 8 October 2013 from the analog cassette tape. Hidalgo County Historical Commission.

Dates: 5-29-1985

Harvey Jack Ferguson Oral History, 7-17-1989

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00270
Scope and Contents

Harvey Jack Ferguson talks about his experiences in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and his career with Upper Valley Aviation in McAllen. He was born April 9, 1919.

Interview conducted on 17 July 1989 by Robert E. Norton. Digital transfer completed on 6 November 2013 from the analog cassette tape. Hidalgo County Historical Commission.

Dates: 7-17-1989

Harvey Jack Ferguson - Part 01

 Digital Record
Identifier: Harvey Jack Ferguson - Part 01

Harvey Jack Ferguson - Part 02

 Digital Record
Identifier: Harvey Jack Ferguson - Part 02

Jack William Baldwin

 Digital Record
Identifier: Oral history 00056

Jack William Baldwin Oral History, 11-20-1984

 File
Identifier: ELIBR-0027-00056
Scope and Contents Jack William Baldwin, born on 12 January 1915, discusses his father coming down to the Rio Grande Valley, developer Roland Ernest Horn, Baldwin Mobile Home Manor, life experience in McAllen, his activities in business and civic work. He tells of changes in the dairy business and the expansion of the city. Jack passed away on 09 April, 2000. Interview conducted on 20 November 1984 by Robert Everett Norton. Digital transfer completed on 05 September 2013 from the original analog cassette tape....
Dates: 11-20-1984

John W. Ewing - miscellaneous photographs and postcards, undated

 File — 214, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Includes miscellaneous collections from McAllen area and photographs of the Ewing house in McAllen, Texas.

Dates: undated

John W. Ewing personal records

 Collection — 214
Identifier: ELIBR-0214
Scope and Contents

John W. Ewing was elected as an Hidalgo County Judge. Enclosed are materials regarding real estate property that he bought and sold, 1927 income tax, Hidalgo County election results for 1936, and correspondence.

Dates: 1927 - 1946

McAllen Bicentennial Celebration records

 Collection — 219, Folder: 1
Identifier: ELIBR-0219
Scope and Contents

Collection contains organizational files for planning and hosting McAllen's 1976 Bicentennial celebration. The majority of the collection is comprised of expense receipts.

Dates: 1975 - 1976