The Border Studies Archive, a part of the University Library, houses collections focused on the folklore, histories and lives of people living along the U.S.-Mexican border in South Texas. Our collections include aural, material and visual documentation related to (1) Border Music, (2) construction of the Border Wall and Border Security more generally, (3) Latinas and Politics, (4) Spanish Land Grants, (5) Traditional Mexican American Folklore and (6) Visual Border Studies. In addition to these six areas, we have a growing list of Border Oral History Interviews. 


Browse the Border Studies Archive Collections:

Border Life Collection

CHAPS - Supporting photographs for the Atwood Acres: A Porcion of Edinburg report

Contaminación Collection

Curanderismo Collection

Texas Conjunto Music - Hall of Fame