Special Collections and Archives

As a component of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library, Special Collections & University Archives plays a critical role in the commitment of UTRGV to academic excellence in a balanced program of research and service. The collections provide documentation which supports the research of the history, development, traditions, and activities of south Texas and northeastern Mexico. Its main feature is to facilitate scholarship by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible regional information through published and original archival materials to students, faculty, and visiting scholars, both in person and digitally.


Browse the Special Collections and Archives Collections:

Alfonso Loredo Flores Collection

Ambrosio Villarreal Postcard Collection

Archivo General de la Nacion Maps

Barry Horn Postcard Collection

Brownsville History Harvest 2014

Brownsville History Harvest 2019

Carte-de-visite Historical Photographs

Casa Mata Museum and Archives Collection

Cayetano E. Barrera's Vietnam War Photograph Collection

Cheryl Shepherd's Ten Tragic Days Collection

Church Records

El Gobernador

El Sol

Fort Brown Aerials

Fort Brown Maps

Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger

Frances Isbell Collection

Gulf Coast Magazine

Hidalgo County Official Records

John H. Shary Collection

John R. Peavey Scrapbook

Kika de la Garza Congressional Papers

La Guerra de Texas y La Guerra Mexico - Estados Unidos

Leonard Greenwalt Collection

Lower Rio Grande Valley

Manuel Hinojosa Mexican War Collection


Miscellaneous photograph collection - Brownsville

Miscellaneous photograph collection - Edinburg

Museums of Port Isabel Collection

Public Heritage Lecture Series

Rene Torres Collection

Rio Bravo: A Journal of the Borderlands

Rio Grande Valley 20th Century Studio Photographs Collection

riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature

Rondel Davidson Endowed Lecture Series Collection

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

The Beacon

The Pan American

UTB/TSC Archives - Health and Human Performance Department History

UTB/TSC Archives - Media Services

William Hudson Mexican War Lithograph Collection

Yturria Family Photographs Collection