Personal Papers & Official Records

Personal Papers & Official Records

UTRGV Special Collections acquires, preserves, and makes accessible personal correspondence, congressional and legislative papers, and organizational records documenting the history and development of the borderlands of deep South Texas.
The materials within these collections serve as primary source (first-hand) documents and accounts of important periods in lower Rio Grande Valley history, culture, and heritage. Collection strengths include county records, politics, regional history, economic development, agriculture, and military history.


Browse the Personal Papers & Official Records Collections:

Acca L. Colby Purdy Correspondence (Brownsville, Matamoros)

Casa Mata Museum and Archives Collection (Matamoros)

Fort Brown Quartermaster's Ledger

Frances Isbell Collection

Henry K. Beard Pipe Organ Plans

Hidalgo County Historical Collection

Hidalgo County Official Records

John H. Shary Collection

Kika de la Garza Congressional Papers

La Guerra de Texas y La Guerra Mexico - Estados Unidos

Lucy Tijerina Family Collection

Mexican Church Records

Missouri Pacific Brownsville Depot Collection

Palo Alto/Mexican War Research Collection

Rene Torres Collection

Tampico Affair Collection