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Special Collections & University Archives: Research Guides

This is the LibGuide for UTRGV Special Collections & University Archives.

Welcome to Our Research Guides

Select a research guide from the drop-down menu above, or browse our featured Research Guides below.

Online Research Request

Our reading rooms are closed. But, our staff are ready to assist you with finding and accessing resources.


External Links of Interest

Featured Research Guides

Biddy Family Research Guide Brownsville History Research Guide Coahuiltecan Research Guide
Fort Brown Walking Tour Research Guide Genealogy Research Guide John H. Shary Research Guide
Palo Alto/Mexican War Research Collection Port of Brownsville Research Guide University Archives
Yturria Family Research Guide


The research guides compiled by UTRGV staff and students are intended to assist patrons who are embarking upon new research endeavors. Our goal is to expand their knowledge of the types of resources available on a given topic, including books, archival materials, and websites. In so doing, our compilers have taken care to include collections, digital items, and resources that may be accessed not only through UTRGV but also via other institutions, repositories, and websites.

We wholeheartedly respect the research interests of others. Therefore, please contact us if you wish to submit a resource for consideration, or if you have a question about or an issue with a specific cited resource.