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Special Collections & University Archives: Research Guides: Historical Topics

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Welcome to UTRGV Special Collections & Archives Research Guides

UTRGV Special Collections & Archives has compiled research guides on popular topics to assist students and new researchers with finding primary and secondary sources. They are designed to serve as basic guides for entry level research in regional history and culture.

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

  • There are also research guides for notable women, men, and families of the RGV.

  • Use the Quick Links to access additional online resources, including our website.

Featured Research Guides

Biddy Family Research Guide Brownsville Affair Research Guide Coahuiltecan Research Guide
Eligio Kika de la Garza Research Guide Farm Worker's Movement Fort Brown Walking Tour Research Guide
Genealogy Research Guide Gloria Anzaldua John H. Shary Research Guide
Notable People & Families Research Guide Palo Alto/Mexican War Research Collection Port of Brownsville Research Guide
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Texas Rangers 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.

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