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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.
2021 Research Topics
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Special Collections & University Archives facilitates scholarship by making collection materials available online via our institutional repository. Resources are freely available via browse and search functions.
Digital Collections Copyright
The Library does not own the copyright in much of the material in its collection and is therefore unable to grant copyright permission to publish those items. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine copyright and other possible restrictions on reuse (e.g. publicity, privacy, moral rights) and to obtain proper permission when publishing or distributing materials found in these collections.
External Links of Interest
BHA: Digital Collections
Online Access to the Brownsville Historical Association Collections
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
History of Brownsville (website by Anthony C. Lehmann Jr.)
Last updated in 2015, the webpages are organized by era. Mr. Lehman has compiled brief historical information on many buildings and structures in Brownsville, Texas.
UNT: Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection
The Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection spans the years 1859 to 2010, giving voice to ancestors and contemporary inhabitants of Texas, who come from multiple cultures.