This page is intended as a guide to address frequently asked questions. Please browse the guide or visit our website for more information.
Special Collections & Archives is here to help you learn more about the history and culture of the lower Rio Grande Valley region. Our special collections focus on the heritage of deep south Texas and northeast Mexico, as well as those of state, national, and international interest.
Please contact us for information on campus visits: email@example.com
University Library, Brownsville (BLIBR 2.202)
One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520
University Library, Edinburg (ELIBR 4.100)
1201 W University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
YES! Special Collections & University Archives make materials available online via our ScholarWorks Institutional Repository. Resources on these platforms can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, and are keyword searchable.
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. Click here for more information on digital collections rights and use.
The UTRGV Digital Collections help fulfill UTRGV's educational mission. Materials found in these collections are either in the public domain, are made available by permission, or are permitted by an exception such as fair use. Although these materials are publicly accessible, some restrictions on further use may still apply. Permitted uses are limited to research, educational, and scholarly purposes.
If you have any information about an item you've seen in our digital collections, or if you are the copyright owner and believe your work is not properly attributed or is used without proper authorization, please let us know. Send your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org including your contact information and a link the relevant content.
UTRGV University Library Special Collections and Archives does not accept unsolicited donations of books, newspapers, magazines, or materials.
Potential donors may wish to consider a monetary donation to the library, or another area of greatest need.
Members of the Rio Grande Valley community may alternatively consider donating to one of the following organizations.
Good news! You can access the course catalogs from our legacy institutions online: https://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/academics/utb-utpa-legacy-students/legacy-catalogs/index.htm
UTB/TSC graduate programs and courses as well UTPA undergraduate and graduate programs and courses are included on their respective catalog.These records have been digitized as PDFs making it easy to search for specific degree programs and courses.
Please submit requests for catalog information other than what is available online via our Online Research Request form.
Search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global for recent dissertations and theses. If you are off campus, then you may need to login using your UTRGV credentials to access this online database.
Search our Library Catalog for older dissertations and theses by title, author or key word. Dissertations and theses are located on the 2nd floor of the libraries in Brownsville and Edinburg. Titles archived with Special Collections & Archives are on permanent reserve and cannot be checked out.
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