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Special Collections & University Archives: Our Collections

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

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Special Collections & University Archives holds primary source (original) and secondary source materials such as correspondence, business files, maps, slides, ledgers, books, ephemera, newspapers, journals, newsletters, oral histories, and photographs regarding the cultural heritage and history of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Northeast Mexico. Collection strengths are history, politics, local authors, fine printing, civil rights, business, and genealogy.