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Special Collections & University Archives: Newspapers

Welcome to our LibGuide! Use the pages here to learn more about our department and research collections.

UTRGV Newspaper Holdings

This page serves as a resource for newspapers and newsletters held by UTRGV University Library Special Collections & Archives, including titles of regional, historical, and cultural significance.

  • Select a tab for the newspaper title of interest.
  • The Newspaper Title links to the library catalog record.
  • Each title listing includes coverage dates and campus locations.
  • Links have been included for electronic resources whenever available.
  • UTRGV users only: Currently enrolled students and current employees and faculty also have access to newspaper databases: https://utrgv.libguides.com/az.php?q=newspaper

Historical Newspapers & Newsletters at Special Collections & Archives

The American Flag

(Also referred to as Cameron County and Matamoros Advertiser, Bandera Americana)

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth478402/m1/1/

Brownsville Herald / Daily Herald

(Also referred to as Brownsville Evening Herald; previous names Daily Cosmopolitan, Brownsville Daily Herald​)

Courier of Edinburg

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Jun. 27, 1981 - Jan. 16, 1982

El Cuhamil

"La Voz del campesino de Texas."/ "Official Voice of The Texas Farm Workers' Union."

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies, Aug. 1975 - May 1982

The Daily Ranchero

(Also referred to as Ranchero Diario, Sunday Ranchero, Brownsville Ranchero, Tri-weekly Ranchero)

 

Dan Sanborn's RGV Newsletter

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Aug. 12, 1948 - Feb. 17, 1955.

Diogenes

The Edinburg Daily Review

(Also referred to as Edinburg Review)

  • Brownsville: No holdings.
  • Edinburg: Microfilm; Physical copies, sporadic coverage 1952-2016 (see holdings list below)

Gravity Irrigation News

(Also know as Delta Irrigation News)

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies May 1922 - Feb. 17, 1926; Mar. 24, 1926 - Nov. 16, 1927.

Mensajero Cristiano

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Jan. 1968 - Oct. 1975

Mission Times / Mission Enterprise

(Also referred to as The Missionite Mission Progress-TimesMission Enterprise)

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies 1922 - 1967

Ranch News

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Oct. 1989 - Spr. 2001

RGV International Music Festival

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Mar. 10, 1964 - Mar. 9, 1981

Valley in Action

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Nov. 20, 1948 - Dec. 1960.

Valley Prompter

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Sep. 10, 1955 - Jan. 1957

Zapata County News

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Jan. 1, 1953 - Jun. 18. 1959.

Brownsville Sentinel

(Also known as the Rio Grande Sentinel)

  • Brownsville: Microfilm 1910
  • Edinburg: No holdings.

124th Cavalry News

(Newspaper for Fort Brown)

  • Brownsville: Microfilm Mar. 15, 1941 - Oct. 25, 1941
  • Edinburg: No holdings.

Rio Grande Clarion

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Microfilm Feb. 1917 - Feb. 1918
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Feb. 13, 1914 - Jan. 29, 1915

El Defensor

(Also referred to as Hidalgo County Democrat and Hidalgo County Democrat successor to el defensor)

  • Brownsville: No holdings
  • Edinburg: Physical copies Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 1930
  • Edinburg: Microfiche Feb. 7, 1930 - Dec. 12, 1930

Legacy Student Newspapers & University Newsletters

Student Newspapers & University Newsletters

University Newspaper - El Sol (1976 - 1992) 

University Newspaper - The Beacon (1943 - 1950)

University Newspaper - The Collegian (2002 - 2015)

University Newspaper - The Pan American  (1954 - 2015)

Also available via Issuu: The Pan American (1995 - 2015)

UTB/TSC - Orange & White (1995 - 2014)

UTPA - Los Arcos (1997 - 2004)

External Resources for Historical Newspapers

Historical Newspaper Databases (UTRGV users only)