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Special Collections & University Archives: Research Guides: People & Families

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


The purpose of this guide is to provide general reference and secondary sources pertaining to notable figures in the history and culture of the lower Rio Grande Valley. This guide is neither comprehensive nor exhaustive in its content and coverage as it is intended to serve as an entry point for new researchers.

Notable People & Families

Research Guides on RGV Families


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.

Books from our Catalog

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Get Research Assistance!

Submit an Online Research Request Form

Maximize your time and effort. Let our staff assist you with finding and accessing resources online.

Schedule a Research Appointment (On Campus or Online)

We also invite you to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with a member of our Special Collections & Archives staff. Schedule an on-campus research visit or choose to meet online (video chat).

Digital Collections at MOSThistory

Historias Americanas

Historias Americanas: Engaging History and Citizenship in the Rio Grande Valley