The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

UTRGV University Library Division of Academic Affairs

About the Digital Library

Our digital collections, located here and here contain electronic resources from these collections and more:


Archivo General de la Nacion maps

Archivo General de la Nación maps: a sample collection of 17 maps of colonial Mexico and Texas from the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico. This Project was funded by the Summerlee Foundation.


Church Records

Church Records: this collection contains reproductions from Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico of the baptismal church register, 1764-1786, and from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico of the marriage church register, 1790-1810.


Kika de la Garza Congressional Papers

Kika de la Garza Congressional Papers: digitized newsletters and news releases from 1965-1996, including some news releases from the Agriculture Committee.


La guerra de Texas

La guerra de Texas, 1835 y la guerra Mexico-Estados Unidos, 1846-1848: documents in Spanish regarding Mexico's war with Texas in 1835 and the war between Mexico and the United States from 1846-1848. Digitized through a collaborative effort between Mexico's Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores and The University of Texas-Pan American, funded by the Summerlee Foundation.


The Beacon old newspaper

Lower Rio Grande Valley: Historical photographs, letters, documents, books, pamphlets, and other publications concerning Southern Texas and Northeastern Mexico.


Old Hidalgo county map

Maps: showing the Lower Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas including the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy.


Photograph of Sharylake Clubhouse

John H. Shary Collection: contains images that include letters, speeches, and photographs.


White paper by Zen Faulkes

UTPA RIO is a source for research and scholarly endeavors by faculty, staff, and students at The University of Texas-Pan American.

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