Border Wall and Border Security

map 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6 0-7 0-8 0-9 0-10 0-11 0-12 0-13 0-14 0-15 0-16 0-17 0-18 0-19 0-20 0-21

Explore an interactive map which displays photos of the border region changing as the border wall is constructed.

All photos by Scott Nicol

Click on section number 0-1, 0-5, 0-6, 0-7, 0-8, 0-9, 0-15, 0-17, 0-19, 0-20 or 0-21 on the map to launch a slideshow of that section of the border wall.

We do not have photos for sections 0-2, 0-3, 0-4, 0-10, 0-11, 0-12, 0-13, 0-14, 0-16 and 0-18. If you have photos of these areas that you would like to donate, please contact us.

This segment of the Border Studies Archive combines the Herweck and Nicol No Border Wall Collection and data collected by anthropologists Miguel Díaz-Barriga and Margaret E. Dorsey. These holdings include some of the most extensive local research on border security that focuses on the sociological and ecological ramifications of the border wall’s construction along the South-Texas Rio Grande River.  It includes over 1,800 high quality photos of various sections of the border wall, images of local protests, anti-wall pachangas, as well as border wall construction through backyards, wildlife parks, etc.  This material provides a visual timeline depicting the transformation of the South Texas borderstrip from a potential eco-scape to militarized zone.  Valuable items among these materials also encompass 1,000-plus government documents as well as correspondence with local, state, and national elected officials, including President Obama.  The Border Studies Archive is honored to house this essential starting point for anyone researching the border wall.

For more information visit our Visual Border Studies Holding.


Reynaldo Anzaldua

Reynaldo Anzaldua interview excerpt

Scott Nicol interview

Scott Nicol interview excerpt with a slide show of his photographs