Attention students, faculty, staff and patrons, our department in Edinburg is moving to the 4th floor of the University Library.
Our locations in Edinburg and Brownsville hold unique archival and rare book collections, as well as the University Archives of UTRGV and its legacy institutions.
University Library, Brownsville (BLIBR 2.202)
One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520
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University Library, Edinburg (ELIBR 4.100)
1201 W University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
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About Special Collections & Archives
UTRGV Special Collections and University Archives is the first stop for any student, faculty, public patron, or visiting researcher wishing to learn more about the region of southern Texas and northeastern Mexico.
Our collections include books, periodicals, maps, oral histories, and archival materials concerning the Lower Rio Grande Valley, the broader southern Texas and Mexico Rio Grande border region, Mexican American culture and identity, and the Mexican War.
Our services include online research consultations, campus research visits, and instructional sessions.
Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Special Collections & Archives Mission
As a component of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library, Special Collections & University Archives plays a critical role in the commitment of UTRGV to academic excellence in a balanced program of research and service.
Our Special Collections support the research of the history, development, traditions, and activities of south Texas and northeastern Mexico in a variety of formats, including books, serials, archival and manuscript collections, as well as digital collections. The central function is to facilitate scholarship by acquiring, preserving, and making accessible regional information through published and original archival materials to students, faculty, and visiting scholars, both in person and digitally.
Our University Archives preserve the institutional memory of UTRGV and its legacy Institutions, by serving as the physical repository for course catalogs, marketing materials, artifacts, photographs, student and faculty publications, as well as unpublished University outputs.
- University of Texas Brownsville / Texas Southmost College
- University of Texas Pan American
- Pan American University
- Pan American College