Special Collections & Archives
Welcome to University Library Special Collections & Archives!
Campus research visits are available to UTRGV and TSC students, staff, and faculty on a limited basis. Learn more about on-campus appointments.
Online/remote research requests are available for all patrons, researchers, and scholars. For assistance with finding and accessing resources, please submit an Online Research Request
Special Collections & University Archives holds primary source (original) and secondary source materials such as correspondence, business files, maps, slides, ledgers, books, ephemera, newspapers, journals, newsletters, oral histories, and photographs regarding the cultural heritage and history of our region. Collection strengths include history, politics, local authors, fine printing, civil rights, business, and genealogy.
Learn more about our unique materials and collections relating to the history and culture of the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico by searching or browsing:
- Library Catalog
- Explore Featured Collections
- Archival Collections
- Digital Collections
- University Archives
- Border Studies Archive
- Browse Research and Scholarship
Regular Hours of Operation*
|Monday – Friday||8:00 – 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday & Sunday||Closed|
*Note hours are subject to change without notice. Please call/email ahead of your visit.
Each of 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
University Library, Edinburg (ELIBR 1.104)
1201 W University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539