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Our Local Digital Collection contains images from these collections and more:


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: 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: digitized newsletters and news releases from 1965-1996, including some news releases from the Agriculture Committee.

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.


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

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

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

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


Billy Cryer, Interim Head of Special Collections (956) 665-2799;