List of Collections
Lower Rio Grande Valley CollectionThe Lower Rio Grande Valley Collection consists of materials dealing with South Texas from Laredo to Corpus Christi and south to Brownsville, McAllen, and Rio Grande City. Materials about the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila are also collected. Books, oral histories, and some maps are cataloged in the online catalog.
Major collections include:
To find maps in the online catalog, search title Map Collection. You may also search by keyword or subject for the city, county, or region. There is no need to capitalize, but you do need to abbreviate Texas as "tex"
Subject: edinburg tex maps
Subject: hidalgo county tex maps
Subject: lower rio grande valley tex maps
Oral historiesOral histories from local people are available on audio-cassette tape.
To find oral histories in the online catalog search title Oral history Rio Grande Valley Historical Collection.
Borderlife Research Project CollectionCollection of interviews collected by Dr. Chard Richardson. The interviews were designed to reflect the distinct South Texas social and cultural environment.
Rare Book (Rare) and Special Materials (SMC) CollectionsCollection is kept in closed stacks due to their fragility, requirements for special handling, or value. These books do not circulate, but you may look at them in Special Collections.
Bryant Collection (Bry)Collection consists of over 10,000 volumes emphasizing colonial Latin American literature and history. William C. Bryant received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at the University of Michigan. He retired from Michigan and taught at The University of Texas-Pan American before his untimely death during his second semester. The Library acquired his collection of books now known as the Bryant Collection. They are held in Special Collections and may be checked out following the same regulations as other general library books.
Holman CollectionCollection consists of William and Barbara Holman's collected books which highlight the art and design of books, featuring limited editions, handmade paper, well-known illustrators, and firsts, in printing and publishing. William Holman began his library career as Head Librarian of Pan American College in 1951. He retired from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin where he worked to develop the rare books collection, and with his wife, continued his work in handpress printing and managing his publishing company. Barbara Holman has received numerous awards for her art and designs. She was awarded Print Magazine's "Poster of the Year Award" and as a book designer, was included in AIGA's 50 Best Books Award.
UTPA Publications and ArchivesPan American Newspaper is also available online.
University publicationsInclude the college catalog, yearbooks, and budgets may also be found in the online catalog. To find University Publications in the online catalog search author University of Texas-Pan American
Student theses may be found in the online catalog. To find University Publications in the online catalog search title University of Texas-Pan American thesis to look specifically for a thesis or dissertation.
You may also search by Advanced Keyword with the major subject. Enter the subject (for example: educational leadership) in the first search box, then "pan american thesis" in the second search box. Select the Location: Special Collections. This will retrieve most theses in this category.
Edinburg College opened its doors in September, 1927. Since then, our community has gone through 6 name changes, and has grown from a two-year college to a doctoral degree research institution.