Border Wall and Border Security
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. This collection includes 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 in this collection also encompass the 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.