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Archives and Rare Books

The Archives and Rare Books Collection of The Brownsville Historical Association encompasses publications and materials ranging from the 18th century to the 21st century. These artifacts are unique or rare items which have a particular importance to the museum, the history of Brownsville, South Texas, and Northern Mexico. In addition, the collection includes documents, scrapbooks, newspapers, film, and objects that tell the story of Brownsville and its community. The collection also includes the previously known “Hunter Room Collection”, of the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley and Texas Southmost College. Due to their significance, age, and fragility, this collection is housed in a special location. Items from this collection are brought out to view upon special request or on a rotating basis for exhibition.

The Twin Cities of the Border and the County of the Rio Grande, Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico

Object: Book

Title: The Twin Cities of the Border and the County of the Rio Grande, Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico

Photographer: Unknown

Date: 1893

Dimensions: 10.5" x 15.5"

Credit Line: Lt. W. H. Chatfield

Catalog Number: 2017.015.1650

Charro Days

Object: Book

Title: Charro Days

Photographer:

Date:

Dimensions: 12.5" x 14.5"

Credit Line: A. A. Hargrove

Catalog Number: 2017.012.001

An American Dictionary of the English Language

Object: Dictionary

Title: An American Dictionary of the English Language

Photographer: Unknown

Date: c. 1857

Dimensions: 8.5" x 12"

Credit Line: Dr. Lee Dale Jones

Catalog Number: 2009.135.1

The Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas by John Henry Brown

Object: Book

Title: The Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas

Photographer: Unknown

Date: c. 1880s

Dimensions: 8.5” X 11.9”

Credit Line: John Henry Brown

Brownsville Daily Herald Front Page Talking About “Dastardly Outrage By Negro Soldiers” on August 14, 1906

Object: Newspaper

Title: Brownsville Daily Herald Front Page Talking About “Dastardly Outrage By Negro Soldiers” on August 14, 1906

Photographer: Unknown

Date: August 14, 1906

Dimensions: 16.5” X 11.8”

Credit Line: Unknown

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