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
Title: The Twin Cities of the Border and the County of the Rio Grande, Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico
Dimensions: 10.5" x 15.5"
Credit Line: Lt. W. H. Chatfield
Catalog Number: 2017.015.1650
Title: Charro Days
Dimensions: 12.5" x 14.5"
Credit Line: A. A. Hargrove
Catalog Number: 2017.012.001
An American Dictionary of the English Language
Title: An American Dictionary of the English Language
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
Title: The Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas
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
Title: Brownsville Daily Herald Front Page Talking About “Dastardly Outrage By Negro Soldiers” on August 14, 1906
Date: August 14, 1906
Dimensions: 16.5” X 11.8”
Credit Line: Unknown
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