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Hidalgo County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Hidalgo County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:355,555] (4000 varas to 3/8 of an inch).
Date: 1911
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Terrell, O. O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Texas (Hidalgo County): Mission Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Hidalgo County, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, roads, ranches, and landmarks, with relief shown by contours (interval 5 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1941
Creator: Marshall, R. B.; Tatum, Sledge; Davis, E. P. & Seitz, R. C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oral History Interview with Antonio Orendain, June 22, 2015

Description: Interview with Antonio Orendain, civil rights activist and founder of the Texas Farm Workers Union (TFWU), from McAllen, Texas. In the interview, Orendain discusses his childhood and family background, working with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and the National Farm Workers Association in California, migrant farm workers, founding the TFWU, and his long career as a labor activist.
Date: June 22, 2015
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra & Orendain, Antonio
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Billy and Filomena Leo, July 3, 2015

Description: Interview with Billy and Filomena Leo. Billy Leo is the former mayor of La Joya, Texas. Filomena Leo was an educator for over 30 years and retired as the Superintendent of Schools for La Joya ISD. Mr. and Mrs. Leo discuss their experiences with politics and community leadership in South Texas. Mr. Leo discusses his father, Leo J. Leo's political career.
Date: July 3, 2015
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Robles, David; Leo, Billy & Leo, Filomena
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

[Trading Card: Sabal Palm]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Estero Llano Grande State Park, depicting the top of a palm tree. The back of the card contains information about the sabal palm.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Altamira Oriole]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, depicting an oriole perched on a seed box. The back of the card contains information about the bird species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Aerial Photograph of Southwest Edinburg between 2nd Street and US 281]

Description: Photograph of southwest Edinburg, Texas taken as part of an agricultural survey. This aerial image includes the Edinburg Canal and the South Pacific Railroad roughly bordered by McColl Road (on the left), U.S. 281 (on the right), and Alberta Road (on the bottom). Various plots of land are labeled in red with coded numbers. Identified landmarks include: King's Lake and the Sale Barn.
Date: November 4, 1968
Creator: Aeroflex Corporation. Robinson Aerial Surveys Division.
Partner: McAllen Public Library

Oral History Interview with Billy and Filomena Leo, July 3, 2015

Description: Interview with Billy and Filomena Leo. Billy Leo is the former mayor of La Joya, Texas. Filomena Leo was an educator for over 30 years and retired as the Superintendent of Schools for La Joya ISD. Mr. and Mrs. Leo discuss their experiences with politics and community leadership in South Texas. Mr. Leo discusses his father, Leo J. Leo's political career.
Date: July 3, 2015
Creator: Leo, Billy; Leo, Filomena; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Jaime Garza, July 2, 2015

Description: Interview with Jaime Garza, civil rights activist from Mercedes, Texas. In his interview, Garza discusses his early life, education, activism, the Raza Unida Party and El Colegio Jacinto Trevino, the Brown Berets, the Chicano movement in Texas, and riots in Pharr, Texas in 1971.
Date: July 2, 2015
Creator: Garza, Jaime; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Juanita Valdez-Cox, June 17, 2015

Description: Interview with Juanita Valdez-Cox, a non-profit community organizer from San Juan, Texas. In her interview, Valdez-Cox discusses racial discrimination in the Rio Grande Valley, work with migrant children, the farm workers' movement in Texas, labor organizing, and community organizations.
Date: June 17, 2015
Creator: Valdez-Cox, Juanita; Gutierrez, Jose Angel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Antonio Orendain, June 22, 2015

Description: Interview with Antonio Orendain, civil rights activist and founder of the Texas Farm Workers Union (TFWU), from McAllen, Texas. In the interview, Orendain discusses his childhood and family background, working with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and the National Farm Workers Association in California, migrant farm workers, founding the TFWU, and his long career as a labor activist.
Date: June 22, 2015
Creator: Orendain, Antonio & Enriquez, Sandra
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library