PREVIOUS YEAR’S ACQUISITIONS
The museum gratefully acknowledges the following acquisitions to its collections, made in the previous year.
|Gifts to the Permanent Collection, 2017|
|Marilyn Kuper Anderson.
||Child’s cowgirl costume, photo, and sewing pattern, Alamo area, ca. 1947.|
|Anonymous.||Portrait and newspaper clippings pertaining to Ruben Rivera, Viet Nam soldier from Weslaco, 1960s.|
|Kenneth Browning, Jr.
||Lyndon B. Johnson Junior High yearbook, PSJA, 1981; photograph of area teachers Ethel and Edith Carmen; Scottish Rite certificate and family photograph.|
||Annotated booklet, “Behind the Trophy Label,” Griffin & Brand produce company, McAllen, ca. 1976.|
||Pamphlet on Linn-San Manuel Cook-off history; memorial bulletin, José Everardo Chapa, Sr.; pamphlet, Memorias en Prosa y Verso…de Don José Maria Chapa Flores.|
|G. Edward Codina.
||Antonio G. Garcia collection of Masonic and other civic materials, Mercedes, first half 20th century.|
||Citrus sizing tools, Citrus Fiesta costume ornaments, farm log books and worker time books, archival material pertaining to Curl-Tex and citrus industry, various non-fiction and fiction books of regional interest, and early institutional records of Hidalgo County Historical Museum (predecessor to MOSTHistory).|
||Framed acrylic painting and accompanying story, The Guardian, depicting the Cappadona Ranch, Linn, 2017.|
|Edinburg CISD via Mark Montemayor
||Nine photographs of flooding in Edinburg, 1940-1949.|
|Ann Baack Essling.
||Digital copy, diary of soldier from Camp Llano Grande near Weslaco, 1916.|
|Dr. Lino Garcia, Jr.||Colonial Spanish Texas and Other Essays autographed by donor/author.|
|Frances Garza.||Nurse’s cape and hat of Stella Alamia Garza, McAllen and Edinburg, circa 1940s.|
|Lonny Joseph Gordon.||Programs and commemorative material pertaining to donor, San Juan resident, dancer and educator, second half, 20th century.|
|Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hotcaveg.||Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Cover Girl contest costume and official program, Mercedes, 1962.|
|Kurt Kneeland.||Hinkle Funeral Home financial records, Brownsville, 1907-1934.|
|Cullen Looney||Looney and Montgomery family papers including state and national political correspondence, Edinburg, first half 20th century.|
|Judy McClelland.||Electricians’ manual used by McClelland Electric Company, Edinburg, 20th century.|
|Diane McIver.||Digital copies, correspondence relating to U.S. citizens in Tamaulipas, 1916-1918|
|Virginia Meyer.||Edinburg Junior League archival material, 1970-1979.|
|Dianne Evans Parry.||Moore Field yearbooks and training materials, 1950s-1960s.|
|Judy Prater.||Embroidered Mexican jacket worn in Harlingen, 1940s.|
|C. Davis and Shan Rankin.||Postcard, Palm Drive, McAllen; book, Capitol Tour: Rio Grande City Student Council, 1971.|
|Robert J. Rektorik.||Digital copies, 142 photographs of Hurricane Beulah, 1967.|
|Martha M. Rodriguez.||Correspondence with Mexican folk performer, Maria León Ortega, McAllen, 1954.|
|Alvin Schaut||Postcard, “A Home in Tropical Setting, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas,” 1951.|
|Andrew and Jane Smith, Riverzedge Estate Sales.||Program with photograph of Irene Garza, McAllen, rain gauge, syringe kit.|
|Groover Snell.||Transcript of 2017 interviews with former Edinburg farm workers residing in Washington state.|
|Ellen Stone||Weaver family papers and photographs, Donna, 20th century; League of Women Voters material, lower Rio Grande Valley, second half 20th century; land abstracts, various tracts, lower Rio Grande Valley, 1919-1990.|
|Temple Emanuel.||Book, Temple Emanuel, 50 Years, 1948-1998, McAllen.|
|The Monitor||Twelve video oral histories about Hurricane Beulah, recorded 2017.|
|Gifts to the General Collection, 2017|
|René Ballesteros.||Large picture frame.|
|Jerry Box.||Contemporary charro costumes.|
|Cornelius Cassady.||Replica 18th-19th century hunting shirt.|
|Ruben Cordova||Replica Civil War jacket.|
|Melodie Cuate.||U.S. Army blanket.|
|Don Curl||Aprons, eating utensils, reference books.|
|Dario Garcia.||Replica Confederate currency.
|Silvia Morales.||Reproduction broadsides from José Guadalupe Posada museum.|
|C. Davis and Shan Rankin.||Porcelain doll, butter mold.
|Patricia Riek.||Calendar prints of lower Rio Grande Valley landmarks.
|Alvin Schaut.||Two Texas postcards.
|Five carte de visite photographs of Brownsville, Matamoros, and San Antonio, 1860s.|
|Funeral notice for Major Samuel Ringgold, Mexican War, 1846; Mexican War forage receipt, Monterrey area, 1848.|
|Letter from Puerta de Agua Dulce ranch, owned by Richard King, Jr. 1901.|
|Crossbow bolt, circa 1450-1500.|
|Postcards of ox-powered sugar mill in Monterrey, 1936; border service poem mailed from McAllen, 1916; Grande Courts, McAllen, no date; Casa de Palmas hotel swimming pool, circa 1950s; Grace Richey Clarke weaving studio, McAllen, circa 1940s.|
|McAllen-Pharr Urban Transportation Study Volume 1, 1968.|
|Two medicinal packages with images of Premont curandero Pedro Jaramillo, 20th century.|
|Prohibition-era beer bottle from Cuauhtémoc Brewery, Monterrey.|
|Stereoscope cards of Mexican scenes.|
|Wooden clothes hanger from Baum’s Menswear store, Mercedes and McAllen, 20th century.|
|Books, including “Blood Oranges: Colonialism and Agriculture in South Texas”; “Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities”; “From South Texas to the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century”; “Letters to Alice: Birth of the Kleberg-King Ranch Dynasty”; “African Americans in South Texas History,” and archival reference books.|