The museum gratefully acknowledges the following acquisitions to its collections, made in the previous year.

Gifts to the Permanent Collection, 2018

George and Alicia Alaniz, Postcard of south Texas residents in Charro and China poblano costumes

Dwayne Bair, Oral history regarding Hurricane Beulah

Laura Bennett, Newspaper article from 1967 regarding Hurricane Beulah

Frances Bentsen, Confederate Air Force poster

Scott Bishop, Oral history regarding Hurricane Beulah

Ruby Casteel, Digital copy of historical information about Raymondsville and Cisneros family genealogy

CBS News, CD with episode of 48 Hours, Sins of the Father, about the Irene Garza case

Carola Chapa, Interviews with Jose Evarado Chapa, original scrapbook for St. Ann’s Catholic Church in San Manuel, hardcover book with digital images from scrapbook and introduction by donor

Peggy Lasater Clark, Maps and map case that belonged to donor’s grandfather, founder of Falfurrias, Ed Lasater, cow figurine and documents pertaining to the development of Falfurrias

Jesus Correa, Book: The Real Stories of Starr County

Don Curl, Collection of local history material including photos, booklets, invitation to the Falcon Dam dedication, photos and scrapbook of Curl and Washburn families, JE Curl manuscripts, legal documents, pulley belt used in Edinburg during the 1940s and 50s

Jose Date, Genealogy materials, newspaper articles relating to his father’s murder at the end of WWII

Robert Gandy, Rio Grande Valley bank bags, bank scrapbooks, photographs pertaining to the last quarter century, slides from donor’s service in Vietnam

Paul Garcia Jr., City of Newport Beach 1st Battalion 1st Marines Foundation challenge coin (donor served with Freddy Gonzalez)

Frances Garza, Nursing examiners diploma, 2 photos, 1 receipt and newspaper article relating to Estella Garza

Jillian Glantz, UTRGV student newspaper The Rider with article about Restlawn Cemetery

Theodore Gonzales, Panoramic photo of San Benito

Humberto Gonzalez, Map of old Guerrero

Ardeen Farris Guinn, 1962 Donna High School yearbook

Jill Huebner, Valley postcards

Wes Huerta, 1958 Pony League All Star Team photos and newspaper articles

Yvonne Kautsch, Edinburg High School Sergeanette uniform, 1963

John Kreidler, Letters donor’s mother wrote to her family up north after moving to south Texas

Ronnie Larralde, Photos of Felix Torres, the man who buried Abram Ortiz

Cullen and Carol Lynn Looney, Letter from Margaret McAllen to Margaret Looney regarding the Hidalgo County Historical Museum Guild, 1930s dresses of Margaret Looney of Edinburg including wedding dress and shoes

Danielle Lopez, Prayer cards from a Pharr hierberia and a Pulse magazine with article about the donor

John E. Magness, Materials pertaining to the Magness family, 1920s-30s Edinburg

Alma Cavazos Marroquín, Copies of Brewster family genealogy materials

Carlos Martín Herrera de la Garza, Book El Libro Matrimonios de la Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Loreto de Burgos 1750-1860

Susie Mathews, PSJA letterman jacket, patches, photos, and 4H yearbook

James McAllen, RGV related newspaper clippings, postcards

McAllen Heritage Center, Edinburg photos, Pan Am materials, programs for musicals held at Edinburg Jr. College

Diana Lodico McClarty, News clips from KURV radio station, 1980s

Judy McClelland, Edinburg photos

Pamela Morales, Migrant workers harvest knives from the RGV and California, 1970s

Eva Murphy, Kerr Studio portraits

Kelly Norquest, Survey transit, McAllen drainage canal, 1930s

Diane Parry, 4 handmade, hand-quilted pieced quilts made by Mammie Craig of Edinburg, mid-20th century

Campbell Patton, 2 ranch history books created by donor, for La India and French-Ball

Jesus Perez, Oral history regarding Hurricane Beulah

Judy Perkin, Research materials from John Staumbaugh for his book on the Rio Grande Valley, Musgrave family genealogy materials, Stone family genealogy materials, PSJA yearbooks for 1940 and 1943, family photos, father’s Edinburg High School report card, Edinburg High School 1943 senior class photo, 2 newspaper articles pertaining to donor’s appointment as first female dean at UTPanAm

Purple Hearts Reunited, Purple Heart medals and insignia for two RGV veterans, Juan J. Perez and Oscar C. Casar

Robert Ramirez, Material pertaining to Al Ramirez, first Hispanic mayor of Hidalgo County, including digital file of undated interview with Al Ramirez about bilingual education

Valerie Ramirez, Material pertaining to local black history, Bahai, the Vela family and the Ramirez family

Davis and Shan Rankin, Confederate Air Force materials that belonged to Charlie Rankin

David Robles, Book: donor’s dissertation Chicano Revolt and Political Response: Grassroots Change in the South Texas Town of Pharr after the 1971 Riot

Kevin Shropshire, Oral history regarding Hurricane Beulah

Rick Silva, Stationary from Skinner Funeral Home and Skinner Mortuary

Terry Strassburg, Book Marines Under Fire and cd with photos; items are related to the men who served with Freddy Gonzalez

Marilu Temkin, Book: Luis de Carvajal de la Cueva by Samuel Temkin, in Spanish

Eduardo C. Vela, Oral history of “Ed” Vela, former mayor of Hidalgo

Jackie Vinger, Abstract of Title to the Alamo Tract

George and Sylvia Wells, Photos of Edinburg people and places

Tammy Wier, Statement and Abstract of the title to the Engelman Ranch Properties

Gifts to the General Collection, 2018

Laura Bennett, Celebrate Edinburg brochure

Jacolyn C. Dadles, Hand-made quilt

Family of Frank Wolf and Jaime R. Longoria, WWI service coat that belonged to Frank Wolf

Norma Garcia, Hats

Davis and Shan Rankin, Belts and drawnwork

Purchases and other acquisitions, 2018

Bentsen Club No. 1 postcard signed by Marie Bentsen

Book: Hawks Over the Rio

Book: Ladrilleras and Ladrilleros by Scott Cook

Book: The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Its Builders

Book: Unsung Hero about Pedro Cano

Books: Historia Grafica de la Revolucion (four volume set)

Edrington photos

Glass slides relating to “border trouble”

Hackney family photos

Missouri Pacific railroad tallow pot

Newspaper fragments found in the walls of 1910 jail during construction

Papers relating to Cleo Dawson’s career as a psychologist

Photos from album labeled South Dakota but otherwise unidentified

Postcard showing Steele’s trailer ensemble in McAllen

Wolf family photos

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