The South Texas Border, 1900-1920

Features:

Browse Collection by:

View more collections from the Ameritech National Digital Library Competition

Links marked * go to Web pages at the awardee institution.

Collection Connection
Classroom resources for teachers

Three woman soldiers holding a Mexican flag
Maria Gonzalez and soldaderas.
About this image

Overview

This collection is no longer updated in American Memory. Please visit the up to date presentation: The South Texas Border (external link)

The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection of the South Texas Border Area, a collection of over 8,000 items, is a unique visual resource documenting the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s. Donated by the Runyon family to the Center for American History in 1986, it includes glass negatives, lantern slides, nitrate negatives, prints, and postcards, representing the life's work of commercial photographer Robert Runyon (1881-1968), a longtime resident of South Texas. His photographs document the history and development of South Texas and the border, including the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. military presence at Fort Brown and along the border prior to and during World War I, and the growth and development of the Rio Grande Valley.

1997 LC/Ameritech Competition Awardee Institution: University of Texas, Austin

Gallery

Maps of the Lower Rio Grande Region

Essay*

The Mexican Revolution: Conflict in Matamoros