Virginia Wood Davis Archives

Collection Policy

El Progreso Archives collects and provides access to archives and manuscript materials that document the families, businesses, and organizations in Uvalde and the surrounding counties that comprise the Southwest Texas region. These counties include Edwards, Real, Val Verde, Kinney, Medina, Frio, Zavala, Maverick, Dimmit and La Salle. The archives and manuscript materials are accessible to the public, and any restriction on their use will be imposed only by the original donor and applicable legal statutes.
(Image: Rocksprings Football Team)

Description of Holdings

The collection includes various printed materials, including books and periodicals; vital records and case files, newspapers, directories (city directories; phone books), maps, and organizational records and personal papers. Other relevant sources include vertical files, and microforms and a large collection of photographs from area families and The Uvalde Leader-News
(Image: Uvalde County Health Nurse Circa 1920's)

With regard to many Texas counties, we have sets of published genealogical and historical sources, including a number of periodical titles. In addition, we have family histories from local families and families around the state of Texas. Finally, we have a good collection of books on Texas History, both state and local subjects. References to most of these books may be found in the library's online catalogue. The Archives is in the process of adding descriptions of their manuscript collections to the library's online catalog.
(Image: Judge Ross E. Doughty History Room)

Access and Charges

On site researchers may access the Archives through the Judge Ross E. Doughty History Room. Copies are 25¢. Phone and email queries are welcome. There is a $10.00 hourly charge for staff research. Up to ten copies are free. Customers are charged 25¢ for additional copies. Inquire about photograph scans and prints.