Self-proclaimed as “the South’s Oldest and Largest Negro Newspaper,” the Dallas Express traces its roots to 1892, when William E. King began publishing the Dallas Bee. Renamed the Dallas Express in 1893, the paper served as an advocate for blacks in Dallas and throughout the South for over 70 years.
With its premiere issue published on April 18, 1896, the Texas Posten was the first Swedish-language newspaper printed in Texas. The longest-surviving Swedish-Texan newspaper, the Texas Posten closed its doors in 1982 after nearly 100 years of publication.
The Museum of the Gulf Coast collection contains over 400 photographs and postcards depicting Jefferson, Harris, and Orange counties from the 1890's to the present day. Musical performance photographs include Glenn Wells, Jesse James and His Boys, Johnny Winter, Tex Ritter, the Boogie Kings, and many more. Other images display various people and places such as Spindletop, Texaco refineries ...
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History presents its collection of Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. The maps were created to estimate fire insurance risks in US cities. They are a priceless resource for historical and genealogical research as well as for planning and preservation.
The Red River County Review was published very briefly, during the 1920s, to represent this northeastern Texan county. A bi-weekly newspaper, the Red River County Review showcases historic Clarksville, Texas.
Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains a collection of over 1 million items in a variety of formats including print, microform, audiovisual, maps, posters, musical scores, LPs, CD-ROMs, and Web documents. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.