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The Lancaster Herald was a weekly newspaper from Lancaster in Dallas County. It was first established by Joe T. Green …
Photographs donated by Charles Schulze, Jr. and his wife, Catherine. Images include Irving at the turn of the century, as …
Materials documenting the history of Lutheran Concordia College, including faculty minutes and correspondence describing the campus development. Funded in part …
The Valley Mills Progress has served the community of Valley Mills, Texas since 1989. Valley Mills is located in Bosque …
The Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly the Veterans Memorial Air Park) is a group of organizations dedicated to the history of aviation in Fort Worth, the North Texas region, and around the world. The FWAM includes the B-36 Peacemaker Museum, the Forward Air Controller’s Museum.
The UNT Libraries recently published Through the Lenses of Ray Bankston and Don Shugart, a captivating sample of the extensive collection of prints and negatives held in the Libraries’ Special Collections.
Ray Bankston and Don Shugart were two of the most prolific photographers of American Quarter Horses and horse show events in the South and Southwest during the last four decades of the twentieth century.
Their work is also featured in The Portal to Texas History’s Ray and Joyce Bankston Dalco Photography and Don Shugart Photography Collections.
Hundreds of years of Texas' cultural heritage exist in the physical holdings of communities across the state. The Portal seeks to digitize originals, preserving and presenting online copies for the long-term. Doing so highlights hidden collections, builds statewide connections, and provides access to you, regardless of the time or your location.
Texas History for Teachers provides Texas social studies teachers access to evidence-based historical content and resources for teaching Texas history, with all content mapped to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.Find Teaching Materials
Learners of all ages can use TDNP to stand in the shoes of people from over 180 years ago to the present. Through our newspaper collection, we provide an understanding of the lives of Texans across history and miles.
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"The newspaper digitization project places our library in position to reach out toward the future. By taking a piece of the past and bringing it with us, we are sure to grow and learn, appreciate and respect what was, what is and what will be."Leslie Whitaker, Claude Public Library
The Portal to Texas History periodically offers mini-grants for its Rescuing Texas History series. Each grant provides up to $1,000 of digitization services to libraries, museums, historical societies, and other groups that house historical materials. All of the materials are scanned at UNT Libraries and hosted on the Portal.
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"I collect old Texas photographs. Thanks to the Portal, they can now be viewed by the world."Brad Willis — T. B. Willis Photograph Collection
Last month, we counted 1,505,020 uses of items on the Portal by people all over the world. Many were provided by small communities and funded by the generosity of donors like you.
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