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The oldest business in Franklin County is the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald. It began in 1874 when W. J. Johnson …
Family papers from the first and second generation of the influential Kempner Family of Galveston.
Originally a Democratic newspaper, the Statesman covered local, national, and international news in the Texas capital. These issues are from …
Photos of historic parks, facilities, and activities from the early 1900s to 1970s from the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department.
Nestled in the hills of San Marcos, the University was authorized in 1899 and Southwest Texas State Normal School first opened its doors in 1903. The original institution was formed to train teachers, and the school has only expanded in the century since.
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.
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.
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 2,227,967 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.
Information for libraries, museums, schools, historical societies, civic groups, and individuals interested in the digital preservation and sharing of cultural heritage materials on this site.Participate