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Papers providing insight into issues facing the Texas Legislature in the 1950s when Truett Latimer served five terms as a …
Photographic materials of the Dallas Water Utilities Records, 1882-1990. Founded in 1881, the Dallas Water Utilities is a non-profit water …
This broad survey of historic newspapers was written for and published by African Americans. The materials provide a record of …
Photographs from the collection of Birdie Orena Stringer Williamson, a Texas school teacher.
The Brenham Public Library was founded in 1901. Later renamed the Nancy Carol Roberts Memorial Library, the facilities have undergone multiple expansions--culminating in a new building in 2016. The library is an essential component of this community with a long history of service that reflects its value as a community builder, a community center for diverse populations, and a champion of youth.
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 2,073,802 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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