Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection

About the Collection

The Texas Borderlands Collection spans 1887 to 1923, with some issues moving into the 1940s. These issues give voice to the ancestors of the current inhabitants of Texas, who come from multiple cultures.

Early settlers of what was then a frontier experimented with evolving agricultural practices to survive and are productive, and the titles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries discuss these different practices and how settlers used them to negotiate life in an unfamiliar landscape. The titles represented counties on or near the Texas-Mexico border and supported their respective populations through simple news service. Political ideologies were unique to every county, and these newspapers shed light on how the county inhabitants dealt with civil disputes, elections, debates, and world events.

This collection was digitized through the support of a competitive TexTreasures 2016-2017 grant, which was awarded by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission through the support of funding from the Institution of Museum and Library Services.

This collection is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). (2017)

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