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Bandera Bulletin

Serving the county seat of Bandera County, The Bandera Bulletin began publication in 1945, documenting the area's history, including major flooding events from the Medina River as well as population booms in the 20th century. Funding was provided by a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: May 2016.

The Bartlett Tribune

The Bartlett Tribune began publication in 1886, and served a vital role in the community by reporting on national, state, and local news, publishing obituaries, and creating a record of legal notices for the area. These issues were funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Added: September 2009.

The Bastrop Advertiser

First published as The Bastrop Advertiser and County News on March 1, 1853, The Bastrop Advertiser is the oldest continuously published weekly in Texas. Funding for its digitization was provided by a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: February 2012.

Battleship Texas State Historic Site Photograph Collection

These photographs depict the evolution of the famous Battleship Texas, including the ship's technology and appearance over time, how she contributed to the war effort in both world wars, and what life was like for the men who served on the ship.

Added: January 2015.

Baylor County Banner

Baylor County was formally organized in 1879 with Seymour as its county seat. The Baylor County Banner printed its first edition in 1895, following the previously established newspapers. The Banner continues to be published weekly today, providing the residents of Seymour with local, state, and national news. Funding was provided by a Tocker Foundation grant.

Added: June 2014.

Bell County Democrat

The Bell County Democrat represents late-19th and early-20th century life in central Texas. The semi-weekly paper features local, state, and national news as well as advertising. Funding was provided by the TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Added: August 2012.

Bell Helicopter Records

A selection of photographs documenting Bell aircraft, components, manufacturing, and personnel.

Added: February 2017.

Bellaire Area Newspapers

These weekly newspapers from Houston, Texas include news and information of interest to residents of West University Place, Bellaire, Southside Place, Braeswood, Southampton, Southgate and adjacent areas along with extensive advertising.

Added: May 2014.

The Bellville Countryman

Founded on July 28th, 1860, The Bellville Countryman was a semi-weekly newspaper that served the populations of Bellville and Austin, Texas. Its motto was, "Independent in All Things - Neutral in None." Funding was provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission through the TexTreasures Early Texas Newspapers program.

Added: October 2011.

The Belton Independent

The Belton Independent was a weekly newspaper published in Belton, Texas that discussed local, state, and national news along with advertising. Known as a Whig newspaper, it was the first paper in Bell County. It openly opposed secession and strongly supported Sam Houston.

Added: May 2012.

Belton Journal

Published weekly since 1866, The Belton Journal has served the people of Belton, the county seat of Bell County. The town was originally called Nolandville before changing its name in 1851 after then-Texas Gov. Peter Hansborough Bell. Funding was provided by a TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Added: August 2012.

Bergstrom-Austin Community Council Records

Photos documenting the history of Bergstrom Air Force Base from its early days as De Valle Army Air Base in the 1940s to its transformation into a municipal airport in the '90s. Includes portraits of officers, group portraits of aircrew classes, candid scenes, views of buildings and facilities, aerial views, and photos of famous visitors like Queen Elizabeth II and President Nixon.

Added: March 2014.

The Big Lake Wildcat

The Big Lake Wildcat was established in 1925 to serve the residents of Big Lake as one of the newspapers founded in the early days of Reagan County. During those early years it absorbed most of the other newspapers and in 1931 became the only newspaper in Reagan County.

Added: June 2015.

Bill and Marcella Bradly Collection

Photographer Bill Bradly documented the people and businesses of the Deaf Smith County area and created preservation negatives of historic photographs, later donated by the Bradly family. This collection illustrates Texas's cattle and farming tradition. Funding was provided in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Added: May 2009.

Benson Latin American Collection

Materials in this historic collection include the correspondences of Lorenzo de Zavala, Jose Antonio Mexi­a, Valenti­n Gomez Farias, Crescencio Rejon, General Adrian Woll, Baradere, de Valle, Gomez Pedraza, Vicente Filisola, and Carlos Maria Bustamente. This project is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Added: May 2009.

Black Academy of Arts and Letters Records

Event photographs from the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Incorporated (TBAAL), a Dallas, Texas based non-profit tax-exempt organization. Some items in this collection are restricted to use by the UNT community.

Added: September 2014.

Boone Collection Bank Notes

With origins in Germany, Hungary, Russia, Italy, and Denmark this collection of banknotes, vouchers, and coupons from 1915 to 1925 came from the tumultuous era of World War I and its aftermath. Many of the items are intricately illustrated with vivid colors and images.

Added: May 2014.

Borger Daily Herald

After the discovery of oil in the West Texas town, Borger became a boomtown, attracting oil men, prospectors, gamblers and bootleggers. The Borger Daily Herald documented the rapid growth and activity of Borger and the surrounding areas during the first half of the 20th century.

Added: October 2011.

Bosque County Glass Plate Negatives Collection

Glass plate negatives relating to Bosque County history. Over 50 glass plate negatives that make up this collection include images of parade floats, families, the Bosque River Flood, and agriculture.

Added: March 2012.

The Brand

In 1916, Mildred Paxton, Raymond Foy and Horace Blackwell started a weekly student paper at Hardin-Simmons University. The Brand began weekly publication on October 13, 1916. Foy and Blackwell sold advertising to support the project, and the class of 1917 donated a printing press to the college for Brand use.

Added: June 2010.

Breckenridge Daily American

With its sensational headlines, The Breckenridge Daily American kept the town of Breckenridge informed of international and national events as well as local news and gossip. The newspaper documented Breckenridge's thriving development and commerce during the twentieth century.

Added: January 2010.

Breckenridge Weekly Democrat

This paper, established around 1899 by E. W. Davenport, was published by Breckenridge American Pub. Co. - also the publisher of The Breckenridge Daily American. Similar to The American, the Breckenridge Weekly Democrat served up sensational headlines but on a weekly basis, documenting Breckenridge's development and commerce during the 20th century

Added: September 2010.

Brenham Weekly Banner

Created as an anti-Reconstruction newspaper by Confederate Army veteran John G. Rankin, the Brenham Weekly Banner was published for 30 years from 1877 - 1907. Funding was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the "Chronicling America" project.

Added: September 2010.

Brownwood Bulletin

Will Mayes began publishing the Brownwood Bulletin as a daily in 1900 after purchasing the two 19th century weeklies, the Brownwood Banner and the Brownwood Bulletin. The paper continues to serve Brownwood, Texas to this day.

Added: August 2014.

Building the African-American Community

Building the African-American Community is a collection of photographs and texts that are part of an effort to preserve Austin’s African-American cultural history. The collection includes photographs of church parishioners, families, students, weddings, church groups, and more from Austin’s African-American community.

Added: May 2014.

Burleson Area Newspaper Collection

These issues of the Burleson Star, the Crowley Star, the Alvarado Star, and the Keene Star cover the rich and dynamic history of the Burleson area. Funding for digitization was provided by the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation.

Added: July 2016.

Byrd Williams Family Photography Collection

Four generations of photographers – all named Byrd Williams – documented more than 100 years of North Texas history with their work. This collection presents photographs and letters selected from a much larger collection of Byrd Williams Family items available in tangible form in the UNT Libraries' Special Collections.

Added: June 2014.

Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection

The Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection highlights issues of newspapers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries from counties along the Texas-Mexico border. Funding was provided by a TexTreasures grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission through the support of funding from the Institution of Museum and Library Services.

Added: November 2016.