Naples was founded in 1879, replacing the nearby settlement of "Old Wheatsville," which had been established by early settlers in 1850. The Monitor began publication in 1886 and still serves the town today.
This oral history collection depicts an instrumental era in American history. In these transcripts of interviews with World War II veterans are personal experiences with the war, from the Doolittle Raid and D-Day to the Battle for Bataan.
The National WASP WWII Museum brings WASP history to life and connects later generations to an era 75 years past. Archives contained within its collections represent the role of the flight school in training women pilots to fly military planes and how WAPSs responded socially and professionally to new challenges brought by war. The collection’s items include financial documents, photographs, scrapbooks, personal and professional correspondence, pilot’s logs, and flight manuals related to WASP experiences during and after training at Avenger Field in Texas.
Photojournalist Neal Douglass worked for Austin American-Statesman and had his own studio. These photos represent specific events, cultural aspects of life, former buildings and customs in Austin during the 20th century.
Letters, speeches, poetry, and memoirs predominately dated 1971-1990 written by mother and son, Jean and Bill Nelson. Bill Nelson was a GLBT civil rights activist who spoke out about the discrimination the gay community and persons with AIDS faced in the 1980s. After Bill passed away in 1990 from AIDS-related complications, Jean attended events in his memory.
This German-language paper was one of the earliest in Texas. Planning by the New Braunfels community began in 1851, and the first issue printed on November 12, 1852. Digitization funded by a TexTreasures grant.
Established as part of a land grant to Moses Austin from Spain, Bryan expanded after the Houston and Texas Central Railroad ran through the town in 1867. Several competing newspapers documented Bryan's rapid growth.
These materials document the activities of former President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family, taken by notable Texas newsman and photographer. The photos also feature historical figures, the Texas Hill County, and Fredricksburg.
This student newspaper from the University of North Texas was first published in 1916 under the title The Campus Chat. In the late 1940s, it ran on a semi-weekly basis and in 1970 was renamed The North Texas Daily.
The University of North Texas and the Denton County Office of History and Culture invited Denton residents to bring items photos, text, and other items of historical significance to be digitized in this community history project.
This pioneer-era newspaper was published from August 1842 to December 1888. Edited and published by Col. Charles Demorse, its motto read "Long shall our banner brave the breeze, the standard of the free."