Newspapers provide windows into daily life throughout history. Digital newspapers allow us to easily track how people celebrated the end of the year, across many years and many miles. The Denison Press article, “Winter Solstice Period of Many Ancient Rituals,” explains, “The Winter Solstice, when the sun swings toward the earth once more, has been… Read more »
Yearly Archives:: 2013
The Claude News: Our Newest Historic Newspaper Collection!
“The Oldest and Best Read County Seat Weekly in the Panhandle,” the Claude News, is now accessible on The Portal to Texas History. Through the hard work of the Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library, and through the generous support of the Tocker Foundation, newspapers from Armstrong County’s seat, Claude, are available from across… Read more »
Across Texas, Across Time: Newspaper Recipes for your Thanksgiving Table
As you plan shopping lists for Thanksgiving, an easy place to find old recipes that will make your Thanksgiving meal new is the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. Pickled eggs are an easy Thanksgiving table appetizer, can be transported to a friend’s house, and are safe to leave out on the table for hours. This Telegraph… Read more »
Our First Full-Color Newspapers from the New Scanner!
All issues of The Meridian Tribune from 1935 have been uploaded as the Texas Digital Newspaper Program’s first newspaper title digitized on our new scanner. Master images are 24-bit, full-color TIFFs, from which OCR has been generated and derivatives are viewable as full newspapers, such as this issue from April 5, 1935, on The Portal… Read more »
The National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Newest NDNP Grant Recipients
The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is: “. . . a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by NEH, this rich digital resource… Read more »