August 1, 2014
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The Jasper News-Boy
The Jasper News-Boy was founded by Captain Edward Irwin Kellie who had come to Texas after working as a news boy in New Orleans.  Kellie worked for a newspaper in Galveston and then for the Sabine Times until 1860.  After the Civil War he set up shop in Jasper with the old hand press from the East Texas Clarion and the East Texian.  Working under the slogan, “We bend our knee to none but God”, Kellie ran the News-Boy until 1880.  The paper remains in publication to this day. … (more)


J. William Blewitt Collection
The J. William Blewitt Collectionfeatures photographs from the 1950’s contributed by the Bosque County Historical Commission.  They include photographs of the Texas National Guard’s 36th Infantry Division.  The 36th was known by their shoulder sleeve insignia bearing an arrowhead with a letter “T” in it which they called the “T-Patch”.  Other photographs in the collection include reunions, weddings, and other events. 
Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Ten miles south of the city of El Campo in Wharton County is a small community called Danevang. The town was first settled by eleven families of Danish immigrants who arrived from the Midwest in 1894.  As the year progressed about seventy families had settled, some directly from Denmark.  After initial success, many families began to struggle to prosper and numerous people left Danevang for what they hoped would be a better life in California. However, the community survived and its Danish heritage is preserved due to the efforts of theDanish Heritage Preservation Society. Their collection includes over 300 photographs that document the history, culture, and people of Danevang. 
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. Now, UNT Libraries has acquired their collection, consisting of over 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives. The materials include commercial and studio photography, western landscapes, documentary studies, and fine art photography. …(more
from the UNT Digital Library
Save the Date! On November 6, 2014, the UNT Libraries and The Portal to Texas History will be celebrating a major milestone with 2.5 million newspaper pages available online through the Portal. Please plan on joining our celebration in Denton:When:       November 6, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 pm.
Where:      The Forum in Willis Library
1506 Highland St, Denton, Texas
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