August 27, 2014
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Bellaire Area Newspapers
The city of Bellaire, inside the Houston metropolitan area, was founded in 1908 by William Wright Baldwin, the vice president of Burlington Railroad.  It was begun as a residential neighborhood and continues to be dominated by residences today, which is why it is known as the “City of Homes”.  TheSouthwestern Times was founded in 1944 as a weekly newspaper serving Bellaire and the surrounding communities of West University, Southside Place, Braeswood, Southampton, and Southgate.


Horse Country USA Archive
Featuring the work of Don Shugart and Ray and Joyce Bankston, the Horse Country USA Archive highlights the beauty and athleticism of the horse in images from 4-H fairs, cutting competitions, and portraits of horses with their riders.  The photographers’ intimate knowledge of horse breeds and standards allowed them to capture their subject’s best qualities.


Il Messaggiero Italiano
In the late 19th and early 20th century immigration from Italy to Texas increased as economic conditions worsened in Italy.  Galveston, Houston, and San Antonio each had growing communities of Italians who had arrived seeking a better life.  The communities were held together with help from the Church, benevolent-fraternal organizations, and Italian language newspapers like Il Messaggiero Italiano, a weekly Italian language newspaper that was published in San Antonio and Galveston between 1907 and 1913.


and a sad departure …
Please join us in a fond farewell and best wishes for our Portal Projects Librarian, Tara Carlisle. Next month, Tara will start a position as the Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Oklahoma. Whether you’re an educator or a Portal Partner, if you’ve had an opportunity to work with Tara, you know what a joy she is and what a tremendous job she has done for UNT. She will be very missed.

Until her position is filled, for inquiries and new digital projects, please contact Dreanna Belden ( and for newspaper projects, please continue to work with Ana Krahmer (

from the UNT Digital Library

World War Poster Collection from the UNT Digital Library

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. The collection is particularly strong in World War I French and American posters, and World War II American “home front” posters. War bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale are all topics treated by these artworks. The collection includes posters by such famous artists as Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.
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