September 10, 2014
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Texas Digital Newspaper Program: Two Million Pages Preserved
Recently, the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP) reached two million pages of Texas newspapers on The Portal to Texas History.  Made digitally available from microfilm, physical pages, and PDF e-print editions (more)
featured Collections …
The Canyon City News
The city of Canyon was founded by rancher Lincoln Guy Conner in 1889.  He had previously surveyed and settled the area, building a dugout for his home in 1887.  When the town was founded two years later the dugout became the general store and post office as well.  Randall County was organized later that year with Canyon as the county seat.The Stayer was one of severalnewspapers that served the town in its early years.  When R. W. Morgan began publishing it in 1896 the paper was primarily focused on stock-raising.  It was renamed the Canyon City News by George A. Brandon in 1903 and began to shift its focus to local, state, and national news.  It was sold to Charles Keiser and renamed the Randall County News in 1908.  That paper continued until 1926.


C.F. McCann CCC Collection
During the Great Depression Connie Ford McCann worked as a company clerk with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Pineland, Texas.  While he served two six-month tours with the Corps as they worked developing what would become Texas’ National Forests, Connie documented life in the camp with photography and his own personal diary. View collection.


The Abilene Reporter
The Abilene Reporter had only been printing for two months when a fire destroyed the office of its owner Charles Gilbert. Undeterred, Gilbert rode the train twenty miles to a neighboring town to borrow their printing press and produce an edition on the fire.  The year was 1881 and the city of Abilene had been founded only a few months earlier.  The paper is the oldest continuous business in Abilene, and this collection includes over 7,000 issues of the paper.
in the News …
UNT receives grant to digitize 16 years of Dallas Voice
University of North Texas announced it has received a $19,915 grant to digitize all copies of Dallas Voice from its inception in 1984 through 1999. Copies of the paper from March 2004 (more)
Dallas Voice, August 27, 2014.
from the UNT Digital Library

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) does not provide direct public access to its reports, requiring citizens to request them from their Members of Congress. Some Members, as well as several non-profit groups, have posted the reports on their web sites. UNT collects and provides access to 15,000 of these reports, and they have been used nearly a million times by the public. You can find research on Changes in the Arctic, Airline Passenger Screening, Net Neutrality, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.


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