September 24, 2014
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The Hallettsville Rebel
“The great appear great to us only because we are on our knees, LET US ARISE!” shouts the slogan of the Hallettsville Rebel, once the state paper of the Socialist Party in Texas.  Edward Otto Meitzen, a German immigrant who left that country and the repression which followed the failed revolutions of 1848 first published the Rebel with his sons in 1911.  The paper’s boisterous attacks on corrupt politicians, corporate farms, and greedy landlords proved popular among the poor tenant farmers but infuriated those it targeted. During his tenure Meitzen survived several assaults in addition to a being shot by a sheriff accused of corruption.  (more)


LGBT Collections
The LGBT Collections include photographs, newspapers and other publications, letters, posters, and more from over 40 years of gay rights activism in Texas, many from the Resource Center LGBT Collection.  This growing collection features photographs of the Texas participants of the October 14, 1979 March on Washington and Gay Pride parades in Dallas as well as issues of the Dallas Voice, a newspaper for the gay community in Dallas that was first published in 1984.


Hardin-Simmons Photography Collection
When Hardin-Simmons University opened in 1892 sixty students enrolled at the small college in the fledgling town of Abilene.  At that time it was called Abilene Baptist College as it had been founded by the Sweetwater Baptist Association and a group of cattlemen and pastors who wanted to bring Christian higher education to the west.  Renamed Simmons College for the New York preacher whose financial support allowed the first campus building to be completed the college grew and expanded.

The college’s name changed again when it became a University in 1925, but struggled financially during the Great Depression.  With help from John and Mary Hardin the university attained long-term financial stability and its current name in 1934.  The Hardin-Simmons Photography Collectionspans the history of the university with images of the buildings, students, faculty, and campus life captured over the last 122 years.


The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History presents Fraternity, a publication of the United Benevolent Society of Fort Worth.  The Society was a non-profit organization organized through a lodge system that was dedicated to cooperation for mutual benefit and carrying out social, intellectual, charitable, and patriotic activities.


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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 pagesavailable 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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