December 20, 2015
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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from seventeen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation…more



Private Collection of T.B. Willis 

The T. B. Willis Photograph Collection comes from the private collection of T. B. Willis. It includes 648 historical photographs with albums, documents, and historical items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco, Texas in the 19th century


Hardin-Simmons University Library

The Richardson and Smith libraries contain approximately 400,000 items. In addition, the resources of the Internet, remote library catalogs, and more than 100 databases are available to the researcher. Highlights of the special collections include Texana, Fine Printing, and nineteenth and twentieth century classics. Hardin-Simmons University is a member of the AMIGOS Bibliographic Council and a founding member of the Abilene Library Consortium…more

From the Web
Humble Museum gets continued help from RTH grant

Thanks to another $1,000 grant awarded to the museum, more copies of The Humble Echo are currently on their way to UNT for further digitizing, and will join the other copies of the newspaper online for anyone to read them for free at the Portal to Texas History. The university offers their “Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants” which provide digitization services to libraries, archives, museums etc. Already digitized papers include the earliest versions of the Humble Echo released in June of 1942…more

from the UNT Digital Library
Video of Christmas sales

KXAS was the first television station in Texas and the Southwest when it signed on as WBAP-TV on September 27, 1948. It is an NBC owned station in Fort Worth which serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Presented by the UNT Archives, this collection features photographs, video, and scripts from news stories produced by the station during its early years…more


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