March 1, 2016
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UNT Libraries asks for public’s help to win $500,000 NEH challenge grant

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — The University of North Texas Libraries is asking for the public’s help to receive a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Over the next five years, the university is tasked with raising $1.5 million – funds that would expand an endowment for the library’s most popular resource: the Portal to Texas History website. Donate heremore…


recently added Collections …
Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room 

Tarrant County College District Archives contributes digital copies of materials that document local and state history.The Heritage Room and District Archives was officially established in 2010 but their origins date back to the mid-1970s, with the Heritage Room opening in 1975. With emphasis on the cultural heritage of Tarrant County and North Texas, they have approximately 8,000 items. more…


Palestine Public Library

The Palestine Public Library materials include local history photographs selected for the grant Rescuing Texas History through the digitization of at-Risk photographs and maps, as well as photos taken during a Historic Resources Study in 1991. more…


Moore Memorial Public Library

The Moore Memorial Public Library materials include local history materials selected for the grant Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-Risk Photographs and Maps. Images include photographs of the 1st Aero Squadron in Texas City from 1913-15, and of the Texas City Disaster of 1947.more…


From the Web…
Beth Stribling along with others were recognized for their roles in getting the state historical marker for the Elm Fork Bridge.The marker, sponsored by the county historical commission’s Marker Committee, reflects months of work by Gieringer and Zachery Richardson, a UNT graduate student. Richardson said he did the bulk of the research for the historical narrative, combing through newspaper articles using the Portal to Texas History at the UNT Libraries. He also used resources at Texas Woman’s University. read more…
from the UNT Digital Library

KXAS-NBC 5 News Collection

Voting Machines
Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story by reporter Ron Trumbla about new electronic voting machines in Tarrant County. A poll worker and voters are interviewed about the new technology. read more…



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