October 27, 2016 recently added Collections … The Texas HistorianThis picture depicts the Hambrick Plantation, which is considered haunted by residents of the Tyler area. The Texas Historian, one of the few historical journals in the nation dedicated to publishing the work of secondary students, features plenty of stories about local haunts like this that you… Read more »
Yearly Archives:: 2016
October 12, 2016 recently added Collections … The David S. Castle Collection The David S. Castle Collection contains over 6,500 pages of architectural drawings and blue prints created primarily during the 1st half of the 20th century. Established in Abilene, Texas in 1915, the David S. Castle Company became an extremely successful architecture firm… Read more »
The UNT Libraries’ Digital Newspaper Unit has another very exciting announcement about a new grant award to add more titles to the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. The “Texas Borderland Newspaper Digitization Project” is funded through a September 2016-August 2017 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Texas State Library and… Read more »
August 23, 2016 recently added Collections … Refugio County Newspaper Collection Situated on the coast of Texas and on the north bank of the Mission River, Refugio, Texas, has been home to multiple newspaper titles since 1895. The Dennis M. O’Connor Public Library has made a selection of these newspapers available on The Portal… Read more »
UNT Libraries are pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress have selected us for a fourth, two-year cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), to digitize Texas newspapers on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America.
This award is for $200,000 and will build access to an additional 100,000 pages of Texas newspapers on Chronicling America, to spotlight community identity in Texas. This time, the news is even more exciting because these additional newspapers will be in Spanish and German. Access to these additional issues and languages in a national context will represent and support the large populations in Texas whose ancestors settled here in the 19th-century and documented their experiences in these very newspapers. In addition to adding the newspapers to Chronicling America, where Texas identity can be preserved alongside other state awardees’ newspapers, we will include these newspapers in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP). These will serve as a jewel in the TDNP collection because they serve the descendants of Spanish- and German-speaking Texas pioneers as they explored what was then a mysterious frontier. These descendants comprise a large percentage of the Texas population, and we are proud to be able to represent them in NDNP. All of the newspapers available in Chronicling America and visible in the TDNP collection are freely accessible for research and education. As a result, we try continually to inform teachers and students about the importance of newspapers in understanding history.