May 31st, 2017
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New Collections on the Portal

Aransas Pass ProgressThe Aransas Pass Progress has served as the leading hometown news source for the “The Harbor City” and the surrounding area for 100 years. Founded by a young printing equipment salesman named W.H. Vernor, the newspaper was initially backed by a real estate firm working to… (more).


Lee College Oral HistoriesThis collection is actually three collections in one.
The Baytown World War II Collection, consists of 20 oral histories of World War II veterans which was done as part of a fiftieth anniversary of World War II.
The Baytown Veteran’s Oral History Collection is a series of approximately 100 interviews of Baytown veterans.
The Oral Histories of the Citizens of Baytown is a series of approximately 70 interviews of… (more).


Edward A. Clark Texana CollectionOne of the largest special collections in the nation among schools of Southwestern’s size, the Edward A. Clark Collection was a gift of more than 2,400 volumes donated in 1965 from the private collection of Ambassador Edward A. Clark. It is rich in printed materials for the period… (more).


Senator John G. Tower CollectionJohn Goodwin Tower, a Southwestern alumnus, represented Texas in the United States Senate from 1961 through 1984. Before his retirement, he named Southwestern University as the official repository for his papers. The approximately 800 linear feet of materials primarily reflect… (more).


News from the Portal
Call for Submissions: The Portal to Texas History

Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants 2017

The Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas is accepting applications for its Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grant program. Each approved applicant will be provided up to $1,000 of digitization services all of the materials will be scanned at UNT Libraries and hosted on The Portal to Texas History.  Both newspapers and archival collections are considered for digitization.

Find more information about the mini-grants here.


From the UNT Digital Library
[Dr. Helen Hewitt visits with four unknown people]

Photograph of Dr. Helen Hewitt, sitting on a seat in a room, talking with four unidentified people. This photograph is part of the collection entitled: University Photography Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries Special Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries.








[Beetle Bailey Fort Wolters Cartoon]

Cartoon depicting a sign held in the air by helicopters at the upper corners and dangling soldiers in the lower corners; it says “11th Anniversary Primary Helicopter School.” Sergent Snorkel is leaning out of the helicopter on the left to say “Come on Beetle! You’re letting your end sag!” A note at the bottom says “With best wishes to all the gang at Fort Wolters – Mort Walker.”. (more)



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