Part of the fun of working with so many newspapers is reading about how people have celebrated different holidays over time. The Texas Borderlands Collection, in particular, shows how Texans near the border have celebrated Thanksgiving each year, and different newspapers give us a window into people’s desires, needs, or fears across different eras. The… Read more »
Yearly Archives:: 2018
The Portal to Texas History has left its mark on a new mural in downtown Dallas. Wells Fargo & Company unveiled the latest addition to their Community Mural program on October 28 with a mural at their branch on the 2000 block of Greenville Avenue. The mural features images of the Hockaday School, the Arcadia Theater,… Read more »
The University of North Texas Libraries invite applications for the 2019 Research Fellowships in UNT Special Collections and The Portal to Texas History. Research in our collections is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, fine art, art history, filmmaking, photography, and American studies. We encourage applicants to think creatively about… Read more »
The Texas Digital Newspaper Program is proud to present three new video demos to help you with initial searching and browsing within newspapers. The words in each of these videos is captioned with text for easier access. The first demo, particularly useful to genealogists, shows how to use the filters to narrow down searches that… Read more »
UNT Libraries and UNT associate history professor Andrew Torget kicked off the fall semester with a record-setting marathon to raise funds for the Portal to Texas History.
With an assist from the Portal to Texas History, UNT Libraries and UNT associate history professor Andrew Torget kicked off the fall semester with a record-setting marathon.
A marathon of a different sort, however: beginning on Friday, August 24, Dr. Torget ran through more than 10,000 years of Texas history during an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest history lesson. Over the course of 26 hours and 33 minutes, Dr. Torget and a team of library employees, videographers, and impartial official witnesses managed to set and surpass the 24-hour world record.
It was a multi-department effort over a year in the making.