Congratulations to our awardees of the 2019 cycle of the Rescuing Texas History program!

In May 2019, The Portal to Texas History announced the latest call for applications to our Rescuing Texas History program, in two tracks: for newspaper and non-newspaper applications. This program is intended to offer up to $1,000 worth of digitization services by the UNT Libraries’ Digital Projects Unit to build access to partners’ local materials. We’re proud to announce that we’ve selected 49 total projects this year. We are thrilled for these partners and wanted to provide everyone a sneak peek of where the new materials are coming from.

Private Collections of TB Willis Private Collection of the Ritchie Family University of Dallas
Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead Moody Medical Library at UTMB Brownsville Historical Association
Tarleton State University Interurban Railway Museum City of Quanah
Friench Simpson Memorial Library Lone Star Flight Museum Kerr County Historical Commission
Murphy Historical Society Private Collection of the Curtis Estate McCulloch County Historical Commission
Texas Lutheran University Private Collection of the Litzler Family History of West Museum
Dr. Pepper Museum Fannin County Historical Commission Rosenberg Library
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library Ben E. Allen Real Estate Solar Engineering Magazine
Dallas Firefighters Museum Dallas Municipal Archives Melissa Public Library
Mexic-Arte Museum Mineola Landmark Commission Fannin County Museum of History
Private Collection of Mike Cochran Private Collection of JK Johnson Private Collection of the Koenig Family
Fort Davis Historical Society – Overland Trail Museum Travis County Historical Commission Private Collection of MM Davis
St. Mary’s Louis J. Blume Library San Antonio College Library Carrollton Public Library
Denton Public Library Erath County Genealogical Society Ennis Public Library
Forney Historic Preservation League Port Arthur Public Library Smith County Historical Society
Southwestern University Gillespie County Historical Society Tarrant County Archives
Temple College-Hubert M. Dawson Library Montgomery County Library


Among this year’s new Rescuing Texas History projects are photos from the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas, and insights into the evolution of solar energy from the 1970s and 1980s. Additionally you will have access to The Junior Ranger, the student newspaper from San Antonio College Library with issues dating back to 1926, along with 14 years of the Carlton Citizen from Erath County. This is just to name a few, so keep your eyes peeled for new and fascinating Texas history materials!