The Early Frontier: Ghost Merchants of Uribeño

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The Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection hosts materials from border and near-border counties in south and west Texas. This collection includes 62 titles and spans 1859-1998. This blog post will explore one newspaper title in particular, from the early colonial city of Uribeño, Texas. If you tried to find Uribeño in Google Maps right now, you… Read more »

Thanksgiving in the Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection

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Two soldiers bow to a Greek goddess of harvest, with"Thanksgiving Day" written above their heads.

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 »

Newspaper How-to Videos for Help with Browsing and Navigation

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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 »

Citrus History in the Borderlands Newspaper Collection

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South Texas has been famous as a center of citrus production since the early 20th-century. From TexSun orange juice in Weslaco to Rio Grande Valley grapefruits, Texans and other Americans have enjoyed the products of the South Texas citrus industry.  The Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection clearly documents the rise and growth of the citrus industry… Read more »

The Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship, as Revealed in The Portal to Texas History

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This week’s blog post was researched and written by the Digital Newspaper Unit’s student assistant, Sarah Cunningham. Sarah is a dual-Masters student in History and Information Science.  In History, she has studied under Drs. Todd Moye and Andrew Torget, researching civil rights and Texas History.  The Denton Women’s Interracial Fellowship began in 1964 at the… Read more »