New Borderland Newspapers Available in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program

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Masthead image of the Daily Ranchero from Brownsville

  We are pleased to announce the completion of a grant whose goal was to build newspaper content for counties that previously had little or no newspaper content in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. As a result of this award, we have digitized 25,300 newspaper pages from 13 border and near-border counties, including titles published… Read more »

Spring Updates

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On March 28, we updated the Portal with a number of incremental changes and improvements based on the feedback of our users and observations of how the site was both performing and being used. Many of the changes are cosmetic, but we’ve introduced a couple of requested features worth noting.

Texas Digital Newspaper Program Reaches 5 Million Pages Preserved

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On February 15, 2017, the Texas Digital Newspaper Program reached five million pages of Texas newspapers. This collection spans from 1829 up to the present, and this work has involved partnerships between University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) and almost 130 partners, including local public libraries, academic libraries, genealogical and historical societies, granting agencies, and… Read more »

Libraries Receive Grant Awards to Digitize Historic Newspapers

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Image of a man and woman in a newspaper office. Image courtesy of the UNT Special Collections.

We would like to congratulate libraries in Texas who have received Fall 2016 grant awards to digitize their historic newspapers. The Tocker Foundation supports newspaper digitization for communities with populations below 12,000. This autumn, the Tocker Foundation has awarded the following public libraries with funding to make their newspapers freely available on The Portal to… Read more »