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 Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship Awardees – 2018

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The University of North Texas Libraries is proud to announce the six awardees of The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship for 2018: Kimberly Jackson, Scot McFarlane, Shay O’Brien, Richard B. McCaslin, Kenna Lang Archer and Jessica Webb. 

Research using the Portal is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, and American studies. These awardees all thought of creative opportunities that research with the large digital library collection can enable.

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 »

Texas Digital Newspaper Program Receives a Second Borderlands Newspaper Award

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In September 2017, UNT Libraries’ Digital Newspaper Unit was awarded a newspaper digitization grant through TexTreasures, the competitive grant program supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and made available through the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission. This grant, the Texas Borderlands Newspaper Digitization Project II, serves as a continuation of the… Read more »

Congratulations to our awardees of the 2017 cycle of the Rescuing Texas History program!

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We are proud to announce awardees for the 2017 Rescuing Texas History Program, offered to provide new and existing partner institutions with $1,000 worth of in-kind materials digitization.  We never know what’s hiding in a storage building or library, and we’re proud to offer digital access to materials from these 2017 awardees: Beth-El Congregation Archives… Read more »