Happy Juneteenth!

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The celebration of Juneteenth in Texas on June 19th has marked the ending of slavery in the United States since 1865.  To celebrate this year, I’d like to share some items and collections I’ve found on The Portal to Texas History and the Gateway to Oklahoma History that are about African-American Texans whose lives have… Read more »

Horse Photos Featured in New Book

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Photo of Woman barrel racing. Item from the Horse Country USA Archive.

The UNT Libraries recently published Through the Lenses of Ray Bankston and Don Shugart, a captivating sample of the extensive collection of prints and negatives held in the Libraries’ Special Collections. Ray Bankston and Don Shugart were two of the most prolific photographers of American Quarter Horses and horse show events in the South and… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, May 19, 2016

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May 19, 2016   Thanks for supporting the Portal to Texas History Endowment! We asked you to donate and you did! Thanks to all those who helped contribute matching funds towards the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. We appreciate you!     recently added Collections … Humble Echo The Humble Echo was the primary… Read more »

4 Million Pages–and many other great milestones for TDNP and The Portal to Texas History

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As of today, May 2nd, we celebrate 4 million pages preserved in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program, and we have some tidbits for you to help us celebrate! The Texas Digital Newspaper Program would not exist without the generous support of many contributors, including those groups who provide newspaper content for inclusion and those who… Read more »

Beyond the Bytes, April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016   recently added Collections … The Palacios Library Twenty women organized the Palacios Library on June 15, 1910. At the end of the year, the library had 104 members, 325 books, and $150 in the treasury. The library was originally housed in a narrow framed building, which was once the town box… Read more »