Historical Treasures in the Texas Borderlands

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This blog post features work written by Redd Howard about the Oklasodak newspaper. Originally from McKinney, Texas, Redd is one of our student assistants in the Digital Newspaper Unit, studying as an Art History major and French minor. Redd is also an undergraduate research fellow in Art History at UNT, working with Dr. Jennifer Way…. Read more »

Texas Digital Newspaper Program Receives a Second Borderlands Newspaper Award

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Borderlands Collection icon

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 »

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 »

New Texas Borderland Newspapers Added to TDNP

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The Junction Eagle Masthead

This TDNP post was written by our own Project Coordinator, Sarah Lynn Fisher. Having just celebrated her ninth year working in the UNT Digital Libraries Division, she has served in the Digital Newspaper Unit for seven of her nine years as a coordinator for multiple newspaper grant projects. Currently, Sarah Lynn is working on a… 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 »