Help with Homework is Just A Click Away!

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Yesterday, a person stopped by my office to ask if there are copies of the NT Daily at the Willis Library because she had a homework assignment to study information in newspapers.  She got very excited when I showed her the North Texas Daily/Campus Chat Newspaper Collection, which is freely available on The Portal to… Read more »

Celebrating the End of the Year

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Newspapers provide windows into daily life throughout history.  Digital newspapers allow us to easily track how people celebrated the end of the year, across many years and many miles. The Denison Press article, “Winter Solstice Period of Many Ancient Rituals,” explains, “The Winter Solstice, when the sun swings toward the earth once more, has been… Read more »

176 Years: Life in Texas, Through Newspapers

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The Portal to Texas History hosts an ever-growing collection of digital newspapers published between 1829 and the present day. Here are a few gems I’d like you to know about: Saturday, December 12, 1835, “Camp Before Bejar,” Telegraph and Texas Register On December 4, 1835, after a reconnaissance expedition in the southwest, Ben Milam learned… Read more »