7 Million Pages: New Places, New Partners, New Papers

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This masthead reads "DIOGENES" in large print, with a drawing of a man traveling toward a city.

The Texas Digital Newspaper Program has now reached 7 million pages of newspapers preserved and accessible! This represents newspapers from 198 Texas counties, contributed by 178 partners, printed in 11 languages, spanning 1813 to the present. Many Texas communities have contributed newspapers to this million pages. The Baytown Sun, digitized by the Sterling Municipal Library… Read more »

The Early Frontier: Ghost Merchants of Uribeño

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The Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection hosts materials from border and near-border counties in south and west Texas. This collection includes 62 titles and spans 1859-1998. This blog post will explore one newspaper title in particular, from the early colonial city of Uribeño, Texas. If you tried to find Uribeño in Google Maps right now, you… Read more »

Thanksgiving in the Texas Borderlands Newspaper Collection

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Two soldiers bow to a Greek goddess of harvest, with"Thanksgiving Day" written above their heads.

Part of the fun of working with so many newspapers is reading about how people have celebrated different holidays over time. The Texas Borderlands Collection, in particular, shows how Texans near the border have celebrated Thanksgiving each year, and different newspapers give us a window into people’s desires, needs, or fears across different eras. The… Read more »

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 »

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 »