The National Endowment for the Humanities has Selected UNT Libraries for a Sixth Round of the National Digital Newspaper Program

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UNT Libraries are pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities has selected us for a sixth, two-year cycle of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), to digitize Texas newspapers on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. For Texas, participation in NDNP has offered an unprecedented opportunity to represent the state on… Read more »

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 »