In honor of the Memorial Day weekend, here are some related items in the UNT digital collections: ~ The Library of Congress Congressional Research Service has published this list of commemorative observances from 2004-2006, if you want to know about other national holidays.~ In Grayson County Reminiscences: The First 150 Years, one author tells about… Read more »
Twice a month, staff members choose an “Interesting Image” to share from the digital collections. This image is called Clown and Dog, owned by the Witte Museum.See more: Carpa Cubana collection | clowns | photographs (b&w)
Perhaps you’ve been doing some spring cleaning and finally have space for some new hobbies, or perhaps you’ve been thinking about finding new things to try over the summer. Here’s a selection of some of the vintage how-to instructions that can be found in the digital collections and images of other people trying out new things.
Twice a month, staff members choose an “Interesting Image” to share from the digital collections. This image is called [Early day bicycle outing] owned by Collingsworth County Museum. See more: photographs (b&w) | Rescuing Texas History 2011 | items with the term “bicycles”
Twice a month, staff members choose an “Interesting Image” to share from the digital collections. This image is called [Jim Braud Cheering for Crawfish] owned by the University of Texas At San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures.See more: negatives (photos) | Texas Folklife Festival | items with the term “crawfish”
…that you can see usage statistics for items, collections, and contributing partners/departments in the digital collections?
We have statistics available to see how often items are being used at several granularities (e.g., by partner, collection, or item). At each level, there is a link or tab to view “Statistics.”
Historically, people have found lots of ways to travel, particularly in a state as large as Texas. One collection in The Portal to Texas History titled, “Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas” explores various methods of transportation through images. The collection comprises photographs from three different institutions, digitized under a grant project.The photographs… Read more »
Twice a month staff members choose an “Interesting Image” to share from the digital collections. This postcard (chosen in honor of Valentine’s Day) is called Bringing Home the Game and is part of the Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes.See more: postcards | Valentine’s Day items | items with the term “hearts”
The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library now have enhanced features for displaying precise locations related to the content of an item. If the metadata record contains coordinates for place points or areas represented in the item, users can see that information in a Google map interface to get a better sense of context.