Memorial Day in the Digital Collections

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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 »

Do-It-Yourself in the Digital Collections

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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.

Transportation in Texas

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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 »

Traveling the National Road of Texas

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In 1844, the Congress of the Republic of Texas passed a law to open and establish a National Road. Running from the Elm Fork of the Trinity River to Kiomatia Crossing on the Red River in far northeast Texas, this Central National Road was set to become part of a larger “international highway” connecting San Antonio to St. Louis. Travel with us through The Portal to Texas History to learn more from primary and secondary resources.