Dynamic Digital Resources and the play “The Forgotten Men Who Invented Texas”

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how people are using our digital libraries for scholarship, creativity, and lifelong learning.In March of 1837, Thomas Borden sold his interest in the Telegraph and Texas Register to Francis W. Moore. Under Moore’s editorial direction from 1837-51, the paper became the most important news source in Texas, and many of his stories were geared towards… Read more »

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 »

Interesting Image

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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)

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.

Interesting Image

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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” 

The Portal to Texas History Supports K-12 Education

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Ten years ago Texas history teachers had few options when looking for primary source materials to support their lessons. Now there is a bountiful supply of digital photographs, documents, maps, artifacts, and more that are freely available online through The Portal to Texas History. More than 200 institutions which include universities, historical societies, private collections,… Read more »

Interesting Image

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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”

Did You Know…?

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…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.”

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 »

Did You Know…?

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…that printed documents in The Portal to Texas History and UNT Digital Library are full-text searchable? Learn more about how full text searching works and how to find results in page text.