We are moving to a new location!

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I have exciting news for you: The Texas Digital Newspaper Program Blog is moving to a new location, in the “News” section of The Portal to Texas History. We will continue to offer regular posts about treasures we find in the newspapers and on the Portal, and we hope you keep reading!

Before they were famous: Buddy Holly

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With this blog post, we are beginning a new series of biographies of famous Texans, before they were famous, in which we research the lives of Texans in their hometown newspapers. Currently, TDNP hosts so many newspaper title runs that we are very excited to learn what we can about our now-famous Texans.  For the… Read more »

Hopping into the Space and Time Machine

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As the world prepares for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to come out on December 18th, we in the Digital Newspaper Unit are hopping into our newspaper time machine to check into the first Star Wars movie reviews and news.  The movie was initially distributed in limited release in May 1977.  As the article appearing… Read more »

Extra! Extra! Chronicling America Reaches 10 Million Pages!

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On October 7th, Chronicling America, the website through which the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) content is hosted, reached a huge milestone in its history.  “The site now features more than 10 million pages – 74 terabytes of total data – from more than 1,900 newspapers in 38 states and territories and the District of… Read more »

Congratulations to New Partner Libraries!

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In Fall 2015 multiple new partner institutions have received digitization grants to preserve their area newspapers by making them available in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. We are very excited for these libraries, and we look forward to digitizing and uploading their newspapers. Here is a sneak peek so you can keep your eyes peeled… Read more »

All Hands on Deck to Digitize a Huge Newspaper Run: The Dallas Voice

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The Texas Digital Newspaper Program is excited to announce the availability of The Dallas Voice, comprising over 79,000 pages, and representing the Dallas LGBT community since 1984. Many people have dedicated hard work to creating and digitally preserving the Dallas Voice, and we are very happy to celebrate its addition to TDNP. Many hands worked… Read more »

Shopping for Houses in Newspapers

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This week, we have an invited guest blogger, Tim Gieringer. Here on the Digital Newspaper Team, Tim creates all the metadata for the newspapers we upload.  He’s been doing a lot of research for this guest post, so I hope you enjoy!   Thank you for inviting me to do this post! I’ve always had… Read more »

It’s Time for Barbecue–and a Ball!

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Let’s throw a ball for Texas Independence Day, and let’s also do a barbecue, just like the citizens of Rusk County did in 1845, on the ninth anniversary of the celebration.  Samuel Monroe Hyde gave the address, and he also gave permission for the address to be printed in The Texas National Register, where it… Read more »

Happy St. Valentine’s Day: Let’s Calculate Inflation

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Have you ever thought to buy a pack of Valentine’s cards to give out to your friends and loved ones?  If you hop into your time machine and set it for January 22, 1866, E. H. Cushing might help you out.  Cushing published the Tri-Weekly Telegraph in Houston for a little over a decade, while… Read more »