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 »

176 Years: Life in Texas, Through Newspapers

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The Portal to Texas History hosts an ever-growing collection of digital newspapers published between 1829 and the present day. Here are a few gems I’d like you to know about: Saturday, December 12, 1835, “Camp Before Bejar,” Telegraph and Texas Register On December 4, 1835, after a reconnaissance expedition in the southwest, Ben Milam learned… Read more »

1 Million Pages!

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By the end of this February, we will have ingested a total of 1,000,000 pages of Texas newspapers to The Portal to Texas History: TDNP Collection.  Because a newspaper represents its community, and an entire newspaper run is an ever-growing map of community identity, digital preservation and open access to newspapers is incredibly valuable to… Read more »