Professor Paul Kruse Corresponds with Margaret Mitchell

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UNT Special Collections recently acquired the papers of Paul Kruse, a former professor of Library Science here when UNT was still called North Texas State University. Kruse was a professor, a Fulbright Scholar, an actor, a bibliographer, and a librarian. His papers give insight into his full life including his stint in North Texas and… Read more »

Carl Benton Compton

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“They thought I was a surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”- Frida Kahlo In 1905 Estherville, Ohio, Silas and Mary Compton welcomed their new son, Carl Benton Compton into the world. Instead of following his father into the medical profession, Carl Compton became a painter, sculptor, ceramist and lithographer… Read more »

Dr. Gerard Roland Vela Múzquiz: a portrait of one of the top 100 Texas Latinos of the 20th century*

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Dr. Vela’s contributions to UNT Dr. Gerard Roland Vela Múzquiz, UNT Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and prominent community leader, was one of the first Latino faculty members at UNT (North Texas State University at the time he was hired), and the first Latino to be granted tenure; he arrived at UNT at a time when… Read more »

Annie Webb Blanton: Influential Educator

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When Annie Webb Blanton, an early twentieth-century Texas feminist and educational reformer, moved to Denton in 1901 to join the faculty of North Texas State Normal College (a predecessor to the University of North Texas), the town had 4,000 residents. Over the next seventeen years Blanton witnessed Denton’s population double in response to the opportunities… Read more »
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