Archiving the Pandemic: COVID-19

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In these wildly uncertain times, it can be difficult to think too far beyond “when will things get back to normal?” But archivists are also wondering how this unique moment might be remembered years from now. UNT’s University Archivist is working to save materials that UNT produces to communicate information about the pandemic. But there’s… Read more »

Francis Stroup: The man who gave North Texas a fighting spirit

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Francis Edwin Stroup attended North Texas State Teachers College from 1925 to 1929, when he earned a degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. During those 4 years, Stroup lettered in basketball, ran track, and played football. He was also an accomplished swimmer and diver. Besides his athletic talents, Stroup came from a family known… Read more »

Merrill Ellis: Electronic Music Pioneer

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Merrill Ellis’ story at North Texas echoes many recurring themes in the 125-year history of the university: humble beginnings, ingenuity, and innovation. The Electronic Music Center (EMC) he founded in a house at 1721 Mulberry Street in 1963 (near Avenue D) laid the foundation for what is now the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia… Read more »

UNT + Thailand = Academic Excellence

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In 1967, the University of North Texas’s One O’Clock Lab Band, was invited to the White House to play for Bhumibol Adulyadej. Adulyadej is also known as King Rama IX, the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. He is the longest-serving head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thailand’s history, having served since 1946…. Read more »

UNT Oral History Program

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Fifty years ago UNT’s Oral History Program began capturing the stories of the “man on the street” in their own words, giving voice to those that are often neglected by history because they are less likely to leave a written record. The program is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2015 by posting audio clips and… Read more »

Third Time’s the Charm: Becoming the University of North Texas

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On May 15, 1988, the University of North Texas celebrated its transition from North Texas State University to its current name.  This would mark the seventh title for the institution since it began 125 years ago as the Texas Normal College and Teacher’s Training Institute. The event was celebrated with a small parade, releasing green… Read more »
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