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Four generations of photographers – all named Byrd Williams – documented more than 100 years of North Texas history with their work. Now, UNT Libraries has acquired their collection, consisting of over 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives. The materials include commercial and studio photography, western landscapes, documentary studies, and fine art photography. Family correspondence, artifacts, and a collection of...
The Danish Heritage Preservation Society contributes their collection of over 300 photographs to the Portal. The images date back to the 1800's and portray a variety of events, organizations, people, and places that relate to the Danish culture in Texas.
When Hardin-Simmons University opened in 1892 sixty students enrolled at the small college in the fledgling town of Abilene. At that time it was called Abilene Baptist College as it had been founded by the Sweetwater Baptist Association and a group of cattlemen and pastors who wanted to bring Christian higher education to the west. Renamed Simmons College for the New York preacher whose financial support allowed the...
The Boys Scouts of America asked the UNT Digital Libraries Division to digitize a full run of Scouting Magazine to celebrate the magazine’s centennial anniversary. Reading through 100 years of issues provides an interesting reflection of social and political changes in the country. The magazine helped promote rationing and victory gardens during both World Wars and encouraged assisting the poor during the Depression...
Primary and secondary teachers will especially appreciate the Texas Folklife Festival collection belonging to the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures. More than 4,000 photographs capture traditional customs, foodways, and folk dancing of a range of ethnic groups in Texas that include the Czech-Moravians, Lebanese, Koreans, Poles, Germans, Scandinavians, Mexican Americans, Irish, and...
With the generous support of the Amon Carter Foundation, the UNT Libraries completed their latest, large-scale digitization project titled Texas Cultures Online, which features more than 16,000 historical items that showcase Texas’ diverse cultural heritage. Seventeen institutions, consisting of large and small public libraries, universities, private family collections, museums, and historical societies participated...
The Texas Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership to provide broad geographic access to digitized Texas newspapers as far back as 1829. This is a very popular collection with some outstanding partners across Texas. Newspapers are being added to the Portal regularly. Some of the current titles include the Telegraph and Texas Register, the Bartlett Tribune, the Texas Ranger, the Palo Pinto Star, the Texas Democrat...
Book about the frontier life in Texas with the Texas Rangers-1906
Texas Rangers in 1915-photograph
U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture
Copy negative of Mexican Revolution Field Artillery. There are guns and a cannon in the photograph.
This book gives a general overview of the history of Trinity County, Texas, starting in 1827. According to the table of contents, the chapter subjects include topography and geography, early history, the period of depression (1860-1880), development starting in 1880, and the change from forest to farm.
This book covers the early history of Houston, including early pioneers, industry, and development.
A collection of reminiscences, each preceded by a brief biographical sketch of the author.
There are three maps on the sheet with page numbers 73-76 in the upper corners. On the front are Texas and Indian Territory with two separate maps on the back showing Alabama and Nebraska.
Photograph of Catherine Elizabeth Brown Griggs (daughter) and Nacy Grace Griggs (Mother) in Camp Fire Girls Native American costumes. They are bent down in a pose.
Copy negative of Tommie Clack and a Native American man. Ms. Clack is dressed in a large button-up shirt, slacks and tall boots and is holding a bow and arrow. In the background is an old automobile.
Copy negative of an armed Yaqui Indian in brush.
Native American painting.
Itemized funeral expenses in 1917
Drawings of cavalry equipment and horses.
Photos of Kishi family, community, and rice farm.
Photos, bulletins, newspaper clippings regarding the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919.
Photos of oilfields and workers, 1910-20