Scholarly Publishing: Collection Highlights

"Independent, Original and Progressive": Celebrating 125 Years of UNT

Editor: Morgan Gieringer

Joshua C. Chilton first described UNT as “independent, original and progressive” in his inaugural speech opening the university in 1890. In the 125 years since then the university has more than lived up to his expectations. The University Archive holds countless photographs, artifacts and publications which tell the remarkable story of UNT from its beginnings in a downtown hardware store to its place today as the one of the nation’s largest public universities. This book features stories about the people and events that helped to define the character and spirit of UNT. Each story is illustrated with photographs and artifacts specially chosen from the Special Collections department and the Music Library, both part of the UNT Libraries, whose staff are proud to share these wonderful memories with you.​

Through the Lenses of Ray Bankston and Don Shugart: Horse Photos from the University of North Texas Libraries

Edited by Sally Harrison. With a preface by Martin Halbert and a foreword by Alan Gold

Through the Lenses of Ray Bankston and Don Shugart offers a captivating sample from the UNT Libraries’ extensive collection of prints and negatives by two of the most prolific photographers of American Quarter Horses and horse show events in the South and Southwest during the last four decades of the twentieth century.

The UNT Music Library at 75: Selections from Its Special Collections

Edited by Mark McKnight

The UNT Music Library boasts an interesting and vastly varied assortment of musical treasures in its special collections. This commemorative volume celebrates its 75th anniversary with a brief history of the Music Library and a selection of items from its unique collections.