Call for Submissions: The Portal to Texas History


Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants 2024

The Portal to Texas History is a digital gateway to Texas historical and cultural heritage materials belonging to over 500 partners that include museums, libraries, historical societies, government agencies, and colleges throughout Texas. It is largely due to the contributions of our partners, that the Portal has surpassed 2,000,000 items consisting of 36 types of materials including photographs, maps, books, letters, manuscripts, artifacts, and newspapers. These materials date from the fifteenth century to the present. The Portal’s mission is to provide free online access to Texas history materials to be used by researchers, educators, students, and the public.

Important Dates

  • May 24, 2024: Call for submissions
  • August 8, 2024: Applications due
  • August 26, 2024: Notification of project acceptance
  • September 2, 2024: Digitization begins


All applicants must complete the General Application as well as the appropriate appendix and rights agreement(s):

Archival/Cultural Heritage Materials (non-newspapers)

All applications are considered, but only a select number of projects can be accepted each year. We are looking for materials that will help researchers explore a variety of facets of Texas history; whether they expand on the understanding of the larger, more well known, Texas History, or help to explore lesser-known histories of this great place we call Texas.

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This year, we will not accept Rescuing Texas History newspaper applications. However, if you do have a newspaper collection you’d like us to work with, Ana Krahmer will help you investigate other options for placing your newspaper collection on the Portal. Please feel free to email her at


Archival/Cultural Heritage Materials (Non-Newspaper)

Jake Mangum
(940) 565-3023


Ana Krahmer
(940) 565-3367