Call for Submissions: The Portal to Texas History

Call for Submissions

Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants 2018

Submissions are now closed for 2018, and the mini-grants have been awarded. New collections funded by Rescuing Texas History will be coming to the Portal soon.

The Portal to Texas History is a digital gateway to Texas historical and cultural heritage materials belonging to more than 380 partners that include museums, libraries, historical societies, government agencies, and colleges throughout Texas. Because of partner contributions, the Portal has more than 1,000,000 items consisting of many types of materials such as photographs, maps, books, letters, manuscripts, artifacts, and newspapers, dating 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 educators, students, and the public.

Important Dates

May 29, 2018: Call for submissions
August 6, 2018: Applications due
August 20, 2018: Notification of project acceptance
September 3, 2018: Digitization begins


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


This includes physical and/or microfilmed newspaper issues.

Fill out:

General Application Word | PDF
Appendix A Word | PDF
Partnership Agreement Word | PDF
Digital Rights Form Word | PDF
Non-newspaper archival materials

This includes any type of print photographs, photo negatives, print or handwritten documents under 12” x 16.”

Fill out:

General Application Word | PDF
Appendix B Word | PDF
Partnership Agreement Word | PDF

Contact Information

[For more information, contact:]

Ana Krahmer
(940) 565-3367
Non-newspaper archival materials
Jake Mangum
(940) 565-3023

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