Call for Submissions: The Portal to Texas History

Call for Submissions

Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants 2020

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, The Portal to Texas History team has concluded that we will be unable to offer the next round of the Rescuing Texas History mini-grant. We recognize the importance of this program and are committed to continuing to provide access to digitization through Rescuing Texas History in the future.

Since the beginning of the Rescuing Texas History program, we have been thrilled to expand upon the story of Texas through 12 years of awards. During this time we have either created or continued partnerships by digitizing materials from over 300 projects. That’s 64,008 items digitized, all helping to expand our understanding of the people and events that made the Lone Star State what it is today!

We anticipate making the next call for submissions in May of 2021 and are looking forward to seeing your applications.

Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants 2019

The Portal to Texas History is a digital gateway to Texas historical and cultural heritage materials belonging to more than 400 partners that include museums, libraries, historical societies, government agencies, and colleges throughout Texas. Because of partner contributions, the Portal has more than 1,200,000 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 31, 2019: Call for submissions
August 8, 2019: Applications due
August 16, 2019: Notification of project acceptance
September 2, 2019: 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

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