The Portal to Texas History

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The Portal to Texas History is a state-wide collaborative digital program that offers students and lifelong learners a digital gateway to the rich collections held in Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and private collections. It features digital reproductions of photographs, maps, letters, documents, newspapers, books, artifacts, and more. In addition, the Portal’s Resources4 Educators pages provide resources and curricula that comply with TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) standards and highlight relevant materials for students and classroom teachers.

Constantly growing, the Portal contains more than 2.8 million digital files and receives some 290,000 uses per month. To learn more about the Portal’s contents, please explore by collections.

For this ongoing program, the Digital Projects Unit actively seeks new content partners, provides services for educators, digitizes materials, develops and maintains the UNT Libraries’ metadata guidelines, creates metadata and assists partners with their own descriptive metadata, hosts and archives content, and works vigorously to enhance users’ experience through regular improvements to our search and retrieval systems.