UNT Digital Collections Get the Coloring Book Treatment

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UNT Libraries participated in the worldwide Color Our Collections campaign for the second year in a row.

UNT Libraries submitted 17 coloring pages of items found in the Digital Library and The Portal to Texas History. The drawings came from an array of sources, including a 1921 farmer’s bulletin, an umbrella-supporter patent and hand-drawn illustrations of dresses from the Texas Fashion Collection.

Launched by The New York Academy of Medicine Library in 2016, Color Our Collections is an annual, weeklong coloring event organized by libraries and other cultural institutions worldwide. The 2019 event lasted from February 4-8.

Using materials from their collections, institutions share free coloring content with the hashtag Color Our Collections and invite followers to color and get creative with their collections. The 2019 edition of Color Our Collections featured 114 institutions from around the world.