Rescuing Texas History 2019 Awardees

In May 2019, The Portal to Texas History announced the latest call for applications to our Rescuing Texas History program, in two tracks: for newspaper and non-newspaper applications. This program is intended to offer up to $1,000 worth of digitization services by the UNT Libraries’ Digital Projects Unit to build access to partners’ local materials.

We are proud to announce we have awarded 49 total projects this year. We are thrilled for our partners and wanted to provide everyone a sneak peek of where the new materials are coming from.

Among this year’s new Rescuing Texas History projects are photos from the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, Texas, and insights into the evolution of solar energy from the 1970s and 1980s. Additionally, you will have access to The Junior Ranger, the student newspaper from San Antonio College Library with issues dating back to 1926, along with 14 years of the Carlton Citizen from Erath County. This is just to name a few, so keep your eyes peeled for new and fascinating Texas history materials!

  • Private Collections of TB Willis
  • Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead
  • Tarleton State University
  • Friench Simpson Memorial Library
  • Murphy Historical Society
  • Texas Lutheran University
  • Dr. Pepper Museum
  • Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
  • Dallas Firefighters Museum
  • Mexic-Arte Museum
  • Private Collection of Mike Cochran
  • Fort Davis Historical Society – Overland Trail Museum
  • St. Mary’s Louise J. Blume Library
  • Denton Public Library
  • Forney Historic Preservation League
  • Southwestern University
  • Private Collection of the Ritchie Family
  • Moody Medical Library at UTMB
  • Interurban Railway Museum
  • Lone Star Flight Museum
  • Private Collection of the Curtis Estate
  • Private Collection of the Litzler Family
  • Fannin County Historical Commission
  • Ben E. Allen Real Estate
  • Dallas Municipal Archives
  • Mineola Landmark Commission
  • Private Collection of JK Johnson
  • Travis County Historical Commission
  • San Antonio College Library
  • Erath County Genealogical Society
  • Port Arthur Public Library
  • Gillespie County Historical Society
  • Montgomery County Library
  • University of Dallas
  • Brownsville Historical Association
  • City of Quanah
  • Kerr County Historical Commission
  • McCulloch County Historical Commission
  • History of West Museum
  • Rosenberg Library
  • Solar Engineering Magazine
  • Melissa Public Library
  • Fannin County Museum of History
  • Private Collection of the Koenig Family
  • Private Collection of MM Davis
  • Carrollton Public Library
  • Ennis Public Library
  • Smith County Historical Society
  • Tarrant County Archives
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