Historical Newspapers Now Available Online Through Partnership with Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The University of North Texas Libraries are excited to announce a new partnership between The Portal to Texas History and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC). This partnership will result in free and open access to public domain newspapers held by TSLAC. The newspapers will fill chronological and geographic gaps in the Texas Digital Newspaper Program collection. By August 2023, the collection will include such Dallas-area titles as:
- Civil War years of The Dallas Herald,
- The Prohibition-era, labor newspaper, Home and State,
- And turn-of-the-century years of the Methodist Texas Christian Advocate
In addition, this will expand content from West Texas, including the Wichita Daily Times, from Wichita Falls; The Amarillo Daily News; and The Terry County Herald from Brownfield.
“This partnership represents an exciting endeavor in both preservation and collaboration,” said Dr. Ana Krahmer, Director of UNT Libraries’ Digital Newspaper Program. “We look forward both to adding further newspaper titles to the TSLAC collection, as well as to building relationships with more Texas cities whose public domain newspapers will be newly available because of this partnership.”
Approaching 10 million newspaper pages, the Texas Digital Newspaper Program, hosted on The Portal to Texas History, is the largest, single-state, open-access interface to digital newspapers in the U.S. This partnership represents an endeavor in both preservation and collaboration, and we look forward both to adding further newspaper titles to the TSLAC collection, as well as to building relationships with more Texas cities whose public domain newspapers will be newly available because of this partnership.
The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.
Access to the Texas State Library and Archive Commission Newspaper Collection in The Portal to Texas History is here.
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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information needed to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit www.tsl.texas.gov.