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Posted on: October 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Walk the Footprints of Your History!

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The Texas Digital Newspaper Program: Walking the Footprints of Your History

Join us here at the library on Thursday, November 9 at 6 p.m. to discover new and wonderful ways to conduct family and local history! The program, sponsored by the University of North Texas, focuses on the resource "Portal to Texas History."

The Texas Digital Newspaper Program, hosted by University of North Texas Libraries' Portal to Texas History, is the largest, access open digital newspaper preservation repository in the U.S., including over 10 million newspaper pages, spanning west to east, from El Paso to Newton, and north to south, from Higgins to Brownsville, starting in 1813 and moving up to the present day.

This presentation will help you learn how to maximize your time in locating historical people and events in newspapers on The Portal to Texas History. In addition, Ana will show you highlights from two additional open newspaper repositories: The Gateway to Oklahoma History, hosted by UNT Libraries in partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Society; and Chronicling America, a gateway to newspapers from all fifty US states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, supported through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. Join us with a laptop, iPad, or smart phone, and be prepared to start your research journey through time!

Ana Krahmer has served as the Director of the Digital Newspaper Program out of University of North Texas Libraries since 2011, supporting partners in obtaining grant funding to digitize and preserve their newspapers on The Portal to Texas History. Through this work, she gets to handle Texas newspapers old and new, and gets to meet Texans from across the state, from cities large and small. Her favorite part of the job is getting to see how unique every community and newspaper in Texas is.

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