The Portal to Texas History
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.
Digital Austin Papers
The Digital Austin Papers project seeks to recreate the turbulent world of the Texas borderlands during the 1820s and 1830s, as seen through the correspondence of Stephen F. Austin. Collecting thousands of letters by both Mexicans and Americans, the project offers unprecedented access to the movement of people and ideas between the United States and Mexico during the early nineteenth century.
Providing new digital tools for visualizing and analyzing nineteenth-century correspondence, the Digital Austin Papers offers new ways to discover patterns hidden in the writings of hundreds of men and women living along the shared edges of the United States and Mexico.
You can find an ever-growing digital collection of historic newspapers, maps, photographs, A/V, and other primary source materials about Texas, its History and Culture in The Portal to Texas History.
An acronym for “3D Printed History of the Book Education,” 3Dhotbed is a project providing affordable access to the tools used in book history instruction and seeks to extend bibliographical pedagogy through allied 3D technologies and related multi-media resources.
The 3Dhotbed project is a collaborative effort between Kevin O'Sullivan (Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives), Marcia McIntosh (Digital Projects Librarian at the University of North Texas Libraries), and Courtney Jacobs (Head of Public Services, Outreach, and Community Engagement for UCLA Library Special Collections). The project harnesses the collective strengths of each institution to further book history pedagogy. The project provides data to 3D print replica models of tools purpose-built for the Book History Workshop at Texas A&M University. These tools were digitized and the data made available through the University of North Texas Digital Library. The team is actively partnering with other institutions and scholars to expand available resources in the 3Dhotbed repository.