University Sets Up Online Texas History Archive

Posted by admin on Mar 18, 2013

A trip back in time is only a click away at the University of North Texas. The school operates the Portal to Texas History, a researcher’s paradise where historians, genealogists, students can browse thousands of books, maps, photographs and newspapers for an endless stream of information, whether an ad showing the price of milk in 1920 or clues about their grandmother’s ancestry.

There are currently 127,604 issues of newspapers in the portal, mostly from small towns. About half the newspapers are publications printed before 1923 — with some printed as early as the 1820s.

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