Grant provides library automated catalog

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 - 12:37pm

Rhome Public Library received a $7,286 grant from the Tocker Foundation to automate the library’s catalog.

The Tocker Foundation provides grants to rural libraries.

The grant paid for Dr. Sian Brannon, the assistant dean of collection management at the University of North Texas, and a team of UNT volunteers to come to the Rhome library on a Saturday and input nearly 3,000 books into the new automated system. The library’s catalog came fully online by early July.

The system, Apollo, allows library customers to view the full catalog at their own homes and also speeds up the check-out process.


The human side of history

Thu, Jul 30, 2015 - 8:01am

Most people know about Fort Worth’s cowboy past.

It’s hard to overlook when the city’s logo features a longhorn steer.


But there are multiple layers to Cowtown’s rich and vibrant history, including the prominent role it played in the civil rights movement.

That history, as told by the men and women who experienced it, is the focus of a new collaborative effort by TCU, the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of North Texas.

Thanks to a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, students and staff from the participating schools will work to collect and preserve...

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Civil-rights history project gets $200,000 grant

Wed, Jul 29, 2015 - 10:19am

An oral-history project that documents the experiences of Mexican-Americans, African-Americans and white activists during the civil-rights era in Texas is getting $200,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The project is called “Civil Rights in Black and Brown: Oral Histories of the Multiracial Freedom Struggle in Texas.” It will capture first-person accounts of activists involved with two civil-rights movements from 1954 to the mid-1970s in Texas.

“One of the main purposes of the oral histories is to document and preserve the voices of people who otherwise would be left out of the record,” said...

Bandera library awarded grant

Fri, May 23, 2014 - 12:31am

Good news for genealogists and all people interested in Bandera history. The Bandera Public Library is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Tocker Foundation to digitize our collection of local newspapers. This grant for $18,994 will pay the University of North Texas Libraries to digitize our collection of microfilmed newspapers. This collection of microfilm includes issues of The Bandera Bugle, The Bandera New Era, and The Bandera Bulletin from March 28, 1918 through December 2005. The Bandera Courier has donated electronic copies (pdf format) of their newspaper to the library from its date of inception...

NAFSA: Secretary Kerry Announces First Grant Winners At President Obama's 100,000 Strong In The Americas Partnership Launch

Thu, Jan 23, 2014 - 2:02pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In partnership with NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Partners of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on January 17 the first group of U.S. higher education institutions selected to receive grants as part of President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative: University of Arizona, University of North Texas, University of Rhode Island, and Northampton Community College. These grants were supported by a...

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