Coleman Public Library receives $15,600.00 from Tocker Foundation for digitization of local newspapers

Fri, Apr 24, 2015 - 6:15am

The Coleman Public Library received notice March 23rd, 2015 from Mr. Darryl Tocker, Executive Director of the Tocker Foundation, the library will receive funds for the digitization of the Coleman Voice; the Coleman Democrat Voice; the Coleman Daily Voice; and the Coleman County Chronicle.  The project would include approximately 15,000 pages of text and images to be housed on the University of north Texas’ (UNT) Portal to Texas History.  The library’s 105 reels of newspaper microfilm span the years 1908 – 2013 and provide a look back at Coleman’s past.  Through the digitization of the city’...

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Library to Debut Digitized Newspapers

Wed, Apr 22, 2015 - 7:28am

With a clever invitation that evokes olfactory memories of old and borrowed books, the Bellaire Library will host a “Meet and Greet” with the 2015 Board Members of the Friends of the Bellairy Library.The event is Wednesday, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Bellaire Library, at 5111 Jessamine.

The library also will debut the digitized versions of old Bellaire newspapers, which has been a joint project between the Bellaire Historical Society and the Friends of the LibraryThe library’s extensive microfilm collection of the seven Bellaire newspapers that covered the city from 1944 to 1990 has been digitized by the...

Dallas sets up new vault for historic archives, JFK items

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 - 12:43pm

Dallas has a new vault to store historic city documents, including items from the 1963 JFK assassination.

Mayor Mike Rawlings helped dedicate the storage area in the basement of Dallas City Hall on Wednesday. It has protective lighting, controls for temperature and humidity, and more than doubles the previous archive space, according to The Dallas Morning News ( ).

Some materials are from the Dallas police investigation of the fatal shooting of President John F. Kennedy. Rawlings looked at documents with the fingerprints of Lee Harvey Oswald, obtained after the assassin’s arrest by Dallas police...

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Denton County in the Market for UNT Gun Collection

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 - 6:59am

The Denton County Office of History is reaching out to the community to help keep 91 antique guns in the area.

The University of North Texas Libraries system is planning to sell their archive of weapons including several hundred guns that were once a part of a museum on campus.

The firearms are currently a part of their special collections, which Associate Dean Sue Parks says contains tens of thousands of items ranging from books, to statues and even NBC 5’s archive video.


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Dallas unveils improved archive for historical records

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 - 6:56am

Mayor Mike Rawlings had a question: “What are those?”

Before him on a table were the fingerprints of Lee Harvey Oswald, obtained after Oswald’s 1963 arrest by Dallas police. The mayor was impressed.

“Holy smokes,” he said. “That’s the original fingerprints. Could you imagine holding his hand down?”

Others around him weighed in: “Wow.” “That’s history.” “Wow.”

So it went Wednesday when the mayor and eight City Council members helped dedicate a new, improved place for preserving the Dallas municipal archives.

The basement vault at City Hall brings together documents, files, photographs, maps and...

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