The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas is a partner with us for the National Digital Newspapers Program as well as the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. Previously, they microfilmed hundreds of Texas newspaper titles under an NEH program, and the Center’s Newspaper Collections house more than 4,500 titles, representative of the largest collection of its kind in Texas. The Center houses its preservation microfilm (master reels) in a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facility on the University of Texas campus. For the Texas Digital Newspaper Program, the Center will provide master reels of newspaper titles from its collection for duplication. They will accept as donations and preserve in perpetuity any master microfilm created from original newspapers as part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has partnered with UNT Libraries to provide services for microfilm duplication. If you have access to the master copies of your microfilm, TSLAC can create the second generation silver negative copy necessary for digitization. Please see the attached documentation with information about their current fee schedule.
The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) has partnered with us to provide services for newspaper titles that need to be microfilmed. If your newspaper title is in paper format, contacting OHS about microfilming your paper is your first step. Please see the attached documentation with contact information as well as information about preparing paper copies for microfilming.
Texas Heritage Online is a cooperative project to identify, describe, digitize, preserve, and make broadly accessible special collections of history and culture held by libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other institutions in Texas.
Hundreds of other partners, including public libraries, university libraries, and newspaper publishers, have made their content freely available on the Portal to Texas History. With help from private grant foundations, friends of the library foundations, and creative self-funding, these groups provide a wide variety of newspaper titles for online access.