Call for Submissions

Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grants 2016

The Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas is accepting applications for its Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grant series. Each grant will provide up to $1,000 of digitization services to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other groups that house historical materials. All of the materials will be scanned at UNT Libraries and hosted on The Portal to Texas History.  Both newspapers and archival collections will be considered for digitization.

The Portal to Texas History is a digital gateway to Texas history materials belonging to more than 300 partners that include museums, libraries, historical societies, government agencies, and colleges throughout Texas. Because of partners' contributions, the Portal has more than 716,000 items consisting of many types of materials such as photographs, maps, books, letters, manuscripts, artifacts, and newspapers, dating from the fifteenth century to the present. The Portal's mission is to provide free online access to Texas history materials that can be used by educators, students, and the public.

Important Dates

May 27, 2016: Call for submissions
August 1, 2016: Applications due
August 15, 2016: Notification of project acceptance
September 1, 2016: Digitization begins


All applicants must complete the General Application as well as the appropriate appendix and rights agreement(s):


This includes physical and/or microfilmed newspaper issues.

Fill out:
General Application  WordPDF
Appendix A WordPDF
Partnership Agreement WordPDF
Digital Rights Form   WordPDF

Non-newspaper archival materials

This includes any type of print photographs, photo negatives, print or handwritten documents under 12" x 16."

Fill out:
General Application  WordPDF
Appendix B   WordPDF
Partnership Agreement   WordPDF

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

Ana Krahmer
(940) 565-3367

Non-newspaper archival materials
Jake Mangum
(940) 565-3023