News & Announcements: Collection Highlight

The Portal to Texas History contains topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey and historic cadastral maps from the Texas General Land Office.
Posted Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:53pm
Our Resources4 Educators web site incorporates primary source materials into more than 60 lesson plans that make learning fun and bring history to life.
Posted Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 4:46pm
Did you know that the digital collections include items topically related to nearly every country in the world?  Use our "Explore by Locations" feature to find things about a particular place.
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:32pm
Did you know that metadata in the digital collections can help you find similar items?  Take advantage of the"clickable" fields in our item records.
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 5:53pm
We acquire born digital newspaper PDF print masters in an effort to preserve and make these more recent newspaper issues publicly available on The Portal to Texas History.  Even though these newspapers are not old, they are still historic--representing the timeline of a community's existence.
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 4:19pm
Taken in 1903 and 1907, these gelatin silver prints document lumber production activities near Diboll in East Texas.
Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 3:49pm
Over 94,000 issues of historical Texas newspapers are currently available on The Portal to Texas History. Here are some tips for searching within this incredible archive.
Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:55pm
Waco community members have been submitting names and locations for unidentified photographs in the Mike Cochran collection.  The Portal hopes to use more crowdsourcing to preserve segments of history that would otherwise be lost.
Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:14pm
One of more than 12,000 maps in The Portal to Texas History, this image shows Mexico dominating the southwest and an "unexplored region" in the northwest (now San Francisco).
Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 6:11pm
“Nothing has been left out of here except a brief mention of the spawning habits of the lamprey eel and a recipe for fried grits.” – Don Gillis, The Unfinished Symphony Conductor (1967)
Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 1:37am