The Portal to Texas History, administered by the University of North Texas Libraries, has received the Wayne Williams Library Project of the Year Award from the Texas Library Association.

The award, the only cash award presented by the association, recognizes a project that exemplifies the highest levels of achievement, professional standards and inspiration to other libraries. Martin Halbert, dean of the UNT Libraries, accepted the award April 25 during the association’s annual conference in Fort Worth.

The Portal to Texas History was created in 2002 by the UNT Libraries’ Digital Projects Unit to provide online access to books, photographs, artifacts, maps, newspapers, letters,  and other historic materials from more than 200 archives, historical societies, small and large libraries, museums and private collections from all areas of Texas. With more than 3.3 million pages of materials, the portal incudes many primary source historical materials, such as diaries and personal accounts of events and daily life. Browsers of the portal use these materials to learn history from the perspectives of those who lived it.

To learn more, see the full article in UNT News: UNT’s Portal to Texas History named Project of the Year by TLA.