Byrd Williams Family Photography Collection

Four generations of photographers – all named Byrd Williams – documented more than 100 years of North Texas history with their work. Now, UNT Libraries has acquired their collection, consisting of over 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives. The materials include commercial and studio photography, western landscapes, documentary studies, and fine art photography. Family correspondence, artifacts, and a collection of cameras were also donated by Byrd Williams IV.

Building the Digital Transgender Archive: A Digital Frontiers Webinar with K. J. Rawson

We are pleased to announce a Digital Frontiers Webinar with K. J. Rawson: Building the Digital Transgender Archive | Friday, April 1, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
In this Digital Frontiers Webinar, learn about a project will dramatically improve access to transgender history by creating a website that functions as a centralized hub for transgender historical materials.

Special Collections to house archives from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

During the past 38 years, a nonprofit cultural arts institution in downtown Dallas, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, has hosted Academy Award nominees, Grammy winners and some of America’s most noted jazz musicians and comedians, as well as unknown performers who later became famous.

Discovering the Southwest Metroplex

UNT’s Special Collections department was awarded $164,400 through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ (CLIR) Hidden Collections program for the 2014-2016 project Post-War Industry and Development of the Southwest Metroplex. Hidden collections are those collections that reside within libraries, archives, or cultural heritage institutions; yet, are undiscoverable due to non-existent or inefficient description.