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.
UNT Special Collections will be hosting Revealing Hidden Collections: A Joint Symposium with Texas A&M and UNT Libraries with presentations by Anton duPlessis, Curator of the Colonial Mexican Collection at Texas A&M, Jaime Janda, Project Archivist for UNT, and Morgan Gieringer, Head of Special Collections at UNT.
TWU & Digital Frontiers welcome visiting scholar Helga Müllneritsch: “‘… Hardly any Woman wants to be without a Written Cookbook’:Manuscript Cookbooks between Family Heirloom and Prestigious Objects”
Charles C. Francis has donated his entire collection of materials from the historical meeting of the "Austin 12" in 2000 to the UNT Libraries.
The UNT Libraries have announced the 2015-16 Fellowship Awards from Special Collections and The Portal to Texas History. Winners are invited to spend a week in residence at UNT conducting research, and each are also invited to present a brief overview of their research during their residency as part of a Fellowship Lecture Series.
The UNT Libraries have announced the 2015-16 Fellowship Awards from Special Collections and The Portal to Texas History.
The symposium will feature talks and object-oriented workshops by scholars whose work examines the material practices, written forms, and objects of bureaucracy.
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.
UNT Libraries house the complete news archive of NBC 5/KXAS (formerly WBAP), the oldest television news station in Texas.
Bureaucracy: A Love Story is the spring exhibit in the Special Collections reading room. The exhibit is open to public Monday-Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm and runs January 21-May 8, in Willis Library, 4th floor, room 447.
Bureaucracy is arguably one of the most loathed inventions of Western modernity. Yet, even as we complain about red tape, paperwork and Wikipedia, we also love to hate it—because we (clandestinely) rely on it to structure our world.