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.
The UNT Libraries house the complete news archive of NBC 5/KXAS (formerly WBAP), the oldest television news station in Texas. The archive contains historic broadcast footage, scripts, advertisements, still photography and research files dating from 1950 through 2012. Find out more, or Explore the Digital Collection Here.
The Vann Victorian Collection is a treasure of the University of North Texas Libraries and an exceptional resource for the study of Victorian literature. This exhibit showcases some pieces from the collection, including rare first editions, part-issue editions and association copies. Dr. J. Don Vann, Professor Emeritus at UNT, curated this exhibit.
Founder and President of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Curtis King, will discuss the history of the organization from its origins in 1897 as the American Negro Academy. UNT is partnering with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters to preserve the history of this organization, which has been headquartered in Dallas under King’s direction since 1977.
Join us for an engaging presentation on this unique arts and culture organization!
When the creators of the Oscar-nominated movie “Dallas Buyers Club” needed to better understand the AIDS crisis among the city’s gay community during the 1980s, they only had to contact the UNT Libraries.