Thanks to the following granting agencies for their generous support of our digital projects:
 

2014

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the University of New Mexico and the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers." 

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
TexTreasures grant for digitizing the Dallas Voice.  See the Dallas Voice collection.

Tocker Foundation
Grant to digitize the Texas Senate Papers of Barbara Jordan in partnership with Texas Southern University.  See the Barbara C. Jordan Archives collection.

Tocker Foundation
Grants to digitize historical newspaper issues:​

  • The Cleveland Journal & Illustrated Paper Boy in partnership with the Austin Memorial Library
  • Various titles in partnership with the Refugio Public Library.​
  • Various titles in partnership with the Carl & Mary Welhausen Public Library.
  • The Polk County Enterprise in partnership with the Polk County Library.  See the Polk County newspapers collection.​
  • The Willacy County News in partnership with the Reagan Memorial Library.
  • The Bandera Bulletin in partnership with the Bandera Public Library.
  • Various titles in partnership with the Depot Public Library.​
  • Various titles in partnership with the Jacksboro Public Library.  
  • The Dublin Progress in partnership with the Dublin Public Library.  See the Dublin Progress collection.
  • Various titles in partnership with the Eastland Public Library.  See the Eastland Centennial Memorial Library materials.
  • The West Weekly News & Westlake Noviny in partnership with the West Public Library.  See the West News collection.
  • ​The Hondo Anvil Herald in partnership with the Hondo Public Library.  See the Hondo Area newspaper collection.​

2013

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Funds to participate in DPLA's National Endowment for the Humanities grant as a service hub.

Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation
Grants to digitize historical newspaper issues:​

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the Oklahoma Historical Society and the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers." 

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The UNT Libraries and Texas Historical Commission received a TexTreasures grant for digitizing applications from their Recorded Texas Landmarks program.  See the Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Files.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The UNT Libraries support of TexTreasures grants for Mesquite Public Library, Lamar University, Bertha Voyer Memorial Library.  See materials from Mesquite Public Library, and Lamar University.

Tocker Foundation
Grants to digitize historical newspaper issues:​

2012

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the University of New Mexico and the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers." 

Texas Jewish Historical Society
Grant to support digitization of the Texas Jewish Post.  See the Texas Jewish Post collection.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The UNT Libraries, Dallas Municipal Archives, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza received a TexTreasures grant for “Fifty Years Later: the John F. Kennedy Assassination," a grant to digitize and provide free public access to primary sources related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.  See the John F. Kennedy collection.

Tocker Foundation
Grants to digitize historical newspaper issues:

2011

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
An IMLS National Leadership Grant for Advancing Digital Resources. For this project, the UNT Libraries, together with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, the Educopia Institute/MetaArchive Cooperative, and the libraries of Virginia Tech, Rice University, Boston College, Indiana State University, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Arizona will develop and share a toolkit of guidelines, educational materials, and a set of software tools for life-cycle data management and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers."  The Library of Congress serves as the technical advisor for the NDNP.  The award funds digitization of Texas historical newspapers, and for the grant UNT serves as lead institution with our partners at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas.

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the Oklahoma Historical Society and the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers."  The award funds digitization of Oklahoma historical newspapers, and for the grant UNT serves as technical advisor for its partners at the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Summerlee Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries and the UNT History Department for "Digital Austin Papers."

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The UNT Libraries and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at UT Austin have received a TexTreasures grant for "Early Texas Newspapers III," a grant to digitize and provide free public access to the earliest Texas newspapers held by the Center for American History.  See the collection Early Texas Newspapers.

Tocker Foundation
Grants to digitize historical newspaper issues:

2010

Amon G. Carter Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries for "Texas Cultures Online."  In response to educators' needs for more multimedia materials that support teaching about the many cultures of Texas, UNT seeks to digitize cultural heritage collections that represent various ethnic and cultural groups.  Through funds provided by the Amon G. Carter Foundation,  UNT will offer digitization mini-grants for collections of historically significant cultural resources.  See the collection Texas Cultures Online.

Humanities Texas
A project to develop and present online lesson plans for The Portal to Texas History that incorporate the interactive style of learning.  See The Portal to Texas History's Resources4 Educators.

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the University of New Mexico and the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers."  The award funds digitization of New Mexico historical newspapers, and for the grant UNT serves as technical advisor for its partners at the University of New Mexico. 

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the UNT Libraries for "Mapping the Southwest."  For this project, UNT will partner with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to catalog and digitize 5,000 historic maps from the collections of UTA for online access through The Portal to Texas History.  See the map collections from the University of Texas at Arlington.

National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Grant to the UNT Libraries for "The Civil War and Its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives."  For this project, the UNT Archives will digitize more than 22,000 pages of 19th century archival materials providing a contemporary look at the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath from different sides of the war.  Online access will be provided through The Portal to Texas History.  See the collection The Civil War and Its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The UNT Libraries and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at UT Austin have received a TexTreasures grant for "Early Texas Newspapers II," a grant to digitize and provide free public access to the earliest Texas newspapers held by the Center for American History.  See the collection Early Texas Newspapers.

Tocker Foundation
Grants to digitize historical newspaper issues:

2009

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
An IMLS grant for "Classification of Government Websites in the End-of-Term Archive: Extending Depository Libraries' Collection Development Practices." In this project, UNT is partnering with the Internet Archive to classify, in accord with the SuDocs system, the materials in the 2008–2009 End-of-Term (EOT) Web, collected by UNT, which represents the entirety of the federal government's public Web presence immediately before and after the 2009 change in presidential administrations. The project will also identify metrics to translate measurable units for selected materials in Web archives to units more familiar to libraries and more recognizable by university administrators.  More information is available at the eotcd project Web site.

National Endowment for the Humanities
A We the People grant to the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers."  The Library of Congress serves as the technical advisor for the NDNP.  The award funds digitization of Texas historical newspapers, and for the grant UNT serves as lead institution with partners at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, and Texas Tech University.

National Endowment for the Humanities
A We the People grant to the Oklahoma Historical Society and the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers."  The award funds digitization of Oklahoma historical newspapers, and for the grant UNT serves as technical advisor for its partners at the Oklahoma Historical Society.

Tocker Foundation
Grants to digitize historical newspaper issues:

2008

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
As a partner in the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI), the UNT Libraries' Portal to Texas History has partnered with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) for the grant, "Train to Share: Interoperability Training for Cultural Heritage Institutions."  TSLAC is the lead organization for the three-year project to develop state-wide workshops, adapted from the Library of Congress "Cataloging for the 21st Century" series, to provide training on interoperability measures of digitization projects, and principles of sharable metadata developed in a project previously funded by IMLS. 

Summerlee Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries for "Rescuing Texas History." Through funds provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, The Portal to Texas History will offer digitization mini-grants for at-risk local history materials. The grant will begin in January of 2009.  See the collection Rescuing Texas History, 2009.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
UNT received an LSTA Cooperation grant to microfilm, digitize, and provide free public access to the Bartlett Tribune from 1902-1978.  See The Bartlett Tribune.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
The Portal team and the Center for American History at UT have received a TexTreasures grant for digitizing "Early Texas Newspapers: 1829-1861," a comprehensive grant to microfilm, digitize, and provide free public access to the earliest Texas newspapers held by the Center for American History.  See the collection Early Texas Newspapers.

2007

Adeline & George McQueen Foundation
Additional funding to the UNT Libraries for "Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures." Participants will include the UNT Libraries, Texas Christian University, the Amon Carter Museum, the University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Log Cabin Village, Cattle Raisers Museum, Lockheed Martin Archives, Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and the Cowtown Coliseum.  See the collection Where the West Begins.

Amon G. Carter Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries for "Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures." Participants will include the UNT Libraries, Fort Worth Public Library, Texas Christian University, the Amon Carter Museum, the University of Texas at Arlington, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Tarrant County College NE, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Log Cabin Village, Cattle Raisers Museum, Lockheed Martin Archives, Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church, Dallas Public Library, University of Houston, and the Cowtown Coliseum.  See the collection Where the West Begins.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
A grant for "Optimizing the User Experience in an Architecture for Rapid Development." The UNT Libraries will develop a model for an iterative user-centered design process in a rapid development framework that digital libraries can implement to improve the usability and effectiveness of their resources for targeted user groups. This project will focus on the information-seeking behavior and needs of genealogists, who constitute a third of all digital library users. The project Web site and blog is archived at http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc270771/.  

National Endowment for the Humanities
We the People grant to the UNT Libraries for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers." The Library of Congress serves as the technical advisor for the NDNP. The Award will fund digitization of Texas Newspapers, and for the grant UNT serves as lead institution with partners at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, and Texas Tech University.

Nelda C. and H. J. Lutcher Stark Foundation
A grant to support digitization of materials from the Heritage House Museum, Orange, Texas.  See the Heritage House Museum materials.

Summerfield G. Roberts Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries for the Adopt a Book Digitally program. This gift will allow us to digitize nearly 250 books from the participating partners for this project: UNT, Austin College, the Star of the Republic Museum, Austin Public Library and Dallas Public Library. Selected books will include city and county histories, city directories, biographies of notable Texans, and other Texana titles.

Tocker Foundation
Grant to digitize early newspaper issues of the Tulia Herald, in partnership with the Swisher County Library.  See the Tulia Herald.

Tocker Foundation
Grant to digitize historic town records from Clarendon, Texas, in partnership with the Burton Memorial Library.  See the Clarendon materials.

2006

Humanities Texas
Grant to the UNT Libraries to launch an initiative to develop and present online lesson plans that incorporate the interactive notebook style of learning. In total, twenty lesson plans will be developed by master teachers accomplished in creating this type of innovative curriculum. This project is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  See the lesson plans in My Texas History Notebook.

The Summerlee Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries for phase II of "Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-risk Photographs and Maps." Through funds provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, The Portal to Texas Historyoffers digitization mini-grants for at-risk local history materials. The awardees include the Anderson County Historical Commission; Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Bosque County Historical Commission; Childress County Heritage Museum; Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History; Dallas Heritage Village; FBC Heritage Museum Unlimited; First Christian Church, Port Arthur; Heritage House Museum, Orange; Historic Rose Marine Theater; Kemah Historical Society; Museum of the American Railroad; Palestine Public Library; Sanger Public Library; Sulphur Springs Public Library; Texas Lutheran University; and Val Verde Historical Commission.  See the collection Rescuing Texas History, 2007.

2005

Forrest C. Lattner Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries and its partners the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, the Denton Public Library, and Texas Woman's University for "From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History," which will focus on local Denton history.   See the Denton materials.

Humanities Texas 
Grant to the UNT Libraries and the Deaf Smith County Public Library to digitize 3900 large format negatives of historic photographs of Deaf Smith County. This collection represents a wealth of primary source images that document the people, places, and culture of Hereford and the surrounding county. By presenting resources that are not widely available, the "Deaf Smith County: Frontier Communities of the Llano Estacado" project will benefit all Texans by highlighting an under-represented area that richly illustrates Texas's cattle and farming tradition. This project is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. See the Deaf Smith County Library collection.

Humanities Texas 
Grant to the UNT Libraries and nine partner institutions to digitize items illuminating the life and career of Lorenzo de Zavala, empresario, statesman and Texas revolutionary. Participants are University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, the Texas State Archives, the San Jacinto Museum of History, the Dallas Historical Society, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library, the Texas General Land Office and the Sam Houston Regional Library. This project is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. See the Lorenzo de Zavala Online project.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
As a partner in the Texas Heritage Digitization Initiative (THDI), the UNT Libraries' Portal to Texas History will play an important role in supporting a statewide digital gateway through the Library of Texas at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. THDI is a cooperative project to identify, describe, digitize, preserve, and make broadly accessible special collections of Texas history and culture held by libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies in Texas. For this grant initiative, The Portal to Texas History team will develop and integrate an Open Archives Initiative (OAI) harvester into its existing architecture, to support another means of providing access to materials from diverse institutions. In addition, new content will be added to The Portal to Texas History, and in turn to the Library of Texas, from partners at the Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum, the Boyce Ditto Public Library, the Marshall Public Library, the Weatherford College Library, the Weslaco Bicultural Museum Society, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Summerlee Foundation
Grant to the UNT Libraries, "Rescuing Texas History through the Digitization of At-risk Photographs and Maps." Through funds provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas, The Portal to Texas History offers digitization mini-grants for at-risk local history materials. Awardees include the Clay County Historical Society, the Genevieve Miller Public Library, the Palestine Public Library, the Laredo Public Library, the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, the Moore Memorial Public Library, the University of Texas Pan-American, the Clark Hotel Museum, the Austin Public Library, the Killeen Public Library, and Concordia University at Austin. See the collection Rescuing Texas History.

2004

National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) 
Grant to the collaborative partnership of the California Digital Library, New York University, and UNT to create a research program that will develop partner networks and infrastructure for archiving Web-based material, and will address effective strategies for the capture, curation and persistent management of these materials. Learn more about this program.

Summerlee Foundation 
Grant to the UNT Libraries to support project development for The Portal to Texas History. This generous gift covers travel, distribution and development of promotional materials.

Tocker Foundation 
Grant to Alvord Public Library to digitize various local records including Alvord incorporation papers; minutes of the town board, 1888-1917; and the Audubon town history. Materials were digitized at UNT and made accessible through The Portal to Texas History.  See the Alvord materials.

2003

TexTreasures
Grant to the UNT Libraries to digitize over 7,000 pages of historical content, "From Republic to State: Debates and Documents Relating to the Annexation of Texas, 1836-1856." The material includes books, pamphlets, maps, letters and land grants.  See the Annexation materials.

2002

State of Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF)
Grant to the UNT Libraries to create a technical structure for The Portal to Texas History. The grant covers the cost of hardware and software to assist with discovery, preservation and file management for digital collections.

2000

TexTreasures 
Grant to the UNT Libraries to digitize the first ten volumes of Gammel's Laws of Texas, "Nineteenth Century Texas Law Online: Gammel's the Laws of Texas (v. 1-10).  See the Gammel's Laws of Texas collection.