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March 1, 2013

Local librarian keen on Portal to Texas History’s project

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She said the library is currently undertaking a project to scan local yearbooks into the database. A sum of money donated to Friends of the Library is earmarked specifically for such additions, she explained.

Additionally, she explained artifacts associated with the area's rich military history are set to be added soon.

"We're adding more," she said, including items from "Col. [Willie] Casper's collection, which he saved from being destroyed."

The Portal provides primary sources from all Texas counties, all 50 states, and more than 80 other countries. Subjects documented range from issues of regional interest previously only found in the small libraries of remote towns to international incidents such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

Whether a Texas history buff or simply inquisitive by nature, Bree said anyone can find something of interest on the site.

All content on the site is free to access and can be found by visiting texashistory.unt.edu.

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