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The Annals of Congress is a record of the United States Congress from the First Congress in 1789 through the First Session of the Eighteenth Congress in 1824. The Annals are a summary rather than a transcription, compiled after 1834 from newspaper accounts. It is succeeded by the Register of Debates, the Congressional Globe, and the Congressional Record.
The images of artworks in this collection supplement the artworks in the Visual Resources Collection of the College of Visual Arts + Design's online image database used for instruction, study, and presentation. Included here are images of paintings, drawings, prints, architecture, material culture, sculpture, photographs, furniture, fashion, and much more from vendors such as Saskia, Ltd.; ART on FILE; Hartill Art Associates; Davis Art Images; and Bridgeman Art Library. Access to these images is restricted to the UNT community.
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.
The Chemical Information Collection contains publications of the American Chemical Society, Division of Chemical Information. Included are Chemical Literature (1949-1975) and Chemical Information Bulletin (1975-present). Appealing to division members and others interested in chemistry, the publications contain bibliographies, abstracts of meeting sessions, news about members, and, sometimes, "chemical games."
The Congressional Globe is a record of the congressional debates from the Twenty-Third U.S. Congress in 1833 through the Forty-Second U.S. Congress in 1873. The Globe provides summaries of congressional debates in the early volumes, but in 1851 it started to provide more complete record of the debates. It is preceded by the Annals of Congress and the Register of Debates and succeeded by the Congressional Record.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress beginning with the Forty-Third Congress in 1873, published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record is more comprehensive than its predecessors, the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, and Congressional Globe.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the public policy research arm of Congress. This legislative branch agency works exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees and their staff. This collection includes CRS reports from the mid-1970's through the present--covering a variety of topics from agriculture to foreign policy to welfare.
The CyberCemetery provides permanent public access to the web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. This collection is provided through a partnership between the UNT Libraries, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), as part of the Federal Depository Library Program.
This collection contains the bulletin published by the Dallas/Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society. Included are The Activator (1944-1948) and the subesquent title, the Southwest Retort. The bulletins include division information, regional meetings, news about members, editorials, and other items of interest to members.
The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commissions (also known as the BRAC Commissions) were established by Congress to review and analyze Department of Defense recommendations for reorganizing U.S. military base structure "to more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business." This collection includes reports, documents, data, correspondence, and public comments from both the 1995 and 2005 Commissions.
Eagle Editions is an imprint of the UNT Libraries designed for works of scholarship, both new and reissued, from the UNT community. All publications from Eagle Editions are freely available to read online, and some are also available in print, as e-books, or both. To learn more, see the Eagle Editions web page.
The Environmental Policy Collection contains reports, policy documents, and media selected from local, statewide, national, and international organizations; government and private agencies; and scientific and research institutions. The collection also contains theses and dissertations relevant to environmental policy.
The Gordon Knox Film Collection contains films created by Texas-born filmmaker Gordon Knox (1906-1992) or Mr. Knox's production company, The Princeton Film Archives. The collection contains short and feature-length documentaries produced for the United States Armed Forces, state and federal government agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector clients. Also included in this collection are still photographs showing film crews and staff working on location.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for the U.S. Congress investigating how the federal government spends taxpayer money. Its goal is to increase accountability and improve the performance of the federal government. The Government Accountability Office Reports Collection consists of over 13,000 documents on a variety of topics ranging from fiscal issues to international affairs.
An ongoing project, A-to-Z encompasses U.S. federal government documents published prior to 1960. We are digitizing the documents alphabetically, starting with the call number A, which includes agricultural documents. By popular demand, the A-to-Z Collection also contains vintage War Department field manuals and technical manuals.
Starting with the year 2000, this collection contains selected issues of The HEXAGON of Alpha Chi Sigma. This national professional fraternity was founded in 1902 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now has over fifty collegiate and professional chapters across the United States. The collection includes the "Rediscovery of the Elements" sesquidecade project of Dr. James L. and Virginia R. Marshall of the University of North Texas. In addition to the main articles, there are several other feature articles connected with the project as well as cover photographs taken by Virginia Marshall.
JAC is a peer-reviewed journal that serves as forum for scholars interested in theoretical approaches to the interdisciplinary study of rhetoric, writing, multiple literacies, and politics. JAC publishes four book-length issues a year, featuring articles, interviews, essays, review essays, and reviews. This collection includes the complete archives except for the three most recent issues which are released as the next is published.
The UNT Music Library's Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection includes almost thirty rare 17th- and 18th-century scores of operas and ballets by the 17th-century French composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and his sons. Many of the volumes are first editions and several are second editions. The collection also contains manuscript copies of operas and one ballet that were probably offered for sale at performances.
Conceptualized in 1967 after attending the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, John Gilliland's "The Pop Chronicles" traces the history of popular music from the 1950's through the 1960's. Mr. Gilliland wrote, narrated and produced these 55 hours of broadcasting first airing at KRLA Pasadena, California. in February 1969. The pop music history is told by an interleaving of Mr. Gilliland's narration, music, and comments from the interviews of the people directly involved in the music scene of the day.
The Joseph Britton Freshwater Mussel collection consists of freshwater mussel specimens found in and around Texas. The collection comprises representative specimens for about 40 of the approximately 50 mussel species found in Texas, including five that are currently being petitioned for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Included in the collection are detailed images of each specimen along with information concerning its collection, identification, and physical attributes.
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling is the official publication of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA). The JARC is published quarterly, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. JARC is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests.
The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.
The University of North Texas Music Library presents a series of scrapbooks and memorabilia from the collection of Leon Breeden, jazz educator and legendary director of the UNT jazz program. Breeden chaired the Jazz Studies division and directed the One O'Clock Lab Band from 1959 to 1981. He led the Jazz Studies division to international prominence, playing in most major U.S. cities and in multiple countries, and for several U.S. presidents and world leaders.
Resource Center is a service organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community of Dallas, Texas. This collection, formerly the contents of the Phil Johnson Historic Archives and Research Library at the Resource Center, features photographs, pamphlets, t-shirts, buttons, and memorabilia spanning 50 years of the history of LGBT social movements.
The Miniature Book News reports on auctions, collections, and aspects of collecting, as well as the history of printers, publishers, collections, and institutions. The Miniature Book News has been published since 1965 with two suspensions, and since 2001 has been published within the Miniature Book Society Newsletter.
The Miniature Book Society has published its newsletter under various titles since 1983. The publication serves to highlight the doings of the society, its members, and news and events in the world of miniature books. Since 2001, the Miniature Book News has been published within the Miniature Book Society Newsletter.
This small selection of program lists, recording schedules, and promos comes from the collection of Willis Conover (1920-1996), a jazz producer and broadcaster on the Voice of America for over forty years. A much larger collection of Conover materials--including some 22,000 recordings--is available in tangible form at the UNT Music Library.
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a U.S. federal agency founded on March 3, 1915 to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research. On October 1, 1958 the agency was dissolved, and its assets and personnel transferred to the newly created National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
The Newspaper Resources Collection contains materials useful for the study of historical newspapers. Included are N. W. Ayer & Son's American Newspaper Annual for the years 1880-1922 and Geo. P. Rowell & Co's American Newspaper Directory for the years 1869-1877, along with union lists from the Library of Congress detailing foreign and domestic newspapers published between 1948 and 1983 that are available in microform.
The North Texan connects UNT alumni and friends to the university and updates the UNT community on what's happening on campus and within our community. The magazine's mission is to demonstrate UNT's vibrant and continued relevancy within the lives of alumni and friends as it showcases how the university and its alumni make a difference in the world. The North Texan is produced by the Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing.
The Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) operated from 1972 to 1995, providing Congressional members and committees with analyses of the scientific and technological issues that were increasingly relevant to public policy and legislative action. This collection includes quarterly and annual reports, as well as internal OTA documents such as orientation materials. Many other interesting OTA materials are available in the OTA Legacy Collection via the CyberCemetery.
The Register of Debates is a summary of the leading debates and incidents in the United States Congress. The Register begins from the Eighteenth Congress, Second Session through the Twenty-Fifth Congress, First Session, covering the years 1824-1837. It is preceded by the Annals of Congress and succeeded by the Congressional Globe and the Congressional Record.
The ReSource collection contains magazines covering research, scholarship, and the arts at the University of North Texas. Included are issues of ReSource, published from 1984-2004, and UNT Research, published from 2006--. Highlights include features, news briefs, alumni spotlight, faculty books and portraits.
The Call Number is a departmental and alumni newsletter published by the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of North Texas beginning in 1939. Issues contain news items and announcements concerning the library school and describe the activities of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
This selection of materials from the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) includes hard-to-find reports published by various government agencies. The technical publications contain reports, images, and technical descriptions of research performed for U.S. government agencies prior to 1975. Topics range from mining, desalination, and radiation to broader physics, biology, and chemistry studies. Some reports include maps, foldouts, blueprints, and other oversize materials.
Ten Spurs is a literary journal produced by the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at UNT each year. The ten writers are the winners of the writing contest of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference from the previous year. There are six winners -- three from the reported narrative category and three from personal essay. The four runners-up come from both areas. The top winners are awarded cash prizes and trophies at the Mayborn Conference in July and are published in the journal and on the website.
The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) is a unique residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers and interested in mathematics and science. While living in McConnell Hall, students in this two-year program complete a rigorous academic curriculum of college coursework at the University of North Texas (UNT). This collection features a series of documents, letters, memos, and the TAMS yearbook, The Witness.
Theoria is an annual peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of the history of music theory. It includes critical articles representing the current stage of research, and editions of newly discovered or mostly unknown theoretical texts with translation and commentary. Analytical articles on recent or unknown repertory and methods are also published, as well as review articles on recent secondary literature and textbooks.
The radio series "Toscanini: The Centennial Series," was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and was a subset of the radio series "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend." Originally aired between January 4, 1967 and December 27, 1967, the broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini.
The radio series "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend" was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini. Originally aired between June 5, 1963 and December 27, 1967, the broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini.
Published by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Experiment Station Record provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year, along with statistics, convention reports, bulletins, and bibliographies. The collection contains volumes 1-95 covering 1889 to 1946. These materials were donated by Vanderbilt University and digitized by the UNT Libraries.
Issued under various titles, these annual reports were produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Each volume provides a summary of the progress of each agricultural experiment station, and also includes statistics, discussions of foreign investigations, and selected studies. The collection covers the years 1901 to 1954. These materials were donated by Vanderbilt University and digitized by the UNT Libraries.
The ExCEL (Excellence in Curricula and Experiential Learning) program, the educational initiative of Sustainable Communities Initiative, takes a holistic approach to grow today’s youth. ExCEL is a Pk-12 college and career program that features academic pathways in engineering, business, health science, and education in STEM.
Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains a collection of over 1 million items in a variety of formats including print, microform, audiovisual, maps, posters, musical scores, LPs, CD-ROMs, and Web documents. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.
The Global Studies Faculty Seminar is an exciting initiative engendered to bring scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds together for necessary discussions on globalization, global connections and exclusions, and inter-cultural encounters. These discussions often range from issues in current scholarship to pedagogical improvements in global studies classrooms.
The Scholarly Works Collection is home to materials from the UNT community's research, creative, and scholarly activities. It serves as UNT's Open Access Repository. This collection brings together articles, papers, artwork, music, research data, reports, presentations, and other scholarly and creative products representing the expertise in our university community. Access to some items in this collection may be restricted.
Theses and dissertations represent a wealth of scholarly and artistic content created by masters and doctoral students in the degree-seeking process. In 1999, the University of North Texas was one of the first American universities to begin requiring electronic theses or dissertations (ETDs) for graduation. Some ETDs in this collection are restricted to use by the UNT community.
This collection features the University of North Texas yearbooks which include photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations. Originally called the Cotton-tail, the yearbook started in 1906. In 1907 the title was changed to the Yucca which was published every year through 1974 when university support for the yearbook was discontinued. Between 1977 and 1980, a shorter, student-led publication titled Wings was issued in place of university-sponsored yearbooks. The title changed to the Aerie when university support was reinstated for the yearbook in 1982. Publication ceased after the 2007 edition.
The Virtual Music Rare Book Room is composed primarily of digitized materials held in the UNT Music Library's Edna Mae Sandborn Music Rare Book Room. The collection is particularly strong in eighteenth-century French opera, due in large part to the influence of musicologist Lloyd Hibberd on the development of the collection. The Virtual Music Rare Book Room also contains some items that have been borrowed from private collectors and scanned with permission.
From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images. The collection is particularly strong in World War I French and American posters, and World War II American "home front" posters. War bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale are all topics treated by these artworks. The collection includes posters by such famous artists as Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.
The Newsmaps were published by the U.S. War Department during World War II. They usually feature maps displaying the theaters of conflict, and often include narrative descriptions of war-related events. Some feature photographic essays or poster-like designs on themes such as enemy insignias, demobilization, and farm loans.