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New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation
The report looks at how libraries are developing new roles and services in the arena of digital curation for preservation. The authors consider a "promising set of new roles that libraries are currently carving out in the digital arena," describing emerging strategies for libraries and librarians and highlighting collaborative approaches through a series of case studies of key programs and projects. They also provide helpful definitions and offer recommendations for libraries considering how best to make or expand their investments in digital curation. Issues and developments within and across the sciences and humanities are considered. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31520/
French-Indian Interaction at an 18th Century Frontier Post: The Roseborough Lake Site, Bowie County, Texas
This report discusses archaeological findings at the Roseborough Lake Site 14 miles west of Texarkana. The research is oriented towards forming a concept of village life for the indigenous people of the area (and the French settlers who intermarried), as well as a model of the village itself. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29481/
L'Amerique meridionale: Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus recens
Hand-drawn color map of South America in 1708. Countries are shaded in different colors and some paths are marked in color. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown pictorially. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29455/
Map of Public Surveys in Colorado Territory to accompany a report of the Surveyor Gen., 1863
Map of Colorado Territory in 1863 showing place names and geographical features (with relief shown by hachures). Scale 1:1,140,480 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29452/
Map of Colorado Territory, Compiled from Government Maps & actual Surveys made in 1861.
Map of Colorado Territory compiled from government maps and surveys. Includes place names, rivers and some geographical features, with relief shown by hachures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29451/
Course of the River Mississippi, from the Balise to Fort Chartres: Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1765.
Course of the Mississippi River from the Balise to Fort Chartres based on surveys made by the French. Surrounding geographic features are noted with relief shown pictorially. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29450/
A cartograph of Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay : Golden Gate International Exposition
Pictorial map showing the layout of the Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939 - 1940 in San Francisco, California. The map is a bird's-eye view of the exposition area with north oriented in the upper-left. An index to the buildings is included in the lower-left corner. On the reverse, there is an additional index on the left and maps showing enlarged areas of the island as well as routes around the exposition area. The detail maps include the "Pacific Area," "International Court," "La Plaza Area," and the routes that are part of the "Elephant Train Transportation on Treasure Island." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29458/
Battles of Mexico : line of operations of the U.S. Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott on the 19th and 20th of August, 1847
Hand-drawn map showing U.S. Army battles in Mexico, under Major General Winfield Scott. Several different lines are marked to show different Army divisions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29454/
Europa, secundum legitimas projectionis stereographic︠a︡e regulas et juxta recentissimas observationes ︠a︡eque ac relationes adhibitis qvoq[ue] veterum monumentorum subsidiis
Hand-drawn, color map of Europe as of 1743 with place names, geopolitical borders and some topographical features. Boundaries and features are noted, with relief shown pictorially. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29456/
Carte Reduite du Golphe du Mexique, et des Isles de l'Amerique.
Map of the Caribbean area in 1774, including some portions of Central America. Some towns and roads are noted as well as depths and other geographic features, with relief shown pictorially. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29453/
[Theatre Royal Playbill]
One-page announcement of plays to be performed January 25, 1798 at the Drury Lane Theatre, London. The first advertisement reads: "Never Acted. Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane. This present Thursday January 25, 1798, Their Majesties Servants will perform a New Comedy in Five acts called Knave or Not" (followed by a list of actors), "To which will be added (8th time) a new Grand Dramatick Romance called Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! The Scenery, Machinery, Dresses, and Decorations, entirely new." (followed by a list of additional actors, composers, and other contributors). A note at the bottom of the page says, "From the most unbounded and universal approbation, with which the new Dramatick Romance of Blue-Beard; Or, Female Curiosity! is receiv-ed, the fame will be repeated every evening till further notice. Ladies and Gentlemen who have been disappointed of Places for the New Drama of The Castle-Spectre, are respectfully informed, that the same will be repeated for the 23rd. time on Monday next." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29464/
Manuscript leaf of music.
Vellum / parchment leaf with writing on both sides. The text is in Latin, in black, with occasional red letters. It includes sections of musical notation (5-line staff notation, square dots used for the notes). Recto with 12 full lines of text, 3 partial lines of text and one partial line of music, and one line of music. Verso with two lines of music, one partial line of music (out to side on left), and 12 lines of text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29460/
[English Script on Parchment]
Vellum sheet with about 55 lines of English writing, circa 1500s. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29463/
The World on Mercator's Projection, Western Part
Hand-drawn color map of the western part of the world as known in 1812. Shows major rivers, explorers' routes, place names and locations of some population groups. Relief is marked by hachures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29445/
The Delta (Lower Egypt).
Color map of the Lower Egypt Delta in 1898. Includes major roads, cities and towns and some geographical features. Scale 1:1,000,000. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29442/
Land grant to Levi Shumway : Monroe, Mich., 1835 October 6.
Land Grant for 40 acres in Monroe, Michigan, granting "the north east quarter of the south west quarter, of section nine, in the township eight south, of range three east, in the District of lands subject to sale at Monroe, Michigan Territory, containing forty acres." This is Certificate 149. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29441/
Map of United States Military Rail Roads : Showing the Rail Roads operated during the War from 1862-1866 as Military Lines
Map of U. S. railroads 1861-1865 used during Civil War by the military. Relief shown by hachures. Scale 1:1,267,200. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29447/
The Picayune's Map of New Orleans
Map of New Orleans in 1906 showing street layout of the city including parks and roads. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29440/
Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia
Hand-colored map of the state of Virginia in 1861, used by General Scott to plan campaigns during the Civil War. Counties are labeled and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. It includes advertisements, tables of population, steamboat routes, and altitudes, and notes on mapping and geology in text blocks around the outside of the map. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29448/
Die Neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Landt Indie ligen
Hand-drawn color map of the New World with place names in Latin, title in German. This is the earliest known map of the Americas. Drawings depict Magellan's ship Victoria and a cannibal scene in Brazil. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29444/
Map Showing the Location of Battle Fields of Virginia
Hand-drawn color map of the state of Virginia which shows the location of Civil War battlefields (1861-1865), Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad lines, distinguishing between those which are pre-war and post-war, other railroads during the war, plank roads, turnpikes, other roads and light houses. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29449/
Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Travellers' Guide
Hand-drawn color map showing the eastern half of the United States, including railroads, canals, steamboat and stage routes. The border of the map has state seals and drawings of some U.S. presidents. Geographic features are noted, with relief shown by hachures. Includes two insets in the lower right corner: Southern part of Florida -- Map of Oregon, California & Texas; as well as one inset near the upper right corner of the N. Part of Maine. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29446/
[Manuscript leaf of music]
Vellum/parchment with Latin writing (mostly red ink) and musical notation (in black ink) on both sides. Probably a modern creation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29462/
Manuscript leaf from a Roman missal of ca.1450.
Manuscript leaf with text in Latin, in red and black, with occasional blue letters. Penciled notation on bottom of recto: "L44 1450 [illeg] Roman Missal." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29461/
[Collection of Travel Maps]
Nine maps depicting the travels of the author to accompany his journals. The first map shows routes through parts of the Middle East and Asia with references to the Orenburgh Expedition. The second map shows routes in Northern Europe and parts of Russia, including towns in Prussia, Germany, and the Netherlands. The third map shows various portions of the Volga River in four separate, overlapping insets with nearby towns noted. The fourth map shows an area around the Eastern Ocean including present-day Saudi Arabia and India; regions and towns are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The fifth map shows land around the Caspian Sea including routes of the Russian Embassy, towns, and geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). The sixth map shows a portion of Russia depicting the Orenburgh Expedition as well as towns, landmarks, and geographic features which are marked pictorially. The seventh map shows the Caspian Sea with surrounding regions and geographic features (with relief marked pictorially). The eighth map shows Europe and some surrounding areas including routes taken by the Russia Company, cities, and geographic features. The final (ninth) map is of Siberia and bordering areas; regions and landmarks are noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29425/
[Maps and Notes to Accompany an Expedition Narrative]
Two maps that accompany a narrative about a U.S. expedition in 1849. The first sketch map is of the area around the Dead Sea (Scale ca. 1:126,720). The second sketch map details the area around the River Jordan (Scale ca. 1:63,360). Each map includes some landmarks of the area and depths including relief shown by hachures. An additional page (front and back) has handwritten notes containing the expense sheet from the expedition. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29435/
Map of Routes to the Principal Mining Districts in the Central States of Mexico.
Map of several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico in central Mexico from 1828. The routes to the principal mining districts and other roads are marked, as well as towns, landmarks, rivers, and some topographic features (with relief shown by hachures). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29432/
[3 Travel Maps]
Three travel maps which are meant to accompany a text about expeditions in the area. The first map shows the north pole and northernmost parts of North America and Greenland; some exploration routes and geographic features are noted. The second map shows exploration and discoveries in the Arctic Sea area with regions and some geographic features noted. The third map is a nautical chart of the Port of Lievely with depths marked in fathoms and some relief of surrounding land marked. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29431/
Detailed Map of the Rev'd Dr. Livingston's Route across Africa
Detailed map showing the Reverend Dr. Livingstone's route across Africa constructed from his astronomical observations with bearings, estimated distances, sketches and notations. It includes settlements, rivers and other topographical features. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29437/
[Inserts From an Atlas of Peru]
Hand-drawn map of Peru; regions are shaded in color and geographic features are noted (with relief shown by hachures). The second plate depicts the towns of Peru showing their relative altitudes in the mountains; there is a key at the bottom of the page. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29430/
Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America
An 1845 map of the Pacific coastline starting slightly west of present-day Alaska and extending to Mexico, including Oregon, California,and regions north to the Arctic. It shows cities and some towns, and selected rivers, mountains, and other features. This map is meant to accompany a history of Oregon, California, and other west-coast territories. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29434/
Plan of the City of New Orleans and the Adjacent Plantations
Map of the city of New Orleans in 1798, including adjacent plantations (with property notes and the history of land ownership) and points of interest. Scale ca. 1:18,676 (ca. 280 toesas per inch). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29433/
Ground Plan of Newgate.
Floor plan for part of Newgate Prison in London, England. Scale ca. 1:192. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29421/
Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United States, Showing the Track pursued by the Expedition under Gov. Cass in 1820
Map of the Great Lakes region showing the track of the expedition under Governor Cass in 1820. Includes place names, rivers and an inset drawing of Upper Red Cedar or Cassina Lake. Some routes are highlighted in red. Scale 1:3,801,600 digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29427/
A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.
Map showing plan of London (Westminster and Southwark) as of 1761. Streets and some buildings are noted. Scale 1:10,800. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29424/
The Environs, or Countries Twenty Miles Round London
Hand-drawn map of 20 counties around London in 1761. Various buildings and features are marked on the map pictorally. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29423/
Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre
Hand-drawn map of the world, circa 1763. The place names are in French with some cities noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29443/
Ecological Studies of the Hudson River Near Indian Point
"The general purpose of [this study is] to determine the ecological responses of the [Hudson] River to various classes of potential pollutants, so that the discharge of waste heat and radionuclides from the Indian Point Power Plant can be evaluated in context with these" (p. 1). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29385/
The Effects of Changes in Hydrostatic Pressure on Some Hudson River Biota: Progress Report for 1974
This research report represents the findings on a study conducted over the effect of hydrostatic pressure and hydroelectric generators on various types of fish and other aquatic organisms in the Hudson River. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29388/
Regional Assessment of Water Quality: Trinity River Basin
The purpose of this study is "to identify significant issues affecting water quality" within the Trinity River watershed, located in the eastern half of Texas, "and to provide sufficient information for the Commission, river authorities, and other local government bodies to take appropriate corrective action necessary to maintain and improve the quality of [the] state's water resources" (p. [1]). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29403/
Radioecological Studies of the Hudson River
"This report summarizes the results of the Hudson River radioecological studies conducted in 1973" (p. 1). The study investigates the behavior of gamma-emitting radionuclides in the Hudson River and the accumulation of natural alpha-emitting radionuclides. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29392/
Effects of Entrainment by the Indian Point Power Plant on Biota in the Hudson River Estuary, August 1976
"This report presents the final results of studies conducted at Indian Point during 1973 using the full complement of available striped bass ichthyoplankton data. These procedures were undertaken in order to present data for river and plant comparisons in the proper perspective of time and space" (p. ii). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29387/
Mortality of Striped Bass Eggs and Larvae in Nets: A Special Report to Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
This report summarizes the results of studies conducted to determine the net-induced mortality rates of striped bass in the Hudson River. In the study, an experimental flume was constructed to test the "efficacy of devices designed to reduce fish impingement at the Indian Point generating station" (p. 2). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29390/
Effects of Entrainment by the Indian Point Power Plant on Biota in the Hudson River Estuary, March 1975
"The data presented in this report represent an analysis of the abundance of four life-history stages of striped bass collected in the Hudson River at Indian Point and the intakes and discharge canal at the Indian Point Power Station" (p. 54). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29389/
From Slave to Statesman: The Legacy of Joshua Houston, Servant to Sam Houston
This biography discusses the life of Joshua Houston starting at around twelve years of age until his death in 1902. The text includes commentary on the historical context of his life and anecdotal accounts. Index starts on page 259. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28330/
1941: Texas Goes to War
This book is a collection of essays discussing the role of Texans in World War II. It examines both the Texas soldiers fighting in the European and Pacific theaters as well as the Texans on the Homefront. The essays describe both the military and social aspects of the war. Index starts on page 241. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28326/
Fresh Ink: Behind the Scenes at a Major Metropolitan Newspaper
This book describes the work done at the Dallas Morning News newspaper office by taking a "behind-the-scenes" approach to discuss story selection, journalistic decisions, staff contributions, and community reactions. Although the text focuses on the week from November 4-10, 1991, it also looks at the history of the Dallas Morning News and major accomplishments of the newspaper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28329/
El Rancho in South Texas: Continuity and Change From 1750
This book discusses the history of ranching in South Texas, illustrated with photographs that were part of "the first major exhibit to examine the private cattle ranch in South Texas, held in 1994 in the John E. Connor Museum in Kingsville, Texas" (p. ix). Index starts on page 117. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28328/
The Roy Bedichek Family Letters
This book is a collection of letters written by Roy Bedichek and letters written to him from other family members. Annotations and notes about the letters have been added as footnotes. Biographical information based on interviews of family members as well as genealogical charts of the Bedichek and Greer families are also included. Index starts on page 447. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28335/
The LH7 Ranch in Houston's Shadow: The E.H. Marks' Legacy From Longhorns to the Salt Grass Trail
This book gives an overview of the history of the LH7 ranch, near Houston, Texas starting with the father of Emil Henry Marks, who founded the ranch. The chapters include biographical information of people in the Marks family and other people connected to the ranch as well as historical aspects of the ranch and the community. Index starts on page 217. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28334/