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National Highways preliminary map of the state of Texas: showing sixty-two hundred miles of national highways proposed by the National Highways Association, Washington, D.C.

National Highways preliminary map of the state of Texas: showing sixty-two hundred miles of national highways proposed by the National Highways Association, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 1916
Creator: National Highways Association
Description: Blue line political map of Texas with proposed highways in red. Various statistics are shown in the bottom left corner. Scale 1:1,000,000
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Die Neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Landt Indie ligen

Die Neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem Landt Indie ligen

Date: unknown
Creator: [Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552.]
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.

A New and Correct Plan of London, Westminster and Southwark, with several Additional Improvements, not in any former Survey.

Date: 1761
Creator: unknown
Description: Map showing plan of London (Westminster and Southwark) as of 1761. Streets and some buildings are noted. Scale 1:10,800.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation

Date: March 2011
Creator: Walters, Tyler & Skinner, Katherine
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1

Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 1

Date: 1841
Creator: Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Description: Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3

Notes of the United States of North America, during a phrenological visit in 1898-9-40 Vol. 3

Date: 1841
Creator: Combe, George, 1788-1858.
Description: Notes and descriptions of things seen during the author's visit to the United States from 1838-1840. Includes detailed information on visits to various institutions, people met, and the author's views on religion and education.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Oral Literature in Africa

Oral Literature in Africa

Date: 2012
Creator: Finnegan, Ruth H.
Description: This revised edition makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking research available to the next generation of scholars. It includes a new introduction, additional images and an updated bibliography, as well as its original chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language” and drama, and an overview of the social, linguistic and historical background of oral literature in Africa. This volume is complemented by original recordings of stories and songs from the Limba country (Sierra Leone), collected by Finnegan during her fieldwork in the late 1960s,
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music: the Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights

The Original Guitar Hero and the Power of Music: the Legendary Lonnie Johnson, Music, and Civil Rights

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Date: April 2014
Creator: Alger, Dean
Description: Lonnie Johnson (1894–1970) was a virtuoso guitarist who influenced generations of musicians from Django Reinhardt to Eric Clapton to Bill Wyman and especially B. B. King. Born in New Orleans, he began playing violin and guitar in his father’s band at an early age. When most of his family was wiped out by the 1918 flu epidemic, he and his surviving brother moved to St. Louis, where he won a blues contest that included a recording contract. His career was launched. Johnson can be heard on many Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong records, including the latter’s famous “Savoy Blues” with the Hot Five. He is perhaps best known for his 12-string guitar solos and his ground-breaking recordings with the white guitarist Eddie Lang in the late 1920s. After World War II he began playing rhythm and blues and continued to record and tour until his death. This is the first full-length work on Johnson. Dean Alger answers many biographical mysteries, including how many members of Johnson’s large family were left after the epidemic. He also places Johnson and his musical contemporaries in the context of American race relations and argues for the importance of music in the fight for civil ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
Outrageous Oral Volume 3: The Dallas Way GLBT History Project

Outrageous Oral Volume 3: The Dallas Way GLBT History Project

Date: October 11, 2012
Creator: Keralis, Spencer D. C.; Freese, Ephraim; Garcia, Gilda; Belden, Dreanna; Greene, Monica; Monroe, Bruce et al.
Description: This video recording presents Outrageous Oral Volume 3. For this event, attendees welcomed members of The Dallas Way GLBT History Project to the University of North Texas (UNT) campus. This is a group of community members dedicated to preserving the history of gay life in Dallas, and their Outrageous Oral events bring together artists, activists, and civic leaders to share their stories of life as gay people in the DFW area, pre-Stonewall, pre-DADT, and during the first cataclysmic years of the AIDS Epidemic. These oral histories are alternately hilarious and compelling, heartwarming and devastating. The Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo) and the UNT Libraries join the students of Glad: UNTs Queer Alliance, and the UNT Multicultural Center in bringing these stories to campus on National Coming Day (October 11, 2012), to help build bridges between UNT and the community, and between generations of gay and trans men and women. The UNT Libraries will be represented tonight by Arturo Ortega, who will share stories of what it was like growing up in Laredo, Texas.
Contributing Partner: UNT Digital Scholarship Cooperative (DiSCo)
Parables of our Lord

Parables of our Lord

Date: 1846
Creator: unknown
Description: An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections