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Backwoods to Border

Description: Book about folklore in Texas, including folk songs, ghost stories, Mexican animal tales, anecdotes about lawyers, folklore about Texas plants, riddles and miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 225.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Coyote Wisdom

Description: This volume contains popular folklore of Mexico and Texas, including animal folk stories, Navajo creation myths, discussions about folk characters, discussions about the philosophy of folklore, and other miscellaneous folk stories. The index begins on page 293.
Date: 2017
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

The Folklore of Texan Cultures

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of various ethnic and religious groups residing in Texas, including songs, myths, legends, and other essays. The index begins on page 363.
Date: 2017
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Follow de Drinkin' Gou'd

Description: This volume includes information about the play-party in Oklahoma, folklore of Texas birds, tall tales, folk anecdotes, Texas folk songs and ballads, and other folklore (back cover). The index begins on page 185.
Date: 2017
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

In the Shadow of History

Description: Collection of Texan and Mexican folklore, including stories about the Navajo Indians, the Alamo, Jim Bowie, various folk characters, tortilla making, and other humorous anecdotes. The index begins on page 181.
Date: 2017
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Legends of Texas

Description: Collection of popular Texas legends, including tales about buried treasure, the supernatural, pirates, origins of Texas flowers, and other miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 271.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Rainbow in the Morning

Description: Collection of popular folklore of Texas, including work songs, reptile myths, ballads and other folk songs of the South. The index begins on page 185.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Singin' Texas

Description: Collected information about popular folk music of Texas, including songs about hunting, love, nature, dancing, and religion, as well as information about the history of folk music in the state. The index begins on page 181.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

Texas and Southwestern Lore

Description: Collection of popular folklore from Texas and the Southwest, including ballads, cowboy songs, Native American myths, superstitions and other miscellaneous folk tales. It also contains the proceedings of the Texas Folklore Society. The index begins on page 243.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Portal to Texas History Newspaper OCR Text Dataset: Galveston

Description: Dataset of OCR text from The Portal to Texas History and the Texas Digital Newspaper Program. This dataset includes titles from Galveston Texas from the years 1849 to 1897. Titles included in this dataset include: Galveston Weekly News, and The Galveston Daily News. In all there are 8,136 issues comprised of 56,953 pages of text.
Date: November 12, 2015
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Diego Echevarria, October 14, 2015

Description: Interview with Diego Echevarria, an Mexican-American immigrant from Mexico City. Echevarria discusses his childhood, life in Mexico City, living in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, moving to Texas City, experiences in school, moving to Irving, Texas, ESL, reflections on Mexico City, the visa process, the DREAM Act, employment, and immigration rhetoric in America.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: October 14, 2015
Creator: Nichols, Cynthia & Echevarria, Diego
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Island Empire: the Influence of the Maceo Family in Galveston

Description: From the 1920s until the 1950s, brothers, Sam and Rosario Maceo, ran an influential crime family in Galveston, Texas. The brothers’ success was largely due to Galveston’s transient population, the turbulent history of the island, and the resulting economic decline experienced at the turn of the 20th century. Their success began during Prohibition, when they opened their first club. The establishment offered bootlegged liquor, fine dining, and first class entertainment. After Prohibition, the brothers continued to build an empire on the island through similar clubs, without much opposition from the locals. However, after being suspected of involvement in a drug smuggling ring, the Maceos were placed under scrutiny from outside law enforcement agencies. Through persistent investigations, the Texas Rangers finally shut down the rackets in Galveston in 1957. Despite their influence through the first half of the 20th century, on the island and off the island, their story is largely missing from the current literature.
Date: August 2014
Creator: Boatman, T. Nicole
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Minutes of the TXSSAR Board of Managers Meeting: October 30, 2011]

Description: Minutes of the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Board of Managers meeting covering the general session, held October 30, 2011 at the Hilton Galveston on the Seawall, in Galveston, Texas. It includes information about the committees and business covered by the attending members.
Date: October 30, 2011
Creator: Rohrbough, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Long-Term Monitoring at the East and West Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 1998-1999

Description: A continuation of the long-term monitoring of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary coral reef habitats, using a variety of methods to asses the changes in said reef communities.
Date: March 2002
Creator: Dokken, Quenton R.; MacDonald, Ian R.; Tunnell, John W., Jr.; Wade, Terry; Beaver, Carl R.; Childs, Susan A. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Follow de Drinkin' Gou'd

Description: This volume includes information about the play-party in Oklahoma, folklore of Texas birds, tall tales, folk anecdotes, Texas folk songs and ballads, and other folklore (back cover). The index begins on page 185.
Date: 2000
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

[News Clip: Storms of century]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about advances in technology that allow the more accurate prediction of severe storm movement and more advanced warning for communities in the storm path. The story also discusses storms that were on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) list of top weather events in terms of damage and cost including the 1900 hurricane in Galveston, Texas, the 1993 Hurricane Andrew in South Florida and Louisiana, the great Midwest flood of 1993, and El Nino related weather events in the early 1980s and late 1990s. This footage includes storm damage, archival footage of Galveston, meteorologists at work at the National Weather Service, and an unidentified man speaking about the history of weather systems. This footage was broadcast at 5pm.
Date: December 13, 1999
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Annual Meeting of the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 1996

Description: Program for the 101st annual meeting of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, held from March 8 through the 10, 1996 at the San Luis Conference Center, in Galveston, Texas, including a list of sessions for the meeting and related information about the organization and conference. The meeting was called to order by President C. R. Harrington, in the Salon C & D of the Conference Center.
Date: March 1996
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections