05 August 2010

TSLAC Grant Awards

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) just announced the list of grants awarded to digital projects. Several projects of interest to genealogical and historical researchers are:

  • Making the Bexar Archives available online.
  • Allowing free public access to the earliest Texas newspapers held by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at UT Austin.
  • Digitizing 19th century photographs that depict Texans from a variety of cultural groups ... as well as locations from all regions of the state.
  • Making the history of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) on the U.S.-Mexico border and the military buildup that occurred on the U.S. side of the border during those years available.
  • Digitizing and transcribing Houston Metropolitan Research Center oral histories.
  • Documenting the  lives of Texas military veterans through video oral histories.
Keep an eye out for these exciting additions to Texas history to come online. Additional projects are named in the announcement that can be viewed at the link above.

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  1. Debbie, thanks so much for posting this important information. A small portion of the photographic collection (Jones Collection at SMU)) is already online and is a great resource http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/cul/jtx/ so I'm excited to see more of it. I look forward to future posts! Stephen

  2. Thanks for the information. That is great!