Mapping texts project provides new ways to explore content of historical Texas newspapers

Andrew Torget, assistant professor of history, and Rada Mihalcea, associate professor of computer science and engineering, have made it easier for users of the Portal to Texas History -- part of the UNT Libraries' digital collections -- to browse the pages of historical Texas newspapers online.

With support from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, they partnered with researchers from Stanford University's Bill Lane Center for the American West to develop their Mapping Texts Project, a new tool giving users access to interactive visualizations that will offer new ways to explore the content of historical Texas newspapers rather than typing words into a search engine.

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