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University of North Texas. Archives

1155 Union Circle #305190
Denton, Texas 76203

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 940-565- 2549

Repository URL: External Link

Repository description (extant): The University of North Texas Archives originated in 1974 in discussions between UNT Library Director, David Webb, and Drs. Robert LaForte and Jack Scroggs in the History Department. It's creation was officially announced in 1975 by President C. C. Nolen and its purpose is to house university records of enduring value and to document the development of north central Texas. There have been three archivists in charge of the UNT Archives: Dr. Robert LaForte 1975-1985, Richard Himmel 1985-2006, and Michelle M. Mears 2006-present.

All of the materials in the Archives fall into four categories: University Records, Historical Manuscripts, Oral Histories, and County Records. The Archives houses approximately 9500 linear feet of processed and unprocessed university material and manuscript collections, including an estimated 700,000 photographs. There are about 1600 oral history transcripts in the Archives, which were generated mostly by the Oral History Program in the UNT History Department, and document various historical topics. Approximately four hundred ledgers from Cooke and Montague counties and microfilmed records from Denton, Wise, Cooke, and Montague counties are included in the Archives collections.

Access to information in the Archives is governed by federal law, the Texas Public Information Act, and contractual agreement with donors. Material in the Archives does not circulate and must be used in the reading room. No food or beverages are allowed in the Archives and visitors will be requested to put their belongings in a locker while they are using materials from the collections. Researchers who will be conducting in-depth research in the Archives will need to call ahead and schedule an appointment.

Repository type: University Special Collection


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