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SMU Central University Libraries’ norwick Center for Digital Services (nCDS) received a $20,000 TexTreasures grant to digitize, catalog, and upload 2,500 items into the Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs digital collection.

Cat posed with Mexican serape
[Cat posed with Mexican serape]
ca. 1860 from the
Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
digital collection

Many applications were received for this year’s TexTreasures grants, and annual competitive grant program designed to help member libraries make their special collections more accessible. Ten institutions were selected to receive up to $25,000 in grant funds. Funding is available for projects that involve cataloging, indexing, and digitizing local materials with statewide significance.

For its TexTreasures project, nCDS and the DeGolyer Library will digitize 19th century photographs from the Lawrence T. Jones Texas photography collection. This collection, which contains 5,000 photographs, depicts Texans from a variety of cultural groups: Caucasian, African American, Hispanic, and American Indian, as well as locations from all regions of the state.

For more information, contact Cindy Boeke, Digital Collections Developer, Central University Libraries.