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Mike Cox Newspaper and Texana Collection

Identifier: AR0901

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Scope and Contents

Nearly 400 copies of historical newspapers from the early 19th century to the 2000s. Over 200 are based locally in Texas, while the remainder are from various cities throughout the United States and abroad, such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and London. They mostly commemorate major events and stories, with particular emphasis on happenings in or related to Texas, and some are the final edition of their particular paper or may be the only remaining copies of short-lived newspapers. A few items are fascimiles or antique photostats of the original printing.The collection include book advertisements, magazines and journals, pamphlets, and broadsides. It also includes photographs and a scrapbook about the Eagle Pass Newspaper and Joseph O. Boehmer.


  • Creation: 1800-2010
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1848-1963
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 09/00/2017


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.


30.00 boxes

Language of Materials



A collection of historical newspapers from Texas, the greater United States, and internationally.

Arrangement Note

Items are arranged by series: 1. Texas, 2. Non-Texas 3. Accretion 2019, 4. Accretion 2019.057, 5. Accretion 2020.007, and 6. Accretion 2020.030.

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Source of Acquisition

Mike Cox

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

2018-010; 2019.057; 2020.007; 2020.030

Separated Materials

Copy of the American Newspaper Directory, 1898 - now part of Rare Books catalog

Genre / Form


Mike Cox Newspaper and Texana Collection
Nicole Yatsonsky and A. Montgomery
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US