Knowledge Creation and Preservation

TexTreasures screencap
TexTreasures screencap
TexTreasures screencap

TexTreasures

Thanks to a TexTreasures grant funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), over 500 unique archival KUHT Collection videos were digitized and made available online. The KUHT Collection is home to roughly 2,000 films and over 12,000 video assets, preserving the broadcast and production history of the nation’s first educational, non-profit television station.


Warhol photograph
Warhol photograph
Warhol photograph
Warhol photograph

Andy Warhol Photographs Collection

UH Libraries Special Collections and Public Art of the University of Houston System announced the Andy Warhol Photographs collection, now available to the public for the first time and offering a rare and fascinating view of the artist’s working process. The collection comprises 149 photographs, 99 Polaroids and 50 black-and-white silver gelatin prints of Warhol’s friends, celebrities, and socialites during the period from 1975 to 1985.


A woman standing in a yard next to a sign that reads This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale

This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale

A newly digitized collection focusing on Houston’s Riverside Terrace was added to the UH Libraries Audio/Video Repository. The collection features raw footage captured for the production of the 1987 documentary This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale by Jon Schwartz. The searchable and viewable clips comprise over 110 interviews with former residents, city council members, former UH faculty, and other community leaders discussing the evolution of Riverside Terrace amid urban development, expansion of neighboring institutions, and changes in demographics during the 1950s and 60s.


Multi-institutional Collaboration

A multi-institutional project team was awarded a 2017 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries award. UH Libraries, in collaboration with Stanford University, DuraSpace, Indiana University and the Digital Public Library of America received the grant to develop a toolkit that will help institutions accomplish complex digital data migrations. The toolkit will allow institutions to better understand their digital library ecosystems and how they can prepare for migration.