Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tarleton History: J-TAC & Grassburr yearbooks

With homecoming just around the corner, it seems like a good time to re-post some information about ways to look up Tarleton State University history -- specifically how to locate J-TAC issues (online and print) and copies of the Grassburr yearbook:

  • J-TAC student newspaper (online) -- Created through a Dick Smith Library project and made available via UNT's Portal to Texas History.
    -- You can use this direct link to the J-TAC (1919-2009) at the portal.
    ---- Browse issues by year.
    ---- Use the "Advanced Search" feature to search for topics, by time period, etc.

  • You can also go to the Portal of Texas History.
    -- Enter JTAC in the search box & choose title from the drop-down menu.
    -- Click "Submit."
    -- Browse issues or finesse your search using the "Advanced Search" features.

  • J-TAC student newspaper (microfilm) -- Photo negatives of print issues are available in Dick Smith Library's in-house collections.
    -- in Periodicals Collection (library's main level)
    ---- Use the library's new microform scanner to read, print, and save copies of articles/pages.

  • Grassburr yearbooks-- Call number LD5271.T35G7
    ---- Limited Collection (lower level) houses the most complete set. In-house use only.
    ---- Curriculum Collection (lower level) yearbooks. Can be checked out.

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