The Palestine Press, circa 1911

The Palestine Press, circa 1911

The Texas Newspaper Oral History Project comprises interviews with leaders and innovators in the Texas newspaper industry.

The project, funded by the Texas Newspaper Foundation, is spearheaded by Professor Wanda Garner Cash, associate director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas and a past president of the Texas Press Association.

The project seeks to tape interviews with active and retired newspaper leaders reflecting upon the impact, intersection and interaction of Texas history and Texas newspapers.

Those interviews will create an archive of primary source material, with hyperlinks to the interview subjects’ newspapers and other Texas newspaper resources. Eventually, the personal histories will be housed as printed transcripts and digital audio recordings at the Center for American History at the University of Texas Austin. The oral history project will be a natural complement to the center’s Texas newspaper collection.

Use the contact information on this page to suggest a Texas newspaper leader to be interviewed for this project.

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