Collin County Newspaper Digitization Project
CCGS has partnered with The University of North Texas' (UNT) "Texas Digital Newspaper Program" (http://tdnp.unt.edu/) to digitize and make available online to a worldwide audience the contents of six microfilm rolls of the McKinney, Texas newspaper, The Democrat, from the years 1884-1904 and one microfilm roll of incomplete runs of the Daily Gazette, Democrat, McKinney Examiner and McKinney Gazette (years ranging from 1880 to 1936). This is a total of 5047 newspaper pages whose content can then be found via search engines like Google or through direct searches free of charge at The Portal to Texas History Web site:
We chose UNT since they are the lead institution in digitizing Texas' newspapers (147 already done and available online) and UNT complies with national standards set by the Library of Congress for the National Digital Newspaper Program. UNT also highlights partner institutions on their Web site and we will ensure credit is given to both the Collin County Genealogical Society and The Collin County Historical Commission, awarded CCGS a $4,000.00 grant plus additional awards towards the successful completion of this project. Additional newspapers will be digitized as they are located. If you know of Collin County newspapers that need to be digitized please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Description Page of first series digitized newspapers for Collin County
Count* Reel 1 (Misc. titles 1880-1936) 392
Reel 2 The Democrat 1884-1890 934
Reel 3 The Democrat 1890-1893 645
Reel 4 The Democrat 1893-1896 632
Reel 5 The Democrat 1896-1898 923
Reel 6 The Democrat 1899-1902 438
Reel 7 The Democrat 1902-1904 1083
Total $5047 *Initial Estimate, actual counts may vary
Currently representing sixteen titles, the McKinney Democrat-Gazette Collection on the Portal to Texas History spans 54 years, from 1880-1934. Published from 1884 to 1906, The Democrat comprises the bulk of the McKinney titles, of which nearly the entire run is available. The newspapers are all free to search to our community.
HOW YOU CAN HELP! Send a donation to:
CCGS - Digitization Project
PO Box 865052
Plano TX 75086-5052
Please write: Digitization Project on your check.
CCGS is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Your donations are tax deductible.
We are committed to preserving the history of Collin County!
With the support of our volunteers and donors, we
will continue to work to digitize historical
newspapers from McKinney (there are
68 total rolls just from McKinney)
as well as other Collin County