Digital Projects

UNT students, faculty, and staff have created several digital projects featuring interviews from the Oral History Program. They include:

The Crisis at Mansfield. This online museum examines the events and atmosphere surrounding the 1956 desegregation "crisis” at Mansfield as a window into the turmoil of the civil rights movement in Texas during these tumultuous years.  Offering access to a wide array of digital objects, the museum provides exhibits and collections that explore these events within Mansfield, and places them within a state and national context.

The St. John's Community Project, an online museum that explores the history of African Americans in Denton County through the lens of a black community centered on the St. John’s church, school, and cemetery.

Desegregating Denton: The Denton Women's Interracial Fellowship. The DWIF was started in 1964 by a number of white and black women from the local Denton churches. During a time when white Dentonites responded to the civil rights movement with resistance and occasional violence, a small, bi-racial group of women met with a simple question: how to break down the barriers between themselves. What began as a simple question became a grassroots movement that achieved the kind of progress that was rarely seen in the Southern United States in this era.  The DWIF Commemorative Art Installation was commissioned by the City of Denton Public Art Committee as an open-art memorial in September 2021. Public Art | Denton Women's Interracial Fellowship - Commemorative Art | Denton (

The Green Pioneers Oral History Project.   Practitioners and Policymakers who have advanced sustainable design in North Texas.

Flying Voices.  The in-flight and ground experiences of Braniff International Airways through a collection of former Braniff employee interviews. 

Blowout: A Community's Engagement with Fracking (coming soon)