Denton Fracking Referendum Collection
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Brief Description:

This collection covers events and activism leading up to Denton's November 2014 vote to ban hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as "fracking." UNT Special Collections collected the materials to document the significant political debate and subsequent vote that resulted in Denton becoming the first Texas city to ban fracking.

Series 1 offers physical examples of posters, bulletins, and newsletters from created by groups on both sides of the issue. Series 2 is composed of born digital audio files of oral histories conducted by students in Dr. Priscilla S. Ybarra's English 4650 class in Fall 2015. Transcripts of these oral histories, in a born digital text format, were created by UNT Special Collections staff. Series 3 provides links to news articles and opinions written in regard to the ban that were captured in a web crawl by UNT Libraries in Fall 2015. Series 2 and 3 link to digital resources available in the UNT Digital Library.

Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Wilis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0861
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 05/00/2015. 2015-026, 2016-021
Arrangement: The physical materials in Series 1 of this collection are foldered according to political stance on the Denton Fracking Ban and material type. Note that Series 2 and 3 consist solely of web-based materials available in the UNT Digital Library.
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Subject Index
Denton (Tex.) -- Oral history
Hydraulic fracturing
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Notes: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Technical Access Notes: Portions of this collection are only available via web browser. Please contact the UNT Special Collections department for more information.
Acquisition Notes: UNT Libraries web crawl, Dr. Priscilla Ybarra, Erin O'Toole  Gift.
PreferredCitation: Denton Fracking Referendum Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections