By H. LaRock and Dayna Greene
|Title:||Denton Fracking Referendum Collection, 2010-2017|
|Primary Creator:||University of North Texas. Libraries. Special Collections.|
|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.|
|Date Acquired:||05/00/2015. More info below under Accruals.|
|Forms of Material:||
Oral histories (literary works)
Web pages (documents)
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This is an artificial collection created by UNT Special Collections. 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.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||UNT Libraries web crawl, Dr. Priscilla Ybarra, Erin O'Toole|
|Related Materials:||Denton Fracking Referendum Collection, The Portal to Texas History|
|Preferred Citation:||Denton Fracking Referendum Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|
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Oral histories conducted as a class assignment for English 4650: Literature and Environment: Chicana Feminist Voices, taught by Dr. Priscilla S. Ybarra in Fall 2015 on the UNT campus.