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New Microfilm and Digital Data added 2022

15 Jan 2022
The Brownwood Public Library has recently received a donation from Michael Degal, owner of the former Brownwood Bulletin building, of the microfilm that was located in that building of past issues of the Brownwood Bulletin.

The microfilm of the Brownwood newspapers, now goes up until February 2, 2015, is located in the History & Genealogy Research Library. The use of the microfilm is free, and we have staff and volunteers on site to help you master the microfilm reader. You can print out stories found in the bulletin for 15 cents per copy. Unfortunately, it is not search friendly, so knowing about when an event or story happened will help you in your research. We have found that it takes about an hour to go through one month of the Bulletin.

You can also search the Brownwood Bulletin, on your home computer, at the The Portal of Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu/, and is search friendly, but they only have past issues posted through 1944.

19 Jan 2022
In looking through boxes of CDs brought over from the former Brownwood Bulletin building today, we found some more microfilm of the Brownwood Bulletin. Previously I had told you that we went up to February 2015. Well, now we go up to December 31, 2017, almost another three years!

Not only that, but we have boxes of CDs of jpgs of photos in the Bulletin from about 2003 to 2014. We still have a lot of work to do to sort these out to where we can use them. Today, we sortted them by year. Next project is to decide if we want to sort them by subject in each year, or put all the same subjects together. An example of this would be to put all the Horizon jpgs together.

26 Jan 2022
We finished integrating all the Brownwood Bulletin microfilm into six drawers of the microfilm cabinet today, and relabeled the drawers in larger letters so they are easier to tell you what is in each drawer without having to open each one to find what you are looking for.

We also labeled on the outside of three Brownwood Bulletin external hard drives, that were given to us when the Portal of Texas History uploaded their scans to their website. One can now tell what years are on the hard drives, and we put them above the cabinet, so they would be easier to find and use. They are the same newspapers that are on the Portal of History at this time to 1944. The quality is very good too. They can be viewed on any computer in the genealogy library by just plugging them in like you would a thumb drive.

The Brownwood Public Library has recently received a donation from Michael Degal, owner of the former Brownwood Bulletin building, of the microfilms located in that building of past issues of the Brownwood Bulletin's Horizon magazine.

Mr. Frank Hilton has created an index to the articles contained in the Horizon magazines, which are on the Brownwood Bulletin microfilms. The PDF index to the Horizon articles are on each library computer. There is also a printed copy in a binder.