The Diamond Eagles Society is a group of difference-makers who work collaboratively to create positive change at UNT. Every year, each member makes a $1,000 contribution. These gifts are pooled together to fund an annual high-impact campus project determined by a member majority vote.
In 2017-18 the society funded its inaugural project, the creation of the Diamond Eagles Family Patio at the UNT Alumni Pavilion. The following year, the group invested in Students of Need: Suit Up, Fuel Up, Cap Up — an initiative that eliminates obstacles standing in the way of a student’s well-being and achievement.
This year the Diamond Eagles voted to help preserve and showcase items in a hidden gem at UNT, the Texas Fashion Collection.
Read the story below to learn about the project’s purpose and intended impact.
Digitization project will preserve artifacts, enable research and provide student professional development opportunities.
The UNT Diamond Eagles Society — donors who work together to fund an annual, high-impact project on campus — voted to support Digitizing the Texas Fashion Collection in 2019-20. Thanks to the group’s collective investment, more of the Texas Fashion Collection’s 20,000 historic and designer garments will be preserved and presented.
Digitizing the collection is a monumental task, and the people behind the Texas Fashion Collection have long been at work photographing their world-class items for access in publications and online as part of the Gloria and Bruzzy Westheimer Digital Archives.