Author Archives: Texas History Specialist

I haven’t been to the library since the first of the year. Are there any new exhibits on the 7th floor of the Central Library, and if so, what are they?

Beginning with Black History Month in February and continuing with Women’s History Month in March, the Dallas History & Archives Division has curated new exhibits, which will be on display throughout the month of March on the 7th floor of … Continue reading

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I’m interested to know when the Legacies Dallas History Conference will occur this year. What are the topics being covered?

The 18th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at The Hall of State, Fair Park between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The Dallas History & Archives Division … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to all of the Dallas Police Memorial items that were in front of Dallas Police Headquarters earlier this year?

On Thursday July 7, 2016, five officers were killed in the line of duty during an ambush in downtown Dallas.  By the next day, mourners began leaving personal items and messages of support at a temporary memorial in front of … Continue reading

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I heard that the Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor of the Central Library recently re-opened after a renovation.  What’s new and different from when I visited a couple of years ago?

The Dallas History & Archives Division had a grand re-opening last month on Saturday, August 20, the result of an extensive renovation of the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library.  Not only does the new space have … Continue reading

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When will the Texas / Dallas History & Archives collection reopen on the 7th floor of the Central Library?

The seventh floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, home to the Texas / Dallas History & Archives and Fine Books collections, is in the final stages of a year-long renovation.   To begin preparations for reopening the floor to … Continue reading

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