Category Archives: history

Enjoy Vintage Holiday Music from the Light Crust Doughboys

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!  As a gift from the Light Crust Doughboys and the Dallas Public Library please enjoy this free download of two vintage western swing holiday tunes – Jingle Bells and Santa Claus … Continue reading

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I heard that several streets around Dealey Plaza were closed off for a period of time this month as part of some films related to JFK. Could you tell me more about the films they were making? Also, where can I find resources about the JFK assassination?

John Fitzgerald Kennedy is perhaps one of the most well-known presidents in United States history.  His life and legacy are also forever linked with the history of Dallas, as it was here that he was assassinated at 12:30 p.m., while … Continue reading

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I’ve recently learned that National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. Does the Texas/Dallas Archives have any materials that I might look at related to Hispanic culture or history?

Whether you are interested in learning about your own heritage, or local history in general, the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library has numerous non-circulating resources that highlight the cultures that shaped Texas and the Dallas … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marco Polo, by Demi

In this children’s book entitled Marco Polo, Demi presents beautifully “gilded” illustrations and a captivating 50-page biography of Marco Polo’s 24 years of world travel and unbelievable adventure.   Polo begins his travels as a teenager, setting out with his … Continue reading

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I heard that the 7th floor of the Central Library will be renovated next year. Will I still be able to use the Texas / Dallas History collections?

The Texas / Dallas History and Archives Division on the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library will be closed for renovation starting Monday, March 2, 2015.  Renovation is expected to take approximately one year with an anticipated … Continue reading

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