Category Archives: special collections

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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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 saw a display of old Wizard of Oz books on the Children’s Floor of the downtown library.  Does the Dallas Library have many old children’s books?

The Children’s Center at the Central Library is home to a collection of rare and historical books called the “Siddie Joe Johnson Children’s Literature Collection.” The collection includes a selection of historical books from the 19th and 20th centuries, with … 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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I am working on researching my family history. What are some services and resources that are available in the genealogy department?

Take a tour! – The Dallas Public Library is one of the most highly regarded genealogy research facilities in the country. The Genealogy Division houses an impressive collection of books, microfilm and microfiche. The department offers a walking tour highlighting the most important parts of our collection. The tour showcases our print and microfilm resources, military records, … Continue reading

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