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I’d like to learn about the Legacies Dallas History Conference. When is it held, and what kinds of topics does it cover?

The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library is one of several proud sponsors of the 17th Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference, which will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at The Hall of State, Fair … 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 been seeing the promotions for a new mini series on TV about Bonnie and Clyde. Does the library have materials that would give me a glimpse into their time spent in Dallas?

The Texas/Dallas History Division has many resources available on the famous Dallas crime duo. Aside from numerous books and photos, the Division has biographical files containing news articles on Bonnie and Clyde and the other Barrow Gang members: Marvin Ivan … Continue reading

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I read that the Reunion Tower reopened its observation deck last month as part of its 35th anniversary celebrations. Can you tell me more about how the Reunion Tower got its name?

The Reunion Tower is named after the La Reunion colony, a settlement on the south bank of the Trinity River in what is now West Dallas and Oak Cliff. It was founded by Victor Prosper Considérant, an advocate of Fourierism, … Continue reading

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I’m a regular user of the Dallas Morning News Historical Archive, but I need earlier dates for Dallas history that precede the existence of the Morning News. How can the library help?

In the past, researchers had little choice but to use microfilm editions of earlier papers and various microfilm indexes. The library has now added a subscription to a new database, Genealogy Bank, which has a digitized, key word searchable Dallas … Continue reading

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