Tag Archives: historic photographs

I’m trying to come up with a unique gift idea for the upcoming holiday. Any suggestions?

How about a historic photograph for a gallery wall! The Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division on the 7th floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library has a significant collection of historic images of Dallas, many of which adorn the … Continue reading

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Lakewood Library 50th Annual Art Show

The Lakewood Library Friends recently hosted their 50th Annual Art show at the Lakewood Branch Library!  This annual event is a showcase of local artists and one of the highlights of the year at this east Dallas branch library.     The Texas/Dallas History … Continue reading

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I enjoy learning about local history by viewing historic materials available at the library. Have there been any notable collections donated in the past few months?

The Dallas Public Library is excited to unveil the Holley-McWhorter-Greenhaw Collection donated by local Mesquite resident and GRAMMY award winner Art Greenhaw of The Light Crust Doughboys. The collection features photographs, musical recordings, and local history materials from the Holley, … 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’m interested in joining the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Can you help me in my quest to find an ancestor who would help qualify me for membership in the group?

You’ve come to the right place because in the Genealogy Division, we have a rich collection of materials and an expert staff who is eager to help you with your research. Since you’ll be hunting an ancestor who “rendered loyal … Continue reading

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