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I’m really interested in reading about frontier Texas. Do you have some recommendations for history books that capture the spirit of this time?

Since that covers a lot of territory, it’s hard to choose just a few, but here are some favorites of the staff in the Genealogy and History Division: Randolph B. Campbell’s Gone to Texas: A History of the Lone Star State has … Continue reading

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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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What has the staff of the Texas / Dallas History & Archives Division been doing since the 7th floor has been closed?

The Texas / Dallas History and Archives staff has been hard at work for the past several weeks packing and relocating the archival collections in preparation for renovation of the 7th floor.  Everything is being removed!  This includes 65,000 books, … Continue reading

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The State Fair is here! What materials does the library have about its history?

This year, the State Fair will run through Oct 21, 2012. If you’re curious about the history of the State Fair and Fair Park in general, The Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division on the 7th floor has numerous resources available. … Continue reading

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Library Web Wednesday: Handbook of Texas

Want to learn more about Texas history?  Check out the Handbook of Texas database sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.  This database offers over 25, 000 articles over Texas history, events, people, culture, and historical themes.  You can also … Continue reading

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