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Accession Number Status Code Collection Title Location
MA 00.1 O

DAHL AND BRADEN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

1900 - 1940
347 Architects' drawings. The collections includes drawings for residences, schools, churches and businesses by Greene, LaRoche and Dahl; Herbert M. Greene Co.; Hubbell and Greene; and LaRoche and Dahl.

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MA multiple --

Dahl, George, see:
La Roche and Dahl Project Books
Greene, LaRoche and Dahl Architects Drawings

MA multiple --

Dallas, see:
Multiple listings beginning with City of Dallas

MA 82.10 RC

DALLAS ADVERTISING LEAGUE RECORDS

016.6591 D145D 1987
1909 - 1984. Minutes, membership rosters, yearbooks, awards, financial records, correspondence, program information, and photographs.

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MA
76.1
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DALLAS AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL CORPORATION

016.9764 B3931
1972 - 1976. 17 cu. ft.
Records, correspondence, minutes, photographs, and artifacts Pertaining to the Dallas, Texas, celebration of the American Bicentennial.

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MA 97.14 U

DALLAS ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Scrapbooks.

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MA 91.13 I

DALLAS BALLET WOMEN'S COMMITTEE SCRAPBOOKS

1985 - 1989; 4 vols.
Programs, photographs, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

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MA 83.1 RC

DALLAS BONEHEAD CLUB RECORDS

016.367 D145D 1985
1919 - present. Dallas, Texas, men's club devoted to fun and pranks. Membership lists, club publication Pithyosseous, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

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MA 02.1 U

DALLAS BUSINESS LETTERHEAD COLLECTION

Found in staff area on 7 November 2001. One binder of various area business letterheads (1900s ?).

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MA 86.10 I

DALLAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TRANSPORTATION STUDY

1984. Study examining cooperation needed among area cities to implement a mass transit system.

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MA 97.2 R

DALLAS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

1970-1981, 1988. Correspondence, studies, minutes, articles, and other documents relating to the formation and conduct of the Commission on the Status of Women.

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MA 87.13 U

DALLAS COMMITTEE ON HOUSING REPORTS

1945. Study, under the auspices of the Council of Social Agencies to address housing shortage issues. Reports and correspondence.

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MA 89.2 R

Dallas County Democratic Party, see:
Weiser, Dan, Collection

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MA 86.7 RC

DALLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION FILES

016.97642 D145D 1992
Photocopies. Texas Historical Marker nominations and supporting research. Markers have been awarded to historic buildings, cemeteries, and sites in Dallas County as well as to commemorate historic events.

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MA 00.2 RC

DALLAS COUNTY PARKS AND OPEN SPACE BOARD

The collection contains agendas, minutes, board correspondence, maps, and other documentation relating to James Pratt's service on the Dallas County Parks and Open Space Board, including information on the acquisition of the Joppa preserve and Mountain Creek Trail.

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MA 87.20 RC

DALLAS COUNTY PIONEERS ASSOCIATION RECORDS

016.79642 D145D 1990
Research materials for the book, Proud Heritage about pioneer Dallas families. PUBLISHING RESTRICTIONS.

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MA 82.3 U

Dallas County Sheriffs - composite photograph of sheriffs 1850 - 1981, see:
Hayes-Toppin Family Collection

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MA 93.10 R

DALLAS DELPHIAN FEDERATION

1928 - 1940.
Federation of Dallas chapters of women's literary study organization. Programs, membership lists, newspaper clippings, correspondence, publications, and material on the Delphian Choral Club.

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MA 03.1 U

DALLAS FEDERAL SAVINGS TRAILBLAZER CLUB

1 volume scrapbook.

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MA 82.11 RC

DALLAS FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS RECORDS

367.97642 D145D 1987
1898 - 1985; 12 cu. ft.
Club history, minutes, financial records, rosters, publications, awards, and ephemera.

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MA 93.3 U

DALLAS-FORT WORTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE CME (Colored Methodist Episcopal) CHURCH

1915 - 1941. 1 vol.
Conference minutes, financial records, lists of pastors and churches. USE MICROFILM ONLY (microfilm is shelved next to volume)

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MA 82.4 RC

DALLAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

016.9291 D145D 1997
1972 - 2002. Minutes, manuscripts and scrapbooks.

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MA 74.1 RC

DALLAS GERMAN LADIES AID SOCIETY

1888 - 1974. Seal and miscellaneous documents. Charter, minute books, and treasurer's books.

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MA 92.9 O

DALLAS GRANDMOTHER'S CLUB RECORDS

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MA multiple --

Dallas High School, see:
Dal-Tech High School Collection
Webster, Fred O., Collection
Worthington, Mary, Scrapbook

MA 85.16 RC

DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT COLLECTION

1891 - 1988. Primarily scattered school district publications and scrapbooks covering general DISD information, adult education (night school), desegregation, school buildings, and curriculum.

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MA 96.3 RC

DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE COLLECTION

1976 - 1980. One box.
Primarily printed materials concerning the operation of the Transportation Institute.

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MA 05.1 RC

DALLAS INTERNATIONAL, CULTURAL AND SOCIAL CIRCLE

1960 - 1998.
Scrapbooks containing clippings, newsletters, correspondence, programs, flyers, and other ephemeral material.

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MA 86.15 R

Dallas Landmarks, see:
City of Dallas Landmark Commission Records

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MA 95.5 RC

DALLAS LITERARY CLUB

1994 - 1995 membership directory and 40th
Anniversary history 1954 - 1994.

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MA 77.2 U

DALLAS LITTLE THEATER COLLECTION

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MA multiple --

Dallas Morning News, see:
Askew, Rual, Papers
Fickeln, Herc, Collection
McClanahan, Bill, Cartoon Collection
Refetto, Francis, Papers
Rosenfield, John, Collection

MA 83.2 U

DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

Partial set of major drawings given to donors. Plans by Edward Larabee Barnes.

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MA 80.3 RC

DALLAS NEGRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

016.38106 D145D 1985
1940s - 1970s. Correspondence of executive secretaries (including A. Maceo Smith) and some financial and committee reports.

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MA 98.1 U

DALLAS PEN WOMEN

1975 - 1986; 2 volumes.
Scrapbooks detailing club activities of
Dallas-area book review group.

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MA 83.7 I

DALLAS POLICE ARCHIVES

1885 - 1978. Personnel records, arrest and jail logs, criminal circulars, traffic accident reports correspondence, reports, procedure documents, photographs, and equipment. Access to some items is restricted due to condition or age. Please consult with the archivist.

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MA 94.5 U

DALLAS POST CARDS (TOM PEELER) COLLECTION

Post cards with various scenes from the Dallas area.

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MA 97.5 U

DALLAS POWER AND LIGHT/TYLER STREET SUBSTATION

1956. Architectural drawings of the substation.

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MA 10.3 R

DALLAS PRINT AND DRAWING SOCIETY

1940-1977. Correspondence, pamphlets and brochures from events, membership lists, newspaper clippings and other administrative material. The Dallas Print and Drawing Society was founded in 1935 and soon became affiliated with the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. The DMFA, incidentally, was originally housed in the first Dallas Public Library starting in 1901. The Dallas Print and Drawing Society held meetings and showings at both the DMFA and DPL. Some of its substantial collection of artwork wound up in the DMFA (now the DMA) and some went to the Dallas Public Library. Many of the prints previously belonging to the Print Society are housed in the Fine Arts Division of the central Dallas Public Library.

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MA 82.2 O

DALLAS PUBLIC LIBRARY ARCHIVES

1901-1990s. Administrative history of the Dallas Public Library system from its founding to present day.

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MA 90.3 RC

DALLAS READS

1983. Dallas Public Library exhibit. Letter and photographs from media personalities; letter describe each person's favorite book.

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MA 87.25 R

DALLAS REPUBLICAN PARTY NEWSPAPER, NEWSPAPER ARTICLE INDEX

1967 - 1969. Personal name and issue index to articles in the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald of interest to the Dallas Republican Party.

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MA 92.6 RC

DALLAS SUNSHINE CLUB RECORDS

Records; scrapbooks.

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MA 88.18 RC

DALLAS THEATER CENTER COLLECTION

016.7929 D145G 1996
History of the founding of the Dallas Theater Center; records of operations and productions; and information about graduate program with Trinity University. Business records, photographs, design material, playbills, and clippings.

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MA 93.5 R

DALLAS TIMES HERALD KENNEDY PHOTO COLLECTION

The collection includes still images related to President John F. Kennedy. Please note that use of this collection is limited -- due to their significance, patrons may view only one folder at a time. Also, the Dallas Public Library does not own the copyright to these images, and reprints are not allowed without the permission of the owner. Most of the images are owned by the Sixth Floor Museum, which has many of the negatives. For more information about this collection, please see the John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection (MA88.17) and the finding guide for the Kennedy assassination related materials.

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MA 91.8 RC

DALLAS TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT SCRAPBOOKS

1915 - 1973 (bulk 1936 - 1973). 8 cu. ft.
Newspaper clippings about public utility issues including electricity, gas and telephone service as well as streetcars busses, taxicabs, street lighting, and traffic accidents.

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MA 88.4 I

DALLAS TRAVEL CLUB SCRAPBOOKS

1938 - 1964. Trip narratives, photographs, and post cards from the group's trips to foreign and domestic places.

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MA 86.23 U

Dallas Water Utilities, see:
Graeser, Henry J., Water Resources Collection

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MA 84.8 RC

DAL-TECH HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTION

373.76428 D145D 1985
1900 - 1970. Yearbooks, newspapers, photographs, scrapbooks, and trophies.

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MA multiple --

Dance, see:
Bywaters, Mary, Dance Collection
Cochran, Jerry Bywaters, Dance Collection
Laban, Juana de, Dance Collection
Richards, Shirley, Collection
Texas Institute for Dance Criticism

MA 85.15 U

DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, JAMES BONHAM CHAPTER, SCRAPBOOKS

1935 - 1991. Photographs, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings covering chapter meetings and members.

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MA 94.1 U

DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS ANN LAWHON CHAPTER

1966 - 71; 1979 - 83. Scrapbooks, photographs, invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings covering chapter meetings and members.

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MA 84.4

DAVID, SIMON, PORTRAIT

See visual file.

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MA 86.14 U

DAVIS, ARTHUR, PHOTO ALBUMS

1920s. Family photographs and photographs of the U.S.S. Pennsylvania.

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MA 84.3 U

DAVIS, CLIFF, LETTER

Photocopy. Describes work to pave Dallas streets.

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MA 87.23 U

DAVIS, ESTHER LEE, SCRAPBOOKS

1920s. Photographs and memorabilia from Esther Lee Schamberger Davis' days at Forest High School and Baylor University.

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MA 06.10 U

DAVIS, JOHN, OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS COLLECTION

1981-1987. This collection consists of materials kept by John Davis during his tenure as head of the technical assistance program at the Office of Cultural Affairs.

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MA 91.9 RC

DE LABAN, JUANA, DANCE COLLECTION

792.8 J727J 1991
1892 - 1978. Dance teacher, performer, and historian. Correspondence, notebooks, articles, lectures, photographs, film, audio tapes, and dance notation scores.

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MA 88.16 I

DECKER, BILL, COLLECTION

1940s - 1950s. Dallas County Sheriff. Correspondence, speeches, roster, photographs, notebooks, cards, and newspaper clippings.

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MA multiple --

Department Stores, see:
Dreyfuss & Sons Records
Kahn, E.M., Records
Neiman-Marcus Archives
Sanger-Harris Archives

MA 96.2 RC

DEPARTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENCE, 57TH ANNUAL MEETING

016.3712 D145F 1996
1927. Scrapbooks compiled to commemorate the 57th annual meeting of the Department of Superintendence, National Education Association, which was held in Dallas in 1927.

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MA 09.2 U

DILLON FAMILY COLLECTION

1880s - 1980. This collection spans three generations of the Dillon family, starting with Henry Clay Dillon, his first wife Laura Seaman, and second wife Margaret Neely.

Henry Clay Dillon had two children by his first wife--Charles Howard Dillon and Ruth Dillon. Charles Dillon had one son named Howard Clay Dillon. Materials include a few photos of Henry Clay Dillon and information about his missionary work with the Central American Mission (C.A.M.). Most materials are from Charles and Ruth Dillon, who were unofficially adopted by the Powell family of Dallas. There are also many photos and a few other materials on Howard Clay--the third generation Dillon. There are several folders full of family history including a history of the Dillon family researched and typed by Howard, his wife Carol and his Aunt Ruth.

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MA 89.18 RC

DINES, KRAFT AND HEXTER TITLE COMPANY COLLECTION

016.33333 D145D 1990
1920s - 1970s. Dallas, Texas, developer/builder and title company. Property abstracts, architectural drawings, and other documents - mostly Lakewood and other East Dallas properties.

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MA 09.13 RC

DISTRICT COURT - DALLAS COUNTY - "VICE COURT RECORDS"

1909 - 1911
These court records contain Writs of Injunction, and some include Plaintiffs' Original Petition, Citations, Sheriff's Certificates of Service, Defendant's Answer and Affidavits regarding two sets of trials, a June 1909 case conducted by County Attorney Dwight L. Lewelling against saloons in Dallas who have installed a screen obstructing the entrance, and the other, the North Dallas Improvement League battle against the attempts by the City of Dallas, and the Mayor and County Commissioners to establish a legal red light district where prostitution would be allowed.

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MA 08.7 RC

DORMAN, GEORGE, MANUFACTURING AGENT COLLECTION

1929 - 1932. Sales and order slips from Ginsberg & Sons Store in Baltimore, Maryland (on behalf of Calbert Clothes) to Texas clothing stores and independent manufacturers' agents. Letters and telegrams from Ginsberg & Sons to George I. Dorman, Jr., concerning sales of clothing, ordering procedures, and payment issues. Approximately 600 individual items.

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MA 84.11 I

DREYFUSS AND SONS RECORDS

1911 - 1956. Dallas, Texas, clothing/department store. Ledgers, cash books, and personnel records.

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MA 10.5 U

DUCK, RUBY, DAYBOOK

1924 - 1926. Ruby Duck graduated from Colonial Hill School in January 1924 and attended Forest Avenue High School. The daybook includes student photos, school programs, a few locks of hair, newspaper clippings, signatures and some written statements from faculty and students.

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MA 05.6 RC

DYER, HAL, COLLECTION

Scrapbooks (photos), blueprint, framed photo, builder/building information, newsclippings, photos, negatives. Donated by Alexander Troup March 15, 2005.

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MA 88.10 U

DYSART, ALICE RANDALL, COLLECTION

1920s - 1970s; 1 inch.
Student at Holley Hall School. Photographs, lists of classmates, and correspondence with former students.
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