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Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division

Manuscript/Archives Collections - U to Z

Some collections include an online finding guide, and the collection title will display as a blue hyperlink to the online guide.

Accession Number Status Code Collection Title Location
MA 07.8 U

UNION TERMINAL COMPANY

1913 - 1915 Materials relating to the effort of seven railroads serving Dallas to secure a station, organized as the Union Terminal Company. Includes bonds, Gold Notes, telegrams/correspondence, receipts.

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United Confederate Veterans
Confederate Veterans Collection
Minutes of Sterling Price Camp, No. 31, U.C.V.

MA 06.12 RC

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY - CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS COLLECTION

Photos and histories of different Confederate monuments throughout Texas and a yearbook/history of the P. Rogers Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Victoria, Texas.

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MA 04-1 RC

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION, DALLAS CHAPTER

1992-2003. Association originally formed to counteract anti-United Nations sentiment in Dallas in the 1950s. Publications, membership information, financial and internal documents.

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MA 76.2 O

USA FILM FESTIVAL COLLECTION

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MA 90.14 U

UNIVERSITY HOTEL ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

1949. Plans for hotel a Camp Bowie Blvd. and University Dr. in Fort Worth, Texas, designed by White & Prinz.

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MA 90.5 I

URBAN RENEWAL EXHIBIT

1958. Greater Dallas Planning Council exhibit promoting urban renewal and redevelopment in Dallas. Photographs, publications, and newspaper clippings.

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MA 90.7 U

URSULINE ACADEMY COLLECTION

1950 - 1990; (bulk 1980 - 1990) .25 cu. ft.
Dallas, Texas, Catholic high school for girls. Programs, brochures, historical commemorative pieces, invitations, bulletins, and ephemera.

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MA 90.14 U

VARIETY CLUB/TYLER STREET METHODIST CHURCH ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

1955 - 1956. Plans by Prinz and Brooks, Architects for interior renovations to the fifth floor of the Adolphus Hotel Storage Building for the Variety Club; two camp buildings for Tyler Street Methodist Church.

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MA 77.1 R

VICKERY FAMILY PAPERS

1901 - 1944. Title abstracts and other miscellaneous property records for two lots owned by the Vickery family.
See also MA 92.15 register -- Abstract of Title Records for list of properties.

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MA 90.12 U

VILLAGE APARTMENTS
ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

1971. Plans by La Vere Brooks, Architect for an El Paso, Texas, apartment complex.

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MA 85.1 U

VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF DALLAS

1930; 1959 - 1972. .45 cu. ft.
Yearly reports, 1930s; nurse log, 1959 - 1972.

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MA 10.9 U

WALTER, N. C., RESIDENCE MATERIALS

1929. Architectural plans, insurance policy, and legal agreement between contractor (W. H. King) and N. C. (Nob) Walters for Nob Walters' residence at Jackson and Browder Streets.

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MA 88.11 C

WPA - DALLAS GUIDE AND HISTORY

Use published volume: WPA Dallas Guide and History 976.42811 W111 1992

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MA 91.3 U

WPA RECORDS - DALLAS DISTRICT 4

Miscellaneous records and data, photographs, and scrapbook.

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MA 87.26 RC

WADE, FLORRIE, DALLAS AREA RESEARCH COLLECTION

016.99642 W119YD 1990
24 cu. ft.
Dallas, Texas, historian and writer. Research notes and newspaper clippings related to the history of Dallas, its pioneer families, other towns in Dallas, County, and miscellaneous Texas history topics.

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MA 92.29 U

WAGNER, ANN, STOCK AND INVESTMENT COLLECTION

Stock certificates for 1) Little Motor Kar Company 2) Nigro Oil Company 3) State Fair of Texas and City of Dallas certificates of special assessment, newspapers and prospectus for Abner Davis Trustee Plan.

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MA 02.4 RC

WALTON, CEDAR A., COLLECTION

1920s 1990s. Cedar Walton was an African-American county agricultural commissioner for many years and served as commissioner of agriculture for the United States in parts of Africa. His wife was a piano teacher for many years and his son, also C.A. Walton, became a prominent jazz pianist. Materials relating to life, family, and career of Cedar Anthony Walton. Photographs, programs, pamphlets, plaques, textbooks, books on agriculture & education, yearbooks and materials relating to different clubs and organizations. LP of Cedar Walton Trio.

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MA 88.15 U

WATKINS, JESSE GRANVILLE, LEDGER BOOKS

1894 - 1916. Henderson, Texas, Grocer. Account books, invoices, and men's furnishings book.

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MA13.01U

WATROUS TEXAS CATTLE AGREEMENT

1851. Agreement detailing effort to industrialize the cattle trade in Texas. 4 pages (8 pages total, recto and verso)

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MA 78.1 R

WEBSTER, FRED O., COLLECTION

Miscellaneous Dallas history materials, including Dallas High School scrapbook (1911 - 1914); Dallas County Historical Survey Committee materials, correspondence; newspapers; and programs.

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MA 09.11 R

WEEKS FAMILY MATERIALS

1860s-1970s. This collection consists of materials from the Weeks family and other related families, including genealogical studies (primarily) and correspondence. Also contains documents of various kinds including diplomas, birth and death certificates, U.S. Army papers, DAR certificates and paperwork, as well as letters, newspaper clippings, and photos. Other materials of note are two books written by Eva Lena Weeks and a diary of Mary Lena Weeks. The diary gives a wonderful glimpse into the life of a young woman (mid-twenties) and her experience of the dating scene in Dallas during the late 1920s.

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MA 89.2 R

WEISER, DAN, COLLECTION

1960 - 1988; 20 cu. ft.
Dallas, Texas, Democratic political activist. Materials on redistricting, the Dallas County Democratic Party organization, and primary and general elections (city, state, and federal).

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MA 05.10 U

WELCH, JUNE, RESEARCH NOTES


Research conducted by June Welch for two books he authored: Historic Sites of Texas and The Glory that was Texas.

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MASC 81.1 U

THE WESTERNERS, DALLAS CORRAL

1973 - 1980. Incorporation and program records. Correspondence, Westerners International newsletter Buckskin Bulletin, meeting notices, and membership lists.

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MA 92.14 U

WHITE ROCK RESERVOIR COLD DRINK AND LUNCH STAND DOCUMENTS

1920 - 1925; ½ inch.
Contract, insurance policy, bill of sale, and correspondence.

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MA 83.10 O

WILLIAMS, MRS. REUBEN, COLLECTION

Publications and ephemera concerning the Kennedy assassination and the Bicentennial.

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MA 87.11 U

WILLIAMS, SUDIE, SCRAPBOOK

1914 - 1947; .25 cu. ft.
Supervisor of Music, Dallas Public Schools, 1914 - 1940. Newspaper clippings, biographical sketch, and programs.

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MA 92.11 R

WILLIAMSON, R.M., COLLECTION

1918 - 1945.
Dallas based wholesale lumber dealer and entrepreneur Robert M. "Bob" Williamson produced and distributed a series of architectural plan books from about 1918 to his retirement in 1938. The plans were sold to retail lumber dealers in Texas and other states as a way to entice customers to purchase lumber products and services. Materials include photographs, floor plans, architectural drawings, and lumber journals.

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MA 97.11 U

WILSON, JAMES K., COLLECTION

Ledgers, two volumes.

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MA 85.19 O

WINEGARTEN, RUTHE, "I AM ANNIE MAE"

1960s - 1980s; 6 cu. ft.
Research and publishing files for Winegarten's book, I am Annie Mae, the Personal Story of a Black Texas Woman and miscellaneous Dallas history materials. Dummies, galleys, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, research, and reviews. PUBLISHING RESTRICTIONS.

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MA 89.15 U

WISE, HERBERT, COLLECTION

1935 - 1980; .5 cu. ft.
Claims analyst, Employers Insurance of Texas. Forest Avenue High School memorabilia, correspondence, photographs, and programs.

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MA 76.3 RC

WISE, WES, MAYORAL PAPERS (MS 2)

1971 - 1976; 14 cu. ft.
016.352 W813YD 1986
Mayor of Dallas, Texas (1969 - 1976). Correspondence, press releases, and budget reports form the office of Mayor Wise. Also included are correspondence from citizens of Dallas, and reports from various city departments.

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MA 84.6 U

WOLF, ARTHUR, COLLECTION

Dallas, Texas, realtor.
Historical research on nineteenth-century Dallas. Research notes, drafts of papers, maps, and publications.

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MA 87.4 U

WOMEN'S CENTER OF DALLAS

1973 - 1983; 1 cu. ft.

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MA 85.11 RC

WOOD, GRACE TROTTER, COLLECTION

016.81354 P279YD 1986
1917 - 1985; 2.5 cu. ft.
Dallas, Texas, young adult novelist, pen name, Nancy Paschal. Autobiography, book reviews, art work, and published works.

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MA 13.10 U

WOODBINE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH MATERIALS

1985 - 2005
Research materials, press clippings, press releases, publicity and brochures, and market analysis on various Woodbine clients. Most material is organized by city (or geographic location) and sometimes by client. Cities include Dallas, Fort Worth, Addison, Plano, and San Antonio.

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MA 89.4 U

WORTHINGTON, MARY, SCRAPBOOK

1915; .5 cu. ft.
Dallas High School student. Photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera.

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MA 03.4 RC

WYNNEWOOD SCRAPBOOK

1946-1953; .75 cu. ft.
This scrapbook contains a collection of various items related to the creation and marketing of Wynnewood, including newspapers, photographs, home building and promotional publications, and community papers.

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MA 87.3 U

Y.M.C.A. OF DALLAS COLLECTION

1895 - 1982.
Publications, newspaper clippings, annual reports, Monthly Bulletin, and miscellaneous historical materials.

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MA 84.22 RC

ZONTA CLUB OF DALLAS

016.3695 D145Z 1986
1926 - 1984; 7 cu. ft.
Bulletins, minutes, rosters, yearbooks, reports, newspaper clippings, District X reports, and Photographs.
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