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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: George Cook papers, 1940s-2010

Series 2: Manuscripts and documents

Subseries 2.1: Business, 1832-1957

Subseries 2.2:Scrip and ledgers, 1824-1989

Subseries 2.3: Real estate, 1860-1930s

Subseries 2.4: Places, 1846-1941

Subseries 2.5: War and civil defense, 1836-1944

Subseries 2.6: Organizations, 1866-2011

Subseries 2.7: State Fair of Texas, 1886-1997

Subseries 2.8: People, 1836-2003

Subseries 2.9: Letters and postal covers, 1848-1954

Series 4: Art

Series 5: Ephemera, 1883-1990s

Series 6: Artifacts

Subseries 6.1: Pins, ribbons, and tokens, 1750s-1993

Subseries 6.2: Various artifacts, 1846-2000s

Subseries 6.3: Signs, 1900s-1950s

Subseries 6.4: Bottles, 1850s-1990s

Southern Methodist University

George W. Cook collection of Texas manuscripts and artifacts

A Guide



Collection Summary

Collector: Cook, George Wilson
Title: George W. Cook collection of Texas manuscripts and artifacts
Dates: 1750s-2011, bulk 1830s-1990s
Abstract: George Cook's collection of manuscripts and artifacts includes significant documents, family papers, ephemera, and other historical objects that tell the story of Dallas, Texas. Most materials are dated early nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century.
Identification: MSS 123
Quantity: 127 boxes and oversize artifacts (approximately 180 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

George Wilson Cook was born in Oak Cliff, Texas in 1949. He moved to Highland Park in 1959 and graduated from Highland Park High School before earning his bachelor of business administration and master of business administration degrees from the University of North Texas. Both of his parents, Gus and Martha Cook, passed away when George Cook was a young man, and he received an inheritance that enabled him to retire early from the banking business.

“It was in my retirement that I found my true calling: the study, collection, and interpretation of local Dallas history.” George Cook spent his life collecting Dallas and Texas primary sources. He died in Dallas on December 1, 2012.

Source:

George Cook’s biographical statement, August 2011, George Cook papers.

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Scope and Contents Note

George Cook collected both Texas historical documents as well as everyday items used by middle class families. He was fascinated by the story of people and his collecting interests reflect his personal tastes. Postal history, the State Fair of Texas memorabilia, advertising ephemera, Dallas family history, and bottles make up the bulk of this collection.

Highlights of the collection included signed documents by Stephen F. Austin, David G. Burnet, R.E.B. Baylor, Andrew J. Hamilton, Davy Crockett, James Fannin, Sam Houston, and Anson Jones.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas image collection is organized into 6 series. This finding aid applies to all manuscripts and artifacts in the collection. A separate finding aid for Series 3: Photographs is available.
Series 1: George Cook papers, 1940s-2010
Series 2: Manuscripts and documents
Subseries 2.1: Business, 1832-1957
Subseries 2.2: Scrip and ledgers, 1824-1989
Subseries 2.3: Real estate, 1860-1930s
Subseries 2.4: Places, 1846-1941
Subseries 2.5: War and civil defense, 1836-1944
Subseries 2.6: Organizations, 1866-2011
Subseries 2.7: State Fair of Texas, 1886-1997
Subseries 2.8: People, 1836-2003
Subseries 2.9: Letters and postal covers, 1848-1954
Series 3: Photographs
Series 4: Art, undated
Series 5: Ephemera, 1883-1990s
Series 6: Artifacts
Subseries 6.1: Pins, ribbons, and tokens, 1750s-1993
Subseries 6.2: Various artifacts, 1846-2000s
Subseries 6.3: Signs, 1900s-1950s
Subseries 6.4: Bottles, 1850s-1990s

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Vault box 2 is restricted until the year 2035.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Sensitive Material Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which DeGolyer Library assumes no responsibility.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Subjects (Persons)
Cook, George Wilson
Soldiers – Correspondence
Families – Texas -- Dallas
Subjects (Organizations)
State Fair of Texas – History
Subjects
Business enterprises – Texas -- Dallas
Covers (Philately)
Places
Dallas (Tex.) -- History.
Texas -- History.
Document Types
Correspondence
Photographs
Cultural artifacts
Ephemera

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Related Material

Series 3: Photographs, George W. Cook Dallas/Texas image collection, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Selected digitized items: George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection

Selected manuscript collections have a catalog record in the online catalog. Researchers can find these records by using the phrase “Part of the George W. Cook collection.”

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George W. Cook collection of Texas manuscripts and artifacts, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Acquisition Information

Gift, George W. Cook, 2014.

Processing Information

The collection name for the entire gift from George Cook is “George W. Cook Dallas/Texas image collection.” Originally accessioned as A2014.0020 before the photographs and manuscripts were separated into two accessions. A finding aid for each half was created. Books, periodicals, and maps were cataloged and shelved in DeGolyer Library. Researchers can find his books by searching the catalog using the phrase “Part of the George W. Cook collection.” Photographs were unframed and small artifacts were removed from glass cases, and were placed in acid-free boxes.

Letters adhered to glass and arrowheads adhered to foam were removed by conservators and rehoused in acid-free boxes.

Processed by Cynthia Franco, 2014-2017.

Finding aid written and encoded by

Cynthia Franco, 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: George Cook papers, 1940s-2010
7 boxes

George Cook’s personal papers are physically shelved alphabetically with other collections of family papers in subseries 2.8. His files contain his notes and research on various items in his collection of Texas artifacts and manuscripts. Boxes 46X and 96X are shelved with other oversize boxes. One box is restricted until the year 2035.
Box
13-15 George Cook papers, 1940s-2010 - After retiring from a relatively brief career in banking and investments, George Cook (1949-2012) centered his life around the collecting of Dallas and Texas primary sources. His papers include letters from politicians to his father, Josie Wilson correspondence and legal documents, correspondence, presentations, research notes, a subject file on Reveau Bassett, oral history tapes, and photographs. Box 15A contains his yearbooks.
Box
46X Artwork by George Cook and oversize photographs of Martha Wilson Cook
Box
96X History posters and pedestal sign used by George Cook at history events
Box
Vault Box 2 This box is restricted until the year 2035.

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Series 2: Manuscripts and documents

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Subseries 2.1: Business, 1832-1957
10 boxes

The first eight items are early Texas documents arranged chronologically. The rest of the series is arranged alphabetically by business name or industry.
VaultBox Folder
1 1 Coahuila and Texas land grant signed by Stephen F. Austin, 1832 November 12 – This Sello Segundo conveys to William McGuffin one league on the waters of the San Jacinto and Navasota rivers.
2 David G. Burnet appointment of George M. Patrick, 1836 April 8 - Interim Republic of Texas governor David G. Burnet appoints George M. Patrick to a position at the Galveston Military Post. The document is countersigned by Secretary of State Bailey Hardeman.
3 David G. Burnet signed document regarding the boarding of Mr. Ogilvie during government trips, Velasco, 1836 June 10
Box Folder
1 1 Document signed by R.E.B. Baylor, 1848
2 Depositions regarding Philip Minor Cuney and slaves, 1852
3 William F. Henderson vs. [?] M. Burford court document, Navarro County, 1861
Box Item
51X Andrew J. Hamilton appointment of Thomas Coats, 1865 October 27 – The provisional governor of Texas appoints Thomas Coats as Justice of the Peace in Dallas. The document is countersigned by acting Secretary of State Joseph Spence.
Box Folder
1 4 Estate of Hope Mills, Dallas County document, 1867
Box
8 Alford Refrigerated Warehouses, 1942-1979 – Located on Cadiz Street near Riverfront Boulevard, Alford Refrigerated was one of the nation’s largest refrigerated storage centers. This box contains photographs of the company, its tenants, its sports teams, a scrapbook, and photographs of Broom Street and Little Mexico. Also included are postcards, a 1964 employee bulletin, a deposit book for 1942-1946, and a schedule of rates for 1979.
Box
44X Alford Refrigerated oversize photographs
Box Folder
1 5 Brasada Oil and Gas Company articles of incorporation, 1956-1957
6 Cole Bros. lightning rod guarantee, Falls County, 1897
7 Cotton sale, 1864
8 Cotton dealers’ commercial correspondence, 1882-1886
9 Delker Brothers Buggy Company correspondence, 1905
10-14 Dorsey Printing Company, 1889-1944 – Includes catalogs 47, 113, 213, and 1090. A book press is located in the artifacts subseries 6.2.
15 Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, 1910-1913
16 Dallas hotels
17 Texas hotels
18 Lager Oil and Gas articles of incorporation, 1956-1957
19-20 Lindsley family investment business, 1891-1925 – Includes business correspondence and deeds. Ledgers are located in series 2.2, boxes 36X-43X.
Box Folder
2 1-3 Simon and William A. Mayer - Mayers Garden, a beer garden, operated from 1881 through the first quarter of the twentieth century at Elm and Stone streets in Dallas, Texas. The family also ran a taxidermy business. These three folders include photographs, a taxidermy catalog, and Mayers Garden saloon tokens. Two oversize signs are found in series 6.3.
Box
50X Politics – poll lists for 1910; United States vice-presidential banquet program, 1933; James V. Allred election poster for attorney general
Box Folder
2 4 Protective and Detective Association, 1885-1886 – Envelope and two property certificates
5 Railroads - International and Great Northern letters and photograph, 1907
6 Railroads - Engineer’s report on Dallas-Waxahachie-Ennis Interurban Electric Railway with photographs, 1906
7 Railroads - Texas Electric Railway timecards, 1936
8 Dallas area restaurants
Box
26-27 Sivils Drive-In, 1939-1979 – Sivils was a drive-in restaurant with female carhops in West Dallas. At the height of the restaurant’s popularity, it was featured on the cover of Life magazine before it closed in 1967. These two boxes contain business correspondence, menus, matchbook covers, publicity, a 1940 Life magazine with Sivils carhop on cover, and an aluminum Sivils car tray.
Box Folder
2 9 Texas saloon owners list, 1878-1914
10-15 Sanger Brothers, 1872-1944 – Sanger Brothers was a family retail business in Texas from the 1850s until it was sold in 1926. This collection of Sanger Brothers records includes real estate documents regarding the land owned by the Gouffe family behind the Sanger Brothers store in Dallas, property maps, financial documents, and several promotional items for the store.
Box
52X Sanger Brothers, 1922 and 1924 - Two certificates of special assessment from the City of Dallas [matted]
Box Folder
2 16 Sheep registry certificates, 1935-1940
17 Sky-Vu Club – postcard and matchbook
18 Studebaker Brothers Company of Texas, 1908-1914
19 Zales Jewelry, 1959 – photographs and catalogs

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Subseries 2.2:Scrip and ledgers, 1824-1989
15 boxes

Highlights of this subseries include early Texas bank notes, warrants issued for “Indian purposes” in the recovery of Comanche captive John Parker; and ledgers regarding the Lindsley family business.
VaultBox Item
1 Davy Crockett promissory note, 1824 February 29 - This note signed by David Crockett promises to pay Bob McHatton seven hundred dollars by December 26. In 1829 Crockett was representing western Tennessee as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. This note is matted and framed with a reproduction of a portrait of Crockett, and a small plaque of important dates in Crockett's life.
4 Receipt for tools used at Goliad endorsed by James Fannin, 1836 February 18 - Receipt written by Assistant Quartermaster Henderson Cozart lists several tools in various states of usefulness that Major Michael Riley made available while stationed at Goliad in order to fortify the garrison. J.W. Fannin Jr. endorsed the receipt at the bottom of the page with quartermaster David Holt. The document was written the month before Fannin was executed at Goliad.
5 Republic of Texas land scrip signed by Sam Houston as President of the Republic of Texas, 1836 December 12.
Box Folder
2 20 Livestock book, 1866
21 F.R. Lubbock letter, 1886 [Treasury Department, State of Texas]
22 Stock certificates, 1877-1981 – includes Pullman Company certificate issued to Hetty Green, and Republic of Texas Corporation certificates issued to George Cook’s family
23 Treasury warrants, 1836-1909 – includes Velasco 1836 warrant; Republic of Texas warrant issued to Sam Houston for “Indian Purposes”, 1844; Republic of Texas warrant issued to Isaac Parker for “Indian Purposes”, 1845
24 Dallas banks, 1895-1989 – includes checks and bank promotional ephemera
25 United States Bond and Mortgage Company, Dallas, Texas, 1910-1941
26 Bonds from Old Dallas Courthouse, and bridge bonds, 1901-1982
Box
51X City of Dallas bonds, 1938-1941
Ledgers
Ledgers
VaultBox Folder
1 6 Ed. C. Smith and Bro., Undertakers account books, 1880s – Some entries in this ledger include records of indigent persons, performed for Dallas County in Trinity Cemetery, now Greenwood Cemetery.
Box Item
32 1897 notebook and ledger
Real estate ledger, 1912-1937
Two Republic National Bank check books (1920s-1930s)
Three ledgers from a piano business, 1931-1937
Box Folder
33 1 Daybook, 1876-1877
Box Folder
2 2 Diary and account book, 1890-1891
3 Dallas Masonic Lodge #760 account book, 1937-1940; unknown account book
4 Ladonia Farm ledger, 1968-1983
5 Milford, Texas Ledger 1902-1903
Box
34X Three Dallas Theater ledgers
Box
35X Two Dallas criminal ledgers
Box
36X-43X Lindsley family business ledgers, 1889-1940

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Subseries 2.3: Real estate, 1860-1930s
4 boxes

Most of this subseries contains various Dallas deeds of property and abstracts of title. Architectural plans for a cottage and a Dallas Times Herald building are included.
Box Folder
2 27 Horn/Taylor family deeds, 1879-1922
Box
51X Two land deeds in Dallas, 1872-1873
Box Folder
2 28 Various Dallas deeds, 1861-1883
29 Various Dallas deeds, 1890-1896
30 Various Dallas deeds, 1905-1928
31 Real estate auctions, 1930s
32 Real estate documents, 1901-1921
33 Real Estate Building and Savings Association records, 1873-1900 – handwritten ledger of charter and minutes by Robert B. Seay, the first secretary.
Box
4 Abstracts of title, 1886-1937 – Includes letter from John D. Paschall to J.A. Reeves, 1898.
Box Item
52X Architectural plans for a one story frame cottage for Mr. M. Goldsmith, Dallas, Texas by Tozer Barlow Architects
Architectural plans for Dallas Times Herald building, 1912 February 29

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Subseries 2.4: Places, 1846-1941
3 boxes

These documents are arranged alphabetically by location. The final folder contains documents on Peters Colony.
Box Folder
3 1 Certified weather reports for Brazoria, Corpus Christi, and El Paso, 1903
2 Collin County agricultural census, R-Z
3 C. Landry’s statement about flow of Colorado River at Tres Palacios and Irrigation Company site, 1903
4 [Dallas] Mockingbird Lane and Greenville Avenue zoning application notes, circa 1941 with photographs
Box
50X Fort Worth 1936 Frontier Centennial – newspaper clippings, tickets, and Casa Manana menu
Box Folder
3 5 Silver anniversary of the Garland News, 1911
6 History of Garrett, Texas: The Early Years (1871-1894) – typescript drafts
Box Item
52X New Birmingham, Cherokee County, Texas, 1889-1925 – Includes large map by the Cherokee Land Company, on thin tissue paper with 3 vignettes of 2 buildings plus surrounding country; blueprint of portion of New Birmingham Certificate of Authentication; typescript letter signed by attorney H. L. Lewis regarding the value of lots owned by C. W. Stewart 1925 August 8.
Box Folder
3 7 Collection of Peters Colony documents, 1846-1858 - includes signed Texan Emigration and Land Company documents by William Myers (1846), George M. Massey (1851), Nelson Shields (1858), and Robert Skaggs' claim and oath (1850, 1852) with a special certificate.

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Subseries 2.5: War and civil defense, 1836-1944
1 box

Documents in this subseries range from the Texas Revolution to World War II.
Box Folder
3 8 William Hester Patton document regarding cattle use for his troops after the Battle of San Jacinto, 1836 November 24
9 James Murray certificate for three months pay, Velasco, 1836 September 7
10 Ezekiel Williams document, 1836 March 29 – Verso of this document has Thomas R. Miller’s signature, before he died on March 6 in the Battle of the Alamo.
11 William Gray enlistment document, 1837 April 3
12 Dallas civil defense in World War II
13 Ticket to RAF graduation in Terrell, with group photograph, 1944

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Subseries 2.6: Organizations, 1866-2011
4 boxes

This subseries contains material on various organizations in the Dallas area, including fraternal clubs, arts groups, churches, and schools.
Box
16 Dallas Browning Club records – The Dallas Browning Club was a women’s literary club that met to discuss the works of Robert Browning and other British authors. These records are arranged chronologically and include meeting minutes, programs, newspaper clippings, and photographs. An oversize group photograph is located in Box 46X.
Box Folder
3 14 Dallas churches, 1910-2011 - programs, newsletters, correspondence, a vinyl sound recording of a sermon, and Park Cities Baptist Church videocassette “Continuing the Vision” with pastor Jim Denison
15 First Baptist Church of Dallas resolutions and letters, 1880
16 North Texas Missionary Baptist Convention minutes, and Ladies Aid Society, 1879-1882
17 Church membership statements from other states, 1866-1872 –manuscript statements from Wayne County, Mississippi; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Tallahassee, Florida.
18 Elks Circus letter and ticket, 1911
19 Frank Reaugh Art Club yearbook, 1928-1929
20 Junior Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts yearbooks, 1935-1940
21 Grand Order of the Kaliph – This organization of wealthy Dallasites organized elaborate street parades and grand balls. This folder contains color signs for grand balls and parades, a dance card, and a banquet program, 1899, 1902-1905
22 Lone Star Chapter of Knights Rose Croix No. 4 – program, 1917
23 Koon Kreek Klub – W.E. Brown 1913 membership card, tie pin, and membership directory, 1996
24 Politics, 1933-1979 – newspaper clippings, Texas Democratic Convention 1972 program, invitation to 1979 inauguration of Governor Clements, various invitations and campaign flyers
25 Schools, 1898-1994 - report cards, programs, and promotional materials for Dallas area schools and universities
26 Southern Methodist University, 1911-1947 – 1923 Beta Lambda scrapbook, 1911 rally day paper badge, 1915 Trinity vs. SMU football ticket, Christmas cards, and a 1947 Pigskin Revue program
Box
50X Life magazine with Doak Walker of Southern Methodist University on cover, 1948 September 27
Box Folder
3 27 United Forces for Prohibition scrapbook, 1930s

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Subseries 2.7: State Fair of Texas, 1886-1997
10 boxes

This subseries includes three Texas centennial cowboy hats, silk broadsides, pennants, and various official state fair pins and badges. Box 56 contains mostly print materials from the various events at the State Fair of Texas from its beginnings until the late 1960s. The last item is a sketch for a mural by noted Texas artist Tom Lea. Researchers should note that various ceramic and glass dishes related to the State Fair of Texas and Fair Park is located in subseries 6.2. The Texas centennial was celebrated in 1936.
A PDF inventory of State Fair of Texas pins and badges is also available.
Box Folder
56 1 Documents, 1888-1946
2 Premium list books, 1941 and 1952
3 Programs, 1904-1991 – music, sports, and other events
4 Broadsides
5 Maps, 1949-1963
6 Tickets, 1888-1997
7 Dallas Coliseum, Fair Park Club tickets, 1909-1920
8 Letters, 1886-1936
9-10 Texas centennial programs and brochures
11 Texas centennial exhibitor materials
12 Texas centennial exposition – Mademoiselle Corrine
13 Texas centennial tickets
14 Texas centennial postal ephemera
15 Pan American Exposition, 1937
16 Texas State Fair Czechoslovak Day, 1965
Box Item
51X Czechoslovak Day newsclippings, 1960s
Texas State Fair diploma awarded to Chas. M. Davis for map of Cuba, 1899
Box Folder
56 17 Opera Under the Stars program
18 Starlight Operetta
19 Pan American Exposition pennant; 1895 token; Texas centennial token
20 State Fair of Texas advertising
21 State Fair of Texas viewbooks
22 State Fair of Texas newspaper clippings
Box Item
53X Two silk illustrated broadsides, 1886 and 1888
Texas centennial felt placemat
Three felt pennants
Paper Dr. Pepper fan, 1960
Box
57X Texas Centennial hat with numerous autographs, including Lowell Thomas and Chief White Elk of the Sioux Nation.
Box
58X Texas Centennial hat with a blue star, including autographs of Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn.
Box
59X Texas Centennial hat possibly made for a Shirley Temple doll
Box
61X Pins and badges, 1886-1967 – Includes opening day key pins, fobs, a compact mirror, a 1937 Great Texas Pan American Exposition ring, and employee badges. PDF inventory
Box
62X Badges, 1908-1968 – Includes guest badges, Park Board badges, and a variety of State Fair employee badges from Aviation to Vice-President. PDF inventory
Box
63X This box contains ribbons (1889-1934), a souvenir painted seashell (1902), two Dallas State Fair painted shell napkin rings (1890s), and a 1936 Texas centennial metal heart-shaped box. PDF inventory
VaultBox Item
Sketch for mural – 1 inch=1 foot, West Texas Room, State of Texas Bldg, Dallas, 1936 by Tom Lea

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Subseries 2.8: People, 1836-2003
20 boxes, approximately 30 linear feet

This subseries contains the papers of families in Dallas and the surrounding area. Highlights of the collection include letters by Anson Jones, Schoellkopf family letters, and soldiers’ correspondence from various wars.
Box Folder
5 1-8 Alexander W. Acheson family papers, 1873-1920 – Eight folders include correspondence on Texas and Pacific Railway letterhead U.S. House of Representatives letterhead; 1884 accident record of the Missouri Kansas and Texas Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railroad attended by Dr. Acheson and various medical documents; typed prose, poetry, and addresses; publications; financial documents; and newspaper clippings. Alexander W. Acheson was mayor and city physician of Denison.
9-10 Atkins-Williams family papers, 1920s-1958 – Samuel and Myrtle Atkins had a large family, which includes their daughter Mrs. Hattie Williams. These two folders contain obituaries, memorial books, condolence cards, and photographs of Nolan and Hattie Willams’ family.
11 Margaret Mary Basye letters to her mother Ann Thornton, 1860 – Margaret Basye’s letters to her mother Ann Thornton in Shelbyville, Illinois describe her life in Dallas, Texas and Duck Creek, Texas. Topics include her crops, the economy, and family matters.
12 James Bell letters, 1870-1902 – James Bell was a surveyor for the Texas and Pacific Railroad. His letters written to his family in Michigan from 1873-1890 describe his gold prospecting and surveying trips to Montague County, Native Americans in Texas, and Arizona. One of his friends wrote to Mary Bell, James’ sister, and provided a full account of her brother’s last days in Arizona. Most of this collection contains correspondence regarding Mary Bell’s request for a pension after James Bell’s death.
Box
9 May Blessington papers, 1923-1965 - May Blessington was a stenographer and writer affiliated with Paramount and United Artists, and she also worked for Triangle Films. Her papers include manuscripts, letters, photographs, and papers related to her husband Charles, who served in World War II. Also included are True T. Thompson's letters to May written on his True Films letterhead, as well as his photographs and newspaper clippings. Thompson was a Dallas screenwriter.
Box Folder
5 13 William Boykin correspondence and War Department card, 1918
Box
10 Carpenter and Washington family papers, 1895-1960s - Robert E. Carpenter and his wife Bessie were an African American couple who lived in the State-Thomas neighborhood of Dallas in the early twentieth century. Their daughter Lanita married Booker T. Washington and they settled on Clark Street. Included in this collection are Robert and Bessie's financial documents, correspondence from Bessie's children, two postcards, one photograph of Bessie, and deeds; Lanita's birth and marriage certificates, correspondence, and financial documents; and Booker's World War II documents. Lanita and another sibling attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and Lanita's letters to her mother describe her life as a coed.
Box
11 Amon G. Carter family papers, 1914-1975 - Amon G. Carter Sr. established the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the radio station WBAP, and was a successful oilman. Included in this collection are signed checks, a mineral lease, financial documents, and a 1939 newspaper article. One folder contains tickets and passes for the State Fair of Texas, Texas League of Baseball Clubs (1916-1970), democratic national conventions, a presidential inauguration, American Airlines, circuses, and various agricultural expositions. Some materials belonged to his son, Amon Gary Carter Jr.
Box
12 Clarence W. Clark World War II correspondence, 1942-1945 - Sergeant Clarence W. Clark (1914-2006) served three years in the United States Army with the 51st Air Service Group in the China-Burma-India campaign. Most of this collection contains his letters home to his wife Frances in Tyler, Texas. The last few letters from 1945 he wrote from Assam, India after his letters were no longer censored.
Box Folder
5 14 John C. Conner and H.D. McDonald correspondence, 1870-1872 – Conner represented Texas as a Democrat in the United States Forty-first and Forty-second Congress (1870-1873). He writes to his friend H.D. McDonald in Paris, Texas about the Democratic convention in Dallas and politics. Included are railroad passes, two broadsides of Conner’s addresses, two copies of a letter by McDonald to The National Intelligencer, and an advertisement for the The National Intelligencer.
15 Christmas cards sent to Irene Cullum, 1916-1921
Box
17 Dowell family papers, 1887-1940 - The first half of the Dowell family papers begin with their hardware store business records in McKinney, Texas during the latter part of the nineteenth century. The other half of this collection contains William Avery Dowell’s business records regarding the Texas Electric Railway, and family correspondence.
Box Folder
5 16-18 Elam family papers, 1850-1984 – These three folders contain Peters Colony land documents, marriage license, correspondence, tax receipts, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
19 Letters from Fort Washita, Oklahoma to Lieutenant Clinton W. Lear and wife, 1851-1853 – The first letter from Fanny Poppell to Mrs. Lear in New Orleans describes the death of General Belknap (1851). The second letter is an “official business” letter from Lear’s friend Burns to Lear in New Orleans. Burns describes life at Phantom Hill and includes an order for books, paper, and periodicals to be sent to the post (1852). The third letter from Fort Washita is written by John Burkle to Lieutenant Clinton Lear in Preston, Texas (1853).
20-25 Fretz family papers, 1876-2003 – Emil Fretz and his family emigrated from Switzerland to Dallas County in 1870. Fretz was a barber and proprietor of an artesian bath, and he was also known for his work with the Park Board in Dallas. Included in this six folders are family photographs, deeds, wills, financial documents, naturalization papers, and death and marriage certificates.
Box
46X Oversize Fretz family photographs
Box
18 Gaisford and Autry family papers, 1880s-1961 - The majority of this collection consists of Gaisford family letters and photographs. Dorothy Olive Gaisford married Leslie Autry, and their daughter Dorothy Olive married Arthur Brown. Included are photographs and correspondence of the mother and daughter, and photographs of the Simon and Autry families. Marie Simon was the mother of Dorothy Gaisford, and the Simons had one of the first furniture stores in Dallas at the turn of the twentieth century. Photographs of retail stores are also included.
Box Folder
5 26 Robert Gaston letters, 1861 – Robert Gaston wrote four letters to his family while he served in the First Texas Volunteers Infantry Regiment, Company H in 1861. He died at Antietam in 1862. His brother William H. Gaston was one of the first millionaires in Dallas, Texas, and he donated the land for the State Fair of Texas grounds. The CSA reunion flag that flew over the fairgrounds during the 1902 encampment reunion there is housed in Box 49X, located in series 6.2.
27 F. Getschmann letters to Carl, 1903-1907 – Getschmann’s four letters sent from Zapp and Fayetteville, Texas to Carl are written in German and discuss finances.
28 Edward Howland Robinson Green documents, 1848-1925 – “Ned” Green was active in Texas politics, a coin and stamp collector, and manager of the Texas Midland Railroad. This folder contains an 1847 Garret and Edward Green illustrated billhead, railroad passes, and stock certificates.
Box
46X Reproduction photographs of Edward Howland Robinson Green
Box Folder
5 29-30 Graber family collection of Terry’s Texas Rangers materials, 1882-1945 – These four folders in boxes 4 and 5 contain an 1882 printed volume of Terry’s Texas Rangers annotated muster roll with a signed register of all veterans who attended the 1902 reunion; three uniform buttons; photographs of the H.W. Graber family; and correspondence. H.W. Graber wrote an autobiography that detailed his time as a Terry Texas Ranger and hosted the 1902 reunion of the Rangers in Dallas. Also included in this collection are a photograph and World War II military record of his grandson, Graber Kidwell; the correspondence of Lessie Kidwell; and pamphlets.
Box Folder
6 1-2 Graber family collection of Terry’s Texas Rangers materials, 1882-1945
3 Letters to Mabel Guthrie, 1910-1915 – This folder contains letters written to Mabel Guthrie of Wills Point, Texas.
4 Jefferson Wood Hassell papers, 1940-1968 – J.W. Hassell was an attorney in Dallas, City Attorney of Denison, Mayor of Sherman, County Judge in Grayson County, and Chief Supervisor of the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas. This folder includes his biographical notes for the Dallas Morning News, business correspondence, death certificate, stock certificates, and deeds.
5 Letters to J.M. Jagor, 1877-1885 – This folder contains business letters written to J.M. Jagor Esq. in Denton, Texas.
6-7 Anson Jones papers, 1836-1861 – Anson Jones was a doctor and the last president of the Republic of Texas. Included in this collection are his letters to his cousin, letters to his wife, a Confederate envelope, a war tax receipt, and a document appointing the first official physician in the Republic of Texas (1841). Two letters to his wife mention Sam Houston, as well as the new newspaper The Daily Bulletin, which was in opposition to The Daily Texian.
8-11 Henry Coke Knight papers, 1916-1938 – Henry Coke Knight was an architect in Dallas where he designed the Dallas Woman’s Club, the Dallas Little Theater, and the Museum of Fine Arts. This collection contains photographs and childhood letters written by Nick and Barron Hilton; letters from Conrad Hilton; a letter from Conrad Hilton in Dallas to his sons; letters from sculptor Wheeler Williams; a pen and ink drawing for Miriam Green; a sketch portrait of Miriam; and two letters from George Truett, pastor of First Baptist Church, written to Coke’s father, R.E.L. Knight.
Box
45X Koons family scrapbook, 1918-1970 - This scrapbook contains clippings, correspondence, speeches, and photographs of the Walter and Bessie Koons family. Walter Koons was a judge in north Texas, and head of the legal division of the Texas Public Works Administration.
Box Folder
6 12 Letters to Emma McDonald and W.L. McDonald, 1894-1899 – Two letters addressed to Emma McDonald of Auburn, Nebraska described the Dallas weather, family, and the Democratic convention. One letter addressed to Mr. W.L. McDonald from T.L. Bradford, a Dallas grocer, describes his “eating house” at the fairgrounds, business, and taxes in Dallas. Also included is a Sanger Brothers receipt.
13 Charles Fenton Mercer letter to John Mason, 1845 October 25 – Charles Mercer began advertising for settlers in 1844 for his colony in North Texas. Mercer writes to United States Attorney General John Mason about the colony and encloses a newspaper clipping of Mercer’s letter to the editor. Included is the dealer description of these items. A promotional broadside is cataloged separately (Broadside File Box F390.M54 1845).
14 Chleo Misemer paper, 1924-1942 – Chleo Misemer was born Alma Chleo McDearmont in Craighead County, Arkansas. She spent her childhood at the Buckner Home in Dallas, and later was Minister of Music at Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Cliff. This folder includes her birth certificate, school report cards, and Buckner Home diplomas.
Box
19 Troy Moon papers, 1937-1981 – Troy Leigh Moon was a Dallas fire fighter in the mid-twentieth century. This box contains photographs and a scrapbook of the Dallas Fire Department, two issues of Texas Fireman (1951 and 1955), one issue of Dallas Fire Fighter (Summer 1970), Dallas Fire Department yearbooks (1970 and 1975), and three metal figures related to fire fighting.
Box
46X Troy Moon photograph and Dallas Fire Department pension certificate, 1955
Box Folder
6 15-21 Ruth Muse papers, 1912-1948 – Ruth Muse was a musician who was known for both her classical music and vaudeville performances on Dallas radio shows in the 1920s. Included in this collection are studio portraits, family photographs, correspondence, financial documents, receipts, and clippings.
Box
46X Willard Muse portrait and other artwork
Box
20-21 Oram and Hill family papers, 1904-1960s - This first half of this collection contains the legal and real estate documents of Sarah Oram (1861-1946) and her son Edwin (1883-1961). The rest of the collection contains the papers of Sarah's daughter, Louise, and her husband, Clyde Walton Hill. Louise Oram was an organist and pianist, and she married Clyde Walton Hill in 1917. Included are Louise's correspondence and musical compositions, and plans for the house on 5227 Winton. Clyde Hill's files contain business documents, poetry, and research material for his publications.
Box Folder
6 22 Junius Peak papers, 1872-1934 – Junius Peak was a Confederate veteran, Dallas City Marshal, and Texas Ranger. His sister, Juliette Peak Fowler, bequeathed her land in East Dallas for orphans and retirees. Included in this folder is a short handwritten biographical note; a letter to his sister describing the Los Penitentes’ self-flagellation procession he witnessed in New Mexico; a photograph of Junius Peak and Mike Thomas; and a deed for Juliette Fowler from Junius and her father for land in East Dallas.
23 Bobby Peck, 1936 – This folder includes advertisements and newspaper clippings of exotic dancer Bobby Peck.
24-25 P’Pool family papers, 1898-1967 – The first folder contains Frank -P’Pool letters from Anson, Texas to Lucy Davis in Dallas in 1898. The second folder contains Ruda V. P’Pool’s family scrapbook that include genealogies, photographs, and clippings.
Box
46X P’Pool family scrapbook page
Box Folder
6 26 H.H. Rawlings papers, 1889-1903 – This folder contains two letters from Dallas real estate agents addressed to H.H. Rawlings in Sweetwater, Texas. Also included is a Kentucky legal document for his heirs, 1903.
Box
21-22 Rawlings and Vitz family papers, 1897-1955 - Robert C. Rawlings was a businessman in the cotton and real estate trade. The bulk of this collection contains his business papers, love letters to Edna, and Dallas family correspondence from the 1920s-1940s. Edna Rawlings Vitz was a teacher at the College of Fine Arts on Swiss Avenue in Dallas, Texas where she taught "psychology, literature, and any branch of the spoken word." Her papers include programs and photographs of plays in which she performed, as well as a number of photographic negatives of actor headshots from 1936-1937. Hugo J.R. Vitz was May Blessington's executor. He married Edna Myers Rawlings, and became the stepfather of Robin Rawlings. Included are several folders of photographs from the 1936 Cavalcade of Texas pageant, in which Edna and her daughter Robin participated.
Box
46X Oversize Rawlings and Vitz family photographs
Box Folder
6 27 John H. Reagan letter to James Shaw, 1848 July 30 – Reagan writes from Buffalo, Texas to Dallas regarding tax money.
Box
23 Lillian Clark Sappington papers, 1936-1947 - Lillian Clark Sappington was an advertising manager for McGaugh Hosiery Mill and Airmaid Hosiery in Dallas, Texas from the early 1930s to 1946. Included in her collection are her marriage license to N.V. Sappington, personal correspondence, business correspondence, commission statements, Airmaid Hosiery promotional materials, photographs with captions for the company newsletter, personal photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Box Folder
6 28 Julius and George Schepps papers, 1925-1970s – Julius and George Schepps were brothers in Dallas, Texas known for their family bakery, dairy, and liquor businesses. This folder contains the transfer contract of the Dallas Baseball Club from Sol Dreyfuss to George Schepps (1938); charter of the Greenville Baseball Enterprises of Texas (1949); photographs of the brothers; and photographs of Schepps Bakery.
Box
24-25 Schoellkopf family papers, 1890s-1989 - This collection includes genealogies, family photographs, letters, and newspaper clippings of the Schoellkopf family in Dallas, Texas. A large portion of the collection are Henry Coke III's letters to his future wife Anne Schoellkopf while they were engaged college students attending General Theological Seminary and Smith College.
Box
47X Oversize Schoellkopf family photographs
Box
52X Two garden design color sketches for Mrs. Fred Schoellkopf Jr. by Lambert Landscape Co., 1940 and 1944
Box Folder
6 29 Letter to Alice Sheppard describing the port-mortem condition of Bonnie Parker’s body, 1934 May 23 – This unsigned letter is written on Adolphus Hotel stationery by a funeral home employee who prepared Bonnie Parker’s body for burial.
30 Letters to Hunter Stiles, 1931 – These letters to the president of the McClellan County Historical Association discuss the property title of the former French embassy in Austin during the Republic of Texas era.
31 Christmas cards to Stella Tennison, 1920-1926
32 A.G. Walker letter to Stephen Crist, 1848 July 24 – This letter from the surveyor in Dallas was asking for payment for his services.
Box
28 Jack L. Walker family papers, 1890s-1985 - Jack L. Walker (1888-1964) was a railroad telegraph operator, songwriter, and amateur photographer. He and his wife Marie Luther (1894-1962) had one daughter and three sons in Dallas, Texas. Included in this collection are Walker's railroad documents, correspondence, patent documents for his voice recording inventions, song compositions, and family documents. Also included is correspondence of Evelyn and James Callahan and Van Wood.
Box
48X Jack L. Walker family papers - oversize photographs of a telegraph office, and Callahan and Luther family photographs
Box Folder
6 33-38 Webster family condolence letters, 1907-1946 – These six folders contain condolence letters sent to the Webster family regarding the deaths of various family members. George A. Webster was an early Dallas grocer.
Box
46X J.B. Wilson family photographs, 1895-1920s

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Subseries 2.9: Letters and postal covers, 1848-1954
2 boxes

These letters and envelopes were collected for their postal history and location, rather than content. Highlights of this subseries include an 1897 blackmail letter, and Gordon Bleueler’s postal collection in box 29, a nationally known philatelic expert. The last folder in box 7 contains a letter from Missouri.
Box Folder
7 1 Letters from Texas, 1872-1979
2 Dallas letters, 1854-1954
3 Texas letters, 1892
4-5 Dallas commercial correspondence, 1884-1933
6 Dallas municipal letters, 1881 – These three letters are written on the letterhead of the Mayor’s Office and Dallas Fire Department.
7 Sedalia, Missouri letter, 1867 April 7 – This letter written to John Vorhes in Athens County, Ohio describes opening a store, farming, and land speculation in Missouri.
Box Folder
29 1 US Revenue postmarks, 1867-1901
2-8 Postal covers, 1848 - mid-twentieth century
9 Advertising postal covers
10 Postal covers, 1880s-1949 – Includes many from Paul van Katwijk, and some to Jack Bleueler
11-13 Gordon Bleuler’s album of postal covers and Dallas postcards, 1853-1920s

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Series 4: Art
3 boxes

This series includes one box of undated original artwork by John Knott and local artists. Boxes 54X and 55X contain the work of Dallas artist, Reveau Bassett, and his tools.
Box
52X Advertising artwork includes illustration for Zales, and a sketch of a hunter and dog. Original artwork includes illustration by John Knott; illustration for Dallas Theater Center featuring Ready Kilowatt; and a pencil illustration of a man with a gun.
Box
54X Reveau Bassett materials - 2 molds for duck heads, one metal dipping ladle, one knife
Box
55X Reveau Bassett work - 3 unsigned duck heads (yellow, green, brown), 1 bookend base, 1 plaster mold for duck cufflink, 1 finished cufflink, 1 unfinished cufflink, 2 metal cufflink backs

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Series 5: Ephemera, 1883-1990s
6 boxes

Highlights of the ephemera collection include matchbook covers, silk broadsides, pennants, a Texas trivia board game, and one color advertisement for Gene Autry Cowboy Boots.
Box 30 contains brochures arranged by subject beginning with Adele Hunt Inc.
Box Folder
29 14 Dallas address book [includes A.H. Belo’s estate before 1901]
15 Adult entertainment
16-17 Advertisements
VaultBox Item
Color advertisement for Gene Autry Cowboy Boots
Box Folder
29 18 Baby book
19 Bank books
20 Bank statements
21-28 Billheads
29-30 Blotters
Box
31 Dorsey Company box
Box Folder
29 31 Bumper stitckers
32-33 Business cards
34 Calendars
35 Christmas card designed by Tom Lea
Box
51X Certificates, Dallas, Texas, 1937-1939 – J. Mack Hays Police department training, 1937; Joseph Lovic Allgood retirement of the Fire, Police and Fire Alarm Operators’ Pension Fund, 1939
Box Folder
29 36 Producers’ Trade Union certificate, 1889
37 Charge plates
38 Checks
39 Retail contract
40 Cookbooks
41 Coupon books for Fort Worth Stockyards
42-43 Dance cards
44 Leather folder – Souvenir of Rear Admiral W.S. Schley’s banquet, 1902
45 Football schedules, 1946-1954
Box
31 Texas Trivia Game, 1984
Box Folder
29 46-47 Handbills
48 Identification cards
49 Illustrations from Grand Army of the Republic Magazine from Fort Worth, circa 1897
50 Income tax forms
51 Insurance policies
52-53 Invitations
54 Jigsaw puzzle
55-57 Letterhead – Texas
58 Letterhead – Arizona
59 Letterhead – Indian Territory
60 Letterhead – Ruston, Louisiana
61 Letterhead – Al G. Barnes Circus
62 Letterhead – Dan Rice Circus
Box Folder
30 1 Licenses
2 Lodge summons
3-4 Matchbook covers – Dallas
5 Matchbook covers – Texas
6 Matchboxes
7 Membership cards
8-10 Menus
Box Item
50X Menu – Abe and Pappy club, across from the Adolphus Hotel
Music – “Dallas I Love You.” Words and music by Jack Gardner, compliments of the Adolphus Dallas, circa 1925 [incomplete sheet music]
Box Folder
30 11 Napkin – The Nite Spot Cocktail Lounge
12 Needle cases
13 Notecards
14 Paper hat
15 Pens
16 Permit – F.C.C. radio telephone operator
17 Permit – Dallas Railway and Terminal Co. dog permit
18 Price lists
19-21 Programs
22 Programs – Dallas Opera
23 Programs – Fair Park Auditorium
24 Programs – Little Theatre of Dallas
25 Programs – Majestic Theater
26 Programs – postal associations
Box Item
50X Program – President Taft banquet, 1909
Box Folder
30 27 Promissory notes, 1883-1918
28 Radio station promotions
29 Railroad passes
30 Receipts
Box
51X Reproduction of City National Bank resolution on the death of Edward Oliver Tenison, 1924 April 8
Box Folder
30 31 Reward notices
32 Road maps
33 Scorecard – Wee St. Andrews Golf Course
Box Folder
33 6 Scrapbook - Edward Henley Morgan family scrapbook, 1930s-1960s [mostly miscellaneous newspaper clippings]
7 Scrapbook - Dallas area newspaper clippings, 1916-1950s
8 Scrapbook - obituary newspaper clippings
Box
50X Scrapbook – “Historical Dallas” newspaper clippings
Box Folder
30 34 Scrip – Parlin and Orendorff Co., 1897
35 Stock certificates
36-37 Tax receipts
38 Telegrams
39 Dallas telephone directory, 1932
40 Tickets
41 Timetables – Braniff Airlines
42-44 Tradecards
45 Viewbooks
46 Adele Hunt Inc.
47 Baylor University Medical Center
48 Dallas Historical Society
49 Dallas Public Library
50 Douglas Magicland
51 E.M. Kahn World War I memorial booklet
52 Fitzgibbons, Ruth Miller. “Vintage Victorian: Swiss Avenue’s Wilson Block is Restored to Life.”
53 Hamilton’s Historic Dallas
54 Heritage House of Dallas
55 International Broadcast Center – World Cup 1994
56 Jim Allen, environmental photographer
57 John L. Briggs
58 John Neely Bryan Cabin
59 John F. Kennedy assassination 25th anniversary, 1988
60 Lee Park memorial fountain
61 Magnolia Petroleum 1950 almanac
62 Millermore
63 Old City Park
64 Orb Fabrics
65 Reunion Tower
66 Spirit League volunteer handbook
67 Spirit of Dallas
68 S.S. Miramar Rental Library
69 Swiss Avenue Historic District holiday home tour, 1993
70 Top O’Hill Terrace
71 United Daughters of the Confederacy Bonnie Blue Flag Chapter
72 Universal Lloyds
73 Wilson Historic District
74 Wynnewood Village
Box Item
53X Hella Temple silk broadside, 1890
Souvenir of Richardson silk broadside, 1912
Cavalcade of the Americas pennants

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Series 6: Artifacts
approximately 50 linear feet

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Subseries 6.1: Pins, ribbons, and tokens, 1750s-1993
3 boxes

The bulk of these three boxes contain pins, ribbons, and badges from fraternal organizations and business associations. The last box includes advertising souvenirs.
A PDF inventory of pins, ribbons, and tokens is also available.
Box
64X Pins and ribbons, 1891-1914 – Organizations represented include the Elks, Shriners, United Confederate Veterans, Grand Army of the Republic, Maifest, Sangerfest Texas-Staats Sangerbund, Texas Banker’s Association, Texas State Medical Association, Texas Postmasters’ Association, Dallas Advertising League, Dallas Southwestern Motion Picture Exposition, and Dallas County Woodrow Wilson Club.
Box
65X Pins and ribbons, 1750s-1993 – The majority of this box contains pins and ribbons of various organizations from 1896-1993. One pin was made from a Patrona Bavaria coin from the 1750s, supposedly from the estate of Anson Jones. Included in this box are railway badges, Highland Park pool tokens, tape measures, thimbles, a Southern Methodist University locket, a leather fob from Schoellkopf Saddlery, advertising hand mirrors, and an Adolphus Hotel key.
Box
66X Badges and tokens, 1855-1960s – Included are badges from the Smith Protective Agency, masonic and confederate veteran tokens, bar tokens, charge plate, a Steakley Brothers Chevy-Town key chain, and advertising pocket knives.

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Subseries 6.2: Various artifacts, 1846-2000s
approximately 47 linear feet

This subseries includes various Dallas-area advertising items, hats, souvenirs, arrowheads, lithographic stones, architectural pieces, and dishes.
A PDF inventory of boxes 67X-79X is also available.
Box
49X Confederate States of America reunion flag from the Gaston family that flew over the State Fair of Texas fairgrounds during the 1902 encampment reunion
Tube
Advertising yardsticks
Box
67X Advertising items, vinyl records, spoons, 1904-1980s – various advertising pencils, pens, letter openers, straight razor, screwdriver, paper fan, engraved silver spoons by Arthur A. Everts Co. Jewelers, a pair of crane scissors by the Linz Bros. Jewelers, and two vinyl records: “Big Dallas Blues/Hard Luck Blues” by Curly Gray and a home voice recording from Leo Clahoun to Mary Francis Carr (1942)
Box
68X Spoons and artifacts, 1900s-1984 – engraved spoons of Dallas scenes by Watson and Newell, and engraved Sanger Bros. spoon, Texas centennial and Pan American Exposition ornaments, and a small statue commemorating the 1984 National Republican Party Convention in Dallas
Box
69X Artifacts, 1890-1996 – Amon Carter’s Latin American Notaphilic Society engraving plate, an 1890 Texas Spring Palace medal, an official Dallas American Revolution Bicentennial medal, and advertising items
Box
70X Artifacts, 1902-1997 – 1997 Tom Thumb toy truck coin bank, a 1902 Linz 25th anniversary souvenir, a Highland Park Pharmacy and Stoneleigh Pharmacy pill boxes with instructions, a Dallas Baptist University paperweight, and a yellow metal toy car
Box
71X Coin banks and Texas centennial glass saucers, 1919-1936 –advertising coin banks from the Mercantile National Bank at Dallas, Fair Park National Bank of Dallas, and the Dallas County State Bank, with eight Texas centennial glass saucers are also included.
Box
72X Decorative plates and paperweights, circa 1911-1936 – metal decorative souvenir plates of Dallas, glass paperweights, and a Texas Centennial glass plate that matches the saucers in box 68X
Box
73X Dishes, 1908-1950s – souvenir illustrated dishes of Dallas landmarks, State Fair of Texas, Dallas Brewery, Elks, and Linz Jewelers
Box
74X Trays and Shriners convention plate, 1914-1972 – metal trays commemorating Hey and Philp Hardware, Model Bakery, J. Fred Schoellkopf, and a Texas-Ware plastic plate for the Shriner’s 1972 convention in Dallas
Box
75X Ceramic cups and dishes, 1937-1940s? –souvenir illustrated ceramic cups and dishes of Dallas locations such as the Pan-American Exposition, Highland Park, Trinity College, and the State Fair grounds
Box
76X Dishes and cups, 1846-1936 – two Staffordshire transferware dishes of Dallas and Texas scenes, a 1910 Texas State Fair illustrated plate, and two glass Texas centennial cups and two Texas Centennial pitchers.
Box
77X Cotton bale and artifacts, 1889-1950s – cotton bale advertising Munger Machine Co., a metal toy gun, three Southern Rock Island Plow Co. metal engraved cups, and other Dallas souvenirs
Box
78X Adolphus Hotel cigar box and shards from the hotel’s china plates and cups, circa 1911-1913
Box
79X Artifacts – Boedeker and Sons Grocers ceramic rolling pin, a white vase with a Main Street illustration, and a small gray stone bowl.
Box
80X 19 arrowheads and one axe head
47 arrowheads from Coryell County, Texas
Box
81X Native basket
Box
82X Native wooden bowl
Box
83X Artifacts – Stone rose from Clyde Barrow’s grave, 1934 South Texas Fair Beaumont carved wooden miniature chair, rusted horse shoe, and wooden carpentry ornaments
Box
84X Brass triangle ornament from Neiman Marcus elevators and four wooden plinth blocks
Box
85X Artifacts – wooden plinths, Irving Bank and Trust Co. brown money bag with the name R.S. Brandenburg, Preston State Bank file box, and Dallas Brewery color lithograph tray
Box
86X Artifacts – Dallas Country Club brick book, circa 1957; Oriental Hotel glass shadow box with photograph, fork and broken knife; concrete hoof; rusted soup bowl with “Austria” printed on the bottom
Box
87X Ice tongs and wooden tomahawk
Box
88X Concrete head sculpture
Box
89X Brass eagle in various pieces possible used as a banner plaque for a podium, circa 1860
Lithographic stone with business names: The Magic Valley Mercantile Co., Inc., Lyford; Williams Investment Company, Houston; Orange Rice Mill Co. Feed Department; The Ahrens Ott Mfg. Co., Houston
Box
90X Lithographic stone with buildings from Phoenix, Arizona
Box
91X Lithographic stone with business names: The Trust Company of Cuba, Havana; Muller Broom Co.; The Bank of Duncan, Duncan, Arizona; Gardere and Holloway Wholesale Dry Goods, Marlin; The City National Bank, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Box
92X Six Sanger Harris bricks
Box
93X Four flat stones, one with faded engraving
Box
94X Republic National Bank clock
Box
126X Lock box
Item
N. Salzmann large clock face
Dorsey Printing Company book press
Items
Cavalcade of Texas, 1936 - Three items probably used at the Texas Centennial: round painted cloth drum, mounted broken steer horns with a mirror and red velvet decorations. A wooden tomahawk with “Cavalcade of Texas ‘36” on the wooden head is located in box 87X.
Item
Red Dallas Fire Department alarm box
Box
59X Red metal fire fighter helmet
Item
Highland Park metal plaque honoring Dallas policeman, J.R. Tubre, killed in the line of duty in 1938.
Mr. P.J. Campbell concrete gravestone
Terra cotta arch piece from a Dallas building
Items
3 stone arch pieces
Item
Trunk belonging to Dallas judge E.B. Muse. This early nineteenth century trunk contains clothes, Texas license plate, liquor bottles, and broken items.
Wooden horse's head from Mayers Garden saloon mounted on the wall in the reading room of DeGolyer Library.

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Subseries 6.3: Signs, 1900s-1950s
approximately 10 linear feet

These six signs are from various Dallas businesses and a streets sign.
Item
Mayers Garden wooden sign
W.A. Mayer Co. Taxidermist wooden sign
Murray Co. metal sign [a Dallas cotton gin]
Box Item
95X Magnolia Gallery wooden sign
Presto Charge member sign, circa 1950s
Seegar Alley street sign

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Subseries 6.4: Bottles, 1850s-1990s
29 boxes (39 linear feet)

This subseries contains mostly everyday beverage and drug store bottles from the turn of the twentieth century. Also included are earthenware jugs, and mugs. Highlights of this series include a green Real Juice Co. seltzer bottle; a jug from Live Oak Grocery; and Dallas Brewery beer bottles.
Box
97X-125X A PDF inventory is also available.

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