Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Ephemera Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dallas Public Library
Title: Ephemera Collection
Accession No.: MA01-5
Language: The records are primarily in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection consisting of individual items that may not merit their own collection but nonetheless have been deemed important in some way to be preserved and accessed in the same manner as other manuscript material. The bulk of the materials had been stored for years in boxes with little identification. This finding guide does not represent the collection in its entirety but will be updated periodically as materials are added to it and processed.

The collection is divided roughly into the following series: Politics & Government, Currency, Military, Personal Items, Theatre & the Arts, Hospitals, Churches, Hotels, Clubs & Organizations, Business, Events, Tourism, Education, Sports, Restaurant Menus, Train Schedules, Miscellaneous.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Dallas (Tex.)
Ephemera Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA01-5 Ephemera Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney & Jeff Parker

Detailed Description of the Collection


Politics and Government

Campaign Material
Box Folder
1 Bruce Alger
George Allen
Ben Atwell
Jean Ball
Jim Ball
Ben Barnes
Vernon Bartley
Lloyd Bentson
Dolph Briscoe
Joe Brown
John Henry Brown
Baxton Bryant
John Bryant
Joe Buck
Duke Burgess
Goerge Bush
George W. Bush
Earle Cabell
David Cain
Charles Cannon Jr.
Waggoner Carr
Citizens Charter Association
Citizens for Neighborhood Schools
Jim Clark
Ed Cobb
Bill Coker
James M Collins
John Connally
Constitution Party
Constitutional "Kill the Loan Shark"
Davy Crokett
Bill Dal
Dallas at the Crossroads
Dallas School Board
Hick Danna
Box Folder
Democratic Ticket - James S. Hogg, 1890
Box Folder
1 Democratic Party
Lloyd Doggett
Ben Ellis
Tom E Ellis
Bob Folsom
Martin Frost
Thomas "Boodie" Goforth
Jim Granberry
Ralph Hall
Bill Hobby
Craig Holcomb
Carroll Jarnagin
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Lyndon B Johnson
Clarence Jones
John Leedom
Joseph Lockridge
Fred Longmore
Jack Ludwig
Ted Lyon
Jim Mattox
Oscar Mauzy
Tom Maylor
Odell McBrayer
Dick McKissack
Mike McKool
Otis Meserole
Giles Miller
Dan Moody
Joe Moody
J.W. (Jim) Moulton
Sam Murphy
Tom Naylor
Jesse Oliver
Roy Orr
R.E. Russell Owen
Wright Patman
Dwight Patterson
Ross Perot
David Pickett
Joe Pool
Robert Power
John Wiley Price
Joe Ratcliff
Dick Reed
Republican Party
Joe Rich
Ann Richards
John Sartain
Ada Smith
Preston Smith
Dr. Earle Standlee
Alan Steelman
Ruth Stone
Annette Strauss
James W Stroud
M.L. Tinsley
Tom Thorpe
Milton Toban
Texas Constitution
Joe B Villiers
"Vote Against Consolidation"
"Vote Yes for Dallas"
Dee Brown Wallace
Garry Weber
J.B. Welch
Harry Weisbrod
Dennis White
Mark White
Wes Wise
Richard Wood
Jim Wright
Don Yarborough
Ralph Yarborough
James B Zimmerman
Ben Henry Zollner
National Politics
Box Folder
2 Assorted Campaign Materials
George McGovern Campaign Materials
Inaugurations and Political Events
Box Folder
1 Inauguration 1953
Inauguration 1957
Inauguration 1965
Inauguration 1967
Inauguration 1979
Inauguration 1981
Inauguration 1983
Inauguration 1991
Memorial Service for William McKinley, St. Mathews Cathedral, Dallas, Texas. September 19, 1901
Appreciation Dinner for Sam Rayburn at the Adolphus 1941
Texas Roosevelt Day Dinner 1956
Voter Registration and Poll Tax
Box Folder
1 Poll List - General Election 1922
Poll Tax Application 1964
Fannin County Poll Tax Receipt 1911
Dallas - City and County
Box Folder
1 Voter Registration Certificate
Inauguration Materials
"Dallas Municipal Government" Pamphlet
Tax Receipts 1882
East Dallas Tax Receipts
State and County Tax Records
County Courthouse Refunding Bond 1895
Box Folder
1 Texas "Code of Safety" Traffic Laws 1947



Box Folder
2 Foreign
WWII Penny 1943
Republic of Texas $100 Bond 1840



Civil War
Box Folder
2 Fannin County Confederate Tax Receipts 1862; 1864
Poem - "The Rebel Prisoner" by W.H. Walker
Correspondence - TK Fulcher to Brother - Camp Nelson November 13, 1962
Correspondence - Charles S. Brown - Photocopies
World War II
Box Folder
2 Savings Bonds 1941-1942
War Chest Worker Item
Ration Books - Rouse Family 1943
Ration Books - Smith Family 1943
Ration Books - James E. Hodges 1943
Gas Ration Book - 1942
Ration Books - Derrick Family 1943
Ration Book Applications 1942-1943
53rd Ammunition Train - Name Cards
Edward Davis - Camp Walters Station Notifications 1942
War Housing
Camel Cigarettes Receipt 1944
Registration Card - Theodore Phillips 1942
Murray Company - Distinguished Service Award 1944
Tire Inspection Records 1943
Victory Book Campaign - Bookmark
Dallas County War Chest - Victory Loans 1945
"Through Their Own Front Door - A Handbook on Reunion" 1945
Radio Press News - U.S.S. Detroit February 13, 1943
36th Texas Infantry Division - 2001 Calendar
Vietnam War
Box Folder
2 Veteran's Homecoming Celebration
Military Branches
Box Folder
2 Texas Volunteer Guard - Orders and Manual 1901


Personal Items

Box Folder
2 Certificate - Camp Dallas 1932
Certificate - American Legion 1955
Funeral Program - Portia Marshall Washington Pittman 1978
New Mother Items
Correspondence - Margaret Bryan
I.O.U. 1846
Autograph Album - Austin and Williamson County. Signed to Rosiline 1880-1890
Dallas County Jury Summons 2010
Matchbooks - Assorted


Theatre and The Arts

Box Folder
2 Jeanette Robinson School of Dance - "Down South" Program 1940
Tallulah Bankhead - McFarlin Auditorium Appearance
"The Last Man" - New Oak Lawn Theatre 1932
Derbyshow Program 1936
Dance Diversions Program 1931
Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra - 2nd Concert - 3rd Season 1927-1928
"Her Step-Husband" Program
Normal Training School - Flower Pageant 1918
Sarah Howard Missionary Circle - Musicale 1907
Inter-Society Debate



Box Folder
2 Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium - Articles of Incoporation and Charter
Richard Freeman Memorial Clinic



Box Folder
2 Gaston Area Baptist Church - Service Programs 1928-1937
Declarations and Anniversaries
Bible Class Rosters
Yearbooks and Directories



Box Folder
2 Adolphus
Coralita Courts
Crescent Court
Driskill Hotel - Austin, TX
Hotel Galvez - Galveston, TX
Hotel Lawrence
Hotel Southland
Loews Anatole
Mansion on Turtle Creek
Marriot Motor Hotel
Menger Hotel - San Antonio, TX
Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel - Groundbreaking Celebration Plaque September 15, 2009
Scott Hotel


Clubs and Organizations

Box Folder
3 Boy Scouts
Citizen Traffic Commission - Member Roster 1948-1949
Confederate Veterans Reunion
Congres of Racial Equality (C.O.R.E.)
Dallas Garden Association - "Congratulations, Good Cheer, and Instructions" 1913
Dallas Retired Teachers Association Directory 1979-1980
Dallas Speakers Forum 1948-1949
Debutante's Charity Ball 1986-1987
Grand Order of Kaliphs 1902-1903
Grove Hill Oddfellows Association 1912
Statuten des Grutli Vereins - Dallas Swiss Organization 1874;1910
Home Circle Society - Constitution and Bylaws 1904
Junior League of Dallas
Junior League of Dallas - Rag-Ma-Tazz (2) 1982
Junior League of Dallas - Follies
Dallas Junior League - "Where Leaguehood's Been in Flower" mailer - (Oversized, located in pamphlet binder next to box #3)
League of Women Voters
Masonic (Assorted)
Mobil Wives Club - Directory 1987
Oak Cliff Business and Professional Women's Club 1977
Oak Cliff Lion's Club - Directory 1967-1968
Park Cities Lion's Club 1949
Rotary Club
Royeh-Neh Club 1915
South Dallas Kiwanis Club - July 4th Program 1947
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs 1901
Texas Press Association 1882-1883; 1913
United Daughters of the Confederacy 1908
United Sons of Confederate Veterans (U.S.C.V.) - Reception Program 1907
Women's Good Citizenship Association 1921
YWCA 1935



Box Folder
3 Checks - Assorted
Texas Minmum Wage Law Hearing Announcement
Letterheads and Stationary
Charge Plate Service - Dallas
Southwestern Precision Sales - Plansheet
Slaughter Construction Company 1929
Pierce Pump Company 1940-1948
Whittle Music Company - Christmas Card
Lakelands Inc. - Preston Villa Sub-Division Development Announcement
Business Cards - Assorted



Box Folder
3 San Jacinto Day Dinner 1941
Texas Centennial 1936
Armistice Day Celebration 1937
Robert E. Lee Day - Booklet January 15, 1941
Presentation of the U.S.S. Texas to the State of Texas - Souvenir Program April 21, 1948
General MacArthur Dallas Visit June 15, 1951
Memorial Day Service Program May 31, 1976
Dallas County Dedications
State Fair of Texas - Assorted



Box Folder
3 Dallas
Dallas Zoo
State Fair of Texas
Texas State Parks
National Parks of Texas
Texas Cities



Box Folder
4 Arbor Day School Exercises 1902
Dallas Male and Female College 1877
Oak Cliff Female University 1890
Southern Methodist University (SMU)
St. Mary's Institute
Teacher Certification Material 1909; 1913
Teacher's Contract - El Paso 1932
Texas State College For Women
Texas Teachers Daily Register 1908-1910
Texas Teachers Daily Register - Cottonwood School 1938-1939
Waco Public School Materials 1930s
Arnold Zeiske. Report Cards/School Reports and Correspondence 1914; 1917
Commencement and Graduation Exercises
Box Folder
4 A-D



Automobile Racing
Box Folder
5 Pontiac Grand Prix of Dallas 1988
Box Folder
5 Texas Rangers Media Guide 1980
Dallas Eagles Tickets 1950
Dallas Eagles Scorebook
Box Folder
5 Dallas Mavericks Game Program September 26, 1980
Dallas Mavericks - Assorted
Box Folder
5 Texas/OU Game Program 1966
Texas/OU Program, Tickets, Button 1967
Texas/OU Game Program 1987
Dallas Cowboys Team Guide 1967
Southwest Conference Football Schedule 1960
Pro Football Classic - Chicago Bears vs. N.Y. Giants - Game Program 1956
University of Texas vs. Rice - Game Program 1953
Cotton Bowl Classic Game Program - Alabama vs. Baylor 1981
University of Texas Media Guide 1985
Box Folder
5 Odessa Country Club Pro-Am Program 1955
45th PGA Championship Program - At DAC Country Club 1963
Byron Nelson Classic - Program 1984
Horse Racing
Box Folder
5 Arlington Downs 1930; 1934
Box Folder
5 XIT Rodeo and Reunion Program
Box Folder
5 Jackson Five-O Race Guide 1992
Box Folder
5 World Cup Brochure and Pin 1994
Box Folder
5 "Rasslin'" - Sportatorium Program 1959


Restaurant Menus

Box Folder
6 Baby Doe Matchless Mine
Brennan's Breakfast
Brennan's - Lunch
Chubby's Coffee Shops
Deep Ellum Cafe
El Fenix (2)
Kip's Big Boy
La Creperie
La Vielle Varsouie
McKinney and Knox Restaurant (2)
Mr. Peppe
Nero's Italian
Tejano Mexican Cuisine
Box Folder
7 Andrew's
Arthur Dallas - Drink Menu
Arthur's Restaurant
Bluebonnet Cafe - Whole Foods
Boulevard Cafe and Club
Brink's Coffee Shop
Cadillac Bar 1979
Carnival Coffee Shop
Caruso's Cafe and Oyster Bar - Austin, TX
Casa Dominguez (2)
Cattlemen's Steakhouse
China Gate Restaurant
Churhill's Polo Tavern 1978
Colter's BBQ and Grill
The Connoisseur of American Food
Crossroads Cafe - Muleshoe, TX
Crescent City Coffee Shop
Box Folder
7 Dakota's Lunch (2)
Dixe House (small)
Dixie House (large) 1985
Downtowner Motel and Coffee Shop - San Antonio, TX
Driskill Hotel - Austin, TX
El Fenix 1973
Farmer's Grill 1978
The Heidelberg Room at Hotel Adolphus
Highland Park Cafeteria
Hotel Adolphus - Room Service Menu
Hotel Adolphus - Children's Menu
Houston's 1976
Box Folder
7 Jason's
Jean Lafitte Hotel - Affiliate National Hotels - Galveston, TX
J. Pepe's 1986
Ken's Kitchen
Kip's Big Boy (5 - assorted)
Landmark Pizza and Pipes
La Touraine Express 1987
Le Cabotin
Le France Co.
Les Amis
Lucas' B and B Cafe
Box Folder
7 The Magic Pan
Magnolia Cafe 1986
Mansion on Turtle Creek - Afternoon Tea
Mirabelle Caterers
Mrs. Murphy's Boarding House
NM Commerce Street Cafe
Norma's Cafe
Omni Melrose Hotel - Brunch
Original Mexican Cafe 1911
Otto's Homeade Ice Cream
Outback Pub
Box Folder
7 Pacific Express
Panda's Restaurant and Bar
Pappa's Restaurant
Pappy's Showland
Peking Palace
Pig Stand No. 38 - Breakfast Menu 1941?
Ports O' Call (3 w/ attachments)
Sam's Bar and Grill - Bradford Plaza West End Hotel
San Frediano
San Simeon
Scholz Garten - Austin, TX 1966
Sheraton-Crest Inn - Room Service - Austin, TX
Skyview Cafe (small) (2)
Skyview Cafe (large)
Southern Pacific Lines - Beverage List
Southern Pacific Lines - Breakfast
The Spaghetti Warehouse
Box Folder
7 T.G.I. Friday's Anniversay Party May 1, 1973
Tolbert's (3)
Town and Country
Town and Country "Story of Superiority"
Trader Vic's at Hilton Inn Dallas 1969
Wolfgang's Keller - New Braunfels, TX
Zodiac Room at Neiman-Marcus


Train Schedules

Box Folder
8 A-L
Box Folder
9 M-Z


Miscellaneous Artifacts

Box Folder
10 a. Fork - 17th Annual Jewelers Arthur Everts Co. Dallas.
b. Red Ball - "Volks"
c. Box. Medicine. Oak Cliff "Hi" Pharmacy. Dr Crutcher. Mrs Owen. 5/30/38
d. Inflatable Southwestern Airlines Airplane. Seaworld.
e. Dallas Mavericks "Rah-Fone"
f. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Bank.
g. Automobile plate. Alexander Motor Co. Dodge Plymouth. Dallas.
Box Folder
14 Bored Wood Stack Pipe for Western Union Cable
Box Folder
11 a. The Weiss, Hord Cabin
b. President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy
c. Parkland Memorial Hospital
Political Pins
Box Folder
12 a. Yes! Dallas 2012
b. Perot for President '92. 2.
c. Bush Quayle 88
d. Vote 84 Regan Bush. 2.
e. LBJ for the USA. 3
f. No Drugs or Nuclear Weapons Allowed Inside. Hard Rock Cafe
g. Locke. 2
h. Por Dallas Por Usted Vote Si. El 5 de Nov.
i. Pool for Congress
j. Bush Quayle 92. 2.
k. Vote DART
l. A Texas Welcome. Kitty Dukakis B.A. Bentsen. Dallas Democratic Women for Dukakis/Bentsen. October 21, 1988
m. Tower. Texas. 72
n. Dues Off
o. I Vote for Ada Smith for Texas Senate. 2.
p. Caprock Dist. S.S. & B.T.U. Congress. Rev. H.K. Thomas V. Pres.
q. Texas State Employees Union. White Out. Clements. CWA Nov. 2
r. Jim Mattox. A.G. The People's Lawyer. 2
s. City Bonds. Vote Yes. Nov. 5
t. Reagan Bush '84. 4
u. I Like Mike McCool
v. Collins. U.S. Senate
w. Re-Elect Bill Hobby. Lieutenant Governor. 2
x. No More Bull. Hightower. Democrat for Texas Agricultural Commissioner.
y. Kick 'Em in 82. Democrats of Texas Get Together.
z. Yarborough. Donkey. 3
aa. The Old Scotchman. Gordon McLendon. Democrat for U.S. Senate.
bb. Jim Mattox. A.G. 2
cc. LBJ. Cowboy Hat.
dd. Vote Johnson Humphrey
ee. Keep Castillo Controller...Its a Matter of Dollars & Cents.
ff. Collins. Congress
gg. Johnson Humphrey
hh. LBJ for the USA. Square
ii. John Connally for Governor
Glass and Ceramic Items
Box Folder
13 Queen Olive Jar. Packed by DalTex Coffee Co. Dallas, Texas.
Butler Brothers. 70 Years of Progress 1877-1947. Ashtray
Butler Brothers bowl. Service, Leadership. 1877-1942
Ceramic Pitcher. Dallas 1961. Casa Ceramic
Arthur Everetts Jewelers - Spoon 1836
Texas Centennial Ring
Greater Texas Pan-American Expo - Ring 1937
Dallas Pin 1908?