Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Pleasant Grove High School Sports Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pleasant Grove High School Sports Collection
Title: Pleasant Grove High School Sports Collection
Dates: 1944-1954
Accession No.: MA08.5
Quantity: 1 linear feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

The community of Pleasant Grove has a long history of education. The name of its first school Pleasant Grove, was soon adopted by the community at large. Its growth over time necessitated the formation of a more formal school system. Tired of their children going to South Dallas in order to get a high school education, in 1937 both Pleasant Grove Independent School District and Pleasant Grove High were founded. The High School was officially named S.S. Connor, but came to be known as Pleasant Grove High. The 1950s saw the district's population double in five years, and the community of Pleasant Grove had been annexed into the City of Dallas. By 1953 voters in the district decided to abolish the Pleasant Grove Independent School District so that DISD could annex the area. By 1954 the area was annexed into the school district and by 1957 Pleasant Grove High School was replaced by W.W. Samuell High.

Pleasant Grove High School had an excellent sports tradition; their Bobcat teams regularly ranked among the top in the district. This collection was donated to the Pleasant Grove branch of the Dallas Public Library anonymously. Though the origins of this collection are unclear it could have been created by Roy Overturf, a star athlete and former president of the Pleasant Grove High Alumni Association. Much of the material pertains to Overturf's performance as an all-district center in basketball and all-district fullback in football. Materials in this collection include PGHS football and basketball clippings, photographs, a scrapbook and other items. Non sports memorabilia regarding PGHS include student snap shots, PGHS student booklets, and some PGHS Alumni materials.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Roy Overturf
Pleasant Grove High School
Pleasant Grove High School Alumni Association
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Grove High School Sports Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA08.5 Pleasant Grove High School Sports Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Photographs - Student Life (Non athletic)
Box Folder
a. Seniors 1948.
b. Class photograph. 1948
c. Snapshots, 6, Juanita Woods, and other girls hanging out and swimming. 1948

Box Folder
1 2 Photographs - Basketball. Team Portraits.
Box Folder
a. 1939 Basketball Team Portrait.
b. Basketball Team. 1944-1945
c. 1949 District Champions. Basketball. 5 Starters and Coach.

Box Folder
1 3 Photographs - Basketball Game Shots. 4. Pleasant Grove 64 Mesquite 34

Box Folder
1 4 Photographs - Roy Overfield - Football. 2.

Box Folder
1 5 Photographs - Football - Game Shots. 2. Unidentified Game

Box Folder
1 6 Football Team Portraits. 3.
Box Folder
1942 Team Portrait. Players Identified.
1944-1945 Team.
1949? team. Players identified, includes Roy Overturf

Box Folder
1 7 Coach Troy Mullins. Football Coach

Box Folder
1 8 Cut Outs of Student Athletes (Pictures). Mostly Roy Overturf, both football and basketball

Box Folder
1 9 Newspaper Articles - Photocopies. Basketball and Football, PGHS

Box Folder
1 10 Pleasant Grove High School Alumni Materials. Assortment of printed materials, fliers, alumni list

Box Folder
1 11 Football Items. 2.
Box Folder
1949? Roster. Coaching staff, starters and reserves listed
1952 Schedule. Bobcats logo.

Box Folder
1 12 Football Programs. 7.
Box Folder
Pleasant Grove Bobcats vs. Terrell Tigers, Bi-District Championship.
Pleasant Grove vs. Mesquite. Bobcat Stadium September 19th, 1947?
Pleasant Grove vs. Handley. 4. September 17, 1948
Arlington Heights vs. Pleasant Grove. September 15th, 1955

Box Folder
1 13 PGHS Materials. 3.
Box Folder
Commencement. June 3rd, 1955
Handbook. 1951-1952

Box Folder
1 14 District 4A Meet. 3 Awards Ribbons. Roy Overturf. April 1949

Box Folder
1 15 Newsclippings. ca. 1949

Box Folder
1 Scrapbook. PGHS Athletics. 1947-1948