Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Bill Melton Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Melton, Bill
Title: Bill Melton Collection
Dates: 1969-1976
Accession No.: MA91-2
Quantity: 1 box
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Bill Melton was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Sunset High School in 1957 and in 1964 earned a Bachelor in Arts from the University of Texas. Melton returned to Dallas in 1966 to work as Assistant General Manager of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce. In 1969 Bill Melton became the General Manager of Wynnewood Shopping Center. He joined the Dallas County Commissioner's Court as Executive Assistant in 1972. Five years later he became County Treasurer - a position he held until 2002.

Bill Melton was noted for his civic involvement joining boards and committees where he saw a need. He served as president of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce in 1973-74, the youngest appointee to hold the post.

Scope and Contents

The Bill Melton Collection contains materials from his management of the Wynnewood Shopping Center, as well as four boards/committees on which he served. The board/committee papers consist of the creation of the new WRR radio station at Fair Park, the building of a new Oak Cliff YMCA, the selection of a site for Reunion Arena, and the celebration of the United States Bicentennial Celebration at Fair Park with the presentation of the Goals for Dallas. Mr. Melton's papers as president of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce can be found in MA91-1.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Melton, Bill
Family Names:
Dallas (Tx.)
Oak Cliff (Tx.)
Bill Melton Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA91-2 Bill Melton Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 a Register


Wynnewood Village

Box Folder
1 1 Store Directories
2 Promotional Brochures
3 General Manager Correspondence
4 Leasing and Business Information
5 Merchants Association - Board of Directors - Correspondence and Memos


Radio Commission Board

Box Folder
1 6 Memorandum and Correspondence
7 WRR Radio Station Materials
8 Maps and Floor Plans for new station
9 Minutes 1970-1971
10 Minutes 1972-1973
11 News clippings
12 City of Dallas Ordinance No. 3019 and 3049
13 City of Dallas Ordinance 1524
14 Bumper Sticker and Commemorative Record WRR
15 Council Briefings on WRR August 4, 1969
16 WRR Reports to Radio Commission October 21, 1969
17 Analysis of WRR Oct-Nov 1972
18 WRR Budget 1972-73
19 Photograph - Groundbreaking of new WRR studio at Fair Park. William Melton, Wes Wise, William B. Dean, Bob Cullum and Ed Daugherty. 3/14/73


Sports Arena Committee

Box Folder
1 20 Correspondence
21 City of Houston Arena Materials
22 Studies
23 Recommendations to Dallas City Council
24 City of Dallas Council Resolution July 29, 1974


Oak Cliff YMCA

Box Folder
1 25 Oak Cliff Brand Board of Management
26 Board of Management Directories and Board Members
27 Board of Management Correspondence 1972 - July 1973
28 Board of Management Correspondence August 1973 - November 1973
29 Board of Management Agendas and Minutes October 1971 - June 1973
30 Board of Management Agendas and Minutes July 1973 - February 1975
31 Oak Cliff YMCA Grand Opening
32 Oak Cliff YMCA Branch Materials
33 Oak Cliff YMCA Finances
34 Oak Cliff YMCA Expense and Income Reports


Goals for Dallas

Box Folder
1 35 Correspondence 1976
36 Committee/Planning
37 Bicentennial Celebration at Old City Park - Planning
38 Bicentennial Event Materials and Press Packets
39 Bicentennial Celebration clippings