Dallas looking east, 1920s.
Documenting and preserving the history of Dallas city government The purpose of the Archives is to preserve the historical records of city government and support research and scholarship by its external and internal customers.
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Red and Blue lines stop at the Dallas Convention Center, directly adjacent to Dallas City Hall. http://www.dart.org/riding/stations/conventioncenterstation.asp?zeon=red
The records held by the Dallas Municipal Archives are open to the public and available for research by appointment only Monday-Thursday between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. The City's archival records are unique documents that detail governmental actions and activities. To protect these valuable resources, the Municipal Archives has established guidelines for using and handling the records. These measures ensure that the materials remain accessible and in good condition into the future. Archival records may be used only in the archives research area; they do not circulate and may not be checked out. There is a small reference collection on Dallas history in the research area that is open to all researchers. Preparing for Your Visit If you are planning a research visit to the Archives, please call or email to make an appointment. Not only will this help ensure that a staff member will be available to assist you but also it will enable us to pull the records you need before you arrive, saving you time. Additionally, it will allow us to learn more about your research topic and suggest materials that might be useful, which may help you plan your research time. We recommend that you review our online collection guides before you come in to see what kinds of materials we have relating to your topic and focus in on what you would like to look at. Our website has subject guides for frequently requested information, and Municipal Archives staff are also available by email or phone if you have questions about our holdings.
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The purpose of the Archives is to preserve the historical records of city government and support research and scholarship by its external and internal customers. Established in 1985, the Dallas Municipal Archives is a division of the City Secretary´s Office and contains over 2,000 cubic feet of departmental records in a variety of forms and formats, including ledgers, manuscripts and typescripts, maps, photographs, microforms, and printed materials. Among our many collections are the "Bonnie and Clyde" Barrow Gang materials of the Dallas Police Department; the John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department records relating to the assassination of President Kennedy; the earliest extant City of Dallas Charter; and over a quarter million images documenting the growth and public services of the City of Dallas. We also maintain thousands of permanently valuable documents, maps, and architectural plans reflecting the actions of every aspect of Dallas government. The Archives is also responsible for the preservation microfilming of the City Secretary´s council action files, which contain the originals of all City ordinances and resolutions, meeting minutes, agenda, and support documentation. -
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