Municipal Archives

Official City Songs, 1961, 1970​​

Collection 1991-003


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity Secretary’s Office
TitleOfficial City Songs
Dates1961, 1970
Quantity1/4 linear inch
AbstractProposed songs for the City of Dallas.
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

Several official songs have been proposed for the City of Dallas.  This Is My City was composed by Tom Merriman and commissioned and recorded by Dallas radio station KVIL and the Commercial Recording Corporation.  It was introduced at the 1961 Texas State Fair as part of the Fair’s Exposition of Music theme.  

The collection consists of the lyrics of two songs proposed in October 1961 and the score and lyrics of one song proposed in July 1970 as official or promotional songs for Dallas.  The collection also contains photocopies of official actions of the City Council and correspondence from City Secretary Harold G. Shank and Mayor Earle Cabell regarding the songs.


​The collection is arranged chronologically.  


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Official City Songs, 1961 and 1970 (Box 1, Folder 1), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Songs and music

Container List​

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Songs, 1961 and 1970