Municipal Archives

City-County Hospital System, 1933-1940

Collection 1991-122


Repository ​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorDallas City-County Hospital System 
TitleCity-County Hospital System 
QuantityThree linear inches
AbstractAnnual reports and survey of services.
LanguageRecords are in English​

Scope and Contents 

Annual reports and survey report. 

Collection consists of three annual​ reports and one survey report on the state of services of the Dallas City-County Hospital System. 

The Dallas County, Texas-based hospital now known as Parkland Health & Hospital System originated in 1872 at the intersection of Wood and Houston Streets.  It was the first permanent hospital in Dallas to care for indigent patients. The City of Dallas and Dallas County jointly contributed land and facilities over many years, culminating in a bond program presented to Dallas voters in 1893, approving $40,000 for a new hospital on 17 acres just outside the city limits at the intersection of Maple and Oak Lawn avenues. The Dallas City-County Hospital System was officially founded in 1936 after passage of a state law authorizing incorporation of two tax-supported institutions—the general city hospital (Parkland) and the Convalescent Home in Hutchins. It also established a third hospital, Woodlawn, for the care of tuberculosis patients. On December 23, 1954, Dallas County voters approved creation of the Dallas County Hospital District, creating a separate entity and eliminating the funding and governance functions split between the City of Dallas and Dallas County for 82 years. 


The collection is arranged chronologically.


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City-County Hospital System, 1933-1940 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives.

Related Material


​Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History  
Hospitals -- Texas -- Dallas 
Municipal services -- Texas -- Dallas 

Container List 

BoxFolder​​Title, Date
11City - County Hospital System annual report, 1933-1934
​2​City - County Hospital System annual report, 1934-1935
​3​City - County Hospital System annual report, 1939-1940
​4City - County Hospital System survey report, 1940​