Municipal Archives

Mayor Annette Strauss Plaques and Awards, 1985-1991

Collection 1992-001


Repository ​Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorOffice of the Mayor and Dallas City Council
TitleMayor Annette Strauss, Plaques and Awards 
Quantity3 linear inches 
AbstractAwards, plaques, and media coverage of Mayor Annette Strauss.
Language ​​Records are in English​

Scope and Content

Collection consists of awards and plaques received by Annette Strauss, former Mayor of the City of Dallas. Collection also contains photographs and media coverage of former Mayor Strauss. 

Annette Greenfield Strauss (1924-1998) was born in Houston, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1944.  She moved to New York City where she received master's degrees in sociology and psychology from Columbia University  Strauss married Theodore Strauss, Sr. in 1946 then moved to Dallas in 1947.  Strauss was elected to the Dallas City Council in 1983, becoming deputy mayor pro tem and then mayor pro tem in 1984.  In 1987, Strauss ran for mayor of Dallas and won with 56 percent of the vote.  Although Adlene Harrison served as mayor to fill a vacated term, Strauss became the first elected female mayor of Dallas. 

After her single term as mayor, Strauss continued fundraising work until her death in 1998.  Many things have been named for Annette Strauss, including the Annette G. Strauss Humanitarian Award, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin, and the Annette Strauss Artists' Square, an open-air performing arts space in downtown Dallas.

The collection is housed in oversized containers.


The collection has no dedicated arrangement.


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Mayor Annette Strauss Plaques and Awards, 1985-1991 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History  
Dallas (Tex.) -- Mayors 
Strauss, Annette  

Container List​

ItemTitle, Date
1"Woman of the Year" The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, February 3, 1989
"Certificate for Outstanding Community Service" National Association of Minority Veterans, June 24, 1989
"In Appreciation for your Interest and Support"-Dallas United, February 14, 1991
"Annual V. Alyce Foster Trailblazer Award-Woman of the Year"-South Dallas Business and Professional Women's Club Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., April 16, 1988
5"In Appreciation for Bringing 'American Star' to Dallas" from Department of Justice United States Marehal [sic] September 1990
6Photographs (2)-Annette Strauss, undated
"Honorary Maitre 'D' Annual Dallas Celebrity Waiters Luncheon"-Leukemia Society of America, March 14, 1991
8Dallas Fire Department Award-Dallas Fire Department, April 20, 1990
9Resolution-Board of Directors, Dallas Chamber of Commerce-Trade Mission to Paris, France, September 20, circa 1986
10Drawing of Annette Strauss, undated
"Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to Improvement of City Government in Texas and the Development of This Association" Texas Municipal League, February, 1991
12Cover of Fortune Magazine, October 23, 1989
Framed newspaper article, Hamburg, Germany, March 11, 1988
"Advanced Technology Award" Metropolitan Fiber Systems, March 1991
"Humanitarian of the Year" Bethlehem Foundation, undated
16"Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award" Toastmasters International District 25, November 3, 1990
"Certificate of National Merit Presented for Homeless Health Care-Dallas, Texas"-National Recognition Program for Urban Development Excellence, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
18Certificate in German-"Voor ons Burgemeester M. Vanhouttee Ms. A. Strauss Burgemeester Dallas"-Lier, Germany, April 11, 1990
19Trophy "Elite News Award" Elite News, circa 1985
20"Dallas-Italia" souvenir with map of Italy, 1990/1994 World Cup Soccer, Firenze and Roma, Italy, June 8-15, 1990
21"Faithfulness-Continuity-Evolution" Coville 88, Weaving New Urbanstyle Texture",  Horizon, April 6, 1988
Framed newspaper articles, Riyadh Daily and Saudi Gazette, June  25, 1989