Municipal Archives

​Challenge to Municipal Bond Sales, 1927-1930

​Collection 1992-014​


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas
TitleChallenge to Municipal Bond Sales
Quantity1/8th linear inch
AbstractTypescript correspondence, telegram, and financial statement.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Collection documents a challenge to the sale of City of Dallas municipal bonds between 1927 and 1930. The bond firm of Chapman and Cutler, Chicago, approved a $3,900,000 issue and sale in September 1930 but identified an error by the City in attempting to sell $25,000 in bonds for an Industrial Home because it had been authorized twenty-two years previously. The City of Dallas was required to withdraw the Industrial Home portion of the bond sale announcement.

A bond is defined as “an interest-bearing certificate of public or private indebtedness.” Chapter II, Section 1 of the Dallas City Charter authorizes the city “to borrow money on the faith and credit of the city by the issue or sale of bonds, warrants or notes of the city.” 

Collection contains correspondence concerning the bond firm’s challenge to the validity of municipal bond sales and includes communication between the City Secretary’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, Office of the Texas Attorney General, and the Law Offices of Chapman and Cutler and W.P. Dumas between 1927 and 1930.


The collection is arranged by subject.  


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Challenge to Municipal Bond Sales, 1927-1930 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas (Tex.) -- Charters
Dallas -- Texas – History

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Correspondence between the City Secretary's Office, City Attorney's Office, Office of the Texas Attorney General and the Law Offices of Chapman and Cutler and W.P. Dumas, 1930
 2Postal Telegraph from Assistant Attorney General relating to bonds as charter amendments, 1930
 3Financial Statement relative to issuance of bonds, 1930