Municipal Archives

​Inaugural Speech of Mayor Steve Bartlett and Farewell Address of Mayor Annette Strauss, 1991

​Collection 1992-028


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorOffice of the Mayor and Dallas City Council
TitleInaugural Speech of Mayor Steve Bartlett and Farewell Address of  Mayor Annette Strauss
Quantity1 linear inch
AbstractInaugural Speech of Mayor Steve Bartlett and Farewell Address of Mayor Annette Strauss.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the typescript speeches of the inaugural speech of Dallas, Texas Mayor Steve Bartlett and farewell address of Mayor Annette Strauss, delivered December 2, 1991.

Harry Steven (Steve) Bartlett (1947- ) was born in Los Angeles, California, but grew up in Lockhart, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a business degree.  From 1983 until his resignation in 1991, Bartlett served as a U.S. Representative from Texas' Third Congressional District.  Bartlett then served as Mayor of Dallas from 1991 to 1995. Following his government service, Bartlett served on the boards of a number of businesses and organizations.

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, married Theodore Strauss, Sr., in 1946, and 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 arranged chronologically


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Inaugural Speech of Mayor Steve Bartlett and Farewell Address of Mayor Annette Strauss, 1991 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives.

Related Materials

Collection 1997-029Plaques and Award - Mayor Steve Bartlett
Collection 1992-031—State of the City Address by Mayor Steve Bartlett, 1992

Index Terms

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

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Inaugural Speech of Mayor Steve Bartlett, December 2, 1991
 2Farewell/State of the City Speech of Mayor Annette Strauss, December 2, 1991