Municipal Archives


​​​City Council Minutes - Bound Volumes, 1866-1977​

Collection 1994-010

Overview

Repository
Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator City Secretary’s Office
Title City Council Minutes - Bound Volumes
Dates 1866-1977
Quantity393 linear feet
Abstract Bound manuscript City of Dallas minutes.
Identification 1994-010
Language Records are in English

Scope and Content

Collection consists of the official minutes of the Dallas City Council from 1866 to 1977. The minutes document not only the decisions, actions, day-to-day operations, services, and programs but also the laws, rules, and regulations of the City of Dallas. The early ledgers also contain newspaper clippings and broadsides pasted onto blank pages. During the years 1866-1977, the Office of the City Secretary recorded original minutes on various paper formats then later transcribed and copied them for preservation into a 13 x 18-inch ledger.  The department stopped using the ledgers in June 1977, when it began recording the official minutes on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper. 

The first extant volume of minutes for the Town of Dallas dates to October 1866.  That earliest edition, from October 1866 to May 1867, is called Volume 1.  Also named Volume 1 is the minute book from September 1868 to June 1875.  Furthermore, in June 1907, to reflect the beginning of the new Mayor-Commissioner government system, the minute books started again with Volume 1 as the title.  Consequently, three sets of volumes labeled 1 exist, and two sets of 2 through 33 exist.  The container list is divided to address this duplication.  Researchers should pay close attention to which volume is needed when making requests. 

Beginning February 1941, the City Council began assigning reference numbers to its meetings.  Prior to that date, council meetings were referenced only by date. The ledgers themselves are fragile, and use is restricted.  Researchers will use either microfilm or paper copies, as available, to see the contents of the minutes. To research Dallas City Council minutes after May 1977, contact the Open Records Center in the Office of the City Secretary.  That team will provide instruction on accessing the more recent minutes.

Organization

The books are arranged chronologically.  Index books are arranged first by subject or topic and second by ordinance and resolution number (when used).

Access

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from the Dallas Municipal Archives.  All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Minutes are available for viewing via paper and microfilm, except for the years 1956-1976; these dates are only available on paper.

Citation

Select the citation based on which type of minute book you used:

City Council Minutes - Bound Volumes, 1868-1977 (Volume <x>, Page <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives
City Council Minutes - Bound Volumes, 1868-1977 (Volume <x>, <File reference #), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials


Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas (Tex.). City Council

Container List

Volume Date range
​​ Original volume, 1866-1867
1
10/1866-05/1867
[This volume also contains both a List of white men subject to road duty beginning August 1, 1866, and an 1868 census of Dallas.

Minutes from 06/1867 through 08/1868 do not exist.]


Volume Date range
Original volumes, 1868-1907
1
09/1868-06/1875
2
06/1875-04/1879
3 08/1879-06/1882
4 06/1882-11/1884
5 11/1884-07/1886
6 07/1886-06/1887
7 06/1887-04/1888
8 04/1888-10/1888
9 10/1888-05/1889
10 05/1889-10/1889
11 10/1889-03/1890
12 03/1890-07/1890
13 07/1890-10/1890
14 10/1890-03/1891
15 03/1891-04/1891
16 07/1891-01/1892
17 01/1892-06/1892
18 06/1892-01/1893
19 01/1893-08/1893
20 08/1893-04/1894
21 04/1894-12/1894
22 01/1895-12/1895
23 01/1896-12/1897
24 01/1898-03/1899
25 03/1899-04/1900
26 04/1900-03/1901
27 03/1901-06/1902
28 06/1902-04/1903
29 04/1903-04/1904
30 05/1904-05/1905
31 05/1905-04/1906
32 05/1906-06/1907
33
01/1906-05/1907
[Some overlap with Volumes 31 and 32]


Volume Date range
Volumes since June 1907
1 06/1907-01/1908
2
01/1908-09/1909
3 12/1908-09/1909
4 09/1909-06/1910
5 06/1910-03/1911
6 04/1911-02/1912
7 02/2012-12/1912
8 01/1913-01/1914
9 01/1914-12/1914
10 01/1915-08/1915
11 08/1915-07/1916
12 07/1916-01/1917
13 01/1917-08/1917
14 08/1917-05/1918
15 05/1918-06/1919
16 06/1919-06/1920
17 06/1920-03/1921
18 03/1921-12/1921
19 12/1921-09/1922
20 09/1922-05/1923
21 05/1923-01/1924
22 01/1924-07/1924
23 07/1924-02/1925
24 02/1925-08/1925
25 08/1925-03/1926
26 03/1926-11/1926
27 11/1926-04/1927
28 05/1927-01/1928
29 01/1928-09/1928
30 08/1928-12/1928
31 12/1928-05/1929
32 05/1929-09/1929
33 10/1929-03/1930
34 03/1930-09/1930
35 09/1930-09/1931
36 02/1931-07/1931
37 07/1931-01/1932
38 01/1932-07/1932
39 07/1932-01/1933
40 02/1933-08/1933
41 08/1933-05/1934
42 04/1934-02/1935
43 02/1935-10/1935
44 10/1935-05/1936
45 05/1936-12/1936
46 12/1936-07/1937
47 08/1937-03/1938
48
03/1938-10/1938
49 10/1938-05/1939
50
12/1939-01/1940
51 01/1940-07/1940
52
08/1940-02/1941

 

Volume
Date range File reference number range
  File reference numbers put into use  
53
02/1941-08/1941
41-1 to 41-906
54
08/1941-03/1942 41-907 to 42-366
55
03/1942-10/1942
42-367 to 42-1540
56 11/1942-06/1943 42-1541 to 43-699
57 06/1943-12/1943 43-700 to 43-1760
58 01/1944-06/1944 44-1 to 44-949
59 06/1944-11/1944 44-950 to 44-1929
60 11/1944-05/1945 44-1930 to 45-801
61 05/1945-08/1945 45-802 to 45-1932
62 09/1945-01/1946 45-1933 to 46-245
63 01/1946-05/1946 46-246 to 46-1652
64 05/1946-08/1946 46-1653 to 46-2602
65 08/1946-11/1946 46-2603 to 46-3660
66 11/1946-03/1947 46-3661 to 47-985
67 03/1946-07/1947 47-986 to 47-2447
68 07/1947-11/1947 47-2448 to 47-3909
69 11/1947-03/1948 47-3910 to 48-746
70 03/1948-07/1948 48-747 to 48-2146
71 07/1948-10/1948 48-2147 to 48-3481
72 10/1948-02/1949 48-3482 to 49-579
73 02/1949-05/1949 49-580 to 49-1825
74 06/1949-09/1949 49-1826 to 49-3048
75 09/1949-12/1949 49-3049 to 49-4262
76 12/1949-03/1950 49-4263 to 50-1023
77 03/1950-06/1950
50-1024 to 50-2287
78 06/1950-08/1950 50-2288 to 50-3691
79 09/1950-11/1950 50-3692 to 50-4967
80 12/1950-02/1951 50-4968 to 51-953
81 03/1951-05/1951 51-954 to 51-2370
82 06/1951-08/1951 51-2371 to 51-3634
83 08/1951-11/1951 51-3635 to 51-4722
84 11/1951-01/1952 51-4723 to 52-322
85 01/1952-03/1952 52-323 to 52-1169
86 04/1952-06/1952 52-1170 to 52-2247
87 06/1952-08/1952 52-2248 to 52-3288
88 08/1952-11/1952 52-3289 to 52-4356
89 11/1952-01/1953 52-4357 to 53-401
90 01/1953-04/1953 53-402 to 53-1574
91 04/1953-06/1953 53-1575 to 53-2733
92 06/1953-08/1953 53-2734 to 53-3896
93 08/1953-10/1953 53-3897 to 53-4935
94 11/1953-01/1954 53-4936 to 54-138
95 01/1954-03/1954 54-139 to 54-1387
96 04/1954-06/1954 54-1388 to 54-2642
97 06/1954-08/1954 54-2643 to 54-3744
98 08/1954-10/1954 54-3745 to 54-4901
99 10/1954-01/1955 54-4902 to 55-111
100 01/1955-03/1955 55-112 to 55-1275
101 03/1955-05/1955 55-1276 to 55-2452
102 05/1955-08/1955 55-2453 to 55-3641
103 8/1955-10/1955 55-3642 to 55-4711
104 10/1955-01/1956 55-4712 to 56-296
105 01/1956-04/1956 56-297 to 56-1535
106 04/1956-06/1956 56-1636 to 56-2931
107 07/1956-08/1956 56-2932 to 56-4274
108 09/1956-11/1956 56-4275 to 56-5465
109 11/1956-02/1957 56-5466 to 57-634
110 02/1957-04/1957 57-635 to 57-1708
111 04/1957-06/1957 57-1709 to 57-2795
112 06/1957-08/1957 57-2796 to 57-3913
113 08/1957-11/1957 57-3914 to 57-4971
114 11/1957-01/1958 57-4972 to 58-202
115 01/1958-03/1958 58-203 to 58-1249
116 03/1958-05/1958 58-1250 to 58-2365
117 06/1958-08/1958 58-2366 to 58-3471
118 08/1958-10/1958 58-3472 to 58-4445
119 10/1958-12/1958 58-4446 to 58-5497
120 12/1958-02/1959 58-5498 to 59-888
121 03/1959-05/1959 59-889 to 59-2063
122 05/1959-07/1959 59-2064 to 59-3114
123 07/1959-09/1959 59-3115 to 59-4276
124 09/1959-12/1959 59-4277 to 59-5487
125 12/1959-02/1960 59-5488 to 60-804
126 02/1960-04/1960 60-805 to 60-1842
127 05/1960-07/1960 60-1843 to 60-3030
128 07/1960-08/960 60-3031 to 60-3989
129 09/1060-10/1060 60-3990 to 60-4895
130 10/1960-12/1060 60-4896 to 60-5974
131 01/1961-03/1961 61-1 to 61-1122
132 03/1961-05/1961 61-1123 to 61-2237
133 05/1961-07/1961 61-2238 to 61-3504
134 07/1961-09/1961 61-3505 to 61-4528
135 09/1961-11/1961 61-4529 to 61-5610
136 11/1961-02/1962 61-5611 to 62-546
137 02/1962-04/1962 62-547 to 62-1690
138 04/1962-06/1962 62-1691 to 62-2890
139 06/1962--8/1962 62-2891 to 62-4028
140 08/1962-10/1962 62-4029 to 62-5085
141 10/1962-12/1962 62-5086 to 62-6220
142 12/1962-02/1963 62-6221 to 63-708
143 02/1963-04/1963 63-709 to 63-1715
144 04/1963-05/1963 63-1715A to 63-2858
145 06/1963-07/1963 63-2859 to 63-4065
146 07/1963-09/1963 63-4066 to 63-5129
147 09/1963-11/1963 63-5130 to 63-6215
148 11/1963-12/1963 63-6216 to 63-7352
149 12/1963-02/1964 63-7353 to 64-1069
150 03/1964-04/1964 64-1070 to 64-2058
151 04/1964-06/1964 64-2059 to 64-3120
152 06/1964-07/1964 64-3121 to 64-4115
153 08/1964-09/1964 64-4116 to 64-5207
154 09/1964-11/1964 64-5208 to 64-6268
155 11/1964-01/1965 64-6269 to 65-88
156 01/1965-03/1965 65-89 to 65-1230
157 03/1965-05/1965 65-1231 to 65-2382
158 05/1965-06/1965 65-2383 to 65-3634
159 06/1965-09/1965 65-3635 to 65-4822
160 09/1965-11/1965 65-4823 to 65-6104
161 11/1965-01/1966 65-6105 to 66-286
162 01/1966-03/1966 66-287 to 66-1527
163 04/1966-06/1966 66-1528 to 66-2759
164 06/1966-08/1966 66-2760 to 66-3930
165 08/1966-10/1966 66-3931 to 66-5070
166 10/1966-01/1967 66-5071 to 67-176
167 01/1967-03/1967 67-177 to 67-1288
168 03/1967-05/1967 67-1289 to 67-2385
169 05/1967-08/1967 67-2386 to 67-3574
170 08/1967-10/1967 67-3575 to 67-4573
171 10/1967-12/1967 67-4574 to 67-5622
172 12/1967-02/1968 67-5623 to 68-791
173 02/1968-04/1968 68-792 to 68-1870
174 04/1968-06/1968 68-1871 to 68-2926
175 06/1968-08/1968 68-2927 to 68-3983
176 08/1968-09/1968 68-3984 to 68-5009
177 09/1968-11/1968 68-5010 to 68-5942
178 11/1968-01/1969 68-5943 to 69-206
179 01/1969-03/1969 69-207 to 69-1274
180 03/1969-04/1969 69-1275 to 69-2291
181 06/1969-08/1969 69-2292 to 69-3343
182 06/1969-08/1969 69-3344 to 69-4404
183 08/1969-10/1969 69-4405 to 69-5518
184 10/1969-11/1969 69-5519 to 69-6400
185 11/1969-01/1970 69-6401 to 70-181
186 01/1970-03/1970 70-182 to 70-1139
187 03/1970-05/1970 70-1140 to 70-2118
188 05/1970-07/1970 70-2119 to 70-3072
189 07/1970-08/1970 70-3073 to 70-4122
190 09/1970-11/1970 70-4123 to 70-4920
191 11/1970-02/1971 70-4921 to 71-436
192 02/1971-03/1971 71-437 to 71-1189
193 07/1971-05/1971 71-1190 to 71-2033
194 06/1971-08/1971 71-2034 to 71-2829
195 08/1971-09/1971 71-2830 to 71-3555
196 10/1971-11/1971 71-3556 to 71-4278
197 12/1971-01/1972 71-4279 to 72-401
198 02/1982-04/1972 72-402 to 72-1267
199 04/1972-06/1972 72-1268 to 72-2093
200 06/1972-07/1972 72-2094 to 72-2783
201 08/1972-09/1972 72-2784 to 72-3634
202 10/1972-11/1972 72-3635 to 72-4456
203 12/1972-01/1973 72-4457 to 73-345
204 01/1973-03/1973 73-346 to 73-1086
205 03/1973-04/1973 73-1087 to 73-1844
206 05/1973-06/1973 73-1845 to 73-2678
207 07/1973-08/1973 73-2679 to 73-3505
208 08/1973-10/1973 73-3506 to 73-4379
209 10/1973-12/1973 73-4380 to 73-5169
210 12/1973-02/1974 73-5170 to 74-639
211 02/1974-04/1974 74-640 to 74-1473
212 04/1974-05/1974 74-1474 to 74-2300
213 05/1974-07/1974 74-2301 to 74-2945
214
07/1974-09/1974 74-2946 to 74-3647
215 09/1974-11/1974 74-3648 to 74-4352
216 11/1974-01/1975 74-4353 to 75-144
217 01/1975-03/1975 75-145 to 75-762
218 03/1975-04/1975 75-763 to 75-1375
219 04/1975-05/1975 75-1376 to 75-1902
220 05/1975-08/1975 75-1903 to 75-2568
221 08/1975-11/1975 75-2569 to 75-3307
222 11/1975-01/1976 75-3308 to 76-170*
223 01/1976-03/1976 76-173 to 76-870*
224 04/1976-06/1976 76-872 to 76-1531*
225 06/1976-08/1976 76-1533 to 76-2282
226 09/1976-11/1976 76-2283 to 76-3066*
227 12/1976-02/1977 76-3068 to 77-581*
228
03/1977-05/1977 77-618 to 77-1449

​*The following file reference numbers were unassigned by City Council: 
76-171 to 76-172
76-871
76-1532
76-3067
77-582 to 77-618