Municipal Archives

​​Posters - Events and Publicity, 1981-2012

​Collection 1995-020


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Creator Multiple city departments
Title Posters - Events and Publicity
Dates 1981-2012
Quantity 268 linear feet
Abstract Print publicity for city events and organizations
Identification 1995-020
Language Records are in English

Scope and Content

Collection contains posters from city departments and organizations, including Dallas Water Utilities, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Dallas Zoo.  They advertise events, such as the 100th Anniversary of the Majestic Theater, Festival in the Park, the Dallas Senior Games, and Water Conservation Week.

The posters offer insight into departmental activities, one method of how information was provided to the public, and artistic styles of the particular year.  The posters are in various sizes and colors.

Water Conservation Week has been marked by Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) since 1985.  DWU and its communities collaborate in recognizing the vital role water plays in people's daily lives.  Dallas-area schools hold an artwork contest where students draw or color posters showing how water is essential to their daily lives.  Each year's poster winners are recognized at Dallas City Hall.


The collection is arranged first by subject then by date.   


Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed 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.


Posters - Events and Publicity, 1981-2012 (Cabinet <x> Drawer <y>, Folder <z>), Dallas Municipal Archives

Related Materials

1991-098 Publications, 1956-Current
1996-005 Majestic Theater, 1978-1992

Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas Water Utilities
Majestic Theater

Container List

Cabinet Drawer Folder Name, Date
111City of Dallas, 1981-1989, 2006, undated
12Dallas Police Department, 1990-1994, undated
113Water Conservation Week, 1985-1989
114Water Conservation Week, 1990-1994
[Includes Water Conservation Week book cover art contest winners from 1992.]
115Water Conservation Week, 1995-1999
116Water Conservation Week, 2000-2004
17Water Conservation Week, 2005-2009
121Water Conservation Week, 2010-2012
122Dallas Zoo, 1987, 1989, 2005, undated
123Farmers Market, 1986-2012
124Majestic Theater 1, 1991
125Majestic Theater 2, 1991
Park and Recreation Department
126Park—All others 1, 1984-1999, undated
127Park—All others 2, 1984-1999, undated
128Park—Fair (including museums), 1986-2001, undated