Municipal Archives

Dallas Museum​ of Natural History, 1967-1981, undated

Collection 1996-032


Repository Dallas Municipal Archives
Office of the City Secretary
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorCity of Dallas
TitleDallas Museum of Natural History
Dates1967-1981, undated
Quantity.25 linear feet
AbstractReports, publications, and studies related to the Dallas Museum of Natural History
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

The collection consists of reports, publications, and studies related to the Dallas Museum of Natural History. Included in the collection are bound copies of operational studies conducted at the request of the museum by the University of Dallas, Graduate School of Business.  

Founded in 1925 by Dallas civic leaders as the Texas Museum of Natural History, the museum was reorganized in the 1930s as the Dallas Museum of Natural History.  In anticipation of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition, the Dallas Park Board assumed control and governance of the museum and erected a new facility for the museum at Fair Park.  The Dallas Museum of Natural History is the only public collection-based, research driven, natural history museum in the region, earning Smithsonian Institution Affiliate Museum status in 1999.  The museum's purpose is to collect, preserve, and interpret the flora and fauna of Dallas and the surrounding areas so that representative specimens of the natural environment can be enjoyed in an educational way by the general public and can be studied in a scientific manner by the scholarly community.  In 2006, the Dallas Museum of Natural History merged with two other Fair Park museums, The Science Place (established 1946) and the Dallas Children's Museum (established 1995), to form the Museum of Nature and Science.


The collection is arranged by subject.


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Dallas Museum of Natural History, 1967-1981, undated (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Dallas Museum of Natural History

Container List

Title, Date
11Dallas Museum of Natural History Wildflower Works program, 1981

2Dallas Museum of Natural History report, 1967

3Dallas Park Department publications and Museum of Natural History newsletters, 1976 and undated

4Dallas Museum of Fine Arts building conversion, 1979

5Dallas Museum of Natural History visitors profile, 1980

6Dallas Museum of Natural History marketing management study, 1980