Municipal Archives

Miguel Casanova Photographs, 1986-2001

Collection 2006-005


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201​
CreatorMiguel A. Casanova
TitleMiguel Casanova Photographs
Quantity1.25 linear feet
AbstractColor transparencies, color negatives, 35mm and 120mm of City of Dallas governmental facilities, places, people, and events.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

Collection contains 35 mm and 120 mm color slide transparencies, and 35 mm and 120 mm color and black and white negative film documenting City of Dallas governmental facilities, places, people, and events.

Miguel A. Casanova is a Dallas, Texas, area photographer and artist.  Casanova, born in 1947 in San Juan, Puerto Rico was educated in Puerto Rico and Texas, studying in the fine arts program at the University of Texas at Arlington.  While Casanova considers himself primarily self-taught, his photography skills were also developed during two periods in the United States Army (1969-71 and 1975-1978).  He worked for the City of Dallas in several departments including the Public Works and Transportation Department and the Office of Cultural Affairs and retired in 2005 after 23 years of service.  His body of work is found in numerous publications, especially City of Dallas official publications, and in exhibitions.

Note:  Photographer credit required on reproductions. 


The collection is organized by the following subjects:

Bond Programs
Celebrations and Sports Events
Construction and Demolition
Dallas Fire - Rescue
Dallas Police Department
Dallas Public Library
Groundbreakings and Dedications
Park and Recreation
Stock Images


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.


Miguel Casanova Photographs, 1986-2001, (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index Terms

City Government -- Texas -- History
Dallas -​- Texas -- History  
Photography -- City Government -- Texas -- History 

Container List

BoxFolderTitle, Date
  Bond Programs
 11Bond program presentation, 1985
 2 Municipal engineering - libraries and public works projects, undated
 3 Dallas City Council District 8 - budget town Hall meeting, undated
 4 1995 Bonds - Districts 2 and 14
 5 1995 Bonds - District 6
  Dallas Fire - Rescue
 6 Dallas Fire Department, undated
 7 Fire Station 29 - dedication ceremony, undated
 8 Fire Station 26 - groundbreaking ceremony, 1993
 9Fire Station 23 - groundbreaking, 1990
 10 Fire Stations 11, 12, 13 - stock photographs, 1986
 11 Fire Stations 20, 30, 9, undated
  Dallas Police Department
 12 Dallas Police Department headquarters and substations, undated
 13 Dallas Police patrol car, 1992, undated
 14 Dallas Police Department downtown bicycle patrol, undated
 15 Dallas Police Department academy training facilities, undated
 16 Dallas Police Department headquarters, 1997
  Dallas Public Library
 17 Mountain Creek Library - groundbreaking ceremony and ribbon-cutting ceremony, 1993
 18 Dallas Public Library branches, undated
 19 Central Library Branch and children's library, 1992
 20 Central Library Branch - pavilion, bookstore, and lobby, 1993
 21 Dallas Public Library - Hampton-Illinois branch, undated
 22 North Oak Cliff Library, 1991
 23 Kleberg-Rylie Library Branch, undated
  Groundbreakings and Dedications
 21 West Dallas Horse Barn dedication ceremony, undated
 2 Joe's Creek groundbreaking ceremony, undated
 3 West Dallas Horse Stables riding club - groundbreaking, undated
 4 Rochester Levee - dedication ceremonies, undated
 5 Fair Park - Cotton Bowl improvements dedication, 1993
 6Farmer's Market shed groundbreaking ceremony, 1991
 7 Fishtrap Lake - West Dallas groundbreaking ceremony, undated
 8 Edgefield Street Bridge/Oak Cliff - dedication ceremony, undated
 9 Pegasus Plaza groundbreaking Ceremony, 1991
 10Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center groundbreaking ceremony, 1988
 11Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center construction and aerials, 1989
 12Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center construction and aerials, 1989
 13 Trinity River - Commerce Street Bridge, undated
 14Trinity River DART Bridge, undated
 15Unidentified bridge and street repair, street lighting, 1997 and undated
 16 Cityscapes - streets, highways, bridges, undated
 17 Cityscapes - bridges, undated
 18 Aerial photographs - roads, undated
 19 Oak Cliff Municipal Center, undated
 20 City of Dallas buildings and facilities, undated
  Construction and Demolition
 21 Unidentified street construction, undated
 22 Pegasus Plaza construction and events, undated
 23 Pure Ice & Cold Storage Company [demolition], 1988
 24 West End Historic District - Public Works and Transportation construction, undated
 25 Unidentified Public Works projects, 1997 and undated
 26 Construction activities in Dallas, 1997 and undated
 27 Surveyors at work, 1988
 28 Unidentified signal light/street sign construction, 1994
 29 Dallas Love Field Airport, undated
 30 Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), undated
 31 McKinney Avenue trolley, 1993
  Celebrations and Sports Events
3 1 Dallas Grand Prix at Fair Park, 1984
 2 Dallas Cowboys championship parades, 1993, 1996
 3 Deep Ellum Arts Festival, undated
 4 World Cup activities at the Cotton Bowl, 1994
 5 Annette Strauss Artists Square, undated
 6 City Manager Jan Hart farewell party, undated
  Park and Recreation
 7 West Dallas Multi-Purpose Center, undated
 8 Dallas Zoo, undated
 9 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center - childcare and playground, 1992
 10 Pioneer Plaza cattle drive sculpture, 1996
 11 Grauwyler Park and Recreation Center, undated
 12 Anita N. Martinez Recreation Center, undated
 13 Aerial photographs - South Dallas, undated
 14 Texas Theatre, undated
 15 Downtown Dallas skyline, 1993-1994
 16 Oak Cliff, undated
 17 Downtown Dallas - Central Business District buildings/activities, 1998
 18 African American Museum, 1993
 19 Downtown revitalization - uptown area/Meridien Apartments, 1992
 20 Dealey Plaza/Central Business District, undated
 21 Dallas homes - Oak Cliff/North Dallas historical residences and buildings - East Dallas, undated
 22 Streetscapes - people, elected Officials, 1998 and undated
 23 Trinity River flood - Downtown Dallas, 1990
 24 Trinity River Corridor, 1992 and undated
 25 Dallas-area lakes, storms and creeks, undated
 26 Dallas Water Utilities - White Rock Lake, Fishtrap Lake, and Southside water treatment facility, undated
 27 Woody Branch and Five Mile Creek (South Dallas), undated
 28 Stormwater drainage and run-off, 1997 and undated
 29 White Rock Lake and White Rock Lake Boat House, 1997, 1998, and undated
  Stock Images
 30 People stock photographs, undated
 31 Streets and parkways, 1990-1994
 32 Negatives, undated
 33 Negatives, undated