Collection 1991-022—City of Dallas Housing Department, 1938-1999|
|Collection 1991-063—City of Fruitdale, 1937-196x|
Collection 1991-064—City of Kleberg, 1956-1978|
Collection 1991-068—Vickery Place Addition, 1920|
Collection 1991-069—Lagow School District, 1919|
Collection 1991-070—Fairland Annex Segregated Housing Materials, 1920|
Collection 1991-071—Caruth Place Addition, 1920|
Collection 1991-087—City of Oak Cliff, 1891-1904, 1930|
|Collection 1991-108—City of Renner, 1953-1977|
|Collection 1991-110—Town of Preston Hollow, 1940-1945|
Collection 1991-111—Municipal Bond Certificates, 1874-1972|
|Collection 1991-114—Town of Honey Springs, 1937-1946|
|Collection 1991-118—Maple Avenue Property, 1917-1919|
|Collection 1992-015—Oak Lawn Heights and Related Annexations, 1929-1934|
|Collection 1994-001—Annexation Plat Maps, 1890-1956|
Collection 1999-001—General Map Collection, 1915-1985|
|||Maps created mostly by City departments for various city government functions, such as planning and public works. Maps often include information about property ownership, city limits, extent of neighborhood development, and transportation details such as interurban lines, bus lines, and train tracks.|
|Collection 1999-003— City Photographer, 1950-1997|
Five thousand black and white and color photographic negatives and prints documenting people, places, and events concerning Dallas city government. Although city government is the focus of this collection, photographs for neighborhood research include parks, recreation centers, and events held at specific sites around Dallas. A second series of evidential photographs used for legal cases in Code Compliance 196-197, organized by street address, occasionally document building and block façades.|
|Photographs prior to 1950 by the City Photographer are located in the Texas/Dallas History & Archives division of the Dallas Public Library.|
|Collection 2003-001— Aerial Map Photographs of Dallas, Texas 1930, 1949, 1974, 1979|
Five hundred black and white photographic negatives and prints. Aerial photographs of the entire City of Dallas for use by the city’s Public Works and Planning Departments. Maps can be used to examine existing structures. Most maps are 1”-500’ scale. Aerial photographs can be used to document historically black neighborhoods and land changes over time. The 1930s set is entirely digitized; other years are available in negative form or hardcopy. |
Street Names and Street Name Changes
|Street Name and Street Name Changes Index, 1900-1976|
|||Microfilmed card index containing resolutions and ordinances by the Dallas City Council naming or re-naming streets in the corporate limits of Dallas are available to view.|
City Council Minutes, Ordinances, and Resolutions
Dallas City Council’s official records, including minutes of the Dallas City Council (and earlier forms of government), from 1868 to the present, are available for research in paper, electronic, and micrographic forms.
Records from 1868 to 1950 and 1979 to 1997 are available on microfiche and indexed by subject matter and by ordinance and resolution numbers. Mid-century minutes, ordinances, and resolutions from 1950 to 1979 are indexed and microfilmed, excluding original contracts and memoranda.
Council minutes, agendas, ordinances, and resolutions from 1995 to the present are available in
electronic form at the City Secretary’s Office website.
Council records contain primary documents associated with annexation, early neighborhoods and neighborhood groups, evidence of the construction of streets, bridges, parks, libraries, and other city properties and services in specific neighborhoods.
City of Dallas Board and Commission Minutes [Various Dates]
|Collection 1999-004—City Plan Commission Minute Books, 1919-1983|
Bound minutes from 1919-1983 on microfilm, unindexed; later years located in City Secretary Files on microfiche by year and indexed. This body is responsible for making recommendations to the City Council regarding planning and zoning matters and is also involved in the platting and recording of subdivisions and additions. Early-day developers and key dates in developments are documented if they appeared before the commission.|
Landmark Commission Minutes, 1987-Present
Contained in the City Secretary’s Office Files by year in both hardcopy and microfiche. Indexes by year on microfiche. File an
Open Records Request to see these materials.