Collections Guide

The Guide to the Irving Archives’ Collections is arranged alphabetically by donor. The guide pages are formatted in three columns:

  • Donor name
  • Collection description
  • Status

The donor column lists the collection donor’s name; in the description column is a brief description of the items in the donation; the status column gives the donation’s accession number or collection number.

Electronic finding aids are available for all processed collections. If an electronic finding aid is available for a collection, a link to the finding aid is provided in the status column of the guide. Small, folder-sized accessions are referred to as MVF Files. Electronic finding aids are available for all the MVF Files. Click on the MVF number in the status column to access the MVF File’s electronic finding aid.

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AMS StudiosDVD - "Ruth and Marina"1314-102
Abbott, TommyDigital images of individual students from an unidentified arriving school class, c. 1940s.0203-237
Agyemang, GloriaGenealogical material on James Green and family. The Green family was a pioneer family in the African-American community of Bear Creek.MVF 20-07 (PDF)
Akins, SamSam Akins Collection: U. S. Bicentennial local committee material; material on the grand opening of the Irving branch of Dallas Federal Savings, 1965; photos and newspaper clippings about Dallas Federal Savings; Dallas and Fort Worth newspaper issues and magazine issues relating to the assassinations of John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy; "Look" and "Life" magazines’ articles on assassination investigations and retrospectives, 1960s-1990s; articles on the Kennedy family; three antique ink bottles. Sam Akins, a longtime Irvingite, was the first manager of the Irving branch of Dallas Federal Savings. He was also a member of the local U. S. Bicentennial celebration committee, 1974-1977.Collection 53 (PDF)

Newspaper articles about Dallas Federal Savings and Loan Association 1966-1989; program from opening of Dallas Federal Savings in Irving, 1966; Dallas Federal Savings deposit book; Irving Committee of the U.S. Bicentennial news clippings; U.S. Bicentennial calendars, 1976.1718-04

First Federal Savings toy banks; pictorial history of St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church; small paintings of the Old Red Courthouse and a cabin; 8mm film of opening of Dallas Federal Savings in Irving, 1966.2021-56

Information on Dr. James Carrico the first surgeon to treat JFK at Parkland and a Canadian Armed Forces New Testament, 1972.2122-18
Alexander, AngieVideotape of the rough cut of the Irving Centennial video (see also: Centennial Task Force).0102-121

Newspapers relating to the John Kennedy assassination.85-15

Audiotape of an interview with Mary Trigg Johnson. The Trigg family were pioneers in the African-American community of Bear Creek.0102-181
Allen, Ruth CasterGenealogy of the Caster family; newspaper photo with ID of the Irving High School class of 1935; photocopies of Caster family photos, 1890s-1990s. The Caster family were pioneers to the area.0304-54

Digital image of the Caster family, 1990.0304-62

Photocopy of a photo of an Irving School class, c. 1932MVF 26-01 (PDF)
Allen, Patti
Crockett Middle School annuals - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984. Irving High School annual, 1973.
Allspaw, HaroldProgress Edition section of the Irving Daily News, Feb. 21, 1971.MVF 10-22 (PDF)
Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Omicron Chapter
Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa--scrapbooks, (10 vols.); 1964-65; 1977-78; 1978-80; 1982-1984; 1984-1986; 1992-1994; 1994-96; 1996-98; 2000-02. Alpha Delta Kappa is a teacher service sorority.0405-94

Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa - scrapbook, (1 vol.),  1998-20001112-09

Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa - scrapbook, (1 vol.), 2008-2010.1516-209

Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa- scrapbooks, (2 vols.), 1980-82 and 1990-92.
Alpha Delta Kappa,
Beta Omicron Chapter
Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa - scrapbooks, (2 vols.), 2002-04 and 2008-10.2021-40
Alpha Delta Kappa,
Beta Beta Chapter
Scrapbook (1 vol.), 1986-1988.0607-141

Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa-- scrapbook, (1 vol.), 1986-1988. Alpha Delta Kappa is a teacher service sorority.0607-163

Beta Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa -- scrapbook, (5 vols.), 1978-1980; 1990-1991; 2006-2008; 2008-2010; 2010-2012.1213-13
Yellow Rose AMBUCS
Yellow Rose AMBUCS Collection - Yellow Rose AMBUCS is a women’s chapter of AMBUCS founded in 1990. In 2010 the Yellow Rose Chapter joined the Irving AMBUCS. Scrapbooks, photos, award banners.Collection 86
American Association of Retired PersonsScrapbook of the Irving Plymouth Park Chapter of AARP, 1997-2004; club yearbooks, 1990-2006.0809-74
American Honda CompanyDigital images of the Irving history panorama at American Honda Co. in Irving.MVF 16-13 (PDF)
Anderson, CharlesParking permit and tailgate crew badge from the implosion of Texas Stadium, 2010.MVF 28-07 (PDF)
Andrew, Garfield
Graduation invitation for Irving High class of 1945; and newspaper article about Steven Andrew, a WWII fighter pilot, c. 1943.

Pill box hat and Sanger Harris hat box, c. 1950s.0203-153

Digital image of the members of the Chamay Club, an Irving women’s club, c. 1955.0203-232

Tools, c. 1920s (?) drill, plane, pipe wrench.0304-66

Newspaper clippings about the Irving Council of Garden Clubs and the Green Thumb Garden Club and Madeleine Andrew, 1960s-1980s; and a photocopy of a photo and ID of Irving High School class of 1939.0304-112

Newspaper clippings about Madeleine Andrew and the garden clubs and various other activities she was involved in, 1950s-1970s; ribbons from various flower shows; her W-2 form, 1944.0304-124

Irving schools’ PTA yearbook, 1949-50; garden club newspaper clippings; photo of Garfield Andrew in Air Force uniform, c. 1950; Eastern Star yearbook, 2001-02.0304-152

U. S. Army canteen, c. 1951; Boy Scout mess kit and canteen, c. 1940; draw knife and Stillson wrench, c. 1920s-30s.0304-182

Digital images of Garfield Andrew’s draft card, 1948; family photo at Le-Los Café of a party before he went to serve in Korea, 1951; soapbox derby card, 1935, and accompanying newspaper article.0304-273

Matchbooks - Irving State Bank promotional matchbooks, c. 1950sMVF 13-06A (PDF)

Garfield Andrew’s military discharge papers, 1952; themed postcards -Texas under six flags, 1945; First Presbyterian Church 50th anniversary membership book, 1984; Irving High School diploma, 1945; newspaper articles on the Andrew family; North American Aviation newsletter, June 2, 1944; photos - Irving High class of 1945; 8th grade, 1941; Trinity River flood, c. 1935; Garfield Andrew in U. S. Air Force uniform; Steven Andrew; Frank Love, brother of Madeleine Andrew; NTSU Sigma Nu, 1955; J. B. Andrew, inspector at North American Aviation, standing a by P-51 fighter plane, c. 1943.

Matchbook box advertising, Irving State Bank, c. 1950s0405-142

Photo - Garfield Andrew in Air Force uniform, 1952; copy of a photo of a gathering of Irving High School students, late 1940s.0708-18

The operating model of an early 1900s steam tractor built in 1947.0708-122

Photos - of Garfield in Korea; and a newspaper article about the model of a steam tractor.0809-39

Digital images of Cub Scout Pack 185 charters, 1950s-1960s and Pack members, 1950s.0910-06

Sketch of the original First Presbyterian Church building, c. 1940s.0910-12

Photo of interior of Summer’s Church in front of Kit Cemetery, c. 1935.Photo Collection

Cutting board, 1927
Andrew, MadelineNewspaper article, "Irving News Texan," 1963, recipe by Madeline Andrew.MVF 7-04 (PDF)
Andrews, Shelah
Transcript of an interview with Dr. Joe Roberts conducted by Gnat Bozeman, 1994. Dr. Joe Roberts was instrumental in the establishment of the Irving Community Hospital in 1964.0102-233
Anonymous to the Archives
National Geographic maps (64 maps).

Washington Irving Sketch Book.9899-48

Newspaper-Dallas Morning News, May 22, 1949.

Poster for the grand opening of the Carpenter and Dupree Theaters at the Irving Arts Center.

Photo - bottle from Pilot Bottling Company, 1940s. The Pilot Bottling Company was a short-lived bottling company in Irving.9899-95

Irving street map, 1995.9900-40

Booklet - Welcome to Irving (GTE publication), c. 1977.
MVF 4-23 (PDF)

Booklet - Irving, Texas: Past and Present, by Mable Hill Scott.MVF 5-06 (PDF)

Catalog of an exhibition of the work of University of Dallas art professor Lyle Novinski, 2003. Shaping Space: Recollection of Lifework, The Art of Lyle Novinski.MVF 10-05 (PDF)

Two Irving promotional posters.0001-23

Life and Works of Washington Irving, (3 vols.), published 1885.0001-107

Photos (3) - Sam and Fannie Dorman, 1892; Columbus and Myrtle McGraw, 1911; and family photo, n.d0001-145

Commemorative reprint edition of the Dallas Morning News, Jan. 1, 1900. Reprinted in 2000.0102-11

Commemorative plate from the 70th anniversary of First United Methodist Church, 1978.0102-15

Photo of an unknown graduation class, 1933.0102-21

Copy of the Dallas County census, 1850.MVF 6-02 (PDF)

City of Irving street map, 1993.0102-35

Photo - City of Irving Civic Center, 1976.Photo Coll.

Photo - July 4th picnic in Irving, c. 1915.Photo Coll.

Irving Art Center poster and Arts Calendar poster.0102-193

Decals from the 50th anniversary celebration of Irving’s incorporation, 1964; Texas Sesquicentennial poster "Happy Birthday Texas," 1986; large photo of Northwest Branch Library fire damage; sketch of the sculpture for Millennium Fountain, 1999; Dallas Cowboys team poster, 2000.

Photos - enlarged on mat board (4) - surveyors in camp, 1902; Britain home and family, c. 1902; Kit store with Ike Story and daughters in front, c. 1900; members of the Irving Rotary Club, 1938.0102-198

Blueprint of floor plan of 1956 City Hall building, updated, c. 1970s.0102-202

Blueprint sets of Sam Green museum house and pavilion at the Townsell Heritage Center.0102-201

Front page of the "Irving Daily News Texan," Dec. 15, 1960.0102-224

Irving Jr. High School pennants, 1956; Irving newspaper editions covering the city’s 75th anniversary celebration, 1978; and the Progress Edition of the "Irving Daily News," 1970; also a research paper on the history of Irving.

Dallas Metro Area map, n.d.0203-293

Blueprints of the various design plans of the homes in the Northgate Addition, 1960s.0203-209

Album of photos from China and Japan, c. 1930s-1940s.0203-319

Irving High School class of 1936 50th reunion booklet, 1986; photocopy of a photo of the Irving High School football team and ID sheet, 1929.MVF 12-09 (PDF)

Newspapers covering various issues: WWII headlines; Eisenhower, Truman, and Lyndon Johnson deaths; John Kennedy assassinated; and the San Francisco earthquake, 1906.0405-14

Plat map of the Robert Stewart subdivision with notes about the Ben Washington Baptist Church on back, 1933.0607-51

Photo - South Delaware Church of Christ, 1953.Photo Coll.

Houston Chronicle, Mar. 20, 1936; The Wichita Daily Eagle, April 5, 1917, WWI declared; Dallas Morning News, Oct. 17, 1985.0203-73

Painting by D. Morgan, an Irving artist, view through a window of a passing train.0203-171

Nimitz High School yearbooks, 1993; 1994; 1995.0304-35

Irving Police Department Annual Report, 1994; and Irving Fire Department Annual Report, 1997.0304-173

Parkland Hospital Annual Report, 2003; also Parkland publication, 1894 into the Future, concerning over 100 years of Parkland history.MVF 11-01 (PDF)

Irving Public Library card, 1984.MVF 14-10 (PDF)

City of Irving Action Plan, 2005-06, developed by Housing and Human Services.MVF 15-01 (PDF)

City of Irving street map, 2005.0506-11

Newspaper - "Irving Daily News," Progress Edition, 1973.0506-67

Button and bookmark from the opening of Central Library, 1986.MVF 19-10 (PDF)

Las Colinas desktop flags; city charter booklets; and a poster of the city’s vision and mission statements, c. 2000.0708-111

Final edition of The Dallas Times Herald, Dec. 9, 1991.0708-112

Braniff Airways ticket, 1949; Dallas Rail and Terminal tokens, n.d.MVF 26-10 (PDF)

Newspaper clippings about early Irving, c. 1930s-1940s.0910-09

Book - Sonic the History of America’s Drive-In.0910-27

Scrapbook - Construction of Professional Center Hospital and early staff, 1978-79.0910-29

Newspapers regarding the JFK assassination (Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald).0910-34

Large print of Guy Deel’s painting of the town lot auction; and two issues of the Dallas Morning News, Nov. 5 and Nov. 9, 2008, Obama elected.0910-44

Newspapers from Ada, Oklahoma and Dallas regarding events during WWII, 1944.1011-73

Irving High School football uniform, 1947; and track jersey, 1947.1011-74

Newspapers - final edition of the "Dallas Times Herald," Dec. 9, 1991; section of the "Dallas Morning News" related to the opening of DFW Airport, Sept. 23, 1973; "Dallas Times Herald" 100th anniversary issue, May 6, 1979; "Dallas Morning News" 125th anniversary issue.1011-120

Book - "Irving: A Texas Odyssey," by Joe Rice (Irving history book).1112-111

Newspaper Special section on WWI from The Des Moines Sunday Register, Sept. 24, 1933.1213-09

Books - "Victoria," 1915 (was stamped as being in the Irving Memorial Library and the Irving Municipal Library); "Breathing Driftwood," 1925.1213-14

Information on the annexation of the Shady Grove School into the Irving and Grand Prairie school systems, 1967-1970.1213-22

Yearbooks: Women of Rotary, 2002-2004 and 2008-09; Healthcare Guild, 2008 and 2009; Las Colinas Country Club, 2001; Irving Woman’s Club, 2009-2010.1213-67

William J. Wingo architect scrapbook renderings, photos, business profile, c. 1960s.1213-73

Nimitz High School yearbook, 1987.1213-74

Newspaper - Tri-Weekly Telegram, Oct. 30, 1863 (Houston newspaper, one page).1213-76

Map - Colton’s U. S. map showing military stations and forts, 1862 (copy).1213-77

Map - "Contours of Discovery," 1513 - 1930.1213-78

PTA material from John Haley Elementary yearbooks, 1970s-1980s; scrapbooks, 1950-1959; photos; Nimitz High School PTA yearbooks, 1974, 1988 and 1990s; IISD Council of PTA yearbooks, 1990s.1213-82

Irving High School yearbooks (2 vol.), 1959 and 1963; Crockett Jr. High yearbook (1 vol.), 1960.1213-83

Book - "The Life and Works of John F. Kennedy," c. 19641213-106

Publication - Irving High School football programs (3), 1964 and 1968; Know Your City Irving, Texas, Jan. 1959; Not So Long Ago by Jim Brigance (WWII remembrance); pictorial history of St. Stephens Presbyterian Church on CD.MVF 31-05

Reel-to-Reel audio tape (content unknown)1314-40

"Fort Worth Star Telegram" special section "The Rest is History," 1982, contains stories from various decades. Texas Sesquicentennial calendar, 1986; program from production about Stephen F. Austin on his 200th birthday, 1993-94; list of places on the National Register in Texas, 1968-1971; "Dallas Morning News" special section on 50th anniversary of JFK assassination, Nov. 2013; "Dallas Morning News" special section on 20th anniversary of JFK assassination.1314-56

Information on the Irving Symphony and the New Philharmonic Orchestra, 1970s-1990s.1415-30

Newspapers - JFK assassination; Nixon resigns; Reagan shot; Elvis Presley dies; John Wayne dies.1415-82

CD - "Irving, Texas, It is the Place to Be, Be Part of It."1415-93

Photo - west side of Main Street, c.1908.Photo Coll.

Drawings used for cover of "Vanity Fair" magazine, 1869-1910 (eight sketches).MVF 33-08

Information of Irving’s third employee Pete Harmon - obit and photo of plaque given at his retirement.1617-61

Posters - Delta Airlines; DFW 25th anniversary; photos - Central, Trans Texas Airways and Frontier, early 1960s; WWII; WWII aircraft at air show; airplane publications; Confederate Air Force Air Show, 1983; Pampa Army Airfield 44th anniversary, 1986; Captains log, 1986; maps Irving, Dallas road maps, 1960s-1980s; publications - "Woman’s Home Companion," 1941, 1943-1945; "Life" magazine WWII 60th anniversary, 2005; commemorative war movies poster book, 2000.1516-51

Newspapers - "Dallas Times Herald" - Ford pardons Nixon; Bush elected, 1989; Reagan elected, 1980 and 1984; "Fort Worth Star Telegram," Ford sworn in, 1974; Nixon elected, 1968.1617-31

Newspapers - "Irving Daily News Texan" - Irving’s Golden Year, April 16, 1964; airport noise, 1969; Apollo 12, 1969; "Dallas Times Herald," RFK shot, 1968; calendar C.J. Range and Son, 1969; Gold Dust Twins Washing Powder box, c. 1930s.1617-33

Newspapers - "Dallas Morning News" - Clinton inauguration, 1992 and 1996; Gorbachev quits, 1991; "Irving News Texan," JFK Dead, Nov. 23, 1963; "Dallas Times Herald" section JFK Remembered, Nov. 23, 1983.1617-34

Information on Irving’s third city employee, Pete Harmon.MVF 36-06

Book - "The Fundamental Principles of the American Government," by U.S. Senator Pine, 1939.1617-79

Newspaper - "Keystone," Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 18391617-97

Old Red class reunion material - guest list and directory, 2003.
MVF 37-06

Political material - posters, flyers, pamphlets for Nixon, Reagan and other Republican candidates; John Birch Society pamphlet, c. 1962.
MVF 37-08

Political material - posters, flyers and pamphlets for Reagan and other Republican candidates; John Burch Society pamphlet, 1962.

Flashlight - DFW International Airport

Front section of Dallas Morning News and insert about Hurricane Katrina, Aug. 31, 2005.2021-44

Photos of Las Colinas and its businesses, 1997; Transportation Summit, 2003; Senior Center construction, 2002; Irving Masonic Lodge groundbreaking, 1948.  2122-03
Archives acquiredMicrofilm of two Sanborn Fire maps of Irving, 1942 and 1949.9900-78

Map - Birds-eye view of Dallas from Oak Cliff featuring the Trinity River, 1892.9900-79

Report - Library Building Program for the North Lake Community Library.9900-135

Final edition of the "Irving News," Nov. 12-15, 2000; and the first edition of the "Irving Morning News," Nov. 16, 2000.0001-43

Videos - Bonnie and Clyde The Sowers Ambush and Utopia Lost.0001-70

Information on Charter Schools; Winfree Academy; North Hills School; Renaissance Charter High School; Universal Academy.0001-78

Photos - Irving branch libraries, 2001.0001-121

Photo - Las Colinas canal and clock tower, 2001.0001-122

Photo - interior of library on First Street, 1942.

Photos - groundbreaking of Family Assistance Center; and dedication of the Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery state historical marker, 2001.0001-153

Photos - Harvey’s BBQ; 6th Street bridge dedication, 2001.0001-160

Photos - Harvey’s BBQ; Smith Cemetery; Archives’ staff; and the Green Thumb Garden Club’s 50th anniversary event.0001-161

Irving Fire Department sleeve patches, c. 1960s and 1980s.MVF 5-19

Post card of Texas Stadium and post card of Thomas Jefferson.MVF 5-20

Book - War Below Zero.0001-169

Bible from Irving Masonic Lodge, No 1218, c. 1973.0001-164

Videos from the ICTN program Profiles: interview with Robert Power; Marvin Randle; Charles Brown; David Brune; Thelma Coleman; Harry Spencer; Jackie Townsell; John Townley; Charles Schulze; Neill and Dorothy English; Dr. Clay Gilbert; Dan Matkin; Norma Stanton; and the Rev. Charles Stevenson.0102-33

Gilbert Brothers Dairy incorporation information, 1920s.MVF 6-11 (PDF)

Photos - veterans’ ceremony in library auditorium, Spencer Air Conditioning building; Irving flag; First United Methodist Church construction; original city hall; Heritage Square; Delaware Creek Park; South Irving DART station, 2001.0102-75

City of Irving area studies - Northwest Development Plan 1968; and Northwest Area Study, 1983.0102-93

Photos - Irving flag; dedication of Family Advocacy Center, 2002; unveiling of Pioneer Rd. historical marker, 2002.0102-109

Books - Forgotten Texas Census and Bert Balchen Polar Aviator.0102-116

Books - Mrs. Paine’s Garage; and Shared Values (about the Kimberly Clark Corp.).0102-128

Microfilm of the Chamber of Commerce scrapbooks, 1946-1999.0102-129

Photos - City Hall building, 1956.0102-199

City of Irving road map (matted), 1981.

Photos - Estelle community reunion, 2002; and of Prof. Harwood Hinton’s talk on Irving of the 1930s and 1940s, 2002.0102-206

Plat map of South Irving Gardens subdivision.0102-221

Photos - July 4th parade, 2002.0102-256

Photos - re-dedication of the Mustang Museum; renovation of the Community Building; July 4 parade; Bearden family headstones in Kit Cemetery, 2002.0102-257

Videotape of ICTN profile on Ben Carpenter, Feb. 16, 1982.0102-276

Books - From Prairie to Planes (about DFW Airport) and Las Colinas the Inside Story of America’s Premier Urban Development.0102-290

Dallas County tax rolls on microfilm (14 reels), 1846-1910.0203-08

Photos - exterior of house remodeling at 521 S. Jefferson.0203-10

Photos - Irving Centennial Kickoff ceremony; Caldwell House marker dedication; Community Building renovation, 2002.

Committee assignments for the local Texas Sesquicentennial activities committee; and information on the Texas Sesquicentennial wagon train event, 1986.MVF 7-09

Videotape of ICTN coverage of the Irving Centennial Kickoff event; of an Archives’ volunteer discussing volunteer work; and of the dedication of the Caldwell house Centennial marker, 2002.0203-29

Photos - State of the City Address, 2003.0203-91

Microfilm of items from: Jerry Beavers Collection; Schulze collection; Robert Sale collection; Tiger Rag collection (Irving High School newspaper).0203-116

Microfilm of some items from the following collections: Lucas-Watson; Beavers; Omnibus Club; Irving Woman’s Club scrapbooks, boxes 3, 4, and 7; Irving Book Review Club; Irving High scrapbooks; Pete McNeal; Ike Story Journal; abstract, part of Reed and Gray Surveys, 1871-1936; copy of drainage easement for Flood Control District 1; mechanic’s lien, 1955; contract of sale, Clemmie Green to Newton, n.d.; deed, Locke to Newton, 1937.0203-121

Photos - Archives tour exhibit, 1997.
Photo Coll.

Irving telephone directories, 1998-2001.0203-146

Microfilm of items from the following collections: Marvin Randle, boxes 1, 2, and 3; Schulze, boxes 1 and 4; Brown scrapbook, boxes 1-4; Robert Davis, box 1; Irving Woman’s Club, box 22; Rebecca Rome, box 1; Gwyn Shea, boxes 1-4.0203-148

Microfilm of items from the following collections (reels 6968-6972): Gwyn Shea, boxes 5-8; Irving Book Review Club, box 3; Bates, box 1-5; Irving Woman’s Club scrapbook, Dec. 1954; Centennial cookbook research material; Gaylen Burke; and Charter School information.0203-157

Photos - Festival of the Century, 2003; Between the Forks exhibit; City Hall Centennial exhibit in Tax Dept., 2003.0203-164

Book - Wisdom Daddy Taught Me, by Suzanne Short, with talking points and promotional packet.0203-248

Photos - Union Bower reunion; Otis Brown house on Hastings St.; Methodist Church steeple-raising; Community Building; original City Hall; Heritage Senior Center groundbreaking; Heritage House; Centennial Park; John Haley house; North Lake library opening, 2002.0102-293

Aerial map of Irving and surrounding area, 1930.0203-296

Photos - portrait of Frank Hamm; and the reunion of the 1929 Irving High School football team, 1979. Frank Hamm owned Irving’s first hotel, 1914-1934.0203-297

Photos - dedication of Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center; and interior of Archives, 2003.0203-322

Photos - Centennial Park construction; members of First Methodist Church presenting real estate abstracts to the Archives; delivery of the Centennial downtown marker, 2003.0304-22

Photos - Irving Centennial marker dedications at Oak Haven Methodist; Howard / Beaufford house; Britain family; Haley house; Heritage House; first City Hall; water district; Community building; and the PEO scrapbook presented to the Archives, 2003.0304-44

Photos - School Spirit exhibit; unveiling of the state historical marker at the Gilbert house.0304-74

Photos - Irving Centennial, Lee Greenwood concert; Centennial Finale; and downtown historical marker dedication, 2003.0304-75

Photos - July 4th parade, 2003.0304-76

Photos - Centennial Finale events and volunteer appreciation dinner, Feb. 2004.

Baker Brothers Cleaners hangers.0304-127

City council and city staff name tags and name plates.0304-137

Digital images of Centennial marker dedications, April 24, 2004: St. Luke’s Catholic Church; South Delaware Church of Christ; Caster Cabin; Brown House on Hastings; Twin Wells community; Estelle community; and Kit Cemetery.0304-175

Photos - Centennial marker dedications, April 24, 2004: Brown house in Hastings; Twin Wells community; Caster Cabin; St. Luke’s Catholic Church; South Delaware Church of Christ; Estelle community; Old Kit Cemetery; and Centennial volunteer appreciation dinner.

Digital images of Centennial marker dedications, June 26, 2004: Irving Lumber and J. O. Schulze house sites.0304-212

Digital images of Irving Heritage Festival, 2004.0304-208

Research files put together in writing the Irving Centennial markers.0304-263

Irving Centennial festive logo poster; poster for Centennial marker dedications, April 24, 2004.0304-272

Digital images of the downtown Centennial historical marker installation, Dec. 2003.0405-22

Digital images of Centennial marker dedications, Nov. 22, 2003: Howard / Beaufford House; Haley house; and Britain family.0405-23

Digital images of Centennial marker dedications, Oct. 25, 2003: Community building; Heritage House; Gilbert house; Brown house on O’Connor.0405-24

Digital images of the downtown Centennial marker dedication; and of the Centennial Finale, 2003.0405-25

Digital images of Centennial marker dedications, April 24, 2004: St. Luke’s Catholic Church; South Delaware Church of Christ; Caster Cabin; Brown house; Twin Wells community; Estelle community; Kit cemetery.0405-26

Digital images of Centennial Park construction, April 8, 2003.0405-27

Digital images of Centennial Park dedication, Oct. 2003.

Digital images of Centennial Park Art Committee meeting at the park, April 8, 2003.0405-29

Digital images of the Centennial Volunteer appreciation dinner, Feb. 2004.0405-31

Digital images of the Community Building after renovation, 2003.0405-32

Digital images of the DART-TRE South Irving Station, 2003.0405-33

Digital images of the marker exhibit used at the Centennial Volunteer appreciation dinner.0405-34

Digital images of the Harry Spencer exhibit0405-36

Digital images of the Between the Forks Exhibit and the Guy Deel exhibits.0405-37

Digital images of Dr. Clay Gilbert in front of the Gilbert family marker in Centennial Park, 2004.0405-38

Digital images of Harvey’s BBQ exterior, 2004.0405-39

Digital images of Irving Mall exterior, Feb. 2003.0405-40

Digital images of Kathy’s Cottage (produce market) ribbon cutting, April 29, 2004.0405-41

Digital images of PEO and DAR scrapbook presentations to the Archives.0405-53

Photos - City records depot in city warehouse, 1980.0405-54

"Texas Almanacs" (eight volumes): 1911; 1925-1929; 1952-53; 1972.

Digital images of the dedication of the Heritage Senior Center, Dec. 2003.0405-61

Digital images of construction of the timeline wall in Centennial Park and founder statue installation, Oct. 2003.0405-62

Digital images of Veterans Memorial Park, May 2004.0405-63

Videotape of an ICTN program on Irving High School’s presentation of oral history tapes to the Archives.0405-101

Photos - State historical marker dedications: Bear Creek community, Sowers community, Gilbert house, Kit community, Union Bower community, 2005.0506-20

Photos - Estelle school site cleanup.

Book - On Top of Clouds by C. H. Jamieson. C. H. Jamieson is an Irving author.

Photos and negatives of the Going in Style Exhibit, Dec. 2005.Photo Coll.

Guestbook from Harwood Hinton’s talk on Irving of the 1930s and 1940s, 2002.MVF 17-07 (PDF)

Archives open house posters, 2006.0506-101

Archives open house fliers and mayor’s proclamation of Archives Day, 2006.MVF 17-16 (PDF)

Videotape of an ICTN report on the Archives’ open house, Feb. 2006.0506-128

M.C. Lively’s compiled a Civil War military record.MVF 18-03 (PDF)

Guestbook from the Archives’ open house, Feb. 23, 2006.0506-222

Poster and sign advertising the Estelle Vintage Base Ball Game, 2006.0607-18

Handy House records: photos of opening, land records, payroll ledger for Irving Lumber, 1957-58, correspondence, 1960.

A bound copy of the newspaper articles pertaining to the Irving teacher walkout of 1955 (from the Chamber of Commerce scrapbooks).0607-46

Copy of aerial of Irving area, 1930.0607-53

Photocopy of a Dallas Morning News page containing the Irving lot auction ad on it, Dec. 18, 1903; and a less-than-full-size version of that day’s entire paper.0607-82

Mini-Directory for South MacArthur Church of Christ, c. 1970s.MVF 22-04 (PDF)

Files containing information on various city related topics: the city charter, 1963 and 1979 (20-01); the Civic Center dedication (20-11); transfer of property from the Irving Public Memorial Library to the Irving municipal library, 1962 (20-12); cookbooks from the Woman’s Society of Christian Service at Plymouth Park Methodist Church, 1966, and the Irving Woman’s Club, 1964 (20-13).MVF 20-10 (PDF)
MVF 20-11 (PDF)
MVF 20-12 (PDF)
MVF 20-13 (PDF)

Files containing information on various city related topics: Telegram from the state regarding a sewage plant, 1948 (20-14); research information relating to the Heritage House, 1975-1985 (20-15); council members’ oaths of offices, 1960s and early-1970s (20-16); materials relating to the dedication of the Central Library, 1986, Esther Hurwitz, founder of Irving’s first library, the history of the library, and library expansion, 1964 (21-01).MVF 20-14 (PDF)
MVF 20-15 (PDF)
MVF 20-16 (PDF)
MVF 21-01 (PDF)

Irving telephone directories, 2005 and 2006.0607-150

Digital images of the Handy House being torn down, April 2008.0708-103

Digital images of the demolition of Irving Medical and Surgical buildings on Lane Street, May 2008.0708-116

Book - Understanding Data and Information Systems for Record Keeping.0708-174

Book - Archives and the Digital Library0809-10

Information brochure about the ArchivesMVF 25-18 (PDF)

Digital images of Veterans Memorial Park Dedication, May 17, 20090809-99

Research material on Irving Veterans gathered during the development of Veterans Park Phase II0809-119

Research material developed for the Battle Walls in Veterans Memorial Park0809-120

Book - 2nd Ferrying Command. Contains Irvingite Harry Spencer’s narrative of his stranding in Greenland during WWII.0809-171

Digital images of Patty Landers retirement from IPL, Jan. 28, 2010.0910-55

Digital images of record snowfall, February 11 and 12, 2010.0910-66

Digital images of the Irving High School class of 1937 from a 1987 newspaper article.0910-92

Digital images of demolition of the two story building at 313 Irving Blvd. (Northwest corner of Irving Blvd. and Main St.), October 2009.0910-94

Digital images of demolition of building at 123 Irving Blvd., June 2009.0910-95

Digital images of demolition of lumber building at 200 N. Main St., Nov. 2009.0910-96

Digital images of stone house at 305 S. Britain (near S. Britain and Second) before demolition, Feb. 2010.0910-97

Digital images of downtown area, September 2009.0910-98

Digital images of downtown area, June 5, 2009.0910-99

Digital images of demolition of MacArthur Square Apartments (just south of Rock Island on the west side of MacArthur Boulevard), February 2010.0910-100

Audio of Harwood Hinton talk about his youth in Irving, April 25, 2002; DVD entitled "Irving a History" created for Irving Centennial celebration; and DVD of ICTN’s coverage of the vintage baseball event held in Lively Park, October 30, 2006.0910-114

CD of the City of Irving’s adopted budget, 2007-08; 2008-09; 2009-10; and Capital Improvement Program, 2007-08.0910-115

Articles of Incorporation for Friends of the Irving Museum.MVF 28-05 (PDF)

Digital images of construction of the Irving convention center, May 2010.0910-155

Printing negatives of the pages from the book Irving a Texas Odyssey, 1989.0910-156

Digital images of the Irving Heritage Society general meeting, Maura Gast speaker, Oct. 2010.1011-04

A letter written about the WWII plane crash in Greenland by crew member Tucciarone.1011-58

"Dallas Morning News" magazine - Guide Super Bowl Edition, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 20111011-67

Digital images - West Irving Library exterior, April 2011. 1011-71

Digital images - Mayor C. B. Hardee house on Rindie, April 2011.1011-72

Digital images - AAMCO building demolition, April 18, 2011.1011-91

Digital images - Chism-Smith lot after building demolition, April 11, 2011.1011-92

Slides, 35mm, Irving Heritage Society local history slide show, c. 1980s; slides from Archives promotional show, c. 1990s; slides from the Risk Management Department showing various images from around town, 1989.1011-98

Digital images of the building that was Robert’s Lumber during the 1950s. 2011.1011-106

Digital images of MAL Hobby Shop interior and exterior, June 2011.1011-107

Digital images of houses along the north side of Irving Blvd. between Delaware Rd. and Britain Rd. just before they were torn down, Sept. 20111011-139

Digital images of AMS Studios filming at Paine house, Nov. 1, 2011.1112-12

Digital images of Griff’s Hamburgers, Nov. 10, 20111112-15

Digital images of MAL historical marker dedication, Nov. 15, 20111112-20

Heritage Society Historical slide show; 35mm slide of signing of Texas Stadium agreement, 1968; Texas Stadium groundbreaking, 1969.1112-65

Invitation to Civic Center groundbreaking, 1974; Irving information pamphlet, 1963.MVF 30-13 (PDF)

Digital images of state historical marker in Kit Cemetery.1112-71

Digital images of unveiling of original town plat map in Central Library, 20121112-112

Irving newspaper and newspaper sections, 1956-1958. Many ads for School Board candidates.1213-06

Newspaper articles relating to the Ms. Mature Irving Pageant, 2012.MVF 30-20 (PDF)

Pamphlet - Irving Public Library Annual Report, 1979-80 and 1980-81.MVF 30-21 (PDF)

Digital images of Christmas parade and depot tours, 2012.1213-16

Digital images of Chrystal’s Pizza shortly before closing, 2013.1213-41

Digital images of the South Library groundbreaking, Feb. 2013.1213-42

Digital images of Honoring Women of Irving Event - Jackie Townsell, Apr. 2013.1213-63

Digital images of reception for artist Pete Fernandez, June 2013.1213-94

Golden Anniversary of Incorporation section of the Irving Daily New Texan, April 16, 1964.1213-97

A Dallas Morning News article about moving Age of Steam train museum from Fair Park in Frisco with a stop in Irving, 2013.1213-107

Program from the Jackie Townsell Women of Irving event, April 2013.1213-110

Book - "Frozen in Time" (about the crash of a WWII bomber in Greenland during WWII. Irvingite Harry Spencer was the co-pilot.)1314-19

Research and development material for the Ruth Paine House Museum; also newspaper articles about the house.1314-33

Calendar - Big Read - Fire Dept. theme, 2012.1314-34

Photocopy of a newspaper photo of July 4th gathering in area, c. 1900.1314-42

DMN insert - DFW Airport at 40, Jan. 12, 2014MVF 32-03

Digital images of actor John Anderson playing Washington Irving, April 7, 20141314-62

Photos of Irving home builder, Bob Nichols, c. 1950s-1970s.1314-63

File of material on the Mustangs of Las Colinas move to its new location, May 2014.MVF 32-08

Digital images - Heritage Society Fish Fry, 2014.1314-65a

Digital images of Robert Glen’s visit to the Mustang Museum for the 30th anniversary proclamation, Sept. 16, 2014.1314-106

Digital images of the Convention Center, Sept. 16, 2014.1314-107

Digital images of press event for the announcement of the Gilbert house being placed on the National Register of Historic Places, Sept. 8, 2014.1314-108

Digital images of Big State Drug’s last day before closing, May 13, 2014.1314-109

Issue of the Irving Daily News Texas, April 16, 1964, Golden Anniversary of Incorporation.1415-10

Digital images of the ribbon cutting at the Mustang Museum, Nov. 11, 20141415-17

Photos of the Irving Volunteer Fire Dept., c. 1950.Photo Collection

Audiotape of the dedication ceremony for the Gilbert/Joffre house placement on the National Register of historic Places, 2014.1415-29

Photocopies of Texas Fireman magazine article about the Irving Volunteer Fire Dept., 1952.MVF 33-05

Pamphlet - Welcome to Irving, 1978, with facts about the city at that time.MVF 33-06

Star Wars Wookie doodle pad, 1977MVF 34-20

Progress Editions of the Irving Daily News.1415-88

Dallas Cowboy game programs; parking passes; unused tickets, 1996-2006.1415-105

DART publication - Station Art Design Program, 1996.1415-106

Photos - digital images of the Mustangs of Las Colinas 30+1 anniversary luncheon.1415-112

Photos - Digital images of Robert Glen interview; open house; and concert at the Mustangs 30+1 anniversary.1415-113

Mustangs of Las Colinas poster signed by Robert Glen for 30+1 event.1415-115

List of IISD school board members, 1935-2000.MVF 34-15

Presentation to council regarding the idea that Irving was named for Washington Irving, 1998.MVF 34-16

Consultants report for developing Irving Archives, 1997; report - Archives Long Term Products of Centennial Activities, 2003; report - Status of Archives, Jan. 1997.MVF 34-17

"Avenue of Stars" application and nominations, 2002.MVF 34-18

Videotape of Jim Brown giving a talk at Rotary Club about his WWII experience, 2000.1516-39

Information on a planned millennium festival to be held in Dallas - "The Turn - America at the Millennium."MVF 34-19

Star Wars doodle pad, 1977.MVF 34-20

Photocopy of an article, History of Dallas County Sheriffs Dept., by Dick Hitt, c. 1998MVF 35-01

"A Community Cultural Plan for the City of Irving, Texas," 1999 (draft).MVF 35-02

City of Irving department survey for Y2K and internet policies, 1999.MVF 35-03

Newspaper article (digitized) about the first Airlane Relays, 1958.1516-79

Digital images - demolition of Aamco building at 501 W. 2nd Street at Beauford and Crown Pool building at 416 W. Irving Blvd.1516-80

Digital image - original Irving lot auction newspaper advertisement, 1903.1516-82

Digital images - newspaper articles relating to Bear Creek.1516-84

Digital images - Heritage Society event, Bracebridge Dinner, 2004.1516-86

Digital images - downtown marker installation, 2003.1516-90

Digital images - Centennial student art show, 2003.1516-91

Digital images - Convention center construction, May 28, 2010.1516-93

Digital images - depot in Heritage Park getting new roof and paint, 2010.1516-96

Digital images - downtown between Second and Sixth streets along Britain Rd. , 2009.1516-98

Digital images - Chism-Smith Funeral Home at Second and O’Connor, 2011.1516-99

Digital images - demolition of Chism-Smith Funeral Home and AAMCO building, April 11, 2011.1516-100

Digital images - "Historic Estelle School" sign at Valley View and Walnut Hill.1516-103

Digital images - Prescription sheet from Gilbert and Lucas, Druggists, Sowers, TX. and from the Palace Drug, Irving; Dr. Clay Gilbert in his office.1516-107

Digital images - John Haley house at Ohio and Second before moving, 1999.1516-108

Digital images - groundbreaking for the Irving Arts Center.1516-115

Digital images - buildings along Irving Blvd. and Main St., 2013.1516-116

Digital images - PTA Founders Day event, 2010.1516-117

Digital images - Heritage Society Trivia Contest, 2013.1516-118

Digital images - Heritage Society’s Women of Irving, Jackie Townsell event.1516-119

Digital images - Heritage Society fish fry, 2013.1516-120

Digital images - Heritage Society officer installation, May 2013.1516-121

Digital images - various Heritage Society events, 2010-2015.1516-122

Digital images - Heritage Society Women of Irving event.1516-123

Digital images - Heritage Society Trivia contest, 2014.1516-124

Digital images - South Library construction, 2013.1516-127

Digital images - West Library, March 20, 2011.1516-128

Digital images - Dan Matkin receiving Legacy Award, 2009.1516-131

Digital images - demolition of medical buildings along West Park Dr. just west of Irving Hospital.1516-133

Digital images - Millennium Fountain.1516-134

Digital images - Ms. Mature Irving tea, 2007.1516-135

Digital images - Mustang Sculpture’s 30+1 Anniversary, interview with Robert Glen.1516-137

Digital images - Mustang Sculpture’s 30+1 Anniversary events, 2015.1516-138

Digital images - Mustang Sculpture 30+1 Anniversary open house and concert, 2015.

Digital images - Mustang Sculpture 30+1 Anniversary luncheon, 2015.1516-140

Digital images - Old Kit Cemetery state historical marker.1516-144

Digital images - interior and exterior of Paine House after city purchase, 2010.1516-147

Digital images - Post Office at 3rd and Hastings, before and after demolition.1516-153

Digital images - construction of elevated tracks along Rock Island Rd., 2008.1516-154

Digital images - U. S. Bicentennial Irving Committee Tree Planting event "Avenue of Trees," 1975-1976.1516-159

Digital images - Veterans’ Park construction.1516-162

Stamp for checks for Irving Garden and Arts Center.1516-202

Oversize, mounted-photos of buildings in Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center used during dedication of Center.1516-218

Poster - Crossroads, South Irving Transit Center signed by Dan Matkin and Robert Power, 1990.1516-220

Booklet - "Dealey Plaza, Front Door of Dallas." History of Dealey Plaza.MVF 35-18

Ceremonial railroad spike.1516-226

Digital images - Highway 183 expansion construction, 2016.1516-235

Digital images - Main St. mural on side of building, 20161516-236

Digital images - The Delaware construction in Heritage District, 2016.1516-237

Digital images - Elise Walker Outdoor Learning Center dedication, Nov. 2, 2016.1617-12

Digital images - Italian restaurant construction on Main St. (former Caldwell Insurance building), 2015.1617-18

Digital images - Texas Musicians Museum construction, 2015.1617-19

Digital images - Paine House van wrap, 20151617-20

Digital images - Union Bower Baptist Church - today Irving Baptist Church, 2015.1617-21

Digital images - Union Bower WPA school building, 2015.1617-22

Digital images - Dealey Plaza, 2016.1617-23

Archives scrapbook, 2005-2006.1617-30

Envelope postmarked at Centennial Station, Irving, Texas, April 5, 2003.MVF 35-10

Texas Power and Light brochures, c. 1960s.MVF 35-14

Program and medallion from re-dedication of Founders Plaza in Centennial Park, May 3, 2017.MVF 36-09

Digital images of re-dedication of Founder Plaza Timeline wall plaques in Centennial Park, May 3, 2017.1617-74

Issue of Irving News Record, June 18, 1957 - School superintendent offered extension and Jayne Mansfield in town.1617-81

Chamber of Commerce magazine premier issue, "The Irving Advantage," an annual publication, 1984.MVF 36-11

Dan Matkin for mayor campaign yard sign, 1973.1617-87

Eyeglasses in leather case, c. 1900.1617-104

Maps Dallas/Ft. Worth, 1973.1718-02

Book - Mrs. Paine’s Garage signed by author, Thomas Mallon.

Digital images - Thomas Mallon visit, Dec. 2017.

Digital images - Freedom Rider, William Harbour, visit to Bear Creek, Jan. 2018.

Digital images - Friends of the Museum first meeting, Jan. 25, 2018.

Rock Island Time Table, November 1907.
MVF 37-03

Guestbook from Bear Creek Museum, 2014-2018 signed by Freedom Rider William Harbour, Jan. 21, 2018.
MVF 37-04

Texas Stadium items: Corral Pass; commemorative ticket 40th anniversary; letterhead; Game Day Menu, 2007 and 2008.

16mm films - Irving’s Golden Anniversary, 1964; DFW promotional film.

Final edition of Las Colinas Chronicle, May 2004.
MVF 37-10

Irving Employees Credit Union newsletter, The Buck Passer, Bicentennial issue, 1976. MVF 38-04

Audio cassettes of audio from the videos in the Ruth Paine Visitors’ Center and the house. These recording were used to create a transcript to place in the museum. 1920-13

Teacher’s kit on railroad transportation, 1951, containing two information booklets and a series of photos.   1920-20

DMN issue relating to the tornado that hit Dallas in 1957.1920-25

MRE (meals ready to eat) packets (2). 1920-31

CD of Robert Glen telling his life story.MVF 38-08

CDs of images of COI annexation map, 1953, used in museum. MVF 38-09

Note cards - Irving historical scenes by Pete Fernandez, 1976.MVF 38-10

Bell and Howell 8mm projector. 1920-39

Box from A. Harris Co. of Dallas, pre-1961.1920-40

35mm slide projector and 16mm film projector.1920-41

Microfiche reader.1920-42

Marriage license of A. Horton and Beryl Oliver, 1918. 1920-50

City Council photos-group, individual, swearing in, 1980s-1990s.1920-52

Microfilm of Irving Index, 1908-1911 and 1912-1916 (two reels). 1920-53

Microfilm - Record of appointed post master, 1832-1971 and post office site locations (Concho-Dawes Counties), 1837-1950.1920-54

Microfilm - Irving Herald, 1931; 1938; 1939 sporadic1920-55

Microfilm - Irving newspapers, Irving Herald, July 21, 1939, July 28, 1939 and Feb. 5, 1943; Progress Editions: April 23, 1931; Jan. 7, 1938; July 21, 1939; July 31, 1939. 1920-58

Directories of Irving Clubs and Organizations, 1974-2001.1920-59

Newsletters from the COI and various city departments, 1970s-1990s (sporadic).1920-60

Mayor's robe created for and worn by mayors at the Heritage Society's Bracebridge Dinner, c. early 1990s.1920-65

Digital images of Heritage Park reconstruction, summer 2020.1920-75

Images of demolition of Plymouth Park Shopping Center, 2020.1920-81

Book - Compulsion by Robin  Moore.1920-86

Books - Next Years Champions; Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Boy Scouts. 1920-87

Photo of Pete Fernandez's sketch of the original railroad depot.Photo Coll.

Records of the Downtown Irving Task Force, 1987-90.2021-16

Sign - Pay Your Poll Tax (14" x 22").2021-17

Blueprints for the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center buildings.2021-18

Concept renderings for proposed heritage museum site at 313 W. Irving Blvd., 20062021-23
Attaway, Dr. H. E.High school yearbooks (10) : MacArthur High School Crest: 1985; Nimitz High School Valhalla: 1981; 1983; 1984; 1985; Irving High School Lair: 1963; 1982; 1984; 1991.0102-155
Ayers, MichaelIrving High School Tiger Guard megaphone, 2005-06.1011-104

Irving Boys Choir shirt, 1996-2000.1112-84

Small card catalogue (nine drawers).1314-36
Ayles, EarlEarl Ayles Collection: City of Irving planning studies; transportation studies; thoroughfare plans; DFW Airport publications and studies; Irving area aerials. Also included is material collected to create the maps used in the Irving history book Irving A Texas Odyssey. Earl Ayles worked in or was the head of the City of Irving Community Development Department from 1968-1994. Much of the material addresses various residential and business developments in Irving during those years. Mr. Ayles is also a cartographer, and lent his skills to help develop the maps in the Irving history book, 1989.
Collection 32 (PDF)

Photos - John Haley house before it was moved, 1998.
Photo Coll.
Ayles, CarolMap; downtown aerial, c. 1990s; Heritage District; color aerial of South Irving, c. 1990s; West Irving Area Study map.1314-84
Bailey, BruceDempsey family materialIrving newspapers (4) from 1940; photocopies of correspondence, 1880s-1920s; tax receipts, 1930s; postcards; Dempsey family genealogy. The Dempsey family were residents of early Irving.96-03

Dempsey family materialphotos of John Dempsey, c. 1906; the Dempsey house being moved; survey plat and photo of the house at 1910 Waldor; Jack Dempsey’s Life Member of Ancient Order of Camel Herders (certificate).

Photos of moving of John Haley house.

Photo Coll.

Information on Dr. John Haley and moving the Haley house: wallpaper from the house before renovation; and an issue of the San Francisco Chronicle, 1915.
Bailey, LeaLee Elementary scrapbooks, 3 vols., 1980-81; 1981-1982; 1990-1993.1617-59
Baker, CarolPamphlet-COI Dept. of Police Computer Identification System; 
Operation Crime Stoppers sticker, 1970s.

Baker, EthelIPL library card, 1985.
Baker, L. E.Fort Worth Mapsco, 1989.MVF 7-19 (PDF)

Civil Engineering Magazine containing articles about Irving entitled,"Closing the Loop," May 2003.MVF 8-14 (PDF)
Banks, RaymondAerials of Las Colinas County Club, 1967.Photo Coll.
Banks, OuidaLocal chapter of the American Business Women’s Association material:newspaper articles about the Laurel Chapter of the ABWA; attendance rolls; ribbons; correspondence; newsletters; convention material, 1970; yearbooks; club banner; scrapbook, 1960s-1970s; gowns by Victor Costa.0102-172

Local chapter of American Business Women’s Association material: door wreath; a newspaper section on the opening of Irving Bank & Trust building, 1967; AWBA cookbook, 1972; Ouida Banks AWBA president place card, 1968-69; Inner Circle AWBA ribbon; silver sugar and creamer engraved ABWA. Also included in the accession are: an Irving Health Care publication, 1974; Texas Sesquicentennial sampler calendar, 1986; program from the Irving High production of "Annie Get Your Gun" 1970; programs from Irving Community Concert events; newsletter, Irving Sesquicentennial News; dress by Victor Costa, c. 1970s; promotional items from various Irving businesses, 1960s-1970s.0304-95

Local chapter of American Business Women’s Association material: proclamation from the mayor to ABWA, 1982; photos of Jackie Townsell addressing an AWBA luncheon; AWBA officer installation ceremony invitation. Also included are: a Texas Sesquicentennial sampler calendar, 1986; newsletter Irving Sesquicentennial News, Winter, 1985.0405-112
Barrett, JohnPhotocopies of Mid-Cities Stamp Club information and info on the Stamp Exposition, 1993-2000; photocopy of a notebook of early Irving area stamp cancellation and area postal history.MVF 8-08 (PDF)
Bates, O. D. and EstelleU. S. Bicentennial project: material on Irving history; newspapers, research notes, audio taped interviews of early Irving area settlers, 1976.Collection 7 (PDF)

Allen family material: scrapbook, c. 1940; newspaper clippings regarding the Irving volunteer Fire Dept., Irving High School, and various other Irving topics, c. 1940s. The Allen family were early Irving area residents.84-11

Talley family material: photos and textile items, 1900-1920. The Talley family were early Irving area residents83-12

Hartin family material: photos from the opening of B & H Dry Goods at 305 E. Irving Blvd.; and a newspaper page about the George Bell family.0203-302
Baugh, LouiseLetter from the Irving city council urging citizens to support the Texas Stadium in a local referendum, Mar. 27, 1968.MVF 17-13 (PDF)

Invitation to the Bracebridge Dinner, 2000 and a book "Three Tales from the Sketchbook."MVF 28-19 (PDF)

Enco Gas Station sign, c. late 1960s.1314-64
Baxter, Dr. Charles
Photocopy of Dr. Baxter’s vitae.MVF 9-03 (PDF)
Beam, CynthiaYardstick advertising First Federal Savings and Loan of Irving; and a paperweight commemorating Irving Girls’ Softball League’s 25th Anniversary, 1960-1985.0506-163
Bearden, AveryPhotocopy and digital images of Avery Bearden’s football and baseball scrapbook from his days at Irving High School, 1947-1951: two issues of the Irving High School newspaper, Tiger Rag, Oct. 31, 1950, and Nov. 13, 1950.0102-250

Photocopies of Avery Bearden "Official Eagle Scout Stained Glass Tableau," n.d.; certificate appointing Avery Bearden a First Class Petty Officer, n.d.; Dallas Morning News award to Bearden for being named to the All District 12A high school football team, 1950.0708-47
Beavers, JerryBeavers Family Collection: Irving school related material:Irving High School newspaper issues,Tiger Rag, 1944-1949; and 1966-67; programs, invitations, tickets, fight ribbons; newspaper articles; student directories; football programs, 1946-47, and late-1960s and early-1970s; Irving High School drill team uniforms, 1960s; photos and digital images of the Beavers and Justus families; material relating to First United Methodist Church of Irving. Bob Beavers and Jerry Justus Beavers were Irving High School graduates of the 1940s. They married in 1949, and their children graduated from Irving High School during the 1960s and 1970s.Collection 60 (PDF)

Lee Britain Elementary sweatshirt, c. 1970s; I Association sweatshirt, c. 1969; Big Irv candle holder; Irving High School class of 1949 reunion booklet, 2003; Journalism Class textbook, 1948; beaded Irving High School poncho, c. 1950s; dress made by Jerry Beavers in homemaking class, 1949; dress worn by Cheryl Beavers during Irving High Most Beautiful Contest nomination, 1966.1314-90
Beavers, ReginaGebert family history.MVF 30-25 (PDF)

Digital images of Nimitz High School drill team, 1991-1993.1213-116

Nimitz High School drill team uniforms including boots and hat, 1992-1994; letter jacket; equipment bag; homecoming items, 1991; photocopies of pages from a drill team scrapbook.1314-08
Beeman, SuzyIrving Human Services Council information- list of institutions to contact for various types of help and directories from the late 1990s and early 2000s.0910-193

Newspaper clippings relating to the Irving Health Board’s campaign for a smoking ordinance, 2003; and for an AIDS awareness program, 1985.1011-125

Irving Health Board records, mid-1990s: Health Coalition needs assessment and committee reports.1112-06
Behrens, KayPhotos of Estelle school site, 2006.100-181P
BeldenDreannaSpelling textbook, 1894; child’s ABC book (cloth), 1884; scrapbook from Home Economics college class, 1940; E.M. Kahn store box.0203-191

Two record cylinders "Edison Gold Molded Records" 1904.0203-203

Photos of Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Over Georgia, c. early 1960s.Photo Coll.

Chism Smith Funeral Home Records, 1939-1965, compiled by the Irving Genealogical Society.MVF 9-15 (PDF)
Bell, CareyM.C. Lively Elementary Safety Patrol belt, 1981-1982.0304-249

Irving High School senior T-shirt, 1988; tiger patch and graduation cap, 1988.1011-14
Bell, CharlesPhoto -Irving High School reunion of the class of 1945.0304-245
Bell, CorryPictorial directory for MacArthur Church of Christ, c. 1983.MVF 35-17

Digital images of Walter Harvey carvings in his restaurant, 1990s.1516-219
Bell, EleanorEleanor Corry Bell Collection: school records, photos, and mementos, 1940-1951; Irving High School drill team uniform, 1950; material relating to Irving State Bank (later Irving Bank & Trust); Corry family photos, 1890-1970s; digital images of Irving Centennial events and Centennial Park construction, 2002-2004; Irving Women’s Bowling Association pins, patches, record books, 1970s-1990s; newspaper issues about the assassination of John Kennedy and other issues concerning historical events of the second half of the 20th centuryEleanor Corry Bell moved to Irving with her family in 1940. She attended Irving schools during the 1940s and early 1950s. Her mother was a long-time employee of the Irving State Bank. The donor was also employed there during the 1950s. She was an active member in the Irving Women’s Bowling Association from the late 1950s-1990s. She served on the Irving Centennial Historical Markers Committee, 2002-2004.Collection 59 (PDF)

First section of the Dallas Morning News about the capture of Saddam Hussein, 2003.0304-58

Irving Physicians and Service Directory, 2002 and n.d.; and Irving Health Care Medi-Fax, second edition, c. 1996.MVF 16-01 (PDF)

State highway maps: Texas, 2002 and 2003; Oregon, c. late 1980s; Colorado / Wyoming, c. late 1980s; Oklahoma 2001-02.0506-212

Books - "American Heritage New Illustrated History of the United States" (16 Volumes), 1963.0708-08

Irving High Pep Squad material, 2004 – decorated overalls and a megaphone.0708-145

Digital images of the Irving Heritage Society’s Valentine Tea, 2009.

Photos of the Archive’s Harry Spencer exhibit.100-1EP

Antique sewing needles and buttons.0809-68

Digital images from Irving Heritage Society fish fry, 2009.0809-84

Promotional license plate from Freeman Oldsmobile, "Across from Texas Stadium", 1996.MVF 26-03 (PDF)

Digital images of the dedication of Veterans Memorial Park, May 17, 2009.0809-98

Digital images of Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, exterior, June 2009.0809-123

Canvas Bag promoting the U.S. Census, 2010.MVF 26-12 (PDF)

Book - "Conversations with Kid Cougar and Lim Hang High" by Joseph Faulds (Irving author).0910-42

Digital images of record snowfall, February 11, 2010; and of the Irving Heritage Society Valentine Tea, February 14, 2010.0910-63

Digital images of the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture and the reception for Robert Glen at the Mustang Museum, 2009.0910-74

Digital images of the implosion of Texas Stadium taken from the TV screen, April 2010; and sale of Texas Stadium seats by the Irving Heritage Society, 2010.0910-118

Digital images of Irving Heritage Society fish fry event, April 2010.0910-124

Digital images of Irving Heritage Society trivia contest, April 2010.0910-125

Digital images of the installation of officers for the Irving Heritage Society, May 2010.0910-146

Digital images of the July 4, 2010, parade; depot in Heritage Park and hanging the shades on the windows of the depot, 2010.0910-198

Digital images of cleanup of depot in Heritage Park, June 2010.0910-199

Digital images of the painting and roofing of the depot in Heritage Park, 2010; Brett Star of COI at society board meeting, Sept. 2010; ICTN interview with Eleanor Bell, 2010.1011-03

Digital images of the general meeting of the Heritage Society with Maura Gast as speaker, Oct. 2010.1011-05

DVD of ICTN’s interview with Eleanor Bell, Sept. 2010.MVF 28-16 (PDF)

Digital images of the depot in Heritage Park during Holiday in the Heritage, 2011.1011-23

A DVD of 8mm film entitled Super Shoppers, 1962 showing Worth Food Mart at Britain and Grauwyler and Minyard’s in downtown.1011-29

Digital images - Irving Heritage Society general meeting, Jan. 24, 2011.1011-49

Digital images - Irving Heritage Society board meeting at Chamber of Commerce office, Feb. 11, 2011.1011-55

Digital images - Irving Heritage Society Valentine Tea, Feb. 13, 2011.1011-56

Digital images - Dedication of West Irving Library, April 9,2011.1011-79

Digital images - Archives exhibit at West Irving Library and Irving Heritage Society receives a proclamation from the city council, April 20111011-80

Digital images - Irving Heritage Society general meeting, April 14, 2011.1011-81

Digital images - Irving Heritage Society fish fry, April 22, 2011.1011-83

Digital images - Irving Heritage Society trivia contest, May 1, 2011.1011-89

Digital images - School students visiting the Heritage Park depot and the cabin, May 2011.1011-93

Digital images - Irving Heritage Society general meeting and depot marker dedication, May 22, 2011.1011-99

Digital images of Heritage Park depot tour volunteers at the Main St. event, 2011.1011-135

Digital images of new rugs in the Heritage House, Oct. 2011.1112-01

Digital images of the 60th anniversary gathering for the Irving High School class, 1951.1112-02

"Dallas Morning News" and "Dallas Times Herald," Oct. 5 and 6, 1922.1112-05

Digital images of Heritage House 100th Anniversary kickoff event, Dec. 4, 2011.1112-24

Dining car menu from a train trip from Dallas to Nevada, TX, Jan. 31, 1939.MVF 30-09 (PDF)

Digital images of the Irving Heritage Society Valentine Tea, 2012.1112-48

Script from Women of Irving event, "This is Your Life Esther Hurwitz", 2012.MVF 30-14 (PDF)

Digital images of Heritage Society fish fry, 2012.1112-70

Digital images of Heritage Park Depot tours and July 4th parade, 2012.1112-96

Digital images of wallpapering and flooring replacement at Heritage House, Oct. 2012.1213-10

Photos of street sign showing Chartwell/Hackberry Road, 2012.Photo Collection

U. S. M. C. blanket, 1942.1213-66

"Dallas Morning News" Special Section on the new Big Tex, 2013.MVF 31-06

Digital images of Paine House opening reception and documentary showing, November 2013.1314-09

T-shirt - Irving Heritage Festival, 2004 and 2006; Centennial Festive logo (4).1314-28

Hand fan from Irving’s Diamond Jubilee, 1978.MVF 31-09

Book - "Star Interest Tables," 1939 (from Irving Bank and Trust); thread on wooden spools; old buttons; sewing basket, c. 1950s; Eleanor Bell’s Easter dress and bonnet, 1935; infant dresses, 1935; snowsuit, 1936; first grade book satchel, 1940.1415-03

Wooden plank engraved with the words "Irving Commerce Bank."1415-32

TI electronic calculator (TI 2500), 1973; hand held electronic dictionary, 1987; shoe horn from Irving Soroptimist Club, early 1980s; Delta Airlines sewing kit; invitation and program to South Library opening, 20151516-174

Newspaper - "Dallas Morning News," July 8-11, 2016, shooting of Dallas police officers in Dallas.1516-195

Glass bottle - Dublin Bottling Works - Texas Root Bear label, 2016.1617-09

Newspaper - "Dallas Morning News," Nov. 9, 2016, Trump elected.1617-28

Newspapers and magazines, 1940s-2016, related to assassinations, space flight, political events, WWII.1617-39

Digital images of Irving Women’s Bowling Association 25th anniversary, 1986, and other events, 1961-20001617-84

Irving YMCA cookbook, n.d.MVF 37-11

Irving Centennial Scrapbook Collection, (6 vols.), 2002-2005. Documenting events held by the city of Irving during its Centennial celebration.Collection 97

Real estate sales papers for 1806 Williams Road, 1972; 1717 Gilbreath Circle purchase papers, 1953, and sales papers, 1970.1718-09

Collection 98-Irving History Exhibit at Old Red Courthouse Museum, 2008.  Scrapbook documenting the installation, opening reception and dismantling of the exhibit, 2008.   Collection 98

Children’s books, 1920s-1930s - Wizard of Oz series; fairy tales; Peter Pan; Bible stories; Book of Knowledge Series, 1940; Francis MacBeth music CDs; shoe last; Irving High School class of 1951 reunion material; large print of Guy Deel Centennial painting; Mustang poster signed by Robert Glenn; Walter Henn, Irving Artist, sketches.1718-11

Lipton tea canisters (2), c. 1930s; Irving State Bank inkwells from original bank building, c. 1930s; shoeing nail for Anheuser Busch Clydesdales, c. 1970; Big Texan Steak Ranch sewing kit, c. 1975; La Tunisia sugar packet, c. 1958; Interstate Theater ticket stubs, 1958; Irving Bank and Trust letterhead, c. 1968; Joe Bell’s junior police certificate, 1939 and Central High School (Oklahoma City) diploma, 1945; photos - Las Vegas, 1982; Eleanor Corry (Bell) Irving High School diploma, 1951; photos prom and flag guard, c. 1950.1718-12

Bowling lapel pins from Irving Women’s Bowling Assoc., 1970-2000; girls folk dress from Guatemala, 1942; IPL volunteer of the year award, 2011; videotape of Irving High School class of 1951 50th reunion; Brown house Centennial marker dedication; IWBA 25th anniversary bowling tournament, 1986; Archives open house, 2006; Centennial Finale, 2003; Centennial Kickoff and Caldwell House marker dedication, 2002.1718-13

Woman’s fur trimmed cape, c. 1890 and woman’s brown felt hat with feathers, c. 1910.1718-15

Photos - officers and employees of Dallas Federal Reserve, 1939; Dallas Federal Reserve guards, 1939; Texas Employment Commission id and benefits card, 1963; Irving Heritage Society shirt; United State road atlas, 1977; postcard of the British royal family, 1973.1718-17

IPL library card; Irving State Bank savings account book, 1959.

"Old Red" class reunion material: guest list/directory, 2003.

Hispano-phone Method for Learning Spanish, booklet and records, 1939.

Life magazine - 10th anniversary issue, Nov. 25, 1946.1920-48
Bellew, JimmyGeorge Alford’s collection of Native American and Boy Scout material. George Alford was a Native American who was very involved in local scouting, 1960s-1980s.0910-217
Belo CorporationPhoto negative collection from the Irving News, 1982-1999.0001-158
Bennett, RichardBrief biography of Carl Range, long-time Irving Post Master.MVF 13-04 (PDF)

Digital images of George Alford, 1960s.0708-175

Book - "Faith and Labor" (MacArthur High School in Irving) by Richard Bennett, 2012.1213-20
Bentley, LaurieNewspaper -Irving Daily News Texan issue regarding Irving’s Golden Anniversary of incorporation, April 16, 1964.0607-119
Berg, KaryPhotocopies of plat map and aerial map of the Patton farm land on Irving Heights Road.MVF 11-12 (PDF)
Berg, KaryIrving High School band jacket, 1973.2021-42
Berry, CassandraDigital images of the Turf Turners Garden Club.0405-128
Berryhill, RuthInformation on the Colwell, Guldens, and Stanley families. Early settlers in the Hackberry community. Hackberry is now a part of north Irving.MVF 21-09 (PDF)
Bessler, BettyIrving High School material - student directory, 1948-49; Junior-Senior Banquet invitation, 1948.MVF 36-15
Bessler, Betty Beaufford and
Susan Lay
History of the Beaufford family. The Beaufford family were early Irving area settlers.
Beta Sigma Phi
Preceptor Iota Omega Chapter

Beta Sigma Phi, an international women’s friendship network, Irving chapter:scrapbooks, (3 vols.) , 1981-82; 1989-90; and 1995-96; and yearly activity binders, (3 vols.) , 1987-1994; 1994-2002; 2002-2005.0506-214

Pledge manual; income and expense ledger, 1987-1995; Southwest Bank cash bag; Founders Day invitation and program, 1997; Chapter roster and minutes, 1985-1997.0910-14

Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Iota Omega meeting minutes, 2002-20050910-135

Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Iota Omega, meeting minutes, 1996-2008.1011-01

Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Iota Omega Chapter, scrapbooks, (3 vols.), 1988-89; 1996-97; and 2000-2001.

Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Epsilon Phi chapter scrapbooks, (2 vols.), 1979-80 and 1985-86.

Bettis, Robert
Scrapbooks-Irving Chamber of Commerce, 1986-87; Bettis family photos, 1964-65; newspaper articles relating to Dr. Bob and Sunny Bettis.
Bixby, Capitola,City of Irving street map, 1962; Early History of Irving by Netta Brown, wife of town co-founder Otis Brown, 1949.
MVF 5-05 (PDF)
Black Arts Council
Records, 1992-2016
Blackwell, RubyDigital images of the Blackwell family and their neighborhood on E. 4th Street, 1949-1959.0203-44

Newspaper article about Jerry Meagher, owner of several Irving movie theaterstalking with John Wayne about the movie War Wagon, 1967; newspaper article about the closing of Peck’s Office Supply, a longtime Irving office supply retailer, c. Mid- 1990s; photocopy of the newspaper picture of people standing in line to get license plates, March 1974.MVF 24-06 (PDF)
Blake, ElenaIrving Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division Directory of Clubs and Organizations, 2001.0102-63

Digital images of the Irving Centennial Style shows, 2003.Photo Coll.

Irving Centennial Task Force Committee records, 2000-2003; photos of Centennial events; promotional poster; Guy Deel sketches; letterhead; Centennial calendar.
Blanchard, DonTravis Junior High School yearbooks, 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979.1011-88
Blanchette, DolorisPhoto - drive-thru of Texas Commerce Bank; COI pocket size street map, 1983; Irving Bank and Trust deposit slip folder; newspaper section on Irving’s 90th birthday; articles about Irving Bank demolition, c. 1999; Leo Jackson’s history of Irving Bank and Trust.MVF 32-05
Blaylock, LouisPublications: This is Irving, c. 1950 (Irving Chamber of Commerce publication); and Our Own Kessler Plan for Our Irving Community, 1938.MVF 12-17 (PDF)

Digital images of an Intercity Rotary Club meeting, 1937.0910-75
Boatwright, RandyCampaign fliers from the anti-liquor sales group from 2004 election.MVF 12-14 (PDF)
Bobbitt, BudIrving Women’s Bowling League material - team photos; Spotlight Award IWBA, 1986-87; scrapbook about the IWBA, 1985-86.1516-211
Boltas, Diane
Scrapbook related to the Downtown Irving Asso, c. 2003.
Bonham, RobertNewspapers and magazines, 1917-1986.1415-33
Bohaning, FayBiographical sketch of Carlton Nealy "Tex" Bohaning; photo of same, 1937; undated of his wife, Alberta Hoffmiester BohaningMVF 25-12 (PDF)
Bona Fide’ Club

Established as the Junior Felicity Club in 1933, The Bona Fide Club (name changed in 1946) is Irving’s oldest civic service organization Scrapbooks, (6 vols.), 1950-1979; 1979-1987; 1988-1997; 2000-01; 2002-03; 2003-05; minutes: 1940-1945; 1946-1955; 1979-1989; and 1997-2007; photos and newspaper clippings regarding the Bona Fide’ Club: photos, 1990s; newspaper articles, 1950s-1970s.
Collection 15 (PDF)

Scrapbook, 1 vol., 2005-2010.2021-35
Bond, LauraNewspaper issues -Irving News Record, Oct. 24, 1947 and Oct. 17, 1947 and Irving News Texan, Nov. 4, 1962.0102-49

Newspaper issues -Irving News, Nov. 14, 1954 and Nov. 19, 1954; Texas Observer, March 14, 1955. The Observer contains a story on the Irving school teacher walkout of Feb. 1955.0102-82
Bonilla, FranLook magazine, Dec. 31, 1963; Irving Daily News city of Irving Diamond Jubilee edition, 1978; and a Plymouth Park Baptist Church newsletter.

Fran Bonilla Papers: correspondence; photos; reports; publications; collected during her terms on the Irving city council1980s-1990s.0203-01

DFW International Airport Official Directory, 1990.MVF 28-03 (PDF)
Borah, MikePhotos - Estelle School and Masonic Lodge, c. 1916; Lee Borah from the Estelle community, c. 1900.Photo Coll.

Bowen, RuthYearbooks, annual conference minutes, convention programs, and handbooks from the Texas Division, United Daughter of the Confederacy; United Daughters of the Confederacy; Daughters of the American Revolution, White Oak Chapter; Peter James Bailey Chapter, Texas Society of DAR; Colonial Dames, James River Chapter; Texas Society of Colonial Dames, 1970s-1990s.0203-200

Yearbooks from the local chapters of DAR; SAR; UDC; and Daughters of the Republic of Texas, late 1990s-2010; DAR scrapbooks, 2000-04 and 2004-06.1011-85
Box, DorisPhoto -"Welcome to Irving" sign, c. 1940.Photo Coll.

Texas Centennial at Dallas Fair Park daily schedule of events, 1936; Irving Diamond Jubilee hand fans, 1978; S. Delaware Church of Christ publication 1951; Irving State Bank advertisement; city of Irving street map, 1953; newspaper article about Irving High School class of 1951; graduation commencement program, 1951; senior will and prophecy, 1951; senior class play program, 1951; Tiger directory, 1947-48; Tiger Rag, March, 27, 1951 and May 28, 1951.MVF 12-01 (PDF)

Student Directory - Irving High Roar,1950-51.MVF 22-17 (PDF)
Boyce, JanOfficial’s ribbon from the Murder on the Irving Express centennial event, 2003.0203-178
Boyle, JohnJohn Boyle Texas Stadium Files, 1960-1992. John Boyle served as Irving’s city attorney from 1966-1970. He played important roles in forming the Texas Stadium financing plan; negotiating agreements with the Dallas Cowboys and defending the city against stadium related lawsuits. files from John Boyle’s legal office, bulk 1968-1972.Collection 87
Bozeman, GnatVideotape of the dedication ceremonies of Irving Community HospitalNovember 1964.0001-117

Publication: A Brief History of Baylor Healthcare Facilities in Irving.MVF 7-02 (PDF)

Newspaper clippings regarding the construction of Irving Jaycee’s Center for the Arts, 1966-67; and the Irving Parks Board, 1972. Gnat Bozeman was head of the Jaycee team in charge of creating the arts building and he was on the Parks Board in 1972.MVF 18-01 (PDF)
Brandes, WilliamDigital images from 35mm slides of the Texas Stadium construction, 1969-1971.0809-06
Brau, KirkIrving Women’s Bowling Association material: club related tee shirts; various club and team records, 1970s-1990s.0304-68
Britain, H. W.Photocopies of Britain family genealogical material: letter from J. O. Schulze to D.E. Britain, 1903; Caster family history; research paper about Native Americans.The Britain family sold part of their land to the co-founders of Irving on which they founded the town in 1903.
MVF 27-01 (PDF)
Britain, JuanitaBritain Family Collection: The Britain family arrived in the northwest section of Dallas County that would later become the eastern part of the city of Irving in 1859. Henry Britain sold 80 acres of his land on which the town of Irving was founded in 1903. Primarily newspaper articles about Irving’s history and a genealogical history of the Britain and Murphy families; also Britain family photos and two Irving High School letter sweaters from the early 1930s.Collection 63 (PDF)

Poster - Heritage Park dedication poster with 2 articles about the Britain’s attached, 1986.0102-90
Britain Elementary SchoolCentral Elementary School P. T. A. Scrapbooks, (4 vol.), 1938-1950, 1950-1959, 1959-1961, 1962-1965.The oldest scrapbook covers the origins of Irving’s first P.T.A. which included all grade levels. In 1950-51, Central Elementary P.T.A. was formed. Three of the scrapbooks pertain to the activities of that group. In 1965, Central Elementary was renamed Lee Britain Elementary.Collection 64 (PDF)
Britain Elementary School PTARecords - Treasurer’s records, 2001-2011.1213-93
Brooks, DavidCity of Irving Park Patrol badges and Police Security badges; Sergeant David Brooks’ id badge; two digital photos of David Brooks.0809-129
Brooks, JamesSenior Review for the Irving High School class of 1943 (published in place of an annual); copy of Irving High School fight song, 1943; and commencement exercise program, 1943.0405-136

Irving High School newspaper, Tiger Rag, Nov. , 1941.0607-147
Brooks, JuanitaIrving High School drill team uniform, 1950-51; school fight shirt, 1950; Irving Bank & Trust money bag; Irving Theater and 183 Drive-in movie schedule, Feb 1954; Irving phone and address directory, 1949; Irving telephone directory, 1957; and digital images of the donor in her drill team uniform and cap and gown, 1950-51; Irving School class photo 1923.Collection 65 (PDF)
Brown, BuddyAerial photo of downtown Irving, 1957.

Photo Coll.

U. S. Army winter uniform, 1952-1954 (includes jacket, pants, belt and cap.) Also a shadow box containing the torch and uniform used by Steve Brown when he ran a leg in the Olympic torch cross-country relay for the 1984 Los Angles Olympics. 2021-64
Brown, CarrollPhotocopy of a research paper concerning the activities of the West Irving Improvement Association, 1967.MVF 9-06 (PDF)
Brown, CharlesArticles about Bonnie and Clyde; newspaper The Bulb, 2007; production information on play about Bonnie Parker, 2004.1516-208
Brown, CraigPhotocopied and digitized scrapbooks relating to John Brown and the Otis Brown family; photos of Brown house, c. 1915; Netta Brown writing about Dallas in the 1890s; land records; Otis Brown's ledger; Irving High School yearbook, 1952; plate belonging to Netta Brown.  2122-20
Brown, KatherineIrving High School Graduation invitation, 1936.MVF 1-01 (PDF)

Otis and Netta Brown Collectionledgers, diary, scrapbook, photos, and personal documentsOtis Brown was the co-founder of the town of Irving in 1903.
Collection 9 (PDF)

Lynn and Catherine Brown Scrapbook: photocopy of a Lynn Brown family scrapbook containing newspaper articles relating to the Brown family and Lynn Brown’s time as mayor. Lynn Brown was son of town co-founder Otis Brown and served as Irving’s mayor from 1959-1967.
Collection 13 (PDF)

Brown Family Collection: information relating to Otis and Netta Brown and Lynn and Kay Brown - primarily newspaper clippingsalso including the July 2, 1904, issue of the Irving Index. Otis Brown was the co-founder and first mayor of Irving. Lynn Brown was Otis Brown’s youngest son. He served as Irving’s mayor from 1959-1967.Collection 68 (PDF)

An original plat of the town of Irving submitted to Dallas County in 1903.0405-64
Brown, CharlesPhotos - Irving co-founder Otis Brown, with his son and grandson, and fellow town founder, J. O. Schulze, c. 1950s.Photo Coll.

A history of First Baptist Church of Irving and a photo of the church.
MVF 4-02 (PDF)

Digital images of Otis Brown’s house on Pioneer Drive and of Lloyd Brown’s house on Pioneer Drive, 1930s-1940s.0203-09

Photocopy of a letter written in 1953 by Scot Barcus (brother of Netta Barcus Brown, wife of Irving co-founder Otis Brown) to see. Lloyd Brown in which he discusses the founding of Camp Wisdom, a Boy Scout camp in southern Dallas County.MVF 8-19 (PDF)

Digital images of the Otis Brown family and early Irving, c. 1905-1920.0708-30

Souvenir ballpoint pen from Irving’s 75th anniversary celebration, 1978.1112-31

Typewriter - Underwood Standard, 1938.1011-76

Commemorative ball point pen from Irving’s 75th anniversary, 1978.MVF 30-04 (PDF)

Wedding invitation for Netta and Otis Brown, June 24, 2003.MVF 35-15

Program - dedication of the Bicentennial "Avenue of Trees," Feb. 27, 1977.MVF 35-20
Brown, ClarencePhotos - early Irving and Irving High School.0607-85
Brown, DarleneBlueprints -plat and elevation drawings of the Colonial Corner shopping center at Story and Finley roads; and a plat map of Farelane Park Addition, 1960.0506-147
Brown, Don and BeckyBoard game – Hometown Monopoly, 1983.0809-148
Brown, EdgarEstelle Community Research Collection:hand-drawn map of the Estelle community showing where homes and the school were located, c. 1935; valentines from students at the Estelle School, 1920s; letter explaining how the Estelle community got its name; Estelle map and photocopies of Estelle photos, 1930s; copies of Dallas County maps, 1846; 1886; and 1900; photocopies of two deeds to Dallas County, for the Estelle School site,1883 and 1916; a sketch of the location of the buildings on the Estelle School site, c. 1930; a booklet put together by Edgar Brown about the Estelle community history and the community reunion held in 2002; Edgar Brown’s report card from Estelle School, 4th grade, 1928-29; photos of Estelle School classes, c. 1920s-30s; Pete Pannel’s memories of Estelle; photos of Redus Pannel family; photos of Estelle Masonic Lodge building, Bear Creek Baptist Church; and the Estelle store, c. 1940s-1950s; book: The Elementary Spelling Book, 1908; The Estelle community was located on property that is today part of DFW Airport.Collection 66 (PDF)

Photocopies of photos of the Estelle store, c. 1940.Photo Coll.

Photo - Edgar Brown standing next to a 1926 Model T, c. 2005.Photo Coll.
Brown, MichaelJ.Brown family genealogy titled "The Ancestors of Otis Brown"; appraisal of Otis Brown’s property, 1962; Brown family photos and newspaper articles relating to the Brown family.
MVF 7-06 (PDF)

Enlarged photo of W. F. Barcus mounted on cardboard backing. W. F. Barcus was the father of Netta Barcus Brown, wife of Irving co-founder Otis Brown; photos -Otis and Netta Brown and family on their 50th wedding anniversary, 1953; Brown children, c. 1918; Otis and Netta and sons, Stanley and wife Nell, John, Lloyd and wife Lenora, c. 1940s; Netta as a girl posing in the tree, c. 1897; Lynn Brown, Kay Brown and daughter Catherine, c. 1950; Otis Brown with two unidentified women, c. 1940s; Otis and two sons in front of his house on Pioneer Drive, c. 1940s; Earl and John Brown with Charles Schulze, c. 1915; newspaper photo about the Founders’ Day celebration,1949.Photo Coll.
Brown, MikeBook - "Echoes from the Past" by Mabel Hill Scott, a local author.1011-18
Brown, Linda HarperSister Cities Annual Conference material, 1997. Linda Harper Brown was a member of the city council at the time she attended this conference.
MVF 2-08 (PDF)
Otis Brown Elementary SchoolPortrait of Otis Brown and a folder of Otis Brown Elementary School photos from 50th anniversary celebration.0203-55
Brown, RonDigital images of Handy House,Irving theater on Main St., and other downtown Irving buildings, 2006.0708-164
Brown, Roy and PeggyRoy Brown political material - plaques, photos, campaign cards and signs, 1980-2000.1112-99
Brown, StanleyCopy of Stanley Brown’s "History of Irving." Stanley Brown was the son of Irving’s co-founder Otis Brown.MVF 1-09 (PDF)
Burgess, JaniceIssues of the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Times Herald concerning the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963.
Burke, GaylenGaylen Burke Collection: records of the Metro Movie Makers Club; records of the Irving Bicycle and Touring Club, c. 1971-72; and records of the Dallas Hullraisers sailing club, c. 1970-71.Collection 27 (PDF)
Bryant, PatsyDallas Consolidated Abstracts, p. 15-80.
MVF 3-18 (PDF)
Bucek, MikeThe Meadowbrook Shopping News, April, 5, 2001, containing an article about Tom Vandergriff; a letter of congratulations from the donor to Tom Vandergriff; a videotape of a Vandergriff talk to a government class. Tom Vandergriff was mayor of Arlington, Texas, and active in area civic matters for several decades, 1950s-2000s.MVF 6-04 (PDF)
Burcham, DonnaDigital images of the reunion of the 1929 Irving High School football team in 1979 and the program from reunion game, 1979.0708-22
Burke, JohnBook - "Echoes From the Past" by Mabel Scott Hill. Mabel Scott Hill was a long-time Irvingite.

Information packet on Kit Cemetery and early Irving history.0809-131

Piece of stone work from Irving Bank and Trust 10 story building.1314-105
Burkett, MaeDigital images of Farmers Boy Market, 1956-2000; and photos of the Burkett family who owned the market. The Farmers Boy Market was a fruit and vegetable market that was in business on Rock Island Road from the 1950s-2008.0506-195
Burns, BruceFramed poster promoting the groundbreaking for Heritage Park, 1986. In the frame is a bill of lading from when the depot in Heritage Park was in Clinton, TX.2021-43
Butson, GeorgeTexas Sesquicentennial flags (2).0203-119
Butson, PatrickCalendars, banners, nameplates, plaques from Morris Specialty. Morris Specialty was a long-time Irving promotional advertising business.0102-313

Plaque created by Morris Specialty for the Irving library honoring Anthony Yancy.0203-210
Buttery, PatPhotos -Irving Heritage Society Valentine Tea, 2008.Photo Coll.