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Subseries 1. Historic Preservation


Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Department of Economic Development Records consists of materials accumulated since 1966 through 2012. The materials include correspondence, annual reports, minutes, plans, agendas, presentations, financial documents, job descriptions, photographs, slides, maps, drawings, posters, clippings, pamphlets, magazines, resolutions, petitions, applications, surveys, ordinances, mixed media, and ephemera.

The collection has three series: Preservation and Revitalization, Sister Cities International, and International Programs. The first series, Preservation and Revitalization (1966-2000), contains two subseries: Historic Preservation which includes correspondence with the Texas Landmark Commission, Denton business owners, and residents, letters describing the history of prominent homes on the streets of Oak and Hickory, maps and drawings of the area, and photographs for the zoning and preservation of historic sites in the downtown Denton area. The second subseries, Main Street Program contains project descriptions of the Main Street Program, budgets, meeting minutes and agendas, and photographs and slides of buildings and events held in the downtown area which was known as Main Street. Series II, Sister Cities International (1997-2005), consists of correspondence between Denton city officials and international leaders from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and San Nicholas, photographs of their signings, agendas, maps, and clippings. It also contains correspondence, photographs, and clippings from Fuego y Alma police training and Cinco de Mayo celebrations, including featured artist Sra. Socorro Martinez. Series III, International Programs (1999-2012) is comprised of programs correspondence for the following International Law Enforcement Exchange Program featuring the visit by Major-General Ioseb Alavidze from Tblisi, Georgia, the Energy Efficient Workshop in Estonia, a Denton Official trip to Brazil, and presentation, plans, agenda, and business cards from the Japan-America Grassroots Summit. Anyone researching the Historic homes or downtown area of Denton will value these records. Those studying Denton’s international ties will find this Series II and Series III helpful.


  • 1966 - 2012
  • Majority of material found within 1980 - 1999

Language of Materials

From the Collection: The majority of material in this collection is in English. One folder pertaining to Japan-American Grass Roots Summit contains materials in Japanese; On folder pertaining to the International Law Enforcement Exchange Program in Tblisi, Georgia contains items written in Georgian script; Several folders pertaining to Sister Cities contain materials in Spanish.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.


From the Collection: 3.3 Linear Feet (Six manuscript boxes, two binder boxes, one photo box and one oversize folder)


Repository Details

Part of the Denton Municipal Archives Repository

Emily Fowler Central Library
502 Oakland St.
Denton TX 76201 USA