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Series III. Subject Files

 Series

Scope and Content

From the Collection: The records of the Denton Public Library consist of materials accumulated since the establishment of the library as the Denton County-School Library in 1934 to the present. The materials include correspondence, manuals for policies and procedures, reports, minutes and agendas, statistics, financial records, ephemera, publications about the library, clippings, photographs, artifacts, and construction documents for each branch of the Denton Public Library system.

The collection has three series: Organizational Files, Printed Materials and Subject Files. The first series, Organizational Files (1934-2019), contains two subseries: Administrative Files, which includes correspondence, reports, minutes and agendas, financial records, statistics and manuals of policies and procedures, and the subseries Classes and Programs, comprised of flyers, brochures and other ephemera pertaining to programs and classes conducted or hosted by the Denton Public Library System. Series II, Printed Materials (1885-2017), contains clippings, ephemera not related to programs hosted or conducted by the library and publications. Series III, Subject Files (1947-2016), contains four subseries: Emily Fowler Central Library which contains photographs, construction records and correspondence pertaining to the history of the building and its construction and renovations, Friends of the Emily Fowler Library which contains newsletters and records of that organization, North Branch Library which contains photographs, construction records and correspondence pertaining to the history of the building and its construction, and South Branch Library which contains photographs, construction records and correspondence pertaining to the history of the building and its construction and renovation. Those interested in the history of the Denton Public Library System will find these records particularly valuable.

Dates

  • 1934 - 2019
  • Majority of material found within 1968 - 2005

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 14.75 Linear Feet (28 manuscript boxes, 5 non-standard boxes (12x3.5x15), 3 non-standard boxes (5x6x7.5), 1 non-standard box (4x10x12), 1 non-standard box (11x3.5x9), 1 CD box (5.5x12x5), 11 oversize folders (13x18), 5 oversize folders (19x25), 6 oversize folders (53x41) and one memorabilia box (10.5x13x16). )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Denton Municipal Archives Repository

Contact:
Emily Fowler Central Library
502 Oakland St.
Denton TX 76201 USA
940-349-8782