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Water Works Park, 1997, Undated

 File — Box: 16, Folder: 14
Groundbreaking ceremony for Water Works Park.
Groundbreaking ceremony for Water Works Park.

Scope and Content

From the Collection: This collection contains documents and records, correspondence, photographs, negatives, slides, video tapes, audio tapes and maps that were created and/or collected by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Denton, TX.

The first accession to this collection arrived in good condition and was arranged chronologically by the transferring department prior receipt at the archives, thus original order was established and maintained. Subsequent accessions to this collection were not maintained in their original order by the transferring department, thus order was imposed on these items by the archivist while striving to adhere to the template established by the first accession. The archivist identified seven series, Cemetery Records, Administrative Records, Visual Media, Audio Media, Printed Materials, Subject Files and Scrapbooks.

Series I. Cemetery Records, consists of the Sexton's records for both the Oakwood Cemetery and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery and an index compiled at a later date of the I.O.O.F. burial records. There is also half a map to the Oakwood Cemetery.

Series II. Administrative Records, consists of correspondence, financial records, reports and files and documents created to aid in the operation and maintenance of various Parks and Recreation Department facilities, equipment, programs, events and classes.

Series III. Visual Media, consists of photographs, negatives and slides of Parks and Recreation Department personnel, programs, events, classes, facilities, and equipment. Also, VHS tapes of Parks and Recreation Department events, staff outings and marketing items.

Series IV. Audio Media, consists of cassette tapes which were used as accompanying audio tracks for 35mm slide shows on Parks and Recreation Department amenities and awards submissions.

Series V. Printed Materials, consists of awards and certificates, newspaper clippings, programs for events, publications and ephemera that detail various programs, events, classes and accomplishments of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Series VI. Subject Files, consists of materials related to the development, opening and operation of Water Works Park.

Series VII. Scrapbooks, consists of newspaper clippings collected by Parks and Recreation Department staff to document the role of the department in the community.


  • 1997
  • Undated

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English.

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.


From the Collection: 17 Linear Feet (Nine manuscript boxes, one half manuscript box, three custom book boxes (13x17x2.5), four custom photograph boxes (15.25x6.5x7.75), three photograph boxes (5.75x7.75x5), five slide boxes (15.5x2.75x11.75), three VHS boxes (16.5x5x7.75), twelve audio cassette tapes, one oversize box (13x2.5x18) and five oversize folder (23x2.5x31).)

Container Summary

Photographs taken of Water Works Park groundbreaking and of water parks in Hurst and Roseville, likely for research.


Repository Details

Part of the Denton Municipal Archives Repository

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