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Denton Parks Foundation Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA 2018.013

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, reports, clippings, and other material that were created for and by the Denton Parks Foundation in order to perform their duties. The collection is housed in two manuscript boxes totaling .8 linear ft.

The collection was not arranged in any discernible order. The archivist identified three series: Administration, Financial Records, and Programs.

Series 1. Consists of By-Laws, mission statement, correspondence and administrative processes relating to the Parks Foundation.

Series 2. Covers the Financial aspects of the Park Foundation. Included in this are the balance sheets and annual financial reports.

Series 3. Covers the programs and sponsorship requirements to become involved in with the Parks Foundation.

The materials for this collection are in good condition. Researcher should not have to use protective devices when dealing with this collection.

Dates

  • 1996 - 2015
  • Majority of material found within 1998 - 2013

Creator

Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections Department of the Denton Public Library.

Historical Sketch

The Denton Parks Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, supports the activities, programs and facilities of Denton Parks and Recreation Department and has done so since 1987.

In collaboration with the City of Denton, corporations, foundations and individuals, the Denton Parks Foundation's goal is to meet the needs and expectations of the community and fill the gap that exists when parks needs exceed available funds. Denton’s parks system includes 32 parks and trails, 27 playgrounds, 25 bridges, 23 pavilions, dozens of sports facilities, 5 recreation centers and gyms and numerous classes.

The Denton Parks Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 organization and is governed by its own board of directors.
Source
About Us. Denton Parks Foundation. https://dentonparksfoundation.com/us/

Extent

.8 Linear Feet (Two manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Denton Parks Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization has supported the activities, programs and facilities of Denton Parks and Recreation Department since 1987. For over three decades they have collaborated with the City of Denton, corporations, foundations and individuals alike to meet the needs and expectations of the community. Its purpose is to fill the gap that exists when parks needs exceed available funds. This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, reports, clippings, and other material that were created for and by the Denton Parks Foundation in support of the City of Denton Parks and Recreation.

Series Description

Parks Foundation records are arranged in three series:

Series I. Administration .4 Linear ft. (one manuscript box), 1942-1998.

Arranged chronologically

Series II. Financial Reports .2 Linear ft. (.5 Manuscript box), 1942-1998.

Arranged chronologically

Series III. Programs .2 Linear ft. (.5 manuscript box), 1991-1994.

Arranged chronologically

Provenance Statement

The Denton Parks Fundation Records were donated to the Denton Municipal Archives, Special Collections, Denton Public Library, by members of the Denton Parks Foundation on 2018-11-07.

Additional Sources

For more information see Denton Parks and Recreation Collection at Denton Public Library

Copyright

It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission from copyright holders of materials to which this institution does not own copyright.

Images in this collection may be identified by a unique number that provides information about format, record group, collection, series, box, folder and image numbers. If one exists please use this number when ordering reproductions of images for this collection.

Note to the Researcher

Denton Parks Foundation Records had previously been donated to the Denton Public Library and subsequently recalled by the donor due to an audit. At that time no inventory of the donated materials was made. The records were again donated in 2018, an inventory was made and it was noted that the majority of records given were IRS Tax Returns and bank statements which were deaccessioned and returned to the Denton Parks Foundation so as not to be included with the collection.

Materials Removed List

Tax returns, copied checks, bank statements, binders, folders, duplicates and material determined to be of little to no value to public interest will be deaccessioned (4 boxes containing bank account information, tax returns, photocopied identification and checks were returned to the Denton Park Foundation). 56 copies extra Denton Parks Foundation Annual Financial Report, 1 Extra Copy of 2001 Denton Annual Report were deaccessioned.

Creator

Title
Guide to Denton Parks Foundation Records 1996-2015
Status
Completed
Author
Kay DeMeritt 3 July 2019
Date
2019-07-03
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English (eng)
Edition statement
First revision statement by Kay DeMeritt

Revision Statements

  • 2019-07-11: First revision was a migration to ArchivesSpace

Repository Details

Part of the Denton Municipal Archives Repository

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