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Billy Dee Shults Papers

Identifier: G 2016.005

Bill Shults began collecting information on his family history from 1942 to 1998. This collection covers the genealogical history of the Shults' and related families going back to the 18th century. This collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, copies, books and booklets.

Dates: 1942 - 1998
Found in: Genealogy

City Secretary Records

Identifier: MA 2019.002

The City Secretary conducts elections, is the custodian of City records, attends and records all City Council meetings, administers oaths of office and coordinates public information requests. This collection contains records collected by multiple people in their capacity as City Secretary for the City of Denton.

Dates: 1892 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1954

Denton Centennial Collection

Identifier: DTEX 2020.006
Abstract The Denton Centennial collection contains scrapbooks, programs, photographs, memorabilia, and 8mm color film about the planning, celebration, and reception of Denton's Centennial Celebration in April 1957. The photographs and film of the parade were made April 22, 1957. The scrapbooks contain some materials, such as photos and newspaper articles, dated before 1957, but the scrapbooks themselves were created in 1957. Most items were created by the "Centennial Belles" groups or the Denton...
Dates: 1957

Denton County Genealogical Society Records

Identifier: G 2019.021

Denton County Genealogical Society has been collecting information on Denton families since its beginning in 1979. Some of the information traces families back to the 18th century. This collection includes correspondence, society history, newspaper clippings, a 3.5 disk, a CD, photographs, books and booklets.

Dates: 1966 - 2007
Found in: Genealogy

Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Records

Identifier: DTEX 2022.001
Abstract The Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was established in the Spring of 1995 to provide services tailored to the needs of Denton's Hispanic run businesses. The Hispanic Chamber often partnered with the Denton Chamber of Commerce, Denton Black Chamber of Commerce and League of United Latin American Citizens to provide education for small businesses as well as sponsoring community events highlighting Hispanic culture and the local contribution of Denton's Hispanic business and community...
Dates: 2002 - 2012; Majority of material found within 2005 - 2011

Denton Parks Foundation Records

Identifier: MA 2018.013
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,...
Dates: 1996 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1998 - 2013

Denton Public Library Records

Identifier: MA 2019.010
Abstract The first library in Denton was housed in what is now the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, from 1935 to 1949 when a new building was erected that is now the current location of the Emily Fowler Central Library. That building was renovated and expanded in 1968, then again in 1980s and yet again in 2005. The Denton Public Library System also consists of two branch libraries: the South Branch, which opened in 1995 and was renovated in 2009 and the North Branch, which opened in 2003....
Dates: 1934 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1968 - 2005

Denton Scrapbook and Ledger Collection

Identifier: DTEX 2021.025
Abstract From time to time the Denton Public Library receives scrapbooks, ledgers and other items from citizens of Denton, local business and organizations that do not conform to holdings in Special Collections. These items have been formed into an archival collection to better preserve and provide access. Materials include ledgers and checkbook from Evers Hardware Company, checks from the Tom Lovell account at Exchange National Bank, scrapbooks on Wick Fowler's reporting on the Vietnam War for the...
Dates: 1909 - 1998

Department of Economic Development Records

Identifier: MA 2019.023

The Economic Development Collection contains the historical background and involvement of the Main Street Program, Sister Cities International, and other international programs between 1966 and 2012. Its assistance to the City of Denton includes the improvements of local businesses and presevation of historic structures with the assistance of the Denton Historical Commission and the Texas Landmark Commission.

Dates: 1966 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1999

Engineering Department Records

Identifier: MA 2019.020

Maps of Additions and Subdivisions to the City of Denton including final plats, replats, draft plats and conveyance plats. These maps illustrate the history and growth of the City of Denton from changing neighborhood names to businesses that are no longer in operation. They illustrate how the City looked and was developed dating back to 1878. The Engineering Design section currently uses these maps to facilitate projects as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Dates: 1878 - 2017; Majority of material found within 1941 - 2017

Ida Lee Needham Papers

Identifier: G 2015.004

Genealogical research papers, correspondence, photographs, marriage licenses and family histories compiled by Ida Lee Needham regarding the Phillips, Hogan, Anderson and Jarnagin families. While these items do not pertain directly to Denton or Denton County they are relevant to Texas families and their origins n surrounding states.

Dates: 1848 - 2003
Found in: Genealogy

KDTN Channel 2 Collection

Identifier: DTEX 2018.006
Abstract KERA Dallas/Fort Worth expressed interest in establishing another educational television station in 1977 using Denton's designated Channel 2 frequency. After a prolonged period of litigation to determine licensing and obtain a construction permit, a settlement agreement was reached with KERA in 1984. North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. was formed with the merging of the Denton Channel 2 Foundation, Inc. and KERA. This collections contains internal documents of the Denton Channel 2...
Dates: 1977 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1984

Map Collection

Identifier: MA 2020.004

This is a collection of maps. These maps include maps of the City of Denton, Denton County, Texas counties, and outside Texas. Most maps are of locations inside the United States. Some maps are commercial, some topographical, some plats, and some used for utilities and precinct planning. Some maps are reproductions of historical maps. Maps have been donated by the local community.

Dates: 1903 - 2020

Miss Denton Pageant Collection

Identifier: DTEX 2019.004
Abstract The Miss Denton Scholarship Pageant was primarily sponsored by the Denton, Texas chapter of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, locally known as the Denton Jaycees, as an official preliminary for the Miss America Pageant. The winner of Miss Denton was afforded a spot in the Miss Texas Pageant, that winner being subsequently awarded an entry into the Miss America Pageant. This collections contains programs, photographs and ephemera pertaining to Miss Denton Pageants from the early 1950s until the...
Dates: 1953 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1971

Parks and Recreation Department Collection

Identifier: MA 2018.012
Abstract In 1909 the Denton Chamber of Commerce established a park committee to investigate value added by city parks in preparation of establishing the first city park for Denton. In 1912 the first official Park Board was established and subsequently written into the City Charter. The first modern City Charter for Denton was written in 1959 in which Section 5.05 created the Parks and Recreation Department. The materials within this collection document the methods and manners in which the Parks and...
Dates: 1876 - 2008

Parkway Children's Memorial Collection

Identifier: DTEX 2021.001

The Parkway's Children Memorial Collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, financial documents, flyers, and correspondence that track the creation and progress of the Parkway's Children Memorial, a neighoborhood effort in action from 1990-2002 that worked to erect and dedicate a public memorial that would honor the five Denton children killed in a 1990 car accident.

Dates: 1990 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1990

Planning Division Records

Identifier: MA 2020.001
Abstract The Planning Division is a part of the City of Denton Development Services Department. Throughout the organization's history it has been variously responsible for review services, comprehensive planning, creating and adopting Master Plans, coordination and support of the Main Street Program and general growth management for City of Denton development. Prior to the establishment of the Denton Central Appraisal District, the Planning Division also maintained appraisal records for properties...
Dates: 1931 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000

Public Affairs Office Records

Identifier: MA 2019.027

This collection contains records, correspondence, reports, news clippings, and other materials that were created by the Public Affairs Office and its previous iterations. The materials contained herein are indicatve of the service this department provides to sister departments and the citizens of the City of Denton.

Dates: 1978 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1999 - 2017

Water Utilities Records

Identifier: MA 2019.003
Abstract The Water Utilities Department, as it is known today, is an inter-related group of utilities and divisions with similar purpose. It is administered by the General Manager of Utilities under whom the Directors of the Water Utility and Wastewater Utility operate. The department maintains the city’s storm water runoff to reduce pollutants in surface waters, manages the wastewater system and provides water services to the City of Denton. This collection currently contains work orders, reports on...
Dates: 1940 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1990