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City Secretary Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA 2019.002
Abstract

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 Parks Foundation Records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Department of Economic Development Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA 2019.023
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: MA 2019.020
Abstract

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

Map Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA 2020.004
Abstract

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

Parks and Recreation Department Collection

 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

Public Affairs Office Records

 Collection
Identifier: MA 2019.027
Abstract

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

 Collection
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