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Tales From The Dallas History Archives

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Tales from the Dallas History Archives: The J. Erik Jonsson Central Library Turns 40

Downtown’s Central Library celebrates 40 years since it opened. The facility was the only major library in the world to have its entire card catalog on a computer.
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Tales from the Dallas History Archives: Honoring Native American Heritage Month

This was once the home of the Wichita, Comanche, Caddo, and Cherokee tribes. Let’s take a look through the Dallas Public Library’s archives.
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Tales from the Dallas History Archives: Family Moments from Past Decades

As more families gather after getting vaccinated, take a look back at historic Dallas moments with the families of Marion Butts, Clyde Barrow, Billy Earl Dade, and more.
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Tales from the Dallas History Archives: When Hollywood Came to Dallas

With the Academy Awards a few weeks away, let's take a look at the Dallas Library's archives to see a few times the stars came to North Texas.
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Tales From the Dallas History Archives: Art Has Always Been Part of the City

The Dallas Public Library has photos of sculptors, painters, and an early glimpse at what helped form the Dallas Museum of Art.

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Tales From the Dallas History Archives: The Crowds In Our Past, From Bonnie Parker to JFK

We haven't been able to gather. So let's take a trip back through the Dallas Public Library's archive to see history play out in the crowds of Dallas generations ago.
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Tales From the Dallas History Archives: How Latino Communities Shaped the City

The influence of Little Mexico, Los Altos, Eagle Ford, and others loom large over Dallas.
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Tales From the Dallas History Archives: Dallas Is a Football Town

With the football season upon us, we're trekking back through pigskin history.
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Tales From the Dallas History Archives: The Changing Dallas Skyline

With recent implosions and fires destroying old buildings around downtown, the Dallas Central Library's archivist shares a few photos of structures that are no longer with us.