Abstracts for Processed Collections

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Collection 1 - City of Irving. Office of the Mayor. R. Dan Matkin Administration  Records, 1971-1977

Abstract: R. Dan Matkin - Irving Mayor, 1971-1977, City Councilman, 1963-1971. Correspondence, memoranda, publications received and created by the Mayor's office during Dan Matkin's mayoral terms.

Donor: City of Irving - City Secretary's Office        Size: 5 ft. (12 boxes)
Collection 2 - City of Irving. Office of the Mayor. Marvin Randle Administration Records, 1977-1981

Abstract: Marvin Randle - Irving Mayor, 1977-1981, City Councilman, 1970-1976. Correspondence, memoranda, publications received and created by the Mayor's office during Marvin Randle's mayoral terms.

Donor: City of Irving - City Secretary's Office        Size: 1.2 ft. (3 boxes)
Collection 3 - City of Irving. Office of the Mayor. Robert H. Power Administration Records, 1967-1971

Abstract: Robert H Power - Irving Mayor, 1967-1971, City Councilman, 1963-1967. Correspondence, memoranda, publications, received and created by the Mayor's office during Robert Power's mayoral terms.

Donor: City of Irving - City Secretary's Office        Size: .4 ft. (1 box)  
Collection 4 - City of Irving. Office of the Mayor. Lynn Brown Administration Records, 1962-1967

Abstract: Lynn Brown - Irving Mayor, 1959-1967. Son of Irving's co-foudner Otis Brown. Correspondence, memoranda, publications, received and created by the Mayor's office during Lynn Brown's mayoral terms.

Donor: City of Irving - City Secretary's Office        Size: .4 ft. (1 box)   
Collection 5 - Gilbert Family Collection

Abstract: Biographical information on Dr. Daniel Webster (D. W.) Gilbert, 1854-1930; Dr. Franklin Monroe (F. M.). Gilbert, 1887-1982; and Dorothy Grace Bald Brandon Gilbert, 1901-1990. Dr. D. W. Gilbert was an early northwest Dallas County physician, dairyman, and farmer. His son F. M. Gilbert practiced medicine in Irving for over 50 years. He was also a school board member, city council member, and mayor of Irving. In 1920, he met and married a hospital nurse, Dorothy Grace Bald Brandon Gilbert.
Family histories. 

Donor: Dr. Clay Gilbert         Size: .2 ft. (½  manuscript box) 
Collection 6 - Irving Chamber of Commerce Scrapbooks, 1944-1995

Abstract: Scrapbooks containing newspaper articles relating to events in the city of Irving and the activities of the Irving Chamber of Commerce (now the Greater Irving/Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce).

Donor: Greater Irving/Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce          Size: 6.3 ft. (19 boxes)
Collection 8 - Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution; Blaine C. Willhoite, Sr., Chapter Records, 1986-1998

Abstract: Established in 1986, the Society's purpose is to prepetuate the memory of ancestors who fought in the American Revolutionary War. Membership is restricted to male Americans who can trace their ancestry back to veterans of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The Irving chapter is named in honor of the chapter's organizer and first president. Scrapbooks, minutes, treasurer's reports, newsletters and publications.

Donor: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution; Blaine C. Willhoite, Sr., Chapter           Size: 2.8 ft. (10 boxes) 
Collection 9 - Otis and Onetta Brown Papers, 1900-1958

Abstract: Otis Brown (1879-1958) was the co-founder of the city of Irving in 1903. Onetta (Netta) Barcus Brown (1880-1958) was a schoolteacher and wife of Otis Brown. Personal and business papers, 1901-1958, scrapbook, 1914-1949, photographs of early Irving area, 1900-1950s.

Donor: Kay and Lynn Brown               Size: .7 ft. (1.5 boxes) 
Collection 10 - The Circle I Square and Round Dance Club Scrapbooks, 1947-2004

Abstract: Club was organized in 1947 as the Wagon Wheels. Changed name to Cirlce I Square and Round Dance Club in 1952. The clubs objective is to promote square and round dancing as a recreational activity.  Scrapbooks.

Donor: Circle I Square and Round Dance Club         Size: 1.75 ft. (9 boxes)
Collection 11 - Gwyn Shea Papers, 1972-1996

Abstract: Gwyn Shea served in the Texas House of Representatives, District 98 (primarily Irving), from  1982-1992.  She served as Dallas County Constable beginning in 1993. In 2002, she was appointed Secretary of State for the State of Texas by Govenor Rick Perry. Material in the collection is from her days in the Texas House of Representives. Correspondence, campaign material, legislative files, news clippings, speech research material, GOPAC material, scrapbooks, artifacts, photographs.

Donor: Gwyn Shea                  Size: 10 ft. (27 boxes) 
Collection 12 - Robert E. Davis Papers, 1973-1982

Abstract: Robert Davis served in the Texas House of Representatives, District 33-B (Irving), from 1972-1982. Later he worked as a lawyer in private practice. Correspondence, speeches, artifacts.

Donor: Robert Davis                  Size: .4 ft. (1 box)
Collection 13 - Lynn Brown and Catherine F. Brown Scrapbooks, 1870s-1987

Abstract: Lynn Brown was the youngest son of Irving's co-founder Otis Brown. Catherine Fakes Brown and Lynn Brown were married in 1948. Brown was a civil engineer. He served as Irving's mayor from 1959-1967. Photocopies of the contents of two scrapbooks. The bulk of the material is of Brown's mayoral activities. Other subjects are the Brown and Fakes families.

Donor: Lynn and Catherine Brown                 Size: 1.6 ft. (4 boxes)
Collection 14 - Irving Council of Garden Clubs Records, 1966-1980

Abstract: Irving Council of Garden Clubs, established in 1951, was a federation of Irving garden clubs. The purpose of the club was "to bringing united effort to the accomplishments of those purposes to which all garden clubs are dedicated." The council ceased operation in the 1980s. Scrapbooks, flower show rules, newspaper clippings.

Donor: Lucy Hendy                         Size: .2 ft. (1 box) 
Collection 15 - Bona Fide´ Club Records, 1950-2005

Abstract: Organized in Irving as the Junior Felicity Club in 1933. The purpose of the club was "to further the civic, social, and cultural advancement of its members." Scrapbooks and minutes.

Donor: Bona Fide´ Club                   Size: 1.5 ft. (6 boxes) 
Collection 16 - Irving Green Thumb Garden Club Scrapbooks, 1966-1980

Abstract: The Irving Green Thumb Garden Club was organized in 1951. The purpose of the club is "to stimulate the love of gardening, to aid in the protection of native plants, and encourage civic beautification." Scrapbooks.

Donor: Irving Green Thumb Garden Club       Size: 1.3 ft. (5 boxes) 
Collection 17 - Irving Extension Homemakers Club Scrapbooks, 1971-1998

Abstract: The Irving Chapter of the Extension Homemakers Club, originally known as the Home Demonstration Club, and now known as the Family and Community Education Club (FCE), was established in 1929. The purposed of the club is "to provide research-based unbiased educational information that will improve the quality of life of families and individuals." Scrapbooks.

Donor: Irving Extension Homemakers Club            Size: 1.5 ft. (6 boxes) 
Collection 18 - Adopt-A-Spot Scrapbooks, 1989-1999

Abstract: An organization dedicted to litter control and landscape beautification. In 1995, Irving Beautification, Inc., made the Adopt-A-Spot program a priority. Scrapbooks documenting Sigrid and Del Krehbiel's Adopt-A-Spot projects.

Donor: Sigrid and Del Krehbiel                         Size: 2 ft. (4 boxes) 
Collection 19 - Krebhiel Family Project Scrapbook, 1993-1997

Abstract: Material documenting the Krehbiel family's litter control and beautification of two neglected areas in the city and Ms. Krebhiel nomination for a service award. Scrapbooks.

Donor: Sigrid and Del  Krehbiel                        Size: .5 ft. (2 boxes) 
Collection 20 - Irving Woman's Club Records, 1948-1998

Abstract: Orginated as the Junior Irving Garden Club in 1948. In 1955, the club changed names to the Irving Woman's Club to reflect the broader interest of the group. Scrapbooks, minutes.

Donor: Irving Woman's Club                       Size: 6 ft. (17 boxes)
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