The Irving Archives collects material relating to the history of the city of Irving, Texas, and its schools, churches, and businesses, as well as the history of its predecessor communities, founding families, and notable residents. The Archives houses material related to the political, municipal, and social history of the city. The collection consists of photographs, scrapbooks, club and business records, municipal records, newspapers and other publications, oral history tapes, personal and family records, church records, and small artifacts.
The Irving Archives was established in 1981 as a part of the city's Records Management Division within the City Secretary's Office. In October 1996, the Archives was moved from the City Secretary's Office to the Irving Public Library. It is located on the first floor of the Central Library at 801 W. Irving Blvd. in Irving, Texas.
The Guide to the Irving Archives' Collections is arranged alphabetically by donor. The guide pages are formatted in three columns: donor name, collection description, and status. The donor column lists the collection donor's name; in the description column is a brief description of the items in the donation; the status column gives the donation's accession number or collection number.
Electronic finding aids are available for all processed collections. If an electronic finding aid is available for a collection, a link to the findinig aid is provided in the status column of the guide. Small, folder-sized accessions are referred to as MVF Files. Electronic finding aids are available for all the MVF Files. Click on the MVF number in the status column to access the MVF File's electronic finding aid.
Abstracts to all the processed collections, with links to their electronic finding aids, are also available below.
To help with searching some accessions have been grouped by subject. Only processed collections and MVF Files are listed, unprocessed accessions are not listed. Please consult with the Archivists for information about the unprocessed accessions. This is an ongoing project, not all MVF Files are listed by category yet. The subject catagories are listed below. Click on the subject link to go to desired group.
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accessions listed alphabetically by donor's name