Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 14-06

Accession Number: 0405-153

Item(s): Newspaper photographs in which Floy Amerson DeLay Taylor is a fashion model, c. 1950s; a program from the Southwestern A. A. U. Girls Open Basketball Tournament, 1950; news clippings about Floy Amerson being elected queen of the tournament; a photo of Floy Amerson receiving the trophy as queen of the tournament; Floy Amerson’s 1951 Irving High School diploma; two penmanship certificates to Floy Amerson, 1945 and 1947; a certificate of graduation from elementary school for Floy Amerson; and an article including photos from Sheriffs’ Association Magazine on the Irving policy force, c. 1950.


Donor: Floy Amerson Taylor

Date Received: May 14, 2005 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives,
Irving Public Library.


     The file contains newspaper photos of Floy Amerson DeLay when she worked as a model. She married one of Irving’s first police officers Pinkey DeLay. The file contains a page from Sheriffs’ Association Magazine that contains a short article on the Irving police force and several photos of the members of the force. Pinkey DeLay is in several of them. The file also contains school certificates from the Irving school system to Floy Amerson including her high school diploma, 1951. Also included is an 8x10 black-and-white photo of Floy receiving a trophy for being elected queen of the Southwestern A.A.U. Girls Open Basketball Tournament and a program from the tournament.