Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 20-11

Accession Number: 0607-122

Item(s): Program from the dedication of the Civic Center, 1976; invitation to the groundbreaking of the Civic Center signed by council members, 1974; comments of city manager at Civic Center dedication, 1976; schedule of assisting personnel and tour guides; list of special guests; flier showing the floor plan of the Civic Center, 1976.

Producer: City of Irving        

Donor: City of Irving, City Secretary’s Office 

Date Received: 1981 

Literary Rights Statement: 

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


     The file contains material from the groundbreaking and dedication of the City of Irving Civic Center. Ground was broken for the building on June 5, 1974, and the building was dedicated on August 1, 1976. The file contains an invitation to the groundbreaking that is signed by the city council members, 1974; a program of events for the dedication ceremonies, 1976; a memo to city employees who helped out at the event telling them their schedules; a list of special guests such as past council members and mayors, the architects, and construction company representatives, and state and county elected officials. Also included is a typescript of the comments made by City Manager Jack Huffman at the opening ceremony and a floor plan of the layout of the Civic Center, 1976.