Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 20-12

Accession Number: 0607-122

Item(s): Newspaper articles relating to the transfer of property from the Irving Memorial Library to the City of Irving after the city established a municipal library, 1960-1962; and an invitation to the dedication of the library addition, 1965. 


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.


     In 1962, the city of Irving opened a municipal library. Prior to that, Irving had a privately run library that received funding from Dallas County, private donations, and the city of Irving. When the city opened the municipal library, the private library closed. The private library owned some real estate in Irving and a dispute arose over whether the city or the county would be given possession of the property. The file contains newspapers articles addressing the early phases of the municipal library’s development and opening and the dispute over the allocation of the funds from the land in question. Also included is an invitation to the dedication of the first addition to the municipal library in 1965.