Manuscript Vertical File 

Collection Number: MVF 7-20

Accession Number: 0203-98

Item(s): Informational flier for the Bear Creek Buffalo Soldier Youth Organization; a brief genealogical history of the Fisher family; and printouts of scanned images photo quality paper of members of the Fisher and Sweat families.   

Donor: Elmer Sweat  

Date Received: January 19, 2003

Literary Rights Statement: 

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


     The file contains an informational flier for the Bear Creek Buffalo Soldiers Youth Organization of Irving, Texas, and a two-page genealogical history of the Fisher family. Also included are scanned images printed on photo quality paper of Thelma Mae Gipson Fisher, Jessie Fisher, Mary Frances Fisher Sweat and Rev. Elmer Sweat, Viola Patton Sweat (Elmer’s mother), and a picture of the MacArthur High School “B Band” in 1967. The Sweat family were early settlers in the Bear Creek community in what today is western Irving.  

The photos have been removed and placed in MVF Photo Box #1.