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Accession Number Status Code Collection Title Location
MA 93.2 U

McADAM, GEORGE/FORT WORTH UNIVERSITY COLLECTION

1903 - 1905. ½ inch.
Telegrams concerning appointment of George McAdam president of Fort Worth University and letter by McAdam describing financial troubles and demise of the school.

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MA 87.27 RC

McALISTER ADVERTISING AGENCY COLLECTION

016.9591 M114YD 1987
1950s. Cartoon advertising campaigns created by agency.

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MA 11-6 R

McCAMEY BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB RECORDS


1950 - 1960. The McCamey Business and Professional Women's Club was established in McCamey, Texas in 1938 and was one of several organizations formed by working women which formed the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. The state federations were also organized at the national and international level.

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MA 84.7 RC

McCLANAHAN, BILL, CARTOON COLLECTION

741.092 M125YD 1986
1940s-1970s. Dallas, Texas, cartoonist.
Editorial and sports cartoons drawn for the Dallas Morning News.

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MA 09.3 U

McCORMICK, HARRY, SCRAPBOOK

1930s - 1960S. Harry McCormick had a long career as a crime reporter for newspapers in the southwest and worked at the Dallas Morning News for three decades, covering the crime beat. He was instrumental in exposing an environment of abuse and neglect within the Texas Prison System, and over his lengthy career made friends with prison and governmental officials as well as convicts and thieves. He had private meetings with and won the confidence of people such as Clyde Barrow and John Dilinger. His funeral in October 1966 was attended by high ranking officials and prisoners who both held him in high regard.

McCormick began keeping the scrapbook when he worked at the Houston Press, prior to arriving to the Dallas Morning News in 1936. The scrapbook contains newspaper articles, photos, and correspondence reflecting his deep interest in crime and the prison system as well as documenting his career generally. It also documents his interest in writing true crime stories for publication.

Covering crime for the Dallas Morning News, McCormick and other members of the press had a press room located at City Hall. The police and press at City Hall had a tight-knit and friendly relationship and one day a policeman, in one particularly rowdy instance of camaraderie, shot the scrapbook from a short distance in the press room located in City Hall. Bullet holes in the scrapbook verify it was certainly in the line of fire.

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MA 86.3 U

McCOY, MILLICENT H., COLLECTION

1850s - 1895. Dallas, Texas, pioneer family. Includes biographical material on early attorneys John C. McCoy and John Milton McCoy (father) and banker John Milton McCoy (son ) as well as information about the Hume family. Correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, programs, and pamphlets.

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MA 09.1 U

McDONALD, EARL, COLLECTION

1940s - 1970s. Earl McDonald was a cameraman for WFAA-TV while attending SMU. After a brief television career in California, he returned to Dallas and worked for Texas Instruments for 45 years. Among his hobbies was listening to police scanners in order to take photos of traffic accidents and fires for publication in newspapers. He was also interested in streetcars and pipe organs (he was a member of the American Theater Organ Society).

The collection includes photos of the restoration of the Palace Theater (circa 1970), photos of traffic accidents and fires, audiotape of streetcar sounds, audio CDs of pipe organ concerts, photos and audio tape of the 1957 tornado in Dallas, and miscellaneous materials relating to early radio station WRR (mostly technical information about its transmitters).

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MA 07.15 I

McGOWAN FUNERAL HOME RECORDS

1955-1990s. Funeral home operated by Alto McGowan in South Dallas. McGowan was born in 1904 in San Augustine, Texas, and moved to Dallas as a young man. He ran several businesses, including a café, record shop, bail bonds business, and others. He started the McGowan Funeral Home around 1955 and became a member of several funeral director associations and fraternal organizations. This collection contains client/deceased files which may include obituaries, photographs, funeral pamphlets, death certificates, and related materials. A small portion of the collection pertains to the administrative/office functions of running the funeral home, which held city, county, and VA contracts for local ambulances serving several nearby counties. This collection is a great resource for African-American burial practices in the late twentieth century.

Genealogy
MA 87.12 U

McKAY, MYRTLE, LETTERS

1938 - 1949. Correspondence with elected officials regarding state and federal issues, including lend-lease and a military commission for Richard F. Lummis, Jr.

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MA 07.14 RC

MADYUN, MEMFIS, COLLECTION

1987 - 2008. An ongoing effort is being made to collect and preserve materials from communities that are under-represented in our repository. This collection consists of a scrapbook and photos documenting the participation of Dallas resident Memfis Madyun in various events in the Islamic community beginning in the late 1980s. 1 linear ft.

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MA 86.25 U

MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM CO. ARCHITECTURAL PLANS

1920; 1950S. Architectural drawings for the Magnolia Building and a few other structures designed for the company. Includes specifications for the Magnolia Building.

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MA multiple --

Majestic Theatre, see;
Interstate Theatre Collection
Interstate II Collection

MA 83.3 I

MAJESTIC THEATRE CARPET SWATCH

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MA 83.16 RC

MANGOLD, CARL A., COLLECTION

016.9764 M277YD 1988
1891 - 1933. Oak Cliff developer and civic leader. Badges and ribbons form various state and national organizations; photographs.

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MA 92.24 U

MARLEY, ANNE BONNER, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Texas poet (1884-?).
Biographical sketch and photographs.

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MA 80.1 RC

MARTINEZ, ANITA, PAPERS

016.30593 M3854YD 1990
1960-1999; 55 cu. ft.
Dallas, Texas, City Council member 1969-1973.
Correspondence, personal calendars, photographs, speeches, articles, and newspaper clippings relating to the years Anita Martinez served on the Dallas City Council, White House Fellows Program, Zonta Club, Peace Corps, and Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico.

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MA 13. 9 U

MASON 606th BATTALION COLLECTION

Digital images of memorabilia and photographs from Roy C. Mason, a soldier during WWII serving in France, Italy and other locations.

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MA 85.8 RC

MASONIC AND I.O.O.F. CEMETRIES

929.37642 C749M
Plot map and map guide.
Note: Map is #108 and is filed in Map Case 2 Drawer 8.

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MA 06.14 RC

MASONIC LODGES OF WAXAHACHIE

Masonic Lodges of Waxahachie Collection 1870s-1950s. Collection of materials from Masonic Lodge 90 and Order of DeMolay chapter 494 both of Waxahachie, Texas. Materials range from minutes, ledgers, correspondence kept by secretaries, much of it from W.C. Huckabee, administrative paperwork and photographs.

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MA 99.7 U

MASTER PLAN FOR GREATER DALLAS SCRAPBOOK

1944-45
Scrapbook concerning Highland Park annexation campaign in 1944-45. Scrapbook belonged to former Dallas mayor Jack Evans.

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MA 85.17 RC

MAXVILL, CHARLIE B., COLLECTION

016.33876 M464YD 1985
1920s-1950s. Dallas, Texas, state fair concessionaire, miniature golf course owner, and sports enthusiast. Scrapbooks and photographs covering the state fair midway, marathon dances, and the miniature golf course; programs from sporting events and state fair musicals.

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MA 84.23 RC

MEAD, BEN CARLTON, PAPERS

016.709924 M479YD 1988
1929-1978. Texas western artist. Correspondence, project records, publications, and artwork.

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MA 81.1 U

Mead, Ben, see:
The Westerners, Dallas Corral

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MA 11.3 R

MEDFORD, JAMES, KOREAN WAR CORRESPONDENCE

1952
Letters to Sgt. James Medford while stationed in Korea, from sweetheart Jewell Thompson in Dallas. Includes large collection of letters from Medford to Thompson in Dallas as well as small collection of photos of Medford while stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.

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MA 86.21 U

MEDIA NETWORK COLLECTION

1981 - 1986; .5 cu. ft.
Dallas, Texas, organization for women working in the media. Articles of incorporation, newsletters, membership lists, and minutes.

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MA 91.2 RC

MELTON, BILL, COLLECTION

1969 - 1976; .5 cu. ft.
Mr. Melton's committee papers for the Radio Commission, Oak Cliff YMCA Board of Management, Sports Arena Committee, as well as his papers as General Manager of Wynnewood Shopping Center.

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MA 10.8 U

MERCANTILE NATIONAL BANK SCRAPBOOK

1959-1974. Scrapbook created by Frank George Wilson, documenting his many years as security guard at Mercantile National Bank. Donated by his friends/neighbors after his death.

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MA 98.4 U

METHODIST CHURCH BOOK FOR

DALLAS CIRCUIT/EAST
CONFERENCE
1850-1860; 1 volume.
Records of members of the Dallas Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Churches listed include Dallas, McKinney, Liberty, Honey Creek, Cedar Spring, Webb's Chapel, Cottonwood, Spring Creek, Duck Creek. Members are designated by gender and "colored" members are also listed.

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MA 86.20 U

Methodist Hospital of Dallas, see:
Boone, Dr. T. Bolton, Collection

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MA 93.7 I

METROPOLITAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY RECORDS

1964-1971.
Membership applications, meeting notices and correspondence (see also clipping file under Clubs and Organizations).

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MA 86.12 RC

METROPOLITAN SAVINGS AND LOAN RECORDS

016.333116 D145M 1987
1850s - 1925. Title abstracts and other miscellaneous records for properties in the Dallas central business district, near North Dallas, and near South Dallas.

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MA 88.6 U

MILLER SCRAPBOOKS

Twelve volumes of scrapbooks created by Minnie H. Miller, daughter of one of the first settlers of Dallas, documenting Dallas life from the 1880s to the 1950s. The scrapbooks are organized in rough subject order and contain a variety of materials, including an 1884 Idlewild ball program in which Ms. Miller made her debut, wedding invitations, and over 60 years of newspaper clippings. The scrapbooks are very fragile--no photocopying is allowed.

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MA 97.6 RC

MILLER, SHIRLEY BRIGGLE, COLLECTION

1970s. Mrs. Miller's notes from her participation in the women's movement in Dallas. Collection contains speeches, correspondence, and printed material.

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MA 90.22 U

MINUTES OF STERLING PRICE CAMP NO. 31, UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS

1929-1930
Membership lists, newspaper clippings, and minutes of meetings.

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MA 87.21 U

MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY CO. LETTERBOX

1887. Copies of outgoing correspondence form the land division, indexed by recipient.

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MA 05.9 RC

MITCHELL DEFENSE INDUSTRY ADVERTISEMENT COLLECTION

1950 - 1990
Advertisements pertaining to Defense Industry companies based in Dallas, and written or created by Bill Mitchell.

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MA 90.19 U

MITCHELL, MARGARET, LETTERS

1937 - 1938; ½ inch
Production research notes and maps for Gone With the Wind compiled by Selznick International Pictures, Inc. Research Department; correspondence form Margaret Mitchell regarding the film production.

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MA 11.4 U

MURCHISON FAMILY RESEARCH MATERIALS

1840s - 2000s
Materials pertaining to the Murchison family, including typescripts of letters to Mary Alice (Allie) Murchison, articles about Clint Murchison, court cases, and other material.

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MA 98.3 RC

MURPHY & BOLANZ BLOCK AND ADDITION BOOKS

1880s - 1920s
Six block books, three addition books, and an index. City of Dallas and Dallas County plats. Collection is available online.

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MA 83.8 I

MURR, L.A., CITY COUNCIL PAPERS

1973 - 1979. Dallas, Texas, City Council member 1973 -1977 and 1977 - 1981. Correspondence, memos, and reports.

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MA 88.1 RC

MURRAY COMPANY PAPERS

016.67721 D145M 1988
1930s - 1940s. Dallas, Texas, cotton gin manufacturer. Photographs and patent documents.

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MA 84.17 O

MUSICK, MARY ARNOLD, COLLECTION

Dallas, Texas, property title abstracts ( see list in MA 92.15, Abstract of Title Records) and miscellaneous materials on dentistry.
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