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Fort Worth Public Library Showcases the Storied History of Cowtown

Fort Worth Public Library Showcases the Storied History of Cowtown

Fort Worth Public Library

The Fort Worth Public Library is our next participant in the DFW Archives Bazaar!

The Fort Worth Public Library Genealogy, Local History, and Archives unit was founded in 1949 to coincide with Fort Worth’s Centennial Celebration. The Archives is the official Fort Worth Municipal Archives in addition to holding collections from individuals, families, businesses, churches, and other local organizations. The archival collections document the history of Fort Worth from the earliest pioneer families to today’s civic activists. The Local History collection contains hundreds of maps and a newspaper collection dating back to 1873; its 7,000-volume print collection includes school yearbooks, city directories, and publications by local authors and organizations. The Genealogy collection is one of the largest in the Southwest, with an emphasis on Texas and southern states.

The unit is open the public seven days a week and has many resources available online. Detailed information about archival collections may be accessed at https://fortworthlibrary.lyrasistechnology.org and thousands of images are available through the FWPL Digital Archives at www.fortworthtexasarchives.org.

You can learn more about Fort Worth Public Library when you Visit Fort Worth and by visiting their booth at the DFW Archives Bazaar at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 1-5pm.

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