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    City Park Dam

    Tarrant County Archives has more than 600 Named Collections listed below. Please note that collections are often named for their donor, or by the donor in honor of another, so that a wide array of items may be within a single collection. For example, Montgomery Ward catalogs are housed in the Charles G. Welch collection. For help in locating particular items of interest, or if you would like to donate or start a collection, please contact the Tarrant County Archivist. 


    The image above is a 1905 post card of Fort Worth's City Park between today's 7th Street and Lancaster Avenue bridges. The park dam was a favorite spot for fishing and picnics until its removal in the 1930s when the river channel was straightened and the Lancaster Bridge was built over the site. Source of information: Historic Photos of Fort Worth by Quentin McGown (2007), page 75.


    Tarrant County Archives maintain a large quantity of documents. As such, not all of the descriptions are represented on our webpages yet, and the Named Collections pages remain a work in progress. The Archives will continue to add new descriptions, so please check our website for updates.

    View PDF of List of Named Collections for complete list and information on citing research material from these collections.

    Contact the Tarrant County Archivist for information about requesting documents.

    To access descriptions of individual named collections, click on the alphabet menu below:

    To find a word or listing that you are searching for in the list below, press CTRL + F and enter the word in the Find box.