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    Melanie Alexander Collection

    General View of Business Section, Fort Worth early 1920s

    Summary: Melanie Alexander was born in Fort Worth, Texas, where her parents Charles and Betty Alexander moved from Oklahoma, so that her father could attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although raised overseas, Melanie attended Paschal High School for one year. She has worked for Tarrant County in the Information Technology Department since 1997, and has long held an interest in history and genealogy. The donor started her collection when she purchased two post cards at an antique sale at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in 2012.

    Books

    • Paschal High School Alumni Directory 2002
    • Fort Worth: A Sesquicentennial Celebration by Michael Pellecchia; corporate profiles by Susan H. Schoolfield and Elaine C. Cole; featuring the photography of Truitt Rogers; Archival photo research by Fran Lowe; produced in cooperation with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 320 pages, color images included; hardcover with color dust jacket, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Texas Monthly Magazine Volume 24 Issue 12 December 1996 "The Killer Cadets: Teenage lovers David Graham and Diane Zamora had everything to live for, But first, Adrianne Jones had to die." By Skip Hollandsworth
    • Denison Daily News June 15, 1873, accompanied by certificate of authenticity
    • Denison Daily News April 5, 1874, accompanied by certificate of authenticity
    Posters
    • "Fort Worth 150 Celebration June 3-6 and 12, 1999" 16 x 24, color
    Postcards
     
            "Tarrant County Court House, Fort Worth, Texas" depicts 1895 Courthouse
            "General View of Business Section, Fort Worth" Probably early 1920s
     
    Memorabilia
    • Commemorative cup, white plastic with blue printing, "You can find it at Leonard's - more merchandise for less money - park and ride the M and O Subway FREE" on back "THE STORE"