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    Joyce Pate Capper Collection

    Joyce Pate Capper at the Pate Museum of Transportation, 1976

    Pictured: Joyce Pate Capper at the Pate Museum of Transportation, 1976

    Summary: Donor and her husband, A.M. Pate, Jr., were active in historical preservation organizations in Fort Worth and the State of Texas. A.M. Pate, Jr., served as President and Chairman of the Board of Texas Refinery Co., a company founded by his father, until his death. Following Mr. Pate's death, Mrs. Pate married heart surgeon, Dr. David Capper. She continued her involvement with several organizations in Fort Worth, including serving as president of the Fort Worth Garden Club and sponsoring the marker application of the Mary Daggett Lake historical marker. Mrs. Pate donated biographical files on the Pate and Capper families and various materials related to historic preservation in Fort Worth, the Tarrant County Medical Society and other Fort Worth organizations to the Archives. 

    Pate and Capper Families

    • Written histories and photographs of a stained glass window that had once been installed in the old Cumberland Presbyterian Church and is now installed at the Edna Mae Pate Chapel in Fort Worth. Also included is the program for the dedication of the chapel.
    • Notes, newspaper clippings, party plans and publications about the Pate and Capper families.
    • Photographs of the families, 1968-72.
    • An assortment of theater programs, mostly from Fort Worth theaters, but also including Dallas, Granbury and New York City -- ranging in dates from 1954-2006.

    Fort Worth Society

    • Commemorative menu: 125 Years, Fort Worth Club, 1885-2010.
    • Commemorative publication: The Fort Worth Club, 125 Years, 1885-2010.
    • DVD: Celebrating 125 Years, produced by Mark Birnbaum Productions, Dallas, Texas.
    • Program: Historic Fort Worth Presents 2004 Designer Showhouse, The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, October 16-31, 2004.
    • Catalog: Gordon W. Smith, A Retrospective Exhibition, organized by the Department of Art and Art History, Texas Christian University, October 11, 2004 - November 11, 2004.
    • Program: Tarrant County Medical Society 54th Annual Gold-Headed Cane Award Dinner honoring Robert S. Capper, M.D., October 7, 2004.
    • News Clipping: "Heart doctor led changes in profession," by Bill Teeter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 8, 2004.
    • Publication: TARRANT COUNTY PHYSICIAN, November 2004.
    • Invitation: Presentation of "Solar Disc" by Charles Williams, October 11, 2004.
    • Booklet: "Pier 1 Imports, 100 Pier 1 Place Building on a Bright Future," Fort Worth Business Press, November 2004.
    • Brochure: "Welcome to Pier 1 Place," published by Pier 1 Imports, 2004.

    Historical Preservation

    • Five photographs, 4 by 6 inches, color, from the Texas Historical Commission marker dedication ceremony for the Mary Daggett Lake marker at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, April 22, 2002.
    • News clippings, invitations and programs from the Mary Daggett Lake marker dedication ceremony.
    • 14 display panels containing newspaper and rotogravure clippings all relating to the brief aviation career of pilot and daredevil stuntman, Ormer Locklear. The panels were on display at the Pate Museum of Transportation in Cresson, Texas until it closed in 2010 and they were donated to the Archives.

    Accessibility Notice: Due to the age and complexity of the original material, some items may be composed of scanned images. If you need assistance accessing the content in one of the PDF documents on the Archives pages, please contact Archivist Dawn Youngblood at 817-884-3272.