The Dominick J. Cirincione Collection reflects his interests in Bell Helicopter and aviation history, cartography, film and theater, photography, Northeast Tarrant County Communities, the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde Barrow, and the John F. Kennedy Assassination. The materials have been divided into 11 series: Personal and Professional Achievements, Miscellaneous, Aviation, Entertainment, Artifacts, Map Society Conferences, Maps and Posters, Books, Media, September 11, and Photographs.
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Series I: Personal and Professional Achievements, 1962-2017
This series contains items related to Cirincione’s career or achievements related to publications by Cirincione or photographs taken and donated to various organizations. This includes notes and proofs from the Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train book co-authored by Cirincione and J'Nell Pate.
Series II: Miscellaneous, 1976-2017
This series contains calendars, Tea Party memorabilia, catalogs, and conferences attended by the donor on archaeology, paleontology, cartography, history, and archiving. This series also contains articles and publications related to politics, specifically the Republican Party, the government, and the military. Specific topics include Bonnie and Clyde, the Great American Cattle Drive, and the John F. Kennedy Assassination.
Series III: Aviation, 1942-2019
This series contains files mostly related to Bell Helicopter, including Rotor Breeze newsletters from 1952-2006. There is also an undated reproduction photograph of the Bell Helicopter Arthur Young demo, circa 1930s, in this series. This series contains photographs, VHS and DVD media, technical manuals, photocopies of newspaper articles, ephemera, and documents related to the Bell Helicopter Training School, information on Petroleum Helicopters and Sikorsky Aircraft, and various space shuttle missions and airplane crashes. The Aviation series also contains posters, annual reports, calendars, and information related to the use of Bell's helicopters in the war in Vietnam.
Series IV: Entertainment, 1954-2017
This series reflects the donor’s interest in the arts and contains a variety of theater and sports programs and documents from museum and art exhibits in Fort Worth, around Texas, and New York City.
Series V: Artifacts, undated, 1981-2016
This series contains objects, such as small awards, playing cards, mugs, helicopter miniatures, commemorative coins, and reprints of late-nineteenth century wagon train guides. It also contains one specimen of dinosaur coprolite.
Series VI: Map Society Conferences, 1996-2010
This series consists of documents, brochures, maps and items collected by Cirincione while attending these conferences.
Series VII: Maps and Posters, 1981-2011
This series contains posters related to Bell Helicopter and Texas history. There are also a few items related to art exhibits and area entertainment.
Series VIII: Books, 1962-2017
This series contains an extensive collection of books on Bell Helicopter, planes, the JFK assassination, Bonnie and Clyde and Texas history.
Series IX: Media, 1963-2013
This series consists of VHS tapes, cassettes and DVDs on aviation, cowboys, the West and General Dynamics. This series also contains various newspapers and magazines related to the John F. Kennedy assassination and Tarrant County history.
Series X: September 11th, 2001-2016
This series contains newspapers, magazines, books and artifacts pertaining to the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001, in New York City and its residual effects.
Series XI: Photographs, 1983-2010
This series contains photographs taken and donated to various organizations. This includes images of historic Texas architecture, including William M. Dunn log barn, Isaac Seela Cabin and Howard Cabin, as well as the Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train.
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