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    Duane Gage Collection

    Duan Gage in 1970

    Above: Duane Gage in 1970

    Summary: Duane Gage served both as Chair of the Tarrant County Historical Commission and as an instructor of History at Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus during the 1970s and 1980s. Duane Gage was a strong proponent of Community Archives, initiating the Heritage Room Archives on the campus where he taught, as well as helping to found the Tarrant County Archives. His contributions are far more than the items listed below in that he played a significant role in bringing in collections that were designated part of the Tarrant County Historical Commission Collection. See also Oral History.

    Northeast Tarrant County Community

    • Local newspaper clippings from 1970s and 1980s
    • Church bulletins from Northeast Tarrant County
      • First Baptist Church of Hurst, Messenger, May 1988 - May 1989
      • Birdville Church of Christ, Birdville Newsletter, April 1987 - May 1989
      • Christian Temple, Christian Temple News, May 1988 - May 1989
      • First Baptist Church of Colleyville, May 1988 - May 1989
      • St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fishnet, February 1987 - May 1989
      • St. Michael Catholic Community, May 1988 - May 1989

    Photographs

    • Thirteen black and white prints, 8 by 10 inches, related to Arlington's early history
      1. Zack and Jane Melear married December 15, 1878
      2. Lillian and Sally Melear, daughters of Zack and Jane Melear
      3. Lillian, Frank and Julian Melear, children of Zack and Jane Melear
      4. Melear Home, Johnson Station, c. 1890
      5. Johnson Station School, date unknown. Frame building
      6. Johnson Station School, possibly 1897
      7. Johnson Station School, date unknown, brick building
      8. Lewis C. and Zachery Taylor Melear
      9. Zachery Melear and unknown young man
      10. Lillian and Sally Melear. Date unknown
      11. Annual homecoming service, old Presbyterian Church at  Johnson  Station
      12. Mary Frances Swafford married H. G. Rice, constable in Arlington. Married September 30, 1886
      13. Six young men on a porch: Mac Beard, Harry Swaim, Frank Melear, Vaughn McMurry, Tyler Short, and Julian Melear. c. 1903.
    • Black and white photograph taken by Byrd Williams IV, November 26, 1983 in preparation of hanging historical photographs throughout the newly restored 1895 courthouse. Carol Roark, Dee Barker, Duane Gage, and Lon Burnam.

    Books

    • Texas Public Buildings of the Nineteenth Century by Willard B. Robinson, Photographs by Todd Webb. Published by the University of Texas Press, Austin and London, for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1975
    • Texas Homes of the Nineteenth Century by Drury Blakeley Alexander. Photographs by Todd Webb. Published by the University of Texas Press, 1979, for the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
    • Gone from Texas, Our Lost Architectural Heritage by Willard B. Robinson. Published by Texas A&M University Press, 1981. Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University, No. 9
    • Local History Collections: A Manual for Librarians by Enid T. Thompson, 1978

    Selections from The Newberry Papers in family and Community History

    • Ethnocultural Studies and Local History, A Preliminary Overview. By Paul 
       Kleppner, November 1976
    • Teaching Community History Guides to Readings in Colonial Studies, Family
       History, Multimedia, and Oral History. By Willia Baum, Kirk Jeffery, Stephen
       Schoenherr, Daniel Scott Smith. January 1977
    • Material Culture as a Resource in Local History: A Bibliography. By Patrick
       H. Butler, III. January 1977
    • State History: A Look at an Old Field. by John Alexander Williams, January
       1977
    • Teaching Community History Guides to Readings in Women's and Ethnic History, Regional and County History. By Patricia Bell Scott, Barbara Hillyer Davis, Rudolph J. Vecoli, Robert Stevens, James E. Fogerty. January 1978
    • Folklore and History: The Tangled Relationship, by Charles W. Joyner. January 1978
    • Internships in History: An Argument and Example, by Miles L. Bradbury. January 1978
    • Social Structure in State and Local History, by Mark Friedberger and Janice Reiff
       Webster. January 1978
    • Historical Preservation Projects, by Walter B. Edgar and Julie Roy Jeffrey.
       January 1978
    • New Approaches in Teaching Local History, by W. Wayne Smith, Steve Schoenherr, Judy Wellman. January 1978
    • Modernization and Community History, by Richard Jensen. January 1978