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    Quentin McGown IV Collection

     
    FWBC burgee
     

    Summary: Donor is the grandson of one of the founders of Fort Worth Boat Club. Collection contains much correspondence and records concerned with the establishment and continuing events at the FWBC into the early 1980's. There are photographs as well. Donor was also actively involved as a staff member for the planning and execution teams for the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration. This collection includes memorabilia and records from that period. Quentin McGown has contributed materials to the Fort Worth Boat Club McGown Family Collection.

    Books

    • Album: Texas Wesleyan University: A Centennial Album, an informal history of the first one hundred years 1890-1990. Fort Worth: The Barr Company
    • Book: Tarrant County Historic Resources Survey: Selected Tarrant County Communities published 1990
    • Printed topical index of the Federal Writers' Project Research Plans

    Fort Worth Boat Club Files

    • Minute Book, bound, November 5, 1958- October 29, 1964
    • Minute Book, bound, November 10, 1964- January 21, 1969
    • Minute Book, bound, April 22, 1969 - November 3, 1973
    • Plat for Lennie Jarvis Burgess Ranch at Eagle Mountain
    • Survey, early harbor plan
    • Boats -- Assembly Instructions, c.1926, list of members assembling and selling boats to Club
    • Boats - Sails - 1937 booklet "The Care of Sails" with sail cloth samples
    • Boats - Transfer ownership to Club, 1931-32,
    • 1929 - Correspondence
    • 1930-1934 - Organization of FWBC, Constitution, Member list, Stock
    • 1931 - Correspondence
    • 1931-1932 - Fort Worth ordinance regulating water craft, transfer of title of boats to Club, membership list, locker costs, trophy bills, club bulletins 1-3
    • 1932 - List of members
    • Correspondence, 1932 - Mc Gown and W F Crosby
    • Correspondence - Racing rules
    • Correspondence - 1933
    • 1934 - Map of Lake Worth club site, financial and tax records, correspondence
    • 1934 - Racing cards, membership, correspondence
    • 1935 - Correspondence, members, officers
    • 1934-1935 - North American Dinghy Assoc., 2 roster books
    • 1935 - Correspondence
    • 1936 - Correspondence
    • 1936 - Correspondence, Financial statements, Texas Electric service
    • Snipe Club - By-laws, racing cards, correspondence
    • Snipes - Correspondence -1936- McGown, Crosby and Boat manufacturers
    • 1937 - Membership roster; 1941- Locker list
    • 1937 - Officers, correspondence
    • 1938 - Constitution, members, drawings for boats, correspondence
    • 1939 - Correspondence @ Boat Club
    • 1939 - Correspondence @ snipes
    • 1939 - Fish Class - Gulf Yachting Assoc.
    • Correspondence - 1935-1940 - George Q McGown, mostly about sailing
    • 1940 - Correspondence - McGown and Crosby, mainly
    • 1940 - Correspondence - McGown and others associated with sailing
    • 1940 - Correspondence, race programs, financial statements
    • 1941 - Correspondence, financial
    • 1941 - Correspondence - McGown and Crosby
    • 1941 - Correspondence - McGown and others associated with sailing
    • 1941 - Correspondence
    • 1942 - Correspondence
    • 1942 - Correspondence - McGown and Crosby
    • 1943-44 - Club Roster -Year Book
    • 1943 - Correspondence
    • 1944 - Correspondence
    • 1942-1946 - Correspondence
    • World War 2 correspondence
    • World War 2 correspondence between Harry and George McGown
    • 1945 - Correspondence, publications
    • 1946 - Correspondence, publications
    • 1947-1948 - Club publications
    • 1949 - Protest Committee, correspondence
    • 1950-1951 - Correspondence on Falcons
    • 1950-1954 - Correspondence - FWBC
    • 1952 - Clippings, newsletters
    • 1954 - news clippings, club publications, correspondence
    • 1955 - Publicity and Announcements
    • 1956 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1957 - Correspondence, announcements, minutes
    • 1957  - Financial statements
    • 1958 - Committee chairs
    • 1958 - Correspondence, announcements, news clippings
    • 1958 - Financial reports
    • 1958 - Financial statement
    • 1958 - Loans for harbor improvements
    • 1958 - Membership
    • 1959 - Constitution, By-laws, Minutes, Correspondence, Harbor Fund info
    • Correspondence, announcements
    • 1959-Membership correspondence
    • 1959 - Membership
    • 1959 - Swimming Pool, correspondence, plans
    • 1959-1962 - Texas Yachting Association.
    • 1960 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1961 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1962 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1963 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1963 - Minutes, financial statements
    • 1964 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1964 - Minutes, financial statements
    • 1965 - Correspondence, announcements for auxiliary fleet
    • 1965 - Minutes, financial statements
    • 1966 - Correspondence, announcements for auxiliary fleet1966 - Minutes, financial statements
    • 1967 - Correspondence, financial statements
    • 1967 - Minutes, financial statements, correspondence
    • 1968
    • 1969 - Correspondence, financial statements
    • 1969 - Minutes, tax correspondence
    • 1970
    • 1970 - Minutes
    • 1970-1971 - Resolutions
    • 1970 - Comparative Balance Sheets, 1971 - Comparative Balance Sheets
    • 1971 - Minutes
    • 1972 - Comparative Balance Sheets, 1973 - Comparative Balance Sheets
    • 1972 - Minutes
    • 1972 - Mallory Races
    • 1972 - O'Day Semi-Finals
    • 1972 - Texas Yachting Association
    • 1973 - Membership
    • 1973 - Minutes
    • 1974 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1975 - Correspondence, announcements
    • 1976 - Newsletters, races
    • 1982 - Clippings, correspondence
    • Balance Sheets, 1935, 1959 - 1962
    • Booklet: "Helpful Hints to the Navy Recruit," 1939
    • Booklet: "Surface Supplies" by John B. Hawley, 1938
    • Boat Club
    • Boat correspondence, brochures, billing
    • Boat plans
    • Boats - Rhodes 19 Class
    • Boats - Rhodes 19 Class - Correspondence, billing, brochures
    • By-Laws
    • Cabanas
    • Water Control District, correspondence, accounting
    • Harbor facilities (proposed) 1963
    • William Jary, proposals for FWBC book
    • Maps, Charts
    • Races
    • Races, Adams Cup, 1969
    • Races, America's Cup
    • Races, Lake Worth Cup, 1937
    • Rainfall, annual posting
    • Rules for Boating
    • Sailing Information, Story of America's Cup, 1936 Official Outboard Racing Rules, 1973 - Texas Yachting Association
    • Texas Yachting Association - By-Laws
    • Texas Yachting Association - Correspondence
    • Yacht Club -Name change, effort to organize a FWYC
    • Fort Worth Art Center: brochure, c.1962, description of part of collection, patron list
    • Arts Council of Fort Worth, 1970 proposal to establish council, projected salaries for staff
    • Family obituaries and other news clippings
    • Arts Council of Fort Worth File 
    • Church: St. Stephen Presbyterian
    • Trip brochures
      • Vanderbilt mansion
      • Marble House
      • Hyde Park
      • Franklin D Roosevelt Library

    Newsletters

    • 1977 - Races, newsletters, clippings
    • 1978 - Races, newsletters, clippings
    • 1979 - Races, newsletters, clippings
    • 1980 - Races, news clippings
    • 1981 - Newsletters, description of Club history
    • U S Yacht Racing Union
    • Breeze n Fuller: 1967,1968,1970, 1971
    • Breeze n Fuller: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
    • Breeze n Fuller: 1978, 1979, 1980
    • Breeze n Fuller: 1980

    1980: IYRU World Youth Sailing Championship

    • Brochures
    • International Jury
    • Lists
    • News releases, clippings
    • Correspondence w/ preliminary participants
    • Participants info
    • Races
    • Schedules
    • Teams, correspondence
    • Logos
    • Mark Roundings
    • Miscellaneous
    • Newspapers list
    • Organizing Committee

    Memorabilia From the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration

    • Magazines with articles about the Texas Sesquicentennial:
      • Southwest Airlines Spirit, February 1986
      • Texas Highways, February 1986
      • Time, March 24, 1986
      • Texas Business, January 1986
      • AAA World, January-February 1986
      • Travel Weekly's 1985 Reference Guide to Texas
    • Official 1986 Texas Sesquicentennial Guidebook
    • Texas Wagon Train Association publication, Jan.2- July 3, 1986
    • Texas Independence Association Handbook of Organization
    • Sesquicentennial Souvenir Calendars
    • Lone Star, a television history of Texas packet
    • Commemorative plaques for Texas Sesquicentennial
    • Cotton bale from Lamesa
    • Ceramic boll of cotton from Lamesa
    • Appointment calendars
    • Memorabilia: RR engineers cap, cup shaped like cowboy boot, pins and ribbons, and paper plates
    • Texas auto license, 1985, spelling: STAFF
    • Newspaper clippings
    • Publications and programs from various Texas cities:
      • Alice Chamber of Commerce
      • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation
      • National Sports Festival VII, Houston '86
      • Texas State Association of Letter Carriers: 88th annual state convention, 1985 Corpus Christi
      • Corpus Christi All Police and Open Rodeo, 1985
      • Nueces County Annual Texas Country Western Music Show, 1985
    • South Australia: Jubilee 150, Bay to Birdwood Run, September 28, 1986
    • Texas Wagon Train boxed chili collection
    • Binder: Mailing lists for Sesquicentennial chairs
    • Binder: Contact correspondence with sponsors
    • Binder: Guides and notes for sesquicentennial
    • Binder: lesson plans for public schools to incorporate Texas history
    • Photo framed: 1st Horseback ride, Mt. Enterprise, January 13, 1986
    • Texas Sesquicentennial Calendar
    • Envelopes with memorabilia from wagon train stops: Corrigan, Fredericksburg, Hall, Gladewater, Lufkin, Luling, Tornillo, and San Angelo
    • Business cards: Charles M Oliver, Quentin McGown
    • Publication Request Forms
    • Messages from Office
    • Job Applicants
    • Cody Glenn
    • Hill Country map
    • Texas Wagon Train certificates
    • Injury or Illness report forms
    • Telephone logs
    • Bumper stickers, plastic bags, envelopes, folders : Sesquicentennial
    • Award certificates
    • History of Orla, Texas
    • Lamb County
    • Correspondence
    • Brochures
    • Maps
    • Press releases
    • Programs
    • Newsletter
    • Script for gunfight between Luke Short and Jim Courtright
    • Sam Bell Maxey House, family genealogy
    • Wagon train participants' passes to Billy Bob's
    • 150 Years of Change
    • Sesquicentennial News publication
    • Texas State Sesquicentennial Commission minutes
    • Maps: Texas Sesquicentennial Press
    • Panhandle Plains Museum, Canyon
    • Major Markets Cities meeting agendas
    • Military and Texas Sesquicentennial
    • Texas Municipal League correspondence
    • 1986 Events planned for Texas Sesquicentennial
    • Flags, historic flag of Texas
    • Miscellaneous marketing brochures, includes: Official song of Texas Sesquicentennial, fruitcakes, guns, stuffed animals, etc
    • Projects that didn't occur
    • Computer lists of sanctioned and unsanctioned association members and chairmen
    • City and Community plans for celebrating event
    • State sponsored event forms
    • Philatelic projects
    • Film projects
    • State guidelines for events
    • Fort Worth press kits
    • Final report, March 31, 1987, Texas Independence express
    • Texas Monthly magazine, Sesquicentennial collector's edition
    • Automobile Rally, Australia
    • Sesquicentennial Texas legislation
    • State of Texas agencies publications
    • Leadership Conference, 1984. Planning for Sesquicentennial
    • Leadership Conference workbook
    • Southwestern Bell Telephone press kit for Sesquicentennial
    • Texas Railroad Association press kit, 1985
    • Texas Independence Express
    • Sesquicentennial appreciation certificates
    • Commemorative products and projects
    • Unpublished book: The Secrets of Silver Valley by Zeno Zeplin, 1984 
    • Bee County: Poesta
    • The Texas Embassy
    • State Vendors and Products
    • Sesquicentennial Commission audit
    • Blank Proclamations
    • Preliminary Sesquicentennial guidebook proposal, February 1985
    • KW marketing group correspondence
    • Newspaper clippings
    • Filing system
    • Press releases
    • Employee Handbook
    • Office Procedures
    • Inter-Office communications, job application from donor
    • Calhoun County: LaSalle 300
    • State officials phone directory, 1984
    • Mark Taper Forum
    • Map of Texas and Texas Trade and Professional Associations Roster, 1983
    • Texas Tall Ships
    • Texas National Dispatch
    • Texas Wagon Train Benefit Auction
    • Texas Tourist Development Agency
    • Twelve Texas Immortals
    • resignations of Sesquicentennial staff and staff notes
    • reproduced news articles from 1830's
    • Fairs and Expositions
    • Bastrop projects
    • Texas Historical Commission quarterly meeting, July 1985, Fort Davis
    • Texas Association of Museums conference, Junction, September 1983
    • Texas Dept. of Agriculture
    • Wagon Train registrants and  Sesquicentennial commission member roster
    • History of State Treasurer and Comptroller Office
    • Native Americans and the Military
    • Texas Bed and Breakfast articles
    • Intrepid Records: Texans against Hunger and Guarding the Wrong River
    • South Australia brochures and Press Kit
    • Sesquicentennial folders with various brochures
    • Don't Mess with Texas decal
    • Wagon Train, official souvenir magazine, 1986
    • Wagon Train Association records
    • Of Birds and Texas, limited edition book by Scott and Stuart Gentling, brochures
    • Sesquicentennial Handbook of Organization
    • Funding Information Center, TCU
    • Texas Historical Commission conference, Lubbock, 1984
    • Texas Arts Plan  1982-1983
    • Sesquicentennial Monument
    • Fort Worth Sesquicentennial events kits
    • Celebrating the Texas Capitol, program for 100th anniversary of State capitol
    • Texas, The Friendship State, State Department of Highways and Public transportation
    • State Fair of Texas: celebrating 100 Years of Texas
    • Private Sector Involvement in the Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial, December 1982
    • Texas Main Street Conference, October 1984, Austin
    • Donning Company Publishers
    • Leader's Letters
    • caps and patches in various envelopes
    • Computer printout of Texas Sesquicentennial Guide to Events in County Order
    • Computer printout of Texas Sesquicentennial Guide to Events in Date Order
    • Corporate Sponsorship Program
    • Big 150 Events
    • The Little 150
    • The Eyes of Texas
    • Mailing Lists
    • Texas Independence Association Certificate
    • Music, Texas Our Texas
    • Oral History workshops
    • Fort Worth 150 plans
    • Austin plans
    • Cotton Bowl correspondence
    • Dimmit and Colleyville 150 events
    • Western Beginnings
    • "Follow that dream" review at Texas Wesleyan
    • Statue of Liberty celebration: July 4, 1986

     

    Scott Theater Collection

    • Scott Theater Log kept by Lura Elliston (red leather binder). From April 19, 1968 - November 22, 1978. Many newspaper clippings related to theater follow her log
    • William Charles Groom resume for technical director, Scott Theater
    • Stationary for William E Scott Theater
    • Annual Board Meetings
      • November 1, 1966
      • January 10, 1967
      • January 16, 1968
      • January 18, 1969
      • January 27, 1970
      • February 16, 1971
      • February 15, 1972
      • February 20, 1973
      • February 19, 1974
      • November 17, 1975
      • February 17, 1976
      • February 15, 1977
      • February 14, 1978
      • March 6, 1979
      • December 8, 1980
    • Theater Programs, American College Theater Festivals
    • Financial reports: Fort Worth Art Museum and William E. Scott Theater, 1980-1986
    • 1979, Annual report
    • By-Laws of Fort Worth Art Association, November 29, 1979
    • Financial Statements, 1985, 1986, Scott Theater
    • Spread Sheets, 1986
    • Cost Analysis, 1986
    • Fort Worth Art Association, meetings and budgets, 1972-1986
    • Study of Facility Needs for Performing Arts Groups, Fort Worth 1983
    • William E Scott Theater, early records
    • William E Scott Theater, Opening Program, January 1966
    • Carmean cost study of Scott Theater impact on Art Museum budget, 1987
    • Scott Theater Committee board minutes 1981 - 198
    • Financial campaigns, correspondence
    • Bill Garber article, 1984

     

    Historical and Cultural Landmarks Commission

    • Proposed Model Ordinance, 1987. Antiquities Code of Texas
    • National Trust guidelines for Historic Preservation, economic incentives, 1988
    • Design Reviews for Historic Districts, List of Potentially Historically Significant sites, 1989
    • Requests for designations and  requests for approved changes. Articles on architectural styles. Agendas for H and CLC meetings, 1990
    • Agendas, articles on preservation guidelines, requests for designations, 1991
    • Ordinance Drafts for historic guidelines, articles on preservation subjects, agendas, Mansfield plans and guidelines to preserve its downtown, and Our Lady of Victory demolition application. 1992
    • Texas Trails Network: newsletters, map, and research of upper Trinity
    • 1993, Historic and Cultural Landmark Commission, Fort Worth: agendas
      ordinances, clippings, articles on preservation, correspondence, and protests
    • 1994, Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, Fort Worth: agendas, ordinances, clippings, articles, Medical District projected plan, CLG, Blackstone Hotel and Electric Building plans, neighborhood community partnerships
    • 1995, Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, Fort Worth: agendas, ordinances, National Trust annual meeting, Fairmount Association Bylaws, Alexander Company, CLG, and Medical District Strategic Plan
    • Pink Binder: Historic and Cultural Landmark Commission background booklets on historic ordinances, Standards for rehabilitation, design guidelines for Nacogdoches, Hemphill/Berry Design Guidebook, and Polytechnic Main Street Plan
    • Gray Binder: The Tax Campaign Handbook, a Plan to save the preservation tax incentives, and a Blueprint for Lobbying
    • White Binder: People, Parks, and Partnerships: Our Heritage as Community Assets. Brownsville, 1992. CLG Conference
    • Gray Binder: Historic and Cultural Landmark Commission notebook, 1988-1990
    • Gray Binder: Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission notebook, 1989
    • Black Binder: Historic and Cultural Landmark Commission notebook, 1990
    • National Register Bulletin, lists of highly-endangered structures

    Surveys

    • Perry Anderson survey, Clairmont Place, Block 13, Lot 17. Placed in H/148
    • William D. Conner survey. Factory Place addition, Block 37. Placed in H/29