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    Joyce Hudnall Sparks Collection

    Painting by Joyce Hudnall Sparks 

    Summary: This collection was delivered to the Tarrant County Archives by Tarrant County Historical Commission member Evelyn Cushman. It was assembled by the donor in anticipation of publishing a history of the Avondale and Haslet communities as part of a community project. It contains photographs and research on Avondale and Haslet families, churches, schools, local politics, land development, downtown development and the Staley Ranch.  

    Image Shown: Oil painting signed by Joyce Hudnall Sparks entitled "Home of Uncle Jonny Morten" (digital image only)

    • Avondale: History with photo copies of many newspaper articles.
    • Haslet: Abstracts of title.
    • Haslet: Name of town, copy of early plat of downtown.
    • Haslet: Downtown, machine copies of early buildings.
    • Haslet: Biographies, various family information provided by that family.
    • Haslet: Churches, copies of short history of Haslet Baptist Church and Methodist Church.
    • Haslet: Government, news clippings.
    • Haslet: History notes made by various contributors.
    • Haslet: History, newspaper clippings about residents.
    • Schools: Photo copies of Haslet and Avondale schools.
    • Schools: Haslet, pictures.
    • Haslet: Scrapbook pages from unknown collector.
    • Haslet: Photos and clippings.
    • Haslet: Perot development plans, circa 1987.
    • Haslet: Staley Ranch.
    • Cushman’s notes from her communication with donor.
    • File folder with many notes, possibly by the donor, kept for information noted on file cover.

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