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    Charles Stamps Collection

     

    View of the Fort Worth business district, 1911

    Image Caption: View of the Fort Worth business district looking northwest, likely taken from the Texas Brewing Company tower at East 10th and Jones Streets, in 1911. A detailed description of what can be seen was researched and written by local historian and Archives Volunteer Dalton Hoffman.

    Summary: Charles Stamps (1931-2004) served as a member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission. His collection consists of family photographs, snapshots from a historical marker dedication ceremony, yearbooks, newspaper articles, and genealogical research.

    • Photograph: 5 by 13 inches, 1911 skyline of Fort Worth, Texas.
    • Photograph: 5 by 13 inches, 1911 skyline of Fort Worth, Texas, cropped version showing eastern portion of photograph in greater detail.
    • Forty-eight color photographs, measuring 4 by 6 inches, of ceremonies and crowd at marker dedication for "Site of Confederate Park" on January 28, 2001.
    • Three school yearbooks from Paschal High School, 1947-1949
    • One yearbook from Arlington State College, 1952
    • Four yearbooks from Texas Christian University, 1951-1954
    • Charles B. Stamps - Correspondence and Ephemera, 1947, 1954, 1982
    • Newspaper articles on Joseph Henry "J. H." Stamps (1877-1952) and Ephemera, undated, circa 1898, 1932-1956
    • B. F. Stamps (1825-1902) - two copy print photographs, undated
    • Photograph: Charles Stamps is a small child, undated (circa 1930s) 
    • Elizabeth Stamps (wife of B. F. Stamps) (1847-1888) one copy print photograph, undated 
    • Genealogical Research on Justin Family undated, 1978, 1981, 1986, 1997, 1999 
    • Photographs of Stamps and Justin Families
      • J. H. Stamps holding a violin, undated
      • J. H. Stamps working on/building a violin, undated
      • J. H. Stamps, Charles Stamps, and dog, undated (circa late 1940s-early 1950s)
      • Mrs. J. H. Stamps (Julia Catherine Bishop Stamps) seated holding a violin next to unidentified woman, undated
      • Men on ranch, undated (circa 1940s) 
      • Charles Stamps, his mother (Helen), Aunt Lilly, and Aunt Grace, undated (circa late 1940s - early 1950s)
      • Three women "Mother (Helen), "Big Mother" (Fern), and Aunt Mavis," undated
      • Unidentified woman, undated (circa 1980s-1990s)
      • Photographic postcard of J. H. Stamps, Julia Catherine Stamps, and Aunt Lilly at opening of Frank Ken Ford dealership in 1939
      • Myrl Justin, undated 
      • Three men, young man with glasses (Charles Stamps), and two girls, undated (circa 1940s) 
      • Three photographs of men and women (inside a Security Mutual Life Insurance Co. envelope listing Stamps and Ragsdale, Dist. Agents, Boyd, Texas), undated (circa 1920s) 
      • Three small photographs of J. H. Stamps, undated 
      • Two family photographs featuring young man with glasses (Charles Stamp), two young girls, J. H. Stamps, Julia Catherine Stamps, and other unidentified family members, undated (circa 1940s) 
      • Two girls and a pony, undated (circa 1940s) 
      • Two photographs of Charles Stamps as a small child with his mother, "Big Mother, Mamma Justin, and Grammaw," undated (circa 1930s) 
      • Woman with violin, inscribed to "Uncle Joe" (J. H. Stamps), January 26, 1942
      • Young man with glasses and two young girls (two photographs), undated (circa 1940s) 
      • Young man with glasses with older man, and two older women, undated (circa 1940s) 
      • School class (possibly Paschal High School), circa 1947 
    • Newspaper article:  "A Historical Guide to Tarrant County Cemeteries," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 20, 1982 
    • Newspaper article: "Common Grounds" article about Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, October 6, 1991 
    • Newspaper article: "The Southwest Parkway," article from Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 26, 1999 
    • Newspaper article: 2000 Census Report, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 13, 2001
    • Clippings about Justin Boots company, 1976, 1981
    • Photographs of James Vestor Meadows (Joint Reserve Base being built), undated

     

    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.

     

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