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    Dora Whalen Collection

     
     
    Whalen Couple

     

    BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
    Dora Whalen (1902-1984) was born on May 11, 1902, to John J. Whalen and Ruth Elizabeth Pryor.  Donor and her one sibling John J. Whalen both attended schools in Fort Worth.  The Whalen home residence in the 1920s was 2001 May Street, which is now a parking lot, but the homes next door, similar in style to the Whalen home, still stands.

    SCOPE AND CONTENTS
    Scrapbooks, programs, newspaper clippings and transfers of title for property.  The materials have been separated into two series: Biographical and Ephemera

    The Biographical series (1919-1971) consists of three scrapbooks and title information for a property in Fort Worth, Texas.  Scrapbooks contain clippings, correspondence, ephemera and personal photographs, including those at areas in the region including Lake Worth and Goat Island, Mineral Wells, Weatherford and Oklahoma City.

    The Ephemera series (1948) consists of a newspaper flyer "State Fair Preview" dated "October 9-24, 1948," five programs from the Starlight Operetta at the State Fair of Texas and a booklet called the "Fort Worth National Banker" celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Bank in 1948.

    SUBJECT TERMS - Places

    Fort Worth, Texas
    Lake Worth, Texas
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Mineral Wells, Texas

    CONTAINER LIST

    Series I: Biographical, 1919-1971

    Property title transfer for 2721 6th Ave., Ryan Place Block 24 Lot 21, 1959, 1971
    Scrapbook, undated, 1920-1926, 1944
    Scrapbook, undated, 1959-1963
    Scrapbook, undated, 1919-1921

    Follow link to view digitized Dora Whalen Collection Scrapbooks.

    Series II: Ephemera, 1948

    State Fair Preview, October 9-24, 1948
    The Fort Worth National Banker, Vol. X, No. 7, July 1948
    Starlight Operetta at the State Fair of Texas Program, June 28, 1948
    Starlight Operetta at the State Fair of Texas Program, June 14, 1948
    Starlight Operetta at the State Fair of Texas Program, July 5, 1948
    Starlight Operetta at the State Fair of Texas Program, August 9, 1948
    Starlight Operetta at the State Fair of Texas Program, August 16, 1948

    Preferred Citation: Whalen Collection, Tarrant County Archives