Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Carl A. Mangold Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Mangold, Carl A.
Title: Carl A. Mangold Collection
Accession No.: MA83-16
Quantity: 2 Boxes and one Broadside
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Charles A. Mangold Sr., the father of Carl Mangold, was one of the pioneers of Dallas County. successful sucsessful as a businessman, builder and manager of the Jefferson Hotel, and a horse breeder, Mangold was also a leader and developer for public interest. He was involved in a variety of activities promoting the arts, such as the Opera, Oak Cliff Little Theatre, and the Silver Jubilee Saengerfest (1904). He organized Lake Cliff Park and helped with the Dallas State Fair. His name appears on many city promotions including the early founders of the Chamber of Commerce and membership rosters of many fraternal organizations such as Odd Fellows, the Elks, the Eagles, and the Sons of Herman. Charles Mangold was one of the leaders in developing Dallas from a small village to a major city.

Charles Mangold was born October 31, 1860 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He arrived in Dallas in 1885 and established a wholesale liquor enterprise known as Swope and Mangold. Almost immediately upon his arrival in Dallas, Mangold became interested in the development of Dallas and Oak Cliff. He was responsible for the crusade to build a viaduct between the two cities in 1910. His interest also extended to the creation of city parks and was one of the original members of the parks board.

His many commercial enterprises included breeding Angora goats and horses, plus the running of horse races at the fair grounds, the Oak Cliff Casino, wholesale liquor, wines and cigars, the Jefferson Hotel, and the American Laundry Company. He endeavored to make all of his works unique, successful, and first rate. His contributions to Dallas County are well noted in several sources. After his death, August 26, 1934, his obituary appears in the Dallas Morning News, August 27, 1934, front page and proclaims him as the "Man Who Visioned Oak Cliff".

Chalres and wife Anna Mangold had four children, two daughters, Olga and Irma, and two sons, Lawrence W. and Charles A. Mangold Jr. (Carl). Both sons served in World War I. The younger son, Carl, entered the service in October 1918 and was discharged after the Armistice in November. Lawrence remained in the service and as a Sergeant Major was sent to Germany with the Army of Occupation. Carl followed his father's lead and became a developer, helping his father with Cliff Towers, Lake Cliff Park, and the Jefferson Hotel. Carl donated this collection to this library after an oral history interview. Carl A. Mangold died in February 1987 at age 87.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Mangold, Charles A. Sr.
Mangold, Charles A. Jr.
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
Oak Cliff (Tex.)
Carl A. Mangold Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA83-16 Carl A. Mangold Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library, July 1983 by Carl A. Mangold.

Processing Information

Processed by Cindy C. Smolovik, Archivist.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Badges and Ribbons

Box Folder
1 1 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), Delegate Dallas, 1916
2 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), Delegate Wichita Falls, 1971
3 Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.), State Convention in Dallas, May 20-21, 1924
4 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) Grand Lodge Reunion, Dallas, Texas No. 71, 1908
5 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) Dallas Reunion, Marshall, Texas No. 683, 1908
6 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) 61st Grand Reunion, Portland Oregon, 1925
7 67th Annual Grand Reunion Seattle Washington, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.), July 6-9, 1931
8 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) 67th Annual Grand Reunion Seattle Washington, July 6-9, 1931.
9 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.) Texas State Elks Association, Past President Pin 1928-1929
10 Sixth Annual Encampment T.P.A. held at Dallas, Texas April 1896
11 Eight Annual Convention, Texas Division T.P.A. Houston, Texas, April 16-17, 1897
12 Eight State Convention, T.P.A. San Antonio, Texas Head of Navigation, April 16-17, 1897
13 National Convention T.P.A. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 14-18, 1926
14 Hotel Greeters of America, Saint Louis, Missouri June 7-10, 1926
15 18th Annual Convention, Hotel Greeters of America, El Paso, Texas June 18-21, 1928
16 Annual Convention, Texas Hotel Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 18-19, 1931
17 27th Annual Convention, Texas Hotel Association, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 20-21, 1931
18 Central Southwest Greeters Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 4-5, 1931
19 Greeters of Dallas, Texas Charter No. 51
20 27th Annual Convention, Texas Hotel Association, Houston, Texas November 27-28, 1933
21 Texas Sangerfest, 18tes Galveston, Texas, April 1891
22 Jubel Sangerfest Dallas, Past Presidents 25 years, 1904
23 Kaliphs Reception, September 27, 1899
24 Frohsinn Reception
25 Frohsinn Dallas, Texas
26 Mai Fest Dallas, Turn Verein, 1899
27 Souvenir Dallas Texas State Fair, October 18-November 3, 1895
28 El Paso, Texas, "Where Sunshine Spends the Winter"
29 American Flag (2 3/4" x 2")
30 Blue Sash with gold sequin star - 36"
31 Arthur A. Everets Co. Dallas, Texas, Jewelry Box, purple velvet cover
32 Sombrero from El Paso, Texas (miniature) 1928
33 Business Cards (2) and case "Chalres Mangold"



Box Folder
2 1 "Uncle Charlie" Mangold and the Jefferson Hotel Five, MA83-16/1 c.1932
2 Charles Manhold in a bar at the Jefferson Hotel, MA83-16/2 May 30, 1933
3 Charles Mangold, friends, Elks, and members of the Jefferson Hotel Staff in a bar at the Hotel. MA83-16/3 May 1933
4 Outside the offices at the State Fair. L to R: State Fair President C.A. Keating, Charles Mangold, Edwin J. Kiest, and Sydney Smith. MA83-16/4 1904
5 Unidentified Members of the Mangold family MA83-16/5 C. 1910
6 Unidentified Women, MA83-16/6 c. 1925
7 Studio portrait by Ernest Saloman of an unidentified women, MA83-16/7 c. 1920
8 Studio portrait by Voorhee's of an unidentified woman, MA83-16/8 c. 1925
9 Studio portrait of an unidentified woman, MA83-16/9 c. 1920
10 Snapshot of an unidentified woman, MA83-16/10 c. 1920
11 Race horse, jockey, and owners at an unidentified race track, MA83-16/11 c. 1930
12 Jockey and race horse owners at an unidentified race track, MA83-16/12 c. 1930
13 Elm Street looking west from near St. Paul, MA83-16/13 c. 1905



Box Folder
Resolution of appreciation to Charles A. Mangold - donation of a building site for the Oak Cliff Little Theater (n.d.)