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Overview of the Collection

Historical Background

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Dallas Independent School District Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dallas Independent School District
Title: Dallas Independent School District Collection
Accession No.: MA85-16
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Historical Background

The Board of Trustees for Dallas was organized on June 16th, 1884 in the law office of R.D. Coughanour, and with the help of Colonel Martin and E.M. Tillman. From this organization, the Dallas Independent School District (D.I.S.D.) was formed. The city of Dallas purchased the Dallas Female Academy on Bryan Street to serve as the first public school in Dallas. From this single school, the D.I.S.D. has grown to 227 schools, 159,752 students and 10,712 teachers. For over 100 years, D.I.S.D. has continued to serve the educational needs of a large portion of Dallas.

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Scope and Contents

This collection grew out of an exhibit put on by the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division of the Dallas Public Library to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Dallas Independent School District. The artificial collection was created to bring together various D.I.S.D. materials donated and acquired by the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division. It consist of scattered school district publications and scrapbooks covering general DISD information, adult education (night school), desegregation, school buildings, and curriculum.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Dallas Independent School District (D.I.S.D.)
Places:
Dallas (Tex.)
Subjects:
Education
Titles:
Dallas Independent School District Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA85-16 Dallas Independent School District Collection Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Additions and EAD guide created by Bryan McKinney

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Inventory

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1 2 Daisy Webb Scrapbook 1912-1947

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1 3 Dallas High School - Quarterly Reports, 9th grade. (Photocopy) 1896-97

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1 4 Colored School No. 3 - Attendance and Grade Ledger (Photocopy) 1891

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1 5 Report Cards

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1 6 Information Booklets. "Of Interest to Applicants. 1926" "You and your Child Start School. 1978" "Souvenir Booklet for Visitors, Feb. 1927"

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1 7 History of Dallas West (Growth Patterns in the D.I.S.D.) c.1964

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1 8 L.G. Pinkston High School - Dedication Day Souvenir Booklet Nov 1964

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1 9 Miscellaneous Certificates and Programs

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1 10 Newspaper Clippings (Photocopies) Apr 1897-June 1908

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1 11 Night School Scrapbook 1918-1922

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1 12 Suggested Essentials in American History for Elementary Grades, Dallas Public Schools. Reading Requirments for English 2, Dallas Public High Schools. c. 1927

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1 13 Elementary Home Economics Laboratory Manual, Dallas Public Schools 1927-1928

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1 14 English Class Handbooks/Exercises 1929;1931

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1 15 Annual Reports 1950, 1967, 1969

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1 16 Dedication Programs. Athletic Field, 1939. Birdie Alexander Elem., 1970. Lincoln High School, 1982.

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2 1 Commencement Programs. Dallas High School, 1888, 1903, 1907, 1913. Dal-Tech ,1930. Thomas Jefferson, 1937, 1968. Justin F. Kimball, 1965. J.P. Starks, 1926. Talented and Gifted, 1988. Warren Travis White, 1966. Tri-Commencement Exercises - Booker T. Washington - James Madison - Lincoln, 1960. David W. Carter, 1969, 1972.

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2 2 PTA Materials

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2 3 Desegregation Plan 1971

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2 4 Petition (blank) to abolish duel public school system

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2 5 "Educational Opportunities for Negros in the D.I.S.D." July 22, 1964

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2 6 Evening Schools/Adult Education 1942, 1955, 1965, 1970

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2 7 General/Overview 1967, 1973, 1978-79, 1985-86

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2 8 News Releases 1975, 1987

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2 9 School Board - election information 1965-1976

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2 10 School Directories 1936; 1941

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2 11 School District Boundary Map 1974, 1979

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2 12 School Nurses

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2 13 Vocational Education brochures

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2 14 Volunteer programs

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2 15 Proposed Grade Level Assignments 1975

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2 16 "Manuel of Standard Usage in Written Work" Dallas Junior and Senior High Schools 1953

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2 17 "The Curriculum in Action - A Statement of Curriculum Organization" 1951

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2 18 "Plan of Action - A Statement of Philosophy" 1947

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2 19 "Historical Highlights - Music in Dallas Schools" 1957

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2 20 "Spotlight on Project Affect, A Special Project for Educationally Deprived Children" 1965

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2 21 "Educational Report" by D.I.S.D. Superintendent 1965-1967

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2 22 Parental notices 1975-1988

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2 23 Update. Network Newsletter Vol III No 1 Fall 1978 and Vol IV No 2 Winter 1979

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2 24 Miscellaneous Programs and Reports 1960-1985

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2 25 Alex W. Spence Middle School Materials

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2 26 School Periodicals. The Acorn, December 1914; Christmas 1924; Easter 1925; Oak Cliff High School. The Lipscomb Lantern, May 1946; October and December 1948, William Lipscomb School.

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3 Scrapbook - Sunset High School Annuals c. 1920

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3 "General Information Bulletin" Grades 9-12 1988-89

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3 "Textbook Adoption" Agenda 1982-83

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3 "Final Exam Facts, for Students and Parents" 1st Semester 1990

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3 "Parents and Teen: Talking Together"

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3 "Early Childhood Education. Mathematics"

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3 "Early Childhood Education. Social Science"

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3 "A Look At Ourselves. Social Science. Level 1"

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3 "Learning From Others. Social Science. Level 2"

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3 "People in Communities. Social Science. Level 3"

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3 "Acting in a Group. Social Science. Level 4"

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3 "Two Views of Man. Social Science. Level 5"

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3 "A Drill Book for Pupils. Exercises in English." For High Ninth Grade. September, 1943

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