Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Charlie B. Maxvill Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Maxvill, Charlie B.
Title: Charlie B. Maxvill Collection
Dates: 1920-1950
Accession No.: MA85.17
Quantity: 4 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Charlie B. Maxvill was born in Columbia, Tennessee 1889 and died June 16, 1983 in Dallas, Texas. Charlie was known by anyone involved with the State Fair of Texas. In interviews Charlie stated he began his concessionaire's career when he was 8 or 9 years old by selling peanuts at the Ringling Brothers Circus. Since that time Charlie B. Maxvill's name was on the longest running concession stand and other activities around Fair Park until his death in 1983.

Charlie B. Maxvill was also involved in Dallas sports. Two items personally owned were the Fair-Way Miniature Golf Course and a partnership in the Dallas Baseball Club, the Texas Steers. Charlie had a great interest in SMU football as well. Golf tournaments both regular and miniature were also favorites.

The Maxvill family is currently on of the three generations of concessionaires. Charlie's sons and grandsons still operate concessions at Fair Park, SMU Football games and other area sports events from high school to college. When the family is not serving people at these events a Café Supply store keeps them busy.

Charlie B. Maxvill loved his work, but most of all he loved the State Fair of Texas. He was one of those Texas tales, a character involved in the shaping of the Fair from food to entertainment.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains several programs from SMU Football games in the 1940s and various State Fair Musicals from 1926 an 1946. The major portions of the collection are photographs taken at the Fair-Way Miniature Golf Course and Scrapbooks concerning sports, the Dallas Baseball Club- the Texas Steers, and Marathon Dances hosted by Charlie B. Maxvill during the 1930's.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Charlie Maxvill
Organizations:
State Fair of Texas
Family Names:
Maxvill
Places:
Dallas (Tex.)
Titles:
Charlie Maxvill Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA85.17 Charlie Maxvill Colleciton, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Cindy Smolovik, Archivist


Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1 Register



 
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1 2 Dallas Morning News- Interview 10/18/82



 
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1 3 Exhibitions Pass, State Fair



 
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1 4 Dallas Baseball Club- Receipt dated 12/17/23



 
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1 5 World War II Ration Cards



 
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1 6 Correspondence, personal. Letters to Maxvill Family after Charlie Maxvill's death



 
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1 7 Correspondence, personal. Letters from Charlie's son, C. T. Maxvill, during service in World War II, Europe and Okinawa.



 
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1 8 Business Papers- Sale agreement, April 1943, concerns chairs



 
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1 9 Dallas Morning News 6/16/83, Obituary, Charlie B. Maxvill



 
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1 10 Obituary Samuel Bert, concessionaire (s.n.n.d.)



 
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1 11 "Fair-Way," newspaper, published by Charlie B. Maxvill vol. 2(7); 6(1)



 
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1 12 Programs: Starlight Operettas, 1946 and



 
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1 13 Income Tax Returns 1947-52



 
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1 14 Photograph - Mural Room, Baker Hotel



 
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1 15 Photograph - Cassino Garden



 
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1 16 Photographs - Fair-Way Miniature Golf Course



 
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1 17 Photographs - Fair-Way Miniature Golf Course



 
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1 18 Photograph - City Councilman Heigle and Johnson at the Fair-Way



 
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1 19 Photographs - Concession Stands



 
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1 20 Photographs - Football



 
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1 21 Photographs - Marathon Dances, Fair Park, hosted by C. B. Maxvill



 
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1 22 Photographs - Fair-Way Miniature Golf Course



 
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1 23 Photographs - Charlie B. Maxvill age 93



 
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1 24 Photograph - Sportswriters' Tournament



 
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1 25 Photograph - Edwin Kiest, 1940



 
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1 26 Photograph - Earl Carroll's Vanities, showgirls



 
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1 27 Photograph - T. Lupton, Coca Cola Co. Bottler



 
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1 28 Photograph - Hot. Dr. Pepper Advertising



 
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2 Photo Album - Charlie Maxvill's 90th Birthday Celebration



 
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3 1 My Home Town, Picture book of Dallas



 
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3 2 Texas vs. SMU - Nov. 2, 1940, Football



 
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3 3 Texas A & M vs. SMU - Nov. 8, 1941, Football



 
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3 4 North Texas Teachers vs. SMU - Sept. 26, 1942, Football



 
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3 5 Texas vs. Oklahoma - Oct. 10, 1942, Football



 
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3 6 Temple Univ. vs. SMU - Oct, 16, 1942, Football



 
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3 7 U. S. Naval Air Station vs. SMU - Oct. 24, 1942, Football



 
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3 8 Texas A & M vs. Univ. of Texas - Nov. 7, 1942, Football



 
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3 9 George Tech vs. Univ. of Texas - Jan. 1, 1943 "Cotton Bowl Classic," Football



 
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3 10 North American Aviation, Inc., Texas Division



 
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3 11 "Attach," the Story of the U.S. Army



 
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3 12 The Texans, Hockey Magazine 1945-46 Season



 
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3 13 American Sports, Feb. 1946