Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Collection

Bill Melton's Presidency

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Melton, Bill, President of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, 1973-1974
Title: Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Collection
Dates: 1963-1974; bulk 1973-1974
Accession No.: MA91-1
Quantity: 5 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Scope and Contents

Bill Melton served as president of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce during 1973-1974. This collection contains board minutes, correspondence, newsletters, and reports of the work of various committees during his tenure as well as miscellaneous publications from earlier years. The materials provide insight into a variety of issues facing Oak Cliff during the mid-1970s including integration (in the Neighborhood Division and Golden Triangle 4 Theater files), transportation planning, neighborhood clean-up, and business development. The collection was housed in notebooks, and the original headings and divisions assigned by Bill Melton have been retained.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Melton, Bill
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce
Family Names:
Dallas (Tex.)
Oak Cliff (Tex.)
Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Collection

Related Material

MA95-3 Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA91-1 Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Carol Roark, Archivist

Detailed Description of the Collection


Board Minutes, Newsletters

Box Folder
1 1 Register
2 Board Minutes, September-October, 1973
3 Board Minutes, November-December, 1973
4 Board Minutes, January-March, 1974
5 Board Minutes, April-June, 1974
6 Board Minutes, July-September, 1974
7 Newsletter, 1973
8 Newsletter, 1974
9 Newsletter, "President's Comments" Column
10 Membership Coffees
11 Positive Image Committee



Box Folder
2 1 Outgoing Correspondence, 1973
2 Outgoing Correspondence, January-June, 1974
3 Outgoing Correspondence, July-September, 1974
4 Incoming Correspondence, 1973
5 Incoming Correspondence, January-May, 1974
6 Incoming Correspondence, June-October, 1974
7 General Items, 1973-1974


Projects and Committees

Box Folder
3 1 General Correspondence (primarily to and from Bill McCalib, Executive Vice President), 1972-1974
2 Quorum Fifty, 1973-1974
3 Budget, 1973-1974
4 Nominating Committee, 1973
5 Election, Nominating Committee, 1974
6 Annual Banquet Program, 1968
7 Annual Banquet, 1973
8 Annual Banquet, 1974
9 Spring Awards Banquet, 1974
10 Speeches (given by Bill Melton)
11 Golden Triangle 4 Theater
12 Oak Cliff Foundation: Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
13 Luby Report



Box Folder
3 14 Civic Division, 1973
15 Civic Division, 1974
Box Folder
4 1 Neighborhood Division
2 Neighborhood Division
3 Industrial Division
4 Industrial Division
5 Transportation Division
6 Transportation Division
7 Operations Division


Committees, Activities, and Miscellaneous Publications

Box Folder
5 1 Cliff Toppers
2 Executive 100 Council
3 Activities, clippings and articles
4 Activities, programs and brochures
5 Activities, miscellaneous
6 Activities, "I Like Oak Cliff" bumper sticker
7 Maps of Oak Cliff
8 Membership Directories: 1966-1968
9 Oak Cliff Magazine, miscellaneous issues
10 Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce brochures, 1963-1969
11 Program of Work: 1968,1969,1972-1973
12 President's Newsletter, miscellaneous issues
13 Bill Melton, personal