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[Baseball Players at Reverchon Park]

Description: Photograph of baseball players at Reverchon Park. Six young female baseball players stand with their arms around each other, while two others crouch in front of them. One of the girls in the front holds a baseball bat.
Date: 1943~
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Damages to Bachman Dam]

Description: Photograph of the Bachman Dam, which is in need of repairs. In the photograph, pieces of concrete laid on a hill are damaged.
Date: July 13, 1940
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Damages to Bachman Dam]

Description: Photograph of damages to the Bachman Dam. The concrete dam is cracked, with many pieces dislocated and missing. Grass grows between the cracks.
Date: July 13, 1940
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Needed Repairs to Bachman Dam]

Description: Photograph of the Bachman Dam, which is in need of repairs. In the photograph, pieces of concrete from the dam have been dislocated. Grass rises up from the space where the missing pieces were.
Date: July 13, 1940
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Sack Relay Race]

Description: Photograph of a sack relay race taking place during the Joseph Lee events at Reverchon Park. In the photograph, three girls participate in the sack race. Young onlookers stand in the background.
Date: 1943
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

[Teenager Dance at Texan Courts]

Description: Photograph of teenagers dancing at the Texan Courts. In the photograph, individuals dance together. Streamers are hung across the ceiling.
Date: [1940..1949]
Creator: Dallas (Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph

An Outline of the Dallas Master Plan

Description: Outline of the Dallas Master Plan compiled by the Dallas City Plan Commission discussing the fourteen previous reports made by Harland Bartholomew. The report also contains maps showing the city's streets, water distribution, parks, etc. Included in the back is a handwritten list made by Mayor J. Woodall Rodgers listing members of the various boards and committees involved in the planning.
Date: 1946
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). City Plan Commission
Item Type: Report

[Dallas Park Board Minutes, Book 11]

Description: Minutes for the Dallas Park Board containing a record of the group's discussions, decisions, and other business. Indexes start after page 600.
Date: 1946/1953
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Park Department.
Item Type: Book

[Fingerprint Card for Jack Ruby]

Description: Fingerprint card of Jack Ruby's fingerprints. The fingerprints were taken when Ruby applied to be a dance hall supervisor.
Date: June 22, 1949
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept.
Item Type: Text

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas: Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes graphs, charts, and maps concerning the development of an improved water and sanitary sewer system; at the back of the report there are maps showing predicted urban development and the Dallas water distribution system.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Dallas Water Utilities
Item Type: Report

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas Report 3: Past and Probable Future Population

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes tables and charts showing Dallas' population history and expected growth up until approximately 1970; the report looks at factors that could effect the distribution of population, where the future growth may occur, etc.
Date: October 1943
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 8: Land Use

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes tables and charts showing current and future land use as well as current and future zoning districts. According to a "Errata" insert, tables 1, 2, and 3, were made using the "wrong acreage for the Dallas parks...use the revised tables in studying this report."
Date: October 1944
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

The Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 14: A Preliminary Report Upon a Capital Expenditure Program

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes details concerning a capital expenditure program, such as the allocation of funds, selection of projects and a "[p]roposed 25 Year Program of General Fund Public Improvements. The second part of the report details an improvement program for the water and sanitary sewer systems. The appendix at the end of the report includes 17 tables providing empirical data about the proposed plans.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

Your Dallas of Tomorrow: A Master Plan for a Greater Dallas

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. It is presented in two parts: the character of the city (background information on the history, geography, economy, employment, zoning, etc.) and the scope of the city plan, which has specific details for a plan to improve land use, water supplies, transportation, recreational facilities, and other aspects of city administration.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

City of Dallas, Texas Water Consumption 1907-1946

Description: Line graph showing the amount of water consumed in billion gallons per year from 1907-1946; the trend of the graph is positive, meaning the city is consuming more and more water per year.
Date: 1946~
Creator: Keuffel & Esser Co.
Item Type: Dataset

[Basketball on Multiple Use Court at Grauwyler Park]

Description: Photograph of a basketball game taking place on the multiple use court, where one can play tennis, volleyball, dance, skate, and other activities. A large plane flies overhead. The total cost of the park is $7,500 including lights.
Date: October 1, 1949
Item Type: Photograph