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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

[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 Department.
Item Type: Text

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

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 6: Transportation Facilities, Rail-Air-Highways-Water

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report is broken up into four sections: "Railroad Transportation; Air Transportation; Highway Transportation; Water Transportation," and discusses the existing conditions of each, and proposed plans to improve the transportation system. Also included are maps and a table showing transportation facilities and the "[v]olume and Direction of Passenger and Freight Train Movements - Average Normal Day."
Date: July 1944
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 maps and tables showing the existing land uses in Dallas as well as descriptions for each type of land use; one of the maps shows the buildings erected from 1935 to 1939, the other map shows buildings erected from 1940 to 1943. Other sections discuss the existing zone ordinance and the requirements of future land use.
Date: October 1944
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 an "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

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 9: Zoning

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes discussions on new zoning regulations and various land uses; the report is broken into five parts: "District Regulations; Locations of the Districts; Area of the Proposed Districts; Major Features of Text of the Proposed Ordinance; Administration of the Ordinance."
Date: February 1945
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 10: Housing

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes findings on the existing housing in Dallas, the minimum standards for the housing, and a "Proposed Comprehensive Housing Plan for Dallas." Also included are maps and tables exhibiting the housing areas and population statistics in certain housing areas.
Date: December 1944
Creator: Harland Bartholomew and Associates
Item Type: Report

A Master Plan for Dallas, Texas, Report 11: Public Buildings

Description: Report providing information about the ongoing city planning for Dallas, Texas that started with the Kessler Plan in 1911. This report includes information regarding public buildings in the Dallas, Texas and the development of future buildings; the maps show plans for the development of a municipal center, and street improvements.
Date: February 1945
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