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Railroad Survey Crew Members Pose in Front of Tent, c. 1902

Description: Members of the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway survey crew that surveyed a ten-mile stretch of track between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, c. 1902. The crew worked in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. When they came to this area, they camped on Britain family land in the vicinity of modern-day Nursery Road and the Rock Island railroad track. Two of the crew members remained behind when the rest moved on to the next job. They purchased 80 acres of land from the English and established the town of Irving along the tracks in 1903.
Date: c. 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Irving Near Dallas

Description: Advertisement from the Irving Board of Trade, enticing farmers to move to Irving, Texas.
Date: c. 1908
Creator: Irving Board of Trade
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Irving Archives

Charles P. Schulze, Jr., in car, c. 1914

Description: A child in an automobile. C. P. Schulze, Jr. son of Charles Percy and Virginia Schulze, is photographed in his father's car, c. 1914. The Schulze family operated Irving Lumber from the time of the town's founding in 1903 until the 1980s.
Date: c. 1914
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Lucas Family

Description: Lucas family left to right: Mahala Williams Lucas Roberts, Henry Lucas, Doug Lucas, Charlie Lucas, Jack Lucas, and Etta Williams Roberts
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Lucas Children in Front of Car

Description: Lorene Lucas (Looper) flanked by her brothers Howard and Ray. These were the children of W. D. Lucas, who was a long-time owner of a general merchandise store on Main St. The three pose in front of Lorene's new car in 1929. In an interview, Lorene said that the dress she was wearing was blue and yellow and matched the blue car with its yellow trim.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Lucas and Joffre Store

Description: Lucas and Joffre Store was founded by W. D. "Doug" Lucas and Fred Joffre in 1906 on the west side of Irving's Main Street. Lucas and Joffre split, but W. D. Lucas maintained a store on Main Street until he died in 1931.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Bill Gilbert at Irving State Bank

Description: Two men shaking hands. Bill Gilbert (left) greeting customer Albert Farine in Irving State Bank's new building, 1947. The Merchants and Planters Bank was organized in 1907. Chaney and Fletcher Miller took over operation of the bank and in 1908 and had it chartered as the Irving State Bank. It later became Irving Bank and Trust Company and remained in business along Main Street until 1975.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Albert Farine Home

Description: Albert Farine home, constructed in 1906 and burned in the 1960s. The Farine family came to Texas in 1855 as part of the La Reunion colony and settled in the area that is now Irving in 1859.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

Miss Hicks Millinery

Description: Fannie Hicks ran a millinery store on Main Street during Irving's early years. She later married T. C. Haley, the proprietor of another Main Street business. In 1909, she closed her store.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Irving Archives

[Gym Building Construction]

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Cistercian Preparatory School's gym building. The building is surrounded by a steel support frame. In the foreground are trees. A tree to the right has a piece of plastic caught in the branches. On the back of the photograph is a handwritten note that states, "Construction of Gym '71-'72 Completed in '72"
Date: 1971~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Construction Site at Cistercian Preparatory School]

Description: Photograph of a construction site at the Cistercian Preparatory School. In the foreground are a bulldozer and a large truck for construction. In the background is a car, construction truck, and building. On the back is a handwritten note that reads "building."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Flagpole at Cistercian Preparatory School]

Description: Photograph of a school flagpole with raised Texas and United States flags. A building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back describes the flagpole's location on the campus.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Group in Front of Incomplete Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and two boys standing in front of a building. According to accompanying information they are from left to right; Dr. Charles O. Galvin, President, Bryan F. Smith, Chairman of the school's advisory committee, Father Damien, and Dr. E.A. Steinberger, scholarship fund creator. The two boys are unnamed.
Date: [1962..1964]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Statue in an Alcove]

Description: Photograph of a statue in a brick alcove. At the base of the statue are flower bushes. In the background are trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Cistercian Preparatory School Sign]

Description: Photograph of a sign outside of the Cistercian Preparatory school. The sign reads "Cistercian Abbey & School." In the foreground are two trees and in the background city buildings are visible. Stickers that read "crop here" are in the top left corner. On the back of the photograph there is a "'91" in the top right corner. In the center is a job sticker that reads "PG 216, PIC 3."
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Correspondence between Damien Szodenyi and C.W. Meehan-April 1967]

Description: Correspondence between Damien Szodenyi and C.W. Meehan on including an advertisement for the Cistercian Preparatory School in the Dallas Morning News. There are two copies of the advertisement text which discuss the curriculum and the structure of the school. A contract between Cistercian Preparatory School and the Dallas Morning News to run the advertisement is also enclosed.
Date: 1967
Creator: Szodenyi, Damien
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Socrates Sculpture]

Description: Photograph of the Socrates statue at the Cistercian Preparatory school. In the background is a school building. A note on the back of the photograph gives background information on the relation of the artist to the school.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

Cistercian Fathers of Dallas Begin New School for Boys.

Description: Text sent "The Texas Catholic" from the Cistercian Preparatory School. This text was written for inclusion in an upcoming edition. The text explains the structure, curriculum, and cost of the school.
Date: September 14, 1962
Item Type: Text
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Building at Cistercian Prepatory School]

Description: Photograph of a school building at the Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving, Texas. The building is on a hill and it has two stories. There are trees visible in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back that says "'64."
Date: 1964
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Seated Cistercian Monk Underlining Book Passages]

Description: Photograph of a Cistercian monk seated at a table underlining passages in a book with a pen. The book is a thick text with three bookmarks sticking out from the pages. In front of the book is an open spiral-bound booklet. There are two file cabinets in the background. On the back of the photograph is a handwritten note that reads "p82 #4."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Cistercian Highway Exit Sign]

Description: Photograph of a highway exit sign that reads "Cistercian Road." There is a highway to the left of the sign and a city building in the background to the right. On the back of the photograph a handwritten "'91" is in the top right corner.
Date: 1991
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School

[Cistercian Preparatory School Pamphlet]

Description: Pamphlet about the Cistercian Preparatory School, containing information about the history, philosophy, curriculum, admissions policy, and tuition.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Cistercian Preparatory School