Vicky Trimble Bland Collection

Date Range: 1916-2012
Size/Extent: .63 linear feet (two boxes)
Accession: Gift of Vicky Trimble Bland, May 16, 2013 (no. 013-071-557)
Preferred Citation: Vicky Trimble Bland Collection, Tarrant County Archives
Green B. Trimble (1898-1996), was an important educator in the Fort Worth Public Schools.  Born to Dr. William M. Trimble and Susan Borah, Mr. Trimble began his educational career as a shop teacher in 1919.  After receiving an undergraduate degree from North Texas State Teachers College (now University of North Texas), Mr. Trimble also earned a master's degree from Colorado Agricultural College (Fort Collins, Colorado), and an honorary doctorate from John Brown University (Siloam Springs, Arkansas).  Mr. Trimble devoted more than 40 years enhancing vocational education in Fort Worth.  After retiring in 1966, Technical High School, where he was principal, was renamed to Trimble Technical High School.  From 1968-1979, Mr. Trimble served on the Fort Worth School Board.  Mr. Trimble was married to Elizabeth Stubbs, and together they had four children: William F. Trimble, Betty Brown, Vicky Bland, and Catharine Sanders.
Source:  Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  "Green Trimble, 98, vocational educator, dies Fort Worth school named for him became a model for other districts," December 23, 1996. 
The Vicky Trimble Bland Collection (1916-2012), consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates and ephemera relating to the life and career of Green Trimble.  Most items in the collection relate to the retirement of Green Trimble from the Fort Worth Public Schools and the renaming of Technical High School to Trimble Technical High School.   Personal and biographical information can be found in the folders relating to specific persons: Green B. Trimble, Susan Borah Trimble, Walter Lee "Buster" Trimble and Dr. William Marshall Trimble.  The miscellaneous folders include a newspaper clipping on integration at Technical High School, empty envelopes and a clipping on technical education.  Miscellaneous correspondence includes a letter to a member of Phi Delta Kappa and an Okmulgee Agency Monthly Narrative Report, April 1966, from the United States Department of the Interior.  Materials are arranged in order of importance to Green M. Trimble, the focus of the collection.
Green B. Trimble
Susan Borah Trimble
Walter Lee "Buster" Trimble
William Marshall Trimble, M.D.
Jim Wright
Arlington, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Technical High School (Fort Worth, Texas)
Trimble Technical High School (Fort Worth, Texas)
Arlington State College (Arlington, Texas)
The Vicky Trimble Bland Collection was donated by Green B. Trimble's daughter, Vicky Trimble Bland, on May 16, 2013.
Biographical Files
Borah Family
Trimble, Green B.
Trimble Family
Trimble, William M., M.D.
Subject Files
Education -- Colleges and Universities - Arlington State College
Education -- Colleges and Universities - University of Texas at Arlington - General (Formerly Arlington State College)