Biographical Note

Ruth Hosey Karbach has lived in Tarrant County since 1957. In her college years, she became interested in local history. That interest led to an oral history project for a university archives, her career in the history museum field, and her focus on Fort Worth and Texas women's history. She is a contributing author to Grace & Gumption: Stories of Fort Worth Women and Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives.


Scope and Contents

The materials donated cover Tarrant County, Emery Genealogy, and The Euterpean Club of Fort Worth. The materials are dated 1912-2022.

Materials in this collection consist of the following:


  • Texas Composers, compiled by The Euterpean Club of Fort Worth, published by Exline-Reimers Company, Fort Worth, Texas, 1912
  • Fort Worth Real Estate: Ben F. Allen and Sons Business Records, City Property, 1914-1916, Vol. 1, edited by Lisa McKinney, 2012


  • Tarrant County Courthouse calendars, photos by Lissa Willis, printed by Vistaprint, color images of interior and exterior of 1895 courthouse, 2014-2018
  • Emery Genealogy and Frances Daisy Emery Allen records (1829-1964), includes genealogy records and photocopies of documents about Frances Daisy Emery Allen and her family
  • 1895 Courthouse dedication ceremony program, 1983
  • Westbrook Hotel Credit Identification Card, circa 1960


  • Tarrant County Memory Book, with images of county buildings, undated


  • Tarrant County, Texas poster, 17 x 11 inch, image of Tarrant County Courthouse clock tower, 2019


  • The Report, Special Anniversary Edition: Celebrating a Century of Service, 1894-1994, Freese and Nichols, Inc.