Alice Marie Shannon Lewis Collection

Summary: Alice Marie Lewis was a life-long resident of north Fort Worth and member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission. She discovered and helped preserve the first public building in north Fort Worth, the 1870s Marine Schoolhouse, which became a part of Log Cabin Village in 2003. Her collection reflects the history of north Fort Worth in photographs, maps, books, programs, obituaries and newspaper clippings.

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  • MAP OF FORT WORTH TEXAS Centennial Edition 1949 Compiled from Deed Records and actual Surveys BROOKES BAKER S.J. Baker, Brookes Baker, John F. Baker, Surveyors, Fort Worth, Texas.  Copyright 1949 by Brookes Baker. Lithographed in Fort Worth by Anchor Printing and Lithography Co. Limited Edition (#206). All platted additions and subdivisions in Fort Worth (to 1949) are included. Volume 1: Pages 1- 314
  • MAP OF FORT WORTH TEXAS Centennial Edition 1949 Compiled from Deed Records and actual Surveys BROOKES BAKER S.J. Baker, Brookes Baker, John F. Baker, Surveyors, Fort Worth, Texas.  Copyright 1949 by Brookes Baker. Lithographed in Fort Worth by Anchor Printing and Lithography Co. Limited Edition (#206). All platted additions and subdivisions in Fort Worth (to 1949) are included. Volume 2: Pages 315 – 652

Niles City Police, undated

Pictured: Niles City Police, 1914. (Niles City was incorporated in 1911 and annexed by Fort Worth, after much debate, in 1923.)


  • Susan Trimble, snapshot, undated
  • Washington Heights Girls Basketball Team, taken at Bryant Studio in Fort Worth, 1913-1914
  • Photographs of historic houses in North Fort Worth (19 snapshots)
  • Niles City Police Officers, 1914


  • Book: ’76 THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN by the Associated Press author: Sid Moody. Picture editor: Penny Legler. 1975
  • Book: BIG SPRING: The Casual Biography of a Prairie Town, by Shine Phillips. Drawings by Jerry Bywaters. Prentice-Hall, Inc. New York, 1942. Hardback.
  • Book: CAMP BOWIE, Fort Worth, 1917-1918, An Illustrated History of the 36th Division in the First World War. Bernice B. Maxfield, publisher. William E. Jary  
  • Book: COWTOWN MODERNE, Art Deco Architecture of Fort Worth, Texas by Judith Singer Cohen, Foreward by David Gebhard.
  • Book: FAMOUS SHERIFFS and WESTERN OUTLAWS by William MacLeod Raine. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1929. Original copyright in 1903.
  • Book: FORT WORTH, OUTPOST ON THE TRINITY by Oliver Knight, with an essay on the twentieth century by Cissy Stewart Lale. Texas Christian University Press, Fort Worth, 1990; original copyright, 1953. Paperback copy.
  • Masters Thesis: History of Fort Worth Lodge, No. 148, A.F.and A.M. 1855-1955 by Charles R. Perkins, B.A. Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. August 1957
  • Book: History of Texas, Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, edited by Capt. B. B. Paddock, Volume I. Lewis Publishing Co. Chicago and New York, 1922.
  • Book: JASBO by Wayne Ingram and Jane Pattie. The Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas. 1959. Hardback. Biography of Ralph Clayburn Fulkerson (1904-1949) A rodeo clown who initiated the use of the barrel in clown acts. Member of Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs. Hardback with fly cover.
  • Book: SEEING TEXAS, A Children’s Travelog of Texas by Ileta Kerr Ladd. Dallas, Texas: Mathis, Van Nort and Co., 1943.
  • Book: TANDY’S MONEY MACHINE, How Charles Tandy Built Radio Shack… Into the World’s Largest Electronics Chain by Irvin Farman.The Mobium Press, Chicago, 1992.
  • Book: TEXAS GRAVEYARDS, A Cultural Legacy by Terry G. Jordan. University of Texas Press. 1982. Paperback.
  • Book: TEXAS, IN COLOR, Text by Evelyn Oppenheimer. New York: Hastings House, Publisher, 1971. Photograph of downtown Fort Worth skyline on page 65. Hardback.
  • Book: THE WPA GUIDE TO TEXAS, with a new introduction by Don Graham The Federal Writers’ Project Guide to Texas. Texas Monthly Press, 1986. Originally published by Hastings House, NY 1940. Hardback copy.
  • Book: WHERE THE WEST BEGINS, Fort Worth and Tarrant County by Janet Schmelzer, picture research by Carol Roark. Sponsored by the Historic Preservation Council of Tarrant County, Texas. Northridge, California: Windsor Publications, 1985. First Edition. Hardback with flyjacket.
  • Book: Who’s Who in Texas, A Biographical Cyclopedia of Interesting Personalities With a Genealogical Study of Historical Family Records. Compiled, edited, and published by Who’s Who Publishing Co. Dallas. Date unknown, maybe 1935. Hardback.
  • Book: Who’s Who in the South and Southwest 9th Edition. Marquis Publications, Chicago, 1952
  • Book: Why Stop? A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers, by Claude Dooley, Betty Dooley, and the Texas Historical Commission, 2nd Edition. Houston: Lone Star Books, a division of Gulf Publishing Co., 1985.
  • Book: You Can’t Hit the Ball with the Bat on Your Shoulder, The Baseball Life and Times of Bobby Bragan, as told to Jeff Guinn. Introduction by Howard Cosell. The Summit Group, Fort Worth, 1992. Hardback copy with flyjacket.
  • Yearbook: The Lasso 1935, Published by the senior class of North Side High School.  
  • Yearbook: The Lasso 1938, Published by the students of North Side High School.  
  • Yearbook: The Lasso 1940, North Side High School, Fort Worth, Texas.  
  • Yearbook: The Lasso 1947, published for the students of North Side High School. 
  • Yearbook: The Lasso 1948, North Side High School, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Yearbook: The Lasso 1981, North Side High School. 


  • Booklet: Guide to Official Texas Historical Markers, supplement to 1975 Edition.
  • Magazine: FUBIFORUM, published by First United Bancorporation quarterly for employees, directors and friends, Fort Worth, Texas. Fall 1981. Lead article on Fort Worth Stockyards.
  • Dedication Program: Fort Worth Public Library, June 15, 1939
  • Fort Worth Salutes Carswell, Unofficial Guide and Directory, Boone Publications, 1970.  
  • FORT WORTH, Official monthly publication of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 4 copies: November 1968; January 1976; June 1976; January 1981.  
  • Program: Northwest (Tarrant County) Chamber of Commerce, State of Progress report, 1970.
  • Owenwood Magazine, April 1922. Edited by Owen A. Wood. With photogravure and articles for oil business. Published at Owenwood Building, in Fort Worth
  • Program of International Typographical Union, 83rd convention, August 19-26, 1939, Fort Worth, Texas. 

Biographical Files

  • Biographical - Stetler family  
  • Biographical - Abe Harris   
  • Biographical - Alice Barkley, postmistress   
  • Biographical - Amon G. Carter family   
  • Biographical - Balch family (Alvarado)   
  • Biographical - Benge family  
  • Biographical - Byers, A. T. (Andrew Thomas)
  • Biographical - C. A. and Ruth Thompson; Thomas Thompson   
  • Biographical - E. M. (Bud) Daggett family   
  • Biographical - Greines, Meyers
  • Biographical - H. H. Halsell  
  • Biographical - Hough, Harold
  • Biographical - Irma Cope Tucker and Sadie Cope 
  • Biographical - Lake, W. F.
  • Biographical - Jessie McCarthy 
  • Biographical - Miller, Jim ("Deacon")
  • Biographical - Minton, Glenn Shannon
  • Biographical - Joe T. Moore and M. H. Moore   
  • Biographical - John S. Justin Jr.   
  • Biographical - L. M. Hammond and W. M. Trimble (UTA, Arlington College)   
  • Biographical - Linda Allmand   
  • Biographical - Mack and Madeleine Williams   
  • Biographical - Martin and Richard Growald   
  • Biographical - McKee family  
  • Biographical - Scarborough, Esmond
  • Biographical - O. K. Shannon family   
  • Biographical - Ripley Arnold   
  • Biographical - Rominger family   
  • Biographical - Samuel Burk Burnett   
  • Biographical - Thelma Ray   
  • Biographical - Thomas B. Yarbrough family   
  • Biographical - Trimble family   
  • Biographical - Vivian Boswell family   
  • Biographical - W. L. and Carrie Holt   
  • Biographical - W. S. Lake family   
  • Biographical - William F (Bill) O'Conner 

Subject Files

  • Buildings -- Fort Worth - M. G. Ellis School
  • Buildings -- Tarrant County - Courthouse - 1895 - General
  • Business Organizations -- Downtown Fort Worth Inc. (Walking Tour Map)
  • Churches -- Methodist - Fort Worth - Boulevard Methodist Church
  • Communities -- North Fort Worth
  • Communities -- North Fort Worth Checho-Moravian
  • Education -- Fort Worth ISD - North Side High School
  • Education -- Pioneer Schools - M.G. Ellis School
  • Neighborhoods -- Fort Worth - Diamond Hill
  • Neighborhoods -- Fort Worth - Rosen Heights
  • Preservation -- Fort Worth
    • Copy of Scenic Preservation Commission Meeting Agenda, 1995
  • Roads, Streets and Highways -- Southwest Freeway (Parkway) - Extension of Texas 121
  • Stockyards -- History
  • Stockyards -- Improvements


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