Laura McGown Collection

In Old Fort Worth book cover

Summary: Donor is a longtime resident of Fort Worth and mother of longtime Archives supporter and historian -- Judge Quentin McGown. The Fort Worth News-Tribune was founded as a weekly in 1969 as the News-Tribune in Haltom City. It was purchased from owners Ione Whiteman and Wallace Sheppard in August 1970 by journalists Mack H. and Madeline C. Williams. Mack and Madeline Williams owned and published the newspaper from August 1970 until February 1986, when it was sold to Fort Worth Publishing Inc., owned by public relations professionals Linda Pavlik and James Lattimore Jr. This collection reflects the years the paper was owned and run by Mack and Madeline Williams.

Laura McGown has contributed materials to the Fort Worth Boat Club McGown Family Collection.


  • Fort Worth News-Tribune, various issues dating from 1980 through 1986
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram articles related to the moon landing and the Cullen Davis trial

Books and Yearbooks

  • In Old Fort Worth by Mack Williams published by the Fort Worth News Tribune Mack H. and Madeline C. Williams, editors, 1977
  • Paschal Panther Yearbooks, 1948, 1949, 1950
  • University of Texas Cactus Yearbooks, 1953, 1954

Digital Images

  • Armour and Swift Plaza marker dedication and John Sandifer (her father), 1984
  • John Sandifer at Swift Company Research Laboratory, 1947
  • Pencil drawing of G. Quentin McGown III


  • First National Bank Texas Sculpture Booklet, scanned (original returned)


  • Marriage Announcements, 1950s-1970s

Follow link to digitized Laura McGown Collection Scrapbooks.