Tarrant County Commissioners Court Collection



County Clerk Happy Shelton and staff, 1935

Pictured: County Clerk, "Happy" Shelton and Staff, January 10, 1935

Summary:  Donor gave books, photographs, maps, and agendas for Commissioners Court meetings. 

  • Booklet: Tarrant County Texas, The House of Courts, A Restoration, October 1893 - December 1983 published by County Judge Mike Moncrief; Joe M. Walker, Walk Construction Company; Ward Bogard and Associates; Burson, Hendricks and Walls Architects, Inc. Copyright 1983, First Edition, November 1983
  • Photograph: Tarrant County Clerk J. W. "Happy" Shelton and staff, January 10, 1935, on courthouse steps. 14 by 11 inches black and white photograph. (image shown)
  • Photograph: Two negatives of above mentioned photograph
  • Photograph: One 8 by 10 inches photograph of above mentioned photograph
  • Agendas for Commissioner's Court meetings, 1997-2006
  • Three Tarrant County Election Precinct Base maps 2004, Elections Administrator: Robert Parten, using 2000 population census records of 1,446,219. Maps are 36 by 48 inches county maps showing voting precincts. Maps have been marked in a grid pattern; accompanying the maps are printouts giving the precinct numbers with grid locators
  • Seven 8 by 10 inches black and white portrait photographs of former Tarrant County commissioners sent by Kaye Letcher, secretary in Commissioners Court office
    1. S. A. "Sandy" Wall. 1920, 1925 through 1931, 1933 through 1934
    2. Hugh Hightower. 1921 through 1925, 1939 through 1943
    3. Frank T. Estill. 1931 through 1933, 1935 through 1939
    4. Jess Holder. 1943 through 1949
    5. J. W. "Jim" Owens. 1949 through 1955
    6. Earl Johnson. 1955-1961
    7. R. F. "Dick" Lewis.  Precinct 3. 1961 through 1975
  • Book: The House of Courts, A Restoration, October 1893 through December 1983, Leather bound commemorative book number 91/105, December 3, 1983. Published by Tarrant County
  • Book: Pioneers Rest Cemetery Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas Compiled by Weldon Hudson and Barbara Knox. Published by Fort Worth Genealogical Society. Copyright 2001
  • Book: Texas Preservation Handbook for County Historical Commissions, Published 2002, by the Texas Historical Commission, Austin, Texas. F. Lawrence Oaks, Executive Director. Green loose-leaf binder
  • Photograph: County Judge Mike Moncrief (1975- 1986). 8 by 10 inches color photograph. Photographer is unknown
  • Book: The County Year Book, 1978. National Association of Counties and International City Management Association. Washington, D.C. Volume 4, 1978. Hardback
  • Book: Fort Worth, Texas. The Business Climate, The Industrial Market . Prepared for Continental National Bank, Fort Worth, Texas. Prepared By Moore Diversified Services, Inc. Fort Worth, Texas. November 1977. Hardback
  • Photograph: Five men standing outside building with steps. Printed on card matting: Mrs. J. B. Cummins, Snyder, Texas. Written in blue ink on back: "Grandpa Lowe. This picture was made on the Courthouse steps. When he was Commissioner." Note with photograph says: John Adams, 626-7448, 2318 Lee, Fort Worth, Texas, 76106. 5 by 7 inches, black and white, sepia-toned print, with damage on photograph and water soiling on cardboard mat, which is chipped and torn, circa 1890.


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