Reference Books

Tarrant County Archives holds several hundred published books pertaining to Tarrant County history as well as Texas and U.S. history. Depending on their rarity and relevance, some are housed in archival boxes and some on book shelves near the front of the Archives. Reference books held in the Tarrant County Archives may be rare and therefore are to be treated as carefully as archival manuscripts. They may be viewed only in the Archives; no material from the Archives may be checked out. Some of these materials may be available for check out from local or regional libraries.

Rare Books


  • In Old Fort Worth, Williams, Mack
  • North of the River: a brief history of North Fort Worth, Pate, J'Nell
  • Thistle Hill: The History of the House, Alter, Judy
  • Fort Worth: A Frontier Triumph, Garrett, Julia Kathryn
  • Reminiscences of the Early Days of Fort Worth, Terrell, Capt. J.C.
  • Where the West Begins: Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Schmelzer, Janet L.


Tarrant County maintains yearbooks donated as part of Named Collections.  For convenience, those held in the Archives are listed here: Yearbooks, 1898-1984  

Texas Christian UniversityPaschal High School, 1939Trinity Valley School, 1981

This page was last modified on February 13, 2018


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