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To preserve Fort Worth’s history for future generations, the Fort Worth Library encourages you to donate your papers and other materials relating to Fort Worth history. The Library has archival storage and a dedicated staff to care for these important documents.

We are looking for the following types of materials:

  • Photographs and photo albums
  • Postcards
  • Ephemera such as posters, programs, pamphlets
  • Records of clubs and organizations
  • Journals, diaries, or scrapbooks
  • Histories of churches, businesses, and organizations
  • Family documents
  • Personal papers
  • Weekly or monthly newspapers
  • Maps
  • Oral histories on tape and/or transcript

We are very interested in documenting all aspects of Fort Worth history, including the lives of African-Americans, Hispanics and other ethnic/cultural groups.

If you have any materials that you are willing to donate or allow the Library to copy, please e-mail us or call 817-392-7740.

Updated 20 November 2014

Last updated: Nov. 20, 2014