Tarrant County Archives has more than 600 Named Collections listed below. Please note that collections are often named for their donor, or by the donor in honor of another, so that a wide array of items may be within a single collection. For example, Montgomery Ward catalogs are housed in the Charles G. Welch collection. For help in locating particular items of interest, or if you would like to donate or start a collection, please contact the Tarrant County Archivist.
The image above is a 1905 post card of Fort Worth's City Park between today's 7th Street and Lancaster Avenue bridges. The park dam was a favorite spot for fishing and picnics until its removal in the 1930s when the river channel was straightened and the Lancaster Bridge was built over the site. Source of information: Historic Photos of Fort Worth by Quentin McGown (2007), page 75.
Tarrant County Archives maintain a large quantity of documents. As such, not all of the descriptions are represented on our webpages yet, and the Named Collections pages remain a work in progress. The Archives will continue to add new descriptions, so please check our website for updates.
Contact the Tarrant County Archivist for information about requesting documents.
To access descriptions of individual named collections, click on the alphabet menu below:
Ashley, James P.
Backus Family / Linda Sanders Collection
Batts Family / April Herrington
Boswell, Edith and V.W.
Boswell, Margie B.
Brashear III, James Preston
Brumley, Mr. and Mrs. Jon S.
Budanauro , Larry
Burns, Carolyn and Marcell, Betty
Colleyville Sesquicentennial Book Committee
Daniel, Shirley and Louis
Deen, Edith A.
District Attorney Joe Shannon
District Attorney Sharen Wilson
Elliott Family / Sandra Perry
Family Services, Inc.
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Franklin County Historical Commission
Hudson II, William A.
Jennings, Harold R.
Johnson, J. Mitchell
Lea, E. Brett
Lewis, Alice Marie Shannon
Matney, Charles and Jean
McMillen, Jim (Ft. Worth Genealogical Society)
Mesa, Jr., Frank
Morrow, William & Company, Inc/Publishers
Newman, Henry (FAA from City of FW)
Parker, Vera Benton
Patoski, Dr. Margaret
Pearson, Russell H.
Pioneer Rest Cemetery Association
Potter, William A.
Reeves, Mrs. R.O.
Richards, David L.
Robles, Rodrigo (Deputy Sheriff)
Rosen Heights Land Company
Russell, Roy D.
Sache, E. J.
Schuab, Phillip Elliot
Sesquicentennial Committee, Richland Hills
Sharon E. Gammon (Arnold-Humphries)
Shaw, Jr., Glen Robert
Sheldon, Drusilla Cochran
Simmons Atha Loraine
Smith, Karen Duay
Smith, Sister Louise
Sparks, Joyce Hudnall
Stallings, Rudy E.
Stateham, Raymond M.
Stephens, Uel Jr. and Theda
Stroder, Ben F.
Stults, Mary Standard (Mrs. Roy Stults)
Tarrant County Convention Center
Tarrant County Credit Union
Tarrant County Historic Records
Tarrant County Historical Society
Tarrant County Jr. College, NE
Tarrant County Tax Assessor & Collector
Tarrant County, Administrator
Tarrant County, Agri Life Extension
Tarrant County, Auditor
Tarrant County, Commissioners Court
Tarrant County, County Clerk
Tarrant County, Department Unknown
Tarrant County, District Clerk
Tarrant County, Elections Office
Tarrant County, Facilities Management
Tarrant County, Human Resources
Tarrant County, Records Manager
Tarrant County, Sheriff's Department
Tarrant County, Transportation Department
Texas Archives Commission (TAC)
Texas Health Huguley Hospital
Texas Lakes Trail Region (Jill Campbell Jordan)
Thatch, Harry T.
Thompson, Camilla B.
Thompson, J. Andy
Thornton, Bill D.
Trinity Episcopal Church
Tucker, Lt. Raymond Mitchell
U.S Life Title Company (by Rick Griffin)
University Christian Church
Village Creek / Jeff Hanson / Elaine Fountain
Walls, Karen Ann
Watson, Judith Elaine Reynolds
Wednesday Womans Club
Welch, Charles G.
White Settlement Historical Society
Wiggins, Mrs. Edwin A.
Wilemon, Ernest J.
Willhoite, W. D.
William A. Massad
Wittich, Richard & Glenda
Woodmen of the World
Woodward, Walter C.
Young, Judge Everett (297th District Court)