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:
Abbott Oliver, Margaret
Adams, Robert G.
Anderson, Dick (County Commissioner)
Ashley, James P.
Backus Family / Linda Sanders Collection
Batts Family / April Herrington
Benge, William D. (Bill)
Boswell, Edith and V.W.
Boswell, Margie B.
Brashear III, James Preston
Bruckner, Jane Austin
Brumley, Mr. and Mrs. Jon S.
Budanauro , Larry
Burns, Carolyn and Marcell, Betty
Burns, Sam Jerry
Capper, Joyce Pate
Colleyville Sesquicentennial Book Committee
Cranz, Edmund P. "Pen"
Creative Arts Theatre & School (CATS) Arlington
Daniel, Shirley and Louis
Deen, Edith A.
District Attorney Joe Shannon
District Attorney Sharen Wilson
Family Services, Inc.
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fort Worth Genealogical Society
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
Glascow, John Edwin
Harman, R. Douglas
Hobbs, Kenneth W.
Hudson II, William A.
Iglesias, Mercedes John
Jennings, Harold R.
Johnson, Harold V.
Johnson, J. Mitchell
Lea, E. Brett
Lewis, Alice Marie Shannon
LINC North Texas
Matney, Charles and Jean
McLain, Madeline Williams
McMillen, Jim (Ft. Worth Genealogical Society)
Mesa, Jr., Frank
Mills, Judge Billy (CCC 3)
Minton, Mr & Mrs Jerry D.
Morrow, William & Company, Inc/Publishers
Newman, Henry (FAA from City of FW)
Nickles, Mrs. Jack R.
Parker, Vera Benton
Patoski, Dr. Margaret
Pearson, Russell H.
Perkins, Dr. Clay
Pioneer Rest Cemetery Association
Polignac - Gen. de Polignac Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Potter, William A.
Reeves, Mrs. R.O.
Rhodes, Nikki Grote
Richards, David L.
Rohne, Wayne A.
Rosen Heights Land Company
Russell, Roy D.
Sache, E. J.
Saginaw Cemetery Association
Schuab, Phillip Elliot
Scott, Karolyn McPeak
Sesquicentennial Committee, Richland Hills
Sharon E. Gammon (Arnold-Humphries)
Shaw, Jr., Glen Robert
Sheldon, Drusilla Cochran
Simmons Atha Loraine
Smith, John Hugh
Smith, Karen Duay
Smith, Lawanda and Jim
Smith, Sister Louise
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Sparks, Joyce Hudnall
Stallings, Rudy E.
Stateham, Raymond M.
Steffen, Fred R.
Stephens, Uel Jr. and Theda
Stone, B. J.
Strait, John B.
Strathdee, Donald & Virginia
Stroder, Ben F.
Stults, Mary Standard (Mrs. Roy Stults)
T.C.U. Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library
Tarrant County Archaeological Society
Tarrant County Black Historical & Genealogical Society
Tarrant County College, Northwest, Cornerstone Honors
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, Court of Appeals, 2nd District of Texas
Tarrant County, Department Unknown
Tarrant County, District Clerk
Tarrant County, Elections Office
Tarrant County, Facilities Management
Tarrant County, Graphics Dept.
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
Turk, T. R.
U.S Life Title Company (by Rick Griffin)
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Ft. Worth District
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)