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    Dalton Hoffman Collection

    Summary: Dalton P. Hoffman Jr. was born in Texarkana, Texas, on November 9, 1943. Hoffman attended Fort Worth public schools, graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1965 with a degree in accounting and earned his C.P.A. certificate in 1970. Hoffman was an employee of Coopers and Lybrand, though which he became the manager of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association's (TSCRA) audit from 1974-1984. Hoffman became TSCRA's Financial Controller in 1993, was promoted to Financial Officer in 1995 and served as the building manager for TSCRA's headquarters on West Seventh Street in downtown Fort Worth until his retirement in 2008.

    The Dalton Hoffman Collection contains items related to the Texas Cattle Raisers Association as well as Fort Worth and Texas history and culture. A longtime volunteer at the Tarrant County Archives, Dalton Hoffman has been an avid collector of Fort Worth history from an early age and possesses one of the most extensive local history postcard collections in Tarrant County. His collection contains photographs, postcards, books, magazines, hymnals and ephemera.

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    Pictured: Carnegie Library Interior, Fort Worth, circa 1904-1910


    Series I: The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Series contains records documenting the association's history, administrative actions, and the southwestern cattle industry in general and contains three subseries.

    Subseries I: Association Records, 1887-2008, consists of administrative records about the organization’s actions. The folders are primarily arranged by subject: directories, financial records, law enforcement, membership records, news and information, and correspondence of former association president Chanslor E. Weymouth. The directories were given to the TSCRA administration and contain brief biographical information about the association’s directors and officers. Membership records contain correspondence, membership updates, and information about members’ brands. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name. The “news and information” folders contain information about TSCRA and the cattle industry as found in magazines, newspapers, and the Internet. The documents were likely collected by Crystal Bryant of the Public Affairs Department, who regularly distributed news information to TSCRA employees.

    Subseries II: Publicity Material, 1882-2008, contains printed material to promote TSCRA and the Texas cattle industry in general. The series includes issues of The Cattleman magazine, event programs, brochures, books, and miscellaneous mementos.

    Subseries III: Addendum, 1893-2008, contains hardcover books on various Texas history subjects, magazines and pamphlets on Texas history, subject file materials.

    Series II: The Dianne Hoffman and Indi Nancy Butler Memorial Hymnal Collection, 1808-1982, is named in honor of both the donor's wife, Dianne Hoffman, and his daughter, Indi Nancy Butler. The denominations covered by the hymnals include Baptist, Catholic, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Science, Church of Latter Day Saints, Congregational, Episcopal, United Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Nazarene, Presbyterian, Reformed Church, Christian Reformed, Seventh Day Adventist, Advent Christian, and United Brethren.

    Size/Extent: 14 linear feet (17 boxes)

    Preferred Citation: Dalton Hoffman Collection, Tarrant County Archives


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