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    Oscar Monnig Collection

    Oscar Monnig
    Summary: Oscar Monnig was the president and co-owner of Monnig's Department Stores. He was the son of William and Alma Wandry Monnig. Monnig was an astronomer and his large collection of meteorites was donated to Texas Christian University. His father was a pioneer merchant in Fort Worth who served on the Fort Worth City Council during the 1930's and was a leader in the Chamber of Commerce aiding in the building of the Texas Hotel and Fort Worth's acquisition of the area known as the Cultural District.
    • Fort Worth Eclipse Observations, July 29, 1878, edited by Leonard Waldo, assistant at the observatory of Harvard College. Press of John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, 1879, machine copy
    • The Monnig Family, A Story of Germany and America by Pete Morrow, July 13, 1980