Parks and Recreation Department Collection

Parks and Recreation Department Collection

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In 1909 the Denton Chamber of Commerce established a park committee to investigate value added by city parks in preparation of establishing the first city park for Denton. In 1912 the first official Park Board was established and subsequently written into the City Charter. The first modern City Charter for Denton was written in 1959 in which Section 5.05 created the Parks and Recreation Department.
This collection contains documents and records, correspondence, photographs and maps that were created and/or collected by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Denton, TX. The collection arrived in good condition and was arranged chronologically by the transferring department prior receipt at the archives, thus original order was established and maintained. The archivist identified two series, Cemetery Records and Photographic Materials. Series I. Cemetery Records, consists of the Sexton's records for both the Oakwood Cemetery and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows' (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery and an index compiled at a later date of the I.O.O.F. burial records. There is also half a map to the Oakwood Cemetery. Series II. Photographic Materials, consists of photographs of Parks and Recreation Department personnel and events including the annual Parks Rodeo and various landscaping efforts.
Characteristics: 2 Linear Feet (One manuscript box, three custom book boxes (13x17x2.5), one photograph box (5.75x7.75x5).)
Additional Contributors: Abrams, Teresa -
Tyler, Jennifer -

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