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Fort Worth Library Digital ArchivesThe Fort Worth (TX) Public Library has begun to digitize its local history collection!

This from the Fort Worth Genealogical Society:

Fort Worth Library Begins Posting its Local History Documents Online

In what will be an ongoing initiative, the Fort Worth Library has begun digitizing selected texts and photographs from its local history collection and making these works available online 24/7 at Using a state-of-the-art digital collection-management system – CONTENTdm – the library is now able to share portions of its collection with researchers, historians, and authors throughout the globe.

Among the current offerings are all 77 volumes of the “Federal Writers’ Project, Fort Worth and Tarrant County,” the Hazel Harvey Peace and Women’s History Month collections, and many other historical documents, including the 1920 “Public School Directory of Tarrant County, Texas.”

“We are so excited to make these materials available over the Internet,” said Library Archivist Betty Shankle.“ “We’re very proud of our history and glad to share it with everyone.”

To learn more, call Betty Shankle, 817-392-7740.

An example of what is currently available (pamphlet created in 1960):

Carswell AFBExciting news indeed!

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