The Dallas Historical Society endeavors to be the preeminent resource for exploring, preserving and instilling appreciation for the diverse history of Dallas and Texas. With a collection spanning the history of Dallas and the entire state of Texas; our mission is to collect, preserve, and exhibit the heritage of Dallas and Texas to educate and inspire present and future generations. The DHS offers a unique experience for authors, researchers, students, and interested citizens, by providing access to historical research information through our archives. Our vision is to preserve our heritage by protecting our history, sharing our knowledge, and engaging our citizens.
Some notable collections include the papers of John C. McCoy, Sarah Horton Cockrell, Congressman Hatton W. Sumners, Democratic party leader Thomas B. Love, George W. Briggs, Sam Acheson, Joseph W. Bailey, Dallas Morning News publisher George B. Dealey, Elmer Scott, Margaret Scruggs Caruth, John M. Moore, Dallas ISD principal John Leslie Patton, DISD former superintendent Dr. W.T. White and the 1936 Texas Centennial Commission.