Goals for Dallas Records


This program began with the selection of thirteen local writers by the Goals for Dallas Planning committee. With the help of many Dallas citizens and authorities of national prominence, these Essayists undertook a comprehensive examination of current conditions in our city and reported thereon in separate papers. Thereafter, the Goals Planning Committee chose from Dallas and its environs additional men and women of diverse backgrounds, creeds, races, viewpoints, interests, cultures, and occupations to represent all Dallas citizens and to draft goals in all areas of mutual concern.

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Elmer Scott Papers


The Elmer Scott Collection contains the papers of Elmer Scott and the records generated by Scott’s organization, the Civic Federation of Dallas. These materials relate to the city of Dallas and Texas through their representation of responses to perceived civic and social issues in the early-to-mid 20th century. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reports, speech transcripts, membership lists, financial documents, pamphlets, programs, bulletins, journals, directories, scrapbooks, books, and photographs.


44 boxes (43 archival, 1 visual) and library and manuscript books totaling 21.74 linear ft., plus oversized folders for archival and visual materials; periodicals; and a museum object.