Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives

A nonprofit organization

We make a positive impact on the citizens of Dallas and beyond as we educate the public about the archives, provide programming, and provide additional funding for archives supplies, equipment, and educational outreach. Essentially, we are a fundraising group that helps the archives obtain things it can't normally obtain through its limited city budget. For instance, archival supplies, such as boxes and folders, are a constant need. The Friends also help the archives have a permanent presence (meaning a literature table) at the annual Dallas Legacies history conference each January.

Our Needs

A scanner; exhibit funds for outreach; and funds for a teacher education seminar in the use of primary materials.


Our mission, as stated in our bylaws, is to (1) Provide a more thorough understanding of the work of the Dallas Municipal Archives, its limitations, difficulties, opportunities and responsibilities; (2) Build a greater realization of the importance of the Dallas Municipal Archives to the continued development of the City of Dallas and its communities; (3)

Provide additional funding for archives materials, supplies, equipment, educational outreach, and/or services from funds received through payment of dues for various types of memberships; (4) Attract - by bequest or by gifts - money, equipment, supplies, or other appropriate materials to the Dallas Municipal Archives; and (5) Serve as a medium through which The Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives become acquainted with one another and share their mutual enthusiasm for the historical record.


Programming funds, archives materials, supplies, equipment, educational outreach

Equity Statement

Committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, the Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives will honor different experiences, perspectives and unique identities. Together, our organization strives to create and maintain an environment that welcomes all ideas and seeks to include the underrepresented and historically disadvantaged.

Organization Data


Organization name

Friends of the Dallas Municipal Archives

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Community Improvement, Environment & Conservation

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


1500 Marilla Street, Room 5D South C/O Dallas Municipal Archives
Dallas, TX 75201



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