Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas

Legacies is a biannual publication devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas as a way to examine the many historical legacies–social, ethnic, cultural, political–which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it. Currently, Legacies is a joint publication of Dallas Heritage Village, the Dallas Historical Society, The Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Click Here for more information on Legacies and a digital archive of past issues.

The links below will take you to PDF files of the Subject Index and Author Index.

Call for Proposals

The 22nd Annual Legacies History Conference proposals are closed.

Legacies Dallas History Conference

The 22nd Annual Legacies History Conference will be held virtually on January 30, 2021. 

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22nd Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference

Law & Order in Dallas Revisited

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Virtual Conference

In order of presentation, beginning at 9am. Exact times to be announced. 

Historic Courthouses and Jails in Dallas
By Marcel Quimby 

A Fun Look at Crime
By Rose-Mary Rumbley 

Murder It Was: The Deaths of Two Women That Shocked Dallas in the 1910s
By Rene Schmidt

Horror in Hollywood Heights
By Teresa Musgrove 

Ejected from Old Red: Black Jury Service in the Time of Jim Crow
By Ralph Cousins

The Man with Nine Lives: Herbert “The Cat” Noble
By Peter Kurilecz 

Video tours of various parts of the Old Red Courthouse will be shown between presentations. 

Institutional Sponsors of the 22nd Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference 

African American  Museum
Dallas County Historical Commission
Dallas Genealogical Society
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Historical Society
Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library
Dallas Municipal Archives
Dallas Woman’s Forum
DeGolyer Library (SMU)
Historic Aldredge House
Irving Archives and Museum
Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture
Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society
Preservation Dallas
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Texas State Historical Association
University of Texas at Arlington Library
William P. Elements Center for Southwest Studies (SMU)

The Sponsors of the 22nd Annual Legacies Dallas History Conference recognize and thank the Summerlee Foundation and the Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation for their financial support of the conference, and the Belo Foundation, A.H. Belo Corporation, and the Decherd Foundation for their twenty-two years of support for Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas & North Central Texas.

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