Will Rogers Coliseum and Memorial Center
Posted 11 June 2011 - 05:43 PM
my name is Debbie Liles and I am new to this Fort Worth list. I am a PhD student at the University of North Texas. I also posted this message on the Architecture Forum, apologies if you are reading this for a second time.
I am currently in the process of producing a book about Will Rogers Coliseum and Memorial Center with Arcadia Publishing. The main focus of all Arcadia books is vintage photographs. I am looking of any and all that anyone is willing to share. This can include anything including early construction, fat stock show, entertainment of any kind, art, anything. The more I have to chose from the better the end product will be.
My purpose is to preserve some of the history of this amazing center. A couple of years ago I wrote my master's thesis about Wyatt C. Hedrick, one of the architects of the building, it was then that I discovered that there was no book available. How could that be? If we don't preserve it, we will lose it, I just don't want to see that happen.
Hopefully waiting for any answers. Thank you for your time,
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:34 PM
By the way, you posted this in two forums, so I have left this one under Local History/Historic Photographs and I have deleted the post in Fort Worth Architecture.
Posted 11 June 2011 - 09:34 PM
I have an appointment with Cathy and Brenda at UT Arlington on Monday. There are so many wonderful items in UT Arlington's archives, I am looking forward to seeing what is there and what else I need to hunt down.
As you stated, WRC is not designated as a local Historic and Cultural Landmark; this was another of the reasons I wanted to do this book, and used it in my proposal. For the life of me I do not understand why as it is a fabulous facility, filled with historical architecture, art, and memories - to name just a few things.
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