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From: "W A NEUMANN" <>
Subject: [TX-COLLINCOGS] Fw: Genealogy Local History Texana Archives... GLHTA
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:09:55 -0600
I hope that everyone of you will take the time in the near future to go see out wonderful collection in its new surrounds at the Haggard Library. Since Collin County Genealogical Society has had so much to do with building the collection, we have every reason to be proud.
I went over one afternoon last week, was amazed at the difference in the amount of books. Since David has come, he has increased it by 25%.
Some how word needs to get out that the collection is there, and also that it has different hours for the time being. A volunteer in my DAR chapter didn't know that the hours were different. She thought I was mistaken. Our DAR chapter here in Plano is also going to send the people working on their papers to Haggard Library first instead of to Dallas Library. They will still have to go there for the microfilm service records, but this is a really step for us.
There is a nice amount of computers that have programs on them that either you must pay for at home or are not available at home.
----- Original Message -----
From: F Faitt<mailto:>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:06 PM
Subject: [TX-COLLINCOGS] Genealogy Local History Texana Archives... GLHTA
Hi CCGS Listers,
I missed the opening of the Genealogy Local History Texana Archives
(GLHTA) collection at its new location at Haggard in January due to
that nasty little bronchitis bug that's going around. But!
finalllllly made over to Haggard last night.
The basement at Haggard has been fully renovated and the collection
is in a much larger, more appropriate space, open to the public and
fully operational! The library staff has done an incredible job at
planning the layout and adding to and improving the equipment
(computers, copiers, microfilm viewers and such) and furnishings.
There are also many, many more titles added to the shelves and more
coming. I know that the CCGS Book Committee headed by Gwen Neumann
has just delivered over $2100.00 in additional plat books purchased
I've long been proud of the Genealogy Collection at Harrington
knowing that CCGS has worked very hard at building the framework for
a very solid collection. And I truly miss it being 5 minutes from my
house and and saddened that it has been moved "all the way" to the
"other" side of town, but David Hardin and his staff have taken the
collection to a whole new level. I cannot give them enough praise
for all their hard work and dedication, bringing our genealogy
department from a good collection to a noteworthy collection and see
the promise of it becoming a truly premier genealogical, historical
reference department serving North Texas and beyond in the near future.
I know that the shorter hours have a been a problem for some of us.
But give them time. The hours will be increased to full library
hours. One of the things that we can do is to USE the collection.
More patronage will convey the message that more staff and hours are
necessary. Let me say that again. MORE PATRONAGE!! is the key to
getting extended hours.
I absolutely can not wait to get back over there on a Saturday
morning and spend the day researching!! I hope you will join me.
Please, please, please carve a little time from your hectic schedules
and visit the new site and while there, let the staff know what a
really good job they have done and how much we appreciate their efforts.
Location: W.O. Haggard Library 2501 Coit Road, Plano TX 75075
Currently the hours are:
Monday 1- 5 pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 1- 5 pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday regretfully Closed
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