Craft, Mrs Jean 1974-04-00

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Mrs. Craft, assistant to the director of the Dallas Park System, discusses the operation of the park system.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Jean Craft

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Date: April, 1974

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Jebsen and Patricia Hogan

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Began working for the department in 1945, Management has changed greatly, Characterizes Mr. Houston, Comments on their supply of money, Change in public attitudes brought more work to the park department, Discusses management of financial affairs, Improvement of zoo delayed, Zoo is now one of the top ten in the world, Mentions admission fee, Fees for other park facilities discussed, Describes changes in recreation trends, Receives phone calls and letters complimenting the park department, Building of a park explained, Receives complaints also, Tells about recreation programs

Tape 1, Side 2: Continues recreation program discussion, Parks have advisory councils, Speculates of future improvements in recreational facilities, Lists basic requirements of a recreation building, Cost to run a recreation center is very high, Discusses the park board, Board more vocal now, Began a committee system, Board has created more work for her, Comments on active members, Resigned in 1948, Returned to present position a few years later, Salary in 1945 was $110 a month

Range Dates: 1945-1974

Bulk Dates: 1945-1974

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