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Bob Bolen Papers

Identifier: MS214-2019-001


  • 1932; 1948-1957; 1978-2015


Conditions Governing Use

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Bob Bolen was the city’s longest-serving mayor, known for working 60-hour weeks during his tenure in 1982-91. Alliance Airport, the American Airlines maintenance facility and the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, among other major economic developments, became reality while he was mayor.

After leaving City Hall in 1991, saying he wanted to slow down, the tireless Mr. Bolen served on many advisory boards and committees and became a senior adviser to the chancellor at TCU. Bob Bolen died at his home on January 6, 2014.


9 Linear feet


The papers are arranged in two series, Series I. Calendars. Series II. TCU Office Files.

Physical Location

Wright Storage: 19D1-19D2

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Leah Keyes, his executive assistant at Texas Christian University from 1991 until his death.


Bob Bolen Papers
In Progress
Lisa Pena
January, 2019

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)