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Debbie Reynolds-Hazen Papers

Identifier: P-0052

Scope and Contents

The Debbie Reynolds-Hazen Papers contain awards, certificates, memorials, and a photograph. The materials date from 1989-2010 and measure 1.63 linear feet (2 boxes). Due to the small size of the collection, the materials are described at the folder level.

The first folder contains assorted items related to Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen’s community work.

The second folder contains certificates awarded to Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen.

The third folder contains memorials and obituaries.

The fourth folder contains a single 5 x 7 photograph of Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen.

Also included are numerous awards.


  • 1989-2010

Biographical / Historical

Debbie Reynolds-Hazen was born January 12, 1953, in Fort Worth. She attended Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School and Nolan Catholic High School. She attended Tarrant County Junior College, Texas Wesleyan College, and graduated from Paul Quinn College in 1993. Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen was a Fort Worth Assembly debutante, one of the first Black female finalists for the Miss Texas Pageant, one of the first Black models for the Kim Dawson Modeling Agency, and a graduate of Leadership Fort Worth (2006).

Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 25 years as a water specialist. She worked on water-quality issues on American Indian Reservations in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.

She was an active civic volunteer, working on historic preservation issues and in women’s organizations. Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen served on the Arlington Landmarks Commission, the Fort Worth Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission, and was chairman of the Tarrant County Historical Commission in 2004. She was also a board member of Historic Fort Worth, the Historic Preservation Council for Tarrant County, and the Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society. In addition, Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen was a member of the Fort Worth Chapter of Links, Inc., a national African-American women’s organization and the Fort Worth Assembly. Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen was also active in her church as a member of the St. Anne’s Altar Society and a member of the first OMM Gospel Choir.

Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen was married to Robert J. (Bob) Hazen.

Mrs. Reynolds-Hazen died May 14, 2010.


1.63 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)

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Physical Location

Archives: 2D4
Nancy Shields
July 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102