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Houston History Research Center


Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

African American Miscellaneous Collection

Identifier: MSS 0135
Scope and Contents This collection gathered from many sources, is composed of an assortment of material having to do with the history of Black Houstonians and Texans. Some of the items into were donated to the research center individually, while other were part of a larger body of donated materials that bore no direct historical relation. Thus except for the it singular focus on Black Americans, this collection is truly miscellaneous. Some of the major topics are local churches, politics and campaign...
Dates: 1917-1987; Majority of material found in 1940-1987

HMRC Houston Photograph Collection

Identifier: MSS 0157
Scope and Contents

MSS 0157 is is an artificial collection created by the Houston Public Library's "Texas Room" local history collections, now housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Like MSS 0114 HMRC Photograph Collection, it contains photos of Houston gathered from various sources. There are 2697 photographs, ranging in date from 1859-1973. Subjects include buildings, cityscapes, and portraits of prominent individuals. Most of the photos are black and white.

Dates: 1859-1975

HMRC Photograph Collection

Identifier: MSS 0114
Content Description This is an artificial collection of images documenting the economic and social development of the city, predominantly commercial views, including businesses, street scenes, and people. Most photographs are silver gelatin prints; there are two distinct albums and two photogravure books. Topics in the HMRC Collection include: business portraits, politicians, sports, Houston Law School, elementary and high school classes, parades, early aviation, Luna Park construction, motion...
Dates: 1890s-1950s

HMRC Texas Photograph Collection

Identifier: MSS 0151
Scope and Contents MSS 0151 is composed of Texas photos taken outside of Houston. This is an artificial collection of 424 images compiled by Houston Public Library personnel sometime before 1998. Images apear to come from various small collections, albums and individual donations. Some are copies created from original photographs that were retained by their owners.Subjects include the Galveston hurricane of 1900; Port Arthur street scenes photographed about 1940; agricultural and commercial views...
Dates: 1860s-1970s

Houston Postcard Collection

Identifier: MSS 0187
Content Description The postcards in this collection predominantly feature the architecture and cityscapes of Houston. Other locations, including popular European travel destinations, are also included. Most of the cards are undated, but those with dates range from approximately 1896-1948, with a bulk of them dating 1900-1929. The majority of the cards have not been written on or posted. There are over 5,000 postcards. Included is a set of 48 cards from 1913 titled “Greater Houston: Its Leading Firms." Most of...
Dates: 1896-1948; Majority of material found within 1910-1929

Houston Subdivision Collection

Identifier: MSS 0118
Scope and Contents

The Houston Subdivision Collection is a collection consisting of brochures, pamphlets, and plat maps documenting the development of new subdivisions in the Houston area. The boxed material contains abstracts of titles, brochures, lists of property owners, and newspaper clippings. The plat maps are from different subdivisions, each newly created at that particular time. Also included with the plat maps are three Houston street directories and city maps of the 1890s and 1900s.

Dates: 1890-1979

Old Vault Collection

Identifier: MSS 0113
Scope and Contents

The primary emphasis of the collection is correspondence from the early founders of Texas and Houston, such as Sam Houston, A. C. Allen, J. W. Fannin, and Thomas Bagby. The papers are helpful to the study of the Republic of Texas. They also include many miscellaneous business and legal documents relevant to nineteenth century Texas.

Dates: 1796-1890s

Walls-Patterson-Wallace-Hinchen Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 0067
Content Description

This collection consists of a single unpublished family history entitled "Walls-Patterson-Wallace Hinchen and Allied Families." The manusctipt contains biograpical family profiles and black and white family photographs that detail the family's history from the mid-ninteenth century to 1986. This collection is helpful for genealogy related research on family history in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Dates: 1986

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photographs 3
Houston (Tex.) 2
African Americans -- Texas -- Houston 1
African Americans – History -- United States 1
Family histories -- Texas 1
African American History Research Center
Houston Public Library
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston History Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002