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Hollywood Cemetery Collection

Identifier: MSS 0359

Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of business papers, a historical marker application, a proposal to digitize historical records, burial/disinternment applications, and the personal research notes of Donna Beth Shaw.


  • 1902-2011


The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Hollywood Cemetery Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

Historic Hollywood Cemetery was founded in 1895 by Samuel B. Moore, William J. Moore (son), and Frank P. Moore. Turning a real estate purchase into a burial ground for 30,000 citizens, Frank Moore devoted his business activities to the cemetery until his death in 1919. Subsequent management teams have continuously operated the enterprise, celebrating over 100 years of service.

Buried at Hollywood Cemetery are Texas Republic descendants, celebrities, local officials, ministers, attorneys, soldiers, homemakers, mainstream Harris County citizens as well as the inventor of the ice cream cone, Andrew George Simmons.

"Our History," Historic Hollywood Cemetery,, February 2015.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Acquisition Information

Donated by Donna Beth Shaw in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Scott in 2015.
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002