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Bagby Family Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0176

Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains 65 glass plate and film negatives of the Bagby Family at 510 McKinney Street and family portraits, the article "Sam Houston Collection for Library Started," in the Houston Post-Dispatch dated June 28, 1925, as well as an original glass plate negative box.


  • 1890s-1900s

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. However, to preserve the original glass plates, access will be provided by digital surrogates when possible. Please contact the HMRC Photo Archives,

Use Restrictions

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

Historical Note

The Bagby Family was a prominant early family of the city of Houston. Thomas Bagby was a cotton merchant and civic leader who was close friends with Sam Houston. The Bagby Family lived at 510 McKinney Street in downtown Houston, currently the site of the Julia Ideson Building, Houston Public Library.


1 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged by item type: newspapers and negatives.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Thomas Bagby Berleth in September 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Scott in September 2013.
Emily Scott
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


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The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
M Closed | T 10-6 | W 10-6 | Th 12-8 | F 10-5 | Sa 10-5 | Su Closed
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
M Closed T 10-6 W 10-6 Th 12-8 F 10-5 Sa 10-5 Su Closed