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Houston City Charter Commission Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG A 0027

Scope and Contents

This collection contains scrapbooks of news clippings and the minutes of the Charter Commission.

Dates

  • 1938

Biographical / Historical

In 1938, Houston attempted to reorganize its city government. Mayor R. H. Fonville and the city council created a committee of thirty-five members to consider several political structures, including the aldermanic, to replace the existing one of mayor/commissioners. In October, the committee submitted a modified city-manager proposal, the Houston Plan, to the voters. Opposition, however, was vehement, particularly from Commissioner Frank Holton who denounced the plan as a dictatorship and attached his own amendments to the ballot. Houston voters, in a light turnout despite the active campaigns, defeated reorganization efforts.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding Aid Written In English

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
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
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662