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Houston Press Records

Identifier: RG D 0005

Content Description

This collection includes photographs and clippings from the Houston Press, dating from the 1920 to 1964. The photographs make up the bulk of the collection.


  • Other: 1920s-1964


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researach.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from RG D 0005 Houston Press Records must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

Along with the Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Press was one of three daily papers serving Houston in the first half of the twentieth century.

A Scripps-Howard newspaper, the Press was founded September 26, 1911, and was sold to the Houston Chronicle on March 21, 1964. Paul C. Edwards was the paper's first editor, and George Carmack was editor from 1946 until the closing.

Like the Houston Chronicle, the Press was an afternoon newspaper. At time of its closure, the Press had 320 employees and a daily circulation of 90,400.

Sources: Houston Press Sold to a Rival, New York Times, March 21, 1964


212 Linear Feet (216 boxes)

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Other Finding Aids

The photographs in Series A are indexed in a card catalog located in the closed stacks of HMRC. The Clippings in Series B,C, and D have been indexed in Microsoft Word documents available at HMRC.

Digitized Materials

Select images from this collection have been digitized and are available on the Houston Public Library Digital Archives at
Houston Press Records
Updates Needed
Matt Richardson
March 6, 2020
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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
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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