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E. M. House Collection

Identifier: MSS 0399

Scope and Contents

This collection features a set of 56 individual photographs and a scrapbook which includes stamps, photographs, and wax letter seals. Also included is a speech given by House in 1935 and a copy of the Versailles Peace Congress agenda.


  • Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the E.M. House Materials must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Mandell House was born in Houston on July 26, 1858. The was the last of seven children to Mary Elizabeth Shearn and Thomas William House, who was a wealthy Texas merchant, banker, and landowner. He moved to Austin in the early 1800s and became interested in Texas politics through his friend Stephen Hogg. House lead Hogg’s winning 1892 campaign, which injected him into state and national political scenes well into the 1920s. He was an instrumental advisor to President Woodrow Wilson as he took on many important European missions for the president and sereved as his second in command at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. House died on March 28, 1938, in New York City and was buried at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston.


0.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Being a small collection, the arrangement does not include any series. Items are arranged by box and folder or envelope.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United Stated in 1990.

Related Materials

MSS 0029 T. W. House Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Abra Schnur, Novemeber 2017
Abra Schnur
November 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


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