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HMRC Houston Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0157

Scope and Contents

MSS 0157 is is an artificial collection created by the Houston Public Library's "Texas Room" local history collections, now housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Like MSS 0114 HMRC Photograph Collection, it contains photos of Houston gathered from various sources. There are 2697 photographs, ranging in date from 1859-1973. Subjects include buildings, cityscapes, and portraits of prominent individuals. Most of the photos are black and white.

Dates

  • 1859-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Access to fragile materials requires an appointment.

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

25.25 Linear Feet (32 boxes) : 2697 photographs

Language of Materials

English

Photo Database

HMRC's Photographic Archives Database (https://hmrc.houstonlibrary.org/photos/) contains an inventory of photographs in this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This is an artificial collection created by the Houston Public Library's "Texas Room" local history collections, now housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. The photographs come from various sources, and in some cases additional documentation is available in donor files or accession logs.

Digitized Materials

Select images from this collection have been digitized and are available on the Houston Public Library Digital Archives a https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/search/searchterm/mss0157

Creator

Title
Houston Photograph Collection
Status
Updates Needed
Author
Matt Richardson
Date
March 4, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662