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Matteson-Southwest Billboard Company Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0227

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 777 snapshots of street scenes, mostly in Houston. The images emphasize billboard advertisements and other forms of outdoor display advertising, most of which were rented by the Matteson-Southwest Company. They date from the 1940s through the 1950s The photographs are silver gelatin prints.

Dates

  • 1940s-1950s

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from MSS 0227 Matteson-Southwest Billboard Company Photographs must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Extent

6.25 Linear Feet (7 boxes) : 777 photographs

Language of Materials

English

Digitized Materials

Many of the images from this collection have been digitized and are available on the Houston Public Library Digital Archives at https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/search/searchterm/mss0227
Title
Matteson-Southwest Billboard Company Photographs
Status
Updates Needed
Author
Matt Richardson
Date
March 20, 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