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Adele Briscoe Looscan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0037
Scope and Contents The collection, consisting primarily of correspondence and clippings, deals with Adele Looscan's activities as president of the Texas Historical Association. Among the most prominent correspondents represented in the collection are Eugene C. Barker, Charles W. Ramsdell, and Ernest W. Winkler, all of whom served as officers for the Texas Historical Association during 1911-1926. None of her own letters are in the collection. The correspondence consists only of letters she recieved between 1911...

Alfred C. Finn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of many numbered jobs with the numbers beginning at 100 and continuing to 675. There are also numerous unnumbered drawings as well as a few drawings by other architects, including: Joseph Finger; Kenneth Franzheim; Sanguinett and Staats; George. E. Dickey; John Eberson; Endress and Cato; Olle Lorehn; Mauran, Russell and Associates; W. C. Hedrick, and John Staub.

Alfred Joseph Calloway Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0412
Content Description The Alfred J. Calloway Papers contains newsletters, correspondence, newspapers, proposals, and reports from the City of Houston from 1990-1992, with the bulk of material being from January to March of 1992. The materials cover topics such as education, the budget, housing, and zoning.

Alfred Shire Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0486
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection is comprised by the research conducted by AL Shire for the Oveta Culp Hobby Memorial Book. This includes interviews and contacts used, the various drafts, corrections and final copy of the memorial book. The collection also provides copies of articles from the Houston Post, Indian research, and personal correspondence and cards with friends.

Allen G. Weymouth Memorial Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1283
Scope and Contents Note The Allen G. Weymouth Memorial Papers consist of materials created Allen G. Weymouth for the purpose of keeping records of work at Cavitt, McKnight, Weymouth architectural firm. The papers are composed of correspondence, agendas, minutes, legal documents, reports, literary productions, printed material, photographic material, charts and diagrams. The materials are dated between 1949-1998, Undated (Bulk 1976-1996). The papers are arranged in four series. Series 1 is titled Cavitt,...

Bagby Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0176
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains 65 glass plate and film negatives of the Bagby Family at 510 McKinney Street and family portraits, the article "Sam Houston Collection for Library Started," in the Houston Post-Dispatch dated June 28, 1925, as well as an original glass plate negative box.

Ben C. Connally Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0457
Content Description This collection chronicles Connally’s time as a Federal District Judge from 1950-1975 in the fashion of court opinions, case and docket files, correspondence, memoranda, and documentation of judgeship matters. Also included is a selection of books from his personal library and various judicial publications used as reference material in speech and presentation preparation. Material to note is the sub-series of High Profile Cases (Series 3.2) which includes documentation related to Timothy and...

Ben Campbell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0283
Scope and Contents This collection appears to be created by a relative of Ben Campbell. It contains correspondence and letters, pamphlets and programs, memorials, mayoral addresses, photographs, and several folders of newsclippings. Also included is an account book which is believed to be of Ben Campbell’s father and a newsclipping scrapbook.

Benjamin C. Allin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0302

Bennie R. Jackson Oral History

 Item
Identifier: OH-GS-0001
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0148 Bertron M. Jackson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0148
Scope and Contents This collection document the career and family life of Berton Jackson, the editor and publisher of the Galveston Examiner, president of Houston National Association of Industrial Labor for Colored Pople, President of Goldsound Recording Studio and Dance Band, founder of the First Universial Church of Christ Astrology and author. the collection contains legal documents, newspapers, photos, real estate deals, business licenses, essays, literary writings, programs and...
Found in: Gregory School

Bishop J. Milton Richardson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0449
Scope and Contents This collection contains the correspondence and business of Dean J. Milton Richardson of the Christ Cathedral Church in Houston, Texas, for the years 1961 to 1963. Included are items related to the administration of the Cathedral, Cathedral groups and services, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the national Diocese, as well as Dean Richardson’s personal files. The collection consists primarily of correspondence to and from Dean Richardson, regarding various topics.

Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: RG E 0098

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0003
Scope and Contents The Pickett Collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and speeches of the former mayor.

Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0064
Scope and Contents The Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers contain photographic works from Mr. Wheat's personal collection. Many of these photographs are relevant to Houston history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to photographs, Mr. Wheat's personal records are part of the collection. The documents contained in the collection reflect Mr. Wheat's interest in photography and photographic equipment.

Catholic Truth Society Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0096
Scope and Contents This collection comprises correspondence and other literature pertaining to the Catholic Truth Society as well as three scrapbooks, with indices inside the front cover of each, of Catholic-interest clippings.

Christia Adair Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 109
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Documents are in the forms of some personal items from Adair, correspondence to and from Adair, and organizational records from associations and organizations she was a part of. The newspaper clippings are representative of the issues she was concerned about, mainly civil rights, and politics and government. This includes school segregation and integration, youth and education, the democratic party, and election...
Found in: Gregory School

City of Houston Aviation Department Records

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Identifier: RG A 0005
Scope and Contents This collection covers a range of activities at Houston Municipal Airport, later Hobby Airport, from 1937-1981. There are also files on the concept and development of Houston Intercontinental Airport, which was intended to replace Houston Municipal Airport. Topics covered range from dealings with airlines to counts of landings, departures and passenger flow to accident reports. Materials in this collection are primarily correspondence and inter-office correspondence, and include annual reports,...

Courtlandt Place Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1130
Scope and Content Note This collection contains material created during the Courtlandt Association's work for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in the mid-1970s.

Current Literature Club

 Collection
Identifier: RG E 0027
Content Description This collection consists of the records of the Current Literature Club (1900-1989), the Junior Current Literature Club (1964-1991), and the merged Junior Current Literature Club (1993-2007). These records were created by club members as they planned and recorded every aspect of the club's programming. The collection includes the minutes from general membership meetings and officers' meetings, yearbooks, financial records, project reports, publicity, correspondence, research papers, and...

Dance Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1233
Scope and Contents The Dance Club Collection is comprised of the records retained by the Club’s historian. Included are the correspondence related to membership, budget and planning, the Dance Club constitution, photographs and other media related to events and a scrapbook dedicated to reunions.

Donna Beth Shaw Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0342
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains the research materials of Donna Beth Shaw as she prepared her book Mirabeau B. Lamar: A Texas Patriot and His Poems as well as her research on Frostown, Texas.

Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0170
Found in: Gregory School

Dr. George Ebey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0070
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Dr. George Ebey's personal and professional correspondence, research, publications, speeches, news articles, and other items. These documents span the time before his employment at HISD, his struggle with HISD for his job, and the after-effects of the hearing and decision. This collection also includes the investigation of Roger O'Leary into the secretive underground organization of women against Un-American Activities, the Minute Women.

Dr. Ray K. Daily Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0009
Scope and Contents The Ray K. Daily Collection is a small holding of newspaper clippings, handbills, pamphlets, and correspondence relating to the life and services of Dr. Ray K. Daily. A small portion of the material deals with her husband, Dr. Louis Daily, Sr. and her son, Dr. Louis Daily, Jr.

Dr. S.O. Young Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0010
Scope and Contents The Dr. S.O. Young Papers is a small collection of newspaper clippings, manuscripts, pamphlets, and correspondence relating to the activities of Dr. S.O. Young and his mother, Maude J. Young. The major part of the collection relates to S. O. Young.

E. M. House Collection

 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.

E.C. Noble/Bozeman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1298
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and business correspondence of the Noble family, as well as miscellany related to various financial matters, social interests, and religious involvement. It also contains land indentures and grants dating to 1818. There are several Civil War era letters, and two signed military orders from the Civil War. There are also a number of photographs, both prints and negatives.While incomplete, this collection does provide a glimpse of a middle-class...

Ed Kilman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0080
Abstract Ed Kilman was a newspaperman in Houston for many years, working as a reporter, columnist, and an editor for the Houston Post. He also wrote a number of books on Texas history. This collection contains many of his writings, as well as personal correspondence and papers.

Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers is a small holding of manuscripts, maps, drawings, correspondence, and notes of a lay historian relating to the history of Texas and especially Houston during the Republic and early statehood periods. Although Bonewitz researched most of his adult life, the collection consists of material he compiled after 1950; the rest was destroyed. After Ed's death in 1969, his brother Fred Bonewitz deposited these remaining papers with the Houston Public Library....

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