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19th Century Texas Towns Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0425
Scope and Contents The 19th Century Texas Towns Photo collection contains 230 black and white photographs of locations throughout Texas. While they are undated, the images appear to come from the late 19th century--horses and buggies, as well as trains are prevelant, while automobiles are absent. Although the images themselves are older, it is possible that the physical prints are more recent. These photographs present a variety of scenes showing Texas' development in the late 19th century. They...
Dates: probably late 19th century

1900 Census of Harris County Hispanics Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0356
Scope and Contents

This collection contains raw data collected by students who were analyzing the 1900 census and identifying people of possible Hispanic origins in Harris County. The bulk of the collection are the worksheets completed by the students. There are also a few papers written by students summerizing their findings.

Dates: 1986

1910 Census of Harris County Hispanics Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0355
Scope and Contents

This collection contains raw data collected by students who were analyzing the 1910 census and identifying people of possible Hispanic origins in Harris County. The bulk of the collection are the worksheets completed by the students. There are also a few papers written by students summerizing their findings.

Dates: 1987

Abner J. Strobel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0028
Scope and Contents This collection of a mixture of personal and professional documents from the life and career of Brazoria County resident Abner J. Strobel. Materials date from 1892-1931, with the bulk occuring 1909-1921. Strobel's papers consist primarily of correspondence, journals and daybooks, property records, and business and operations records. Many documents reflect the confluence of oil discoveries and the agricultural economy of Brazoria County. Among these are documents relating to the...
Dates: 1892-1931; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1921

Adele Briscoe Looscan Papers

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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...
Dates: 1826-1926

Alex Arroyos / John F. Kennedy Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0255
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of forty one, 8x10, black-and-white photographs taken by Alex Arroyos. Images are of President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and Lady Bird Johnson attending a meeting of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) at the Rice Hotel in Houston on the night of November 21, 1963.

Dates: November 21, 1963

Alfred C. Finn Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of office and project records for Finn's architectural firm, including specifications and correspondence. This collection also includes thousands of photographs and negatives, many for projects during and after construction. A significant portion of the colleciton is also composed of architectural drawings by Finn for prominent works in Houston including the Gulf Building, St. Paul's Methodist Church and the San Jacinto Monument. Several works by other firms,...
Dates: 1913-1964

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.

Dates: 1990-1992

Alfred Shire Papers

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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.

Dates: 1942 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1995-1997

Allen G. Weymouth Memorial Papers

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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...
Dates: 1948-1998; Majority of material found within 1975-1996

Amerman-Collings Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0061
Dates: 1830-1919

Arla Bintliff Collection of Gray's Studio Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0215
Scope and Contents

This collection contains roughly 6000 5" x 7" dry gelatin glass plate negatives. The negatives are portraits of local people and were taken between 1913 and 1919 at Gray's Studio at 502 ½ Main. The time period of these images correponds mostly to James S. Hutchcraft's management of Gray's Studio. Many of the photographs have identification, while others do not.

Dates: 1913-1919

Bagby Family Photographs

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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.

Dates: 1890s-1900s

Ballinger and Associates Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The collection of the Galveston law firm of Ballinger and Associates is a large holding of nineteenth century correspondence relating to economic, legal and political affairs of Texas, particularly the Gulf Coast area. The name of the firm varied during the 1855-1907 period of this collection. Partnerships included those of Ballinger and Jack, Ballinger and Mott, Willie, Campbell and Ballinger, Terry, Ballinger and Smith, and Terry, Cavin and Mills. For archival purposes, all will be...
Dates: 1836-1907, bulk dates 1854-1907; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1907

Bank of the Southwest Collection of Frank J. Schlueter Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0100
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs by the prolific Houston commercial photographer, Frank Schleuter. A wide variety of topics are included, such as images of skylines, construction, oil fields, industry, agriculture, rural life, Houston’s port and ship channel, social occasions, and Houston’s citizens. While Schleuter's career spanned a longer period, this collection primarily features photoraphs dating from 1907 to 1943. Formats range from glate plates on through more modern film, and...
Dates: 1907-1945

Barbara Jordan Post Office Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: RG O 0010
Scope and Contents

This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings. The physical drawings are full-size photocopies of original drawings. There is also a CD including the same drawings as PDF files.

Dates: 1936, 1960-2004

Barbee Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1443
Abstract

The Barbee Family Collection is comprised primarily of photographs of the family from 1894 to 1982.

Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1930-1950; 1930 - 1976, 1930 - 1950

Barrie Scardino Architectural Research Papers

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Identifier: MSS 1366
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of research materials for her books and projects about Houston architecture. It features materials from the Texas Historical Commission’s Historical Properties Survey, Rice Design Alliance’s Heart of the Park Competition, and Rice University’s Architectural Survey. Items include notes, brochures, slides, photos, press articles, letters and correspondence.

Dates: 1986-1995

Ben C. Connally Papers

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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...
Dates: 1942-1975; Majority of material found in 1960-1975

Ben Campbell Collection

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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.

Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Ben T. Reyes Papers

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0103
Scope and Contents The collection covers the time span of 1970 thorough 1988, although Mr. Reyes served on Houston City Council through 1995. Reyes’ service in the House is documented in boxes 1 through folder 12 of box 8. The remainder of the collection is concerned almost entirely with his service on City Council.The primary format is correspondence but also includes address lists, affidavit of substantial interest, applications, brochures, city ordinances, financial statements, graphs, lawsuits,...
Dates: 1970-2006; Majority of material found in 1984-1988

Ben Wacker Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0021
Scope and Contents

This collection contains numerous letters written to Ben Wacker from Texas political figures. These letters generally contain information on the recipients views concerning anti-communism, international relations and Texas water policy. Little can be determined from this collection about the life of Ben Wacker himself.

Dates: July 1948 to June 1965; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959

Benjamin C. Allin Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0302
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials related to Benjamin C. Allin's military service, as well as his career managing ports. There is information related both to Camp Logan, and to the Port of Houston. A significant portion of the collection consists of photographs, which cover both phases of his career in Houston. Also included are numerous invitations and programs for special events such as a Port Dinner at the Rice Hotel and the visit of the U.S.S Houston in 1930. There are also two...
Dates: 1919-1955

Bert Brandt Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0087
Scope and Contents The bulk of the images in this collection are from Brandt’s commercial work. There are also some images from his work during WWII in Italy and Germany. Another notable part of the collection is his journalistic photo coverage of the Poe Elementary School bombing in Houston in 1959. Brandt created photo illustrations for several books about Houston and Texas, including GEorge Fuermann's Houston: the Once and Future Cty, 1971. He photographed scenes in the oil fields as well as in...
Dates: 1939-1975

Bessie Hamaker Collection of Houston Shipbuilding Corporation Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0600
Scope and Contents This collection contains copy negatives and contact prints of ships completed and in the process of being built, as well as other photographs showing the Houston Shipbuilding Corporation's Irish Bend Island Yard.Images include trains, train tracks, trucks, gantry cranes, scaffolding, buildings, and aerial views. Ships are depicted in various stages of construction, as well as in the water. Some photographs show the formal launch of ships. The facilities shown at the...
Dates: October 30, 1941 - July 28, 1943

Bishop J. Milton Richardson Papers

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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.

Dates: 1959-1965; Majority of material found within 1961-1693

Bob Lanier Papers

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Identifier: MSS-1269
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials and records from the office of Bob Lanier, mayor of Houston from 1992 to 1998. The collection contains records of events and event briefings, many years of correspondence – internally within the mayor’s office, between departments of the Houston city government, and between city officials and outside agents – official reports and presentations by government departments as well as contracted firms; minutes from meetings; saved articles from the Houston...
Dates: 1992-1996

Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Council Records

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Identifier: RG F 0007
Scope and Contents The first part of the collection consists of unit files: Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Explorer Posts, Sea Scout Ships, Air Squadrons, and other senior scout units. They are organized by unit number, and are listed in numerical order. Items in these files consist of unit charter applications, applications to join the unit, unit rosters, and adult applications. The Boy Scout and Explorer files also contain Eagle Scout applications, Eagle Palms applications, and various other applications such as...
Dates: 1912-1977

Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks

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Identifier: RG E 0098
Scope and Contents

The Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks document the club’s activities from 1939-1988. The scrapbooks include organizational history, yearbooks, information about club projects and travel, newsclippings, correspondence, awards, and photographs.

Dates: 1948-1988

Brandy Wolf Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1315
Scope and Contents This collection contains numerous reports and studies regarding the potential use and effects of zoning laws on urban planning in Houston. The articles, news clippings, and publicity both for and against zoning were collected by Zoning Stratigies Committee Chair, Brandy Wolf. The collection also contains correspondence from various zoning committee members, residents of Houston and local civic organizations. The slides and photographs are meant to document land-use problems in Houston...
Dates: 1960-1994; Majority of material found in 1990-1993

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