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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

Amerman-Collings Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0061
Dates: 1830-1919

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

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 scrapbooks...
Dates: 1919-1955

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0003
Scope and Contents The Pickett Collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and speeches of the former mayor.
Dates: 1924-1976 1940-1946; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1946

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.
Dates: 1915-1917

Camp Logan / Hegar Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0286
Scope and Contents This collection contains glass plate negatives with images relating to Houston's Camp Logan. The 118 images date from approximately 1918.
Dates: approximately 1918

Charles Sherman Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0066
Scope and Contents The Charles Sherman Papers are comprised primarily of photographs of sports teams from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas. Some of these include identification. The photographs date from the late 1920s. The collection also includes correspondence and newspaper articles related to Mr. Sherman and his family.
Dates: 1928-1950; Majority of material found within 1928-1945

Citizens Environmental Coalition Records

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Identifier: RG F 0019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of the Coalition from 1971 to 1981, and the CEC Education Fund Inc. (CECEF). It includes the following types of information: correspondence; newsletter (Newsleaf); minutes of meetings; financial information; grants; reports; special events; Task Forces; educational programs, and hearings and inquiries stemming from its active involvement in the environmental concerns of the Upper Gulf Coast area, in particular the Toxic Waste Task Forces and the bayou and...
Dates: 1969-1986

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,...
Dates: 1937-1981

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.
Dates: 1906-1982; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

D. B. Grimm Papers

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Identifier: MSS 1037
Dates: 1950-1969

Dr. S.O. Young Papers

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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.
Dates: 1836-1934

Ed Kilman Papers

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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.
Dates: 1905-1989

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....
Dates: 1830's-1960's

Eliot Elementary School Faculty Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1388
Scope and Contents This collection contains ten group photographs of the Faculty of Eliot Elementary School. They date from the 1952/1953 to 1960/1961 school years.
Dates: 1952-1961

Eloy Perez Family Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0191
Scope and Contents This collection consists of postcards, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings of Eloy Perez and his band playing at various events. These materials were originally housed within a photo album but removed for preservation. Additionally, there are Xerox copies of school records belonging to Sofia and Maggie Salcido, respectively, from the Perez school dating from 1929 to 1933. An interesting find in this collection is a copy of an official Army memorandum granting PFC Felipe Perez...
Dates: 1921 - 1981

Ernesto Rodriguez Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0107
Scope and Contents This collection contains mostly photographs of the Rodriguez family businesses La Casa Verde grocery store and La Moderna furniture store. A small portion of the collection includes a dealer franchise document, money order, and grocery store advertisements from the 1930s.
Dates: 1911 - 1955; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s

Felix H. Morales Collection

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Identifier:  MSS 0122
Scope and Content Note The Morales Collection contains documents pertaining to the family businesses including the Morales Funeral Home, KLVL Radio, a notary business, and the Union Fraternal. In addition, the Morales Collection contains approximately 700 pictures that include family, business, travel, hunting and fishing, the KLVL radio station, religion, the Morales funeral home in Houston, and areas that pertain to the childhood of Mr. and Mrs. Morales.
Dates: 1926 - 1991; Majority of material found in 1930s - 1960s

Frank E. Mann Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0049
Scope and Contents Among the major subjects and materials of the collection are the reports on the nine single-member council districts plan, editorials on cable television, correspondence and financial statements covering city finances as a whole, reports on the technological development of fire control equipment, and progress reports regarding rapid transit. The rest of the materials consist of letters, reports of meetings, editorials, hearings, memoranda, and recommendations concerning such subjects as City...
Dates: 1960-1979

Hare and Hare Collection

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Identifier: RG D 0026
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains tracings, linens, and blueprints of Hare & Hare, a city planning and landscape architectural firm. Hare and Hare worked with Houston's Parks Department and City Planning Department, which resulted in this collection containing plans for most of the city's parks, including Memorial Park and Hermann Park. Plans for several civic projects including the proposed 1928 Civic Center and plans for the improvements along Buffalo Bayou from 1914-1949. The collection reflects...
Dates: 1920-1950

Harold Israel Gulf Photo Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0492
Content Description This collection contains negatives and prints from photographer Harold Israel and his business Gulf Photo. A major focus of the collection is on the Astrodome, Astroworld, and the rest of the Astrodomain. Israel documented a variety of sports and special events in those places, as well as the facilties themselves.Sports featured in the collection include baseball, football, basketball, tennis, hockey, badminton, auto racing, track and field, boxing, and soccer. Famous...
Dates: 1962-1986

Harry Luke, Jr. Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0112
Scope and Contents The Harry Luke, Jr. Papers contains black and white photographs of the Houston area. Custom signs are a major focus on the photographs. These signs range from theatre posters to storefronts to large electric signs. Luke's photographs also document the craft of sign-making, showing workshops and display areas. Many of the signs documented are credited to State Neon, where Luke worked. Other signs are attributed to Texas Neon, Neon Electric (NECO), Arnold-Rogers Studio, and Loew's...
Dates: 1950-1972

Hispanic Heritage Month Scanning and Oral History Days Collection

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Identifier:  MSS 0902
Scope and Contents This collection contains the 5 interviews and 12 digital files acquired at two Scanning and Oral History Day events hosted by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. These events took place on September 21 and October 12, 2013 as part of the Houston Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming.
Dates: 1934-2013; Majority of material found in 1940-1958, 1990-2013

Houston Heights Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0229
Scope and Contents MSS 0229 Houston Heights Photographs is an artificial collection consisting of 181 images documenting the Houston Heights neighborhood from 1904 to 1975. The collection consists largely of copy negatives and copy prints, many or all of which were likely produced by HMRC staff. In most cases, the donor(s) appear to have retained the original photographs. Photographs 1-8 are original prints, with at least three of these attributed to Frank Schlueter. Pictured in the collection are homes,...
Dates: 1904 - 1974

Hughes Tool Company Photographs

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Identifier: RG 1005
Scope and Contents This photographic collection chronicles the beginning and growth of the manufacturing company founded by Howard Hughes, Sr. and Frank Sharp in 1908. The photographs in this collection date from 1906-1979. There are over 4,500 negatives, 5,000 prints and written documentation which yields an 80-year historical portrait of the oil industry. The collection includes extensive photographic documentation of manufacturing processes, as well as images of company employees. There are images...
Dates: 1906-1979; Majority of material found within 1920-1931

Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort in Houston Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1441
Scope and Contents This collection documents the experience of Hurricane Katrina through a Houstonian lens. It contains records from social agencies, the City of Houston, and other organizations that made an effort to relieve the human and animal suffering of this disaster. An artificial collection, these records were gathered from various groups, rather than from any single source. The collection seeks to document the effort Houstonians made to assist survivors of the storm. The storm itself is of secondary...
Dates: 2005-2007; Majority of material found in 2005 - 2005

Judge John W. Wildenthal Records

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Identifier: MSS 0313
Scope and Contents Much of the research included in this collection – saltwater barriers on the Trinity River, bus service, etc. – are projects Wildenthal addressed during his time as Houston City Attorney. Material also inlcudes his religious activities and political campaign information.
Dates: 1959-1982; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

Larchmont Garden Club Records

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Identifier: RG E 0039
Scope and Contents The Larchmont Garden Club Records consists of Club yearbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, business correspondence ranging from the mid-1950s to late 1970s.
Dates: update later

Leopold Meyer Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0067
Dates: 1908-1978

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