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African American Miscellaneous Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0135
Scope and Contents This collection gathered from many sources, is composed of an assortment of material having to do with the history of Black Houstonians and Texans. Some of the items into were donated to the research center individually, while other were part of a larger body of donated materials that bore no direct historical relation. Thus except for the it singular focus on Black Americans, this collection is truly miscellaneous. Some of the major topics are local churches, politics and campaign materials,...
Dates: 1917-1987; Majority of material found in 1940-1987
Found in: Gregory School

Anna Dupree Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0128
Scope and Contents This collection consists of biographical information on Anna Johnson and C. A. Dupree, as well as information on the Eliza Johnson Home, Camp Robinhood, the children’s orphanage, and the African American Community Council of Houston. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1900-1977; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s
Found in: Gregory School

Antioch Baptist Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 0032
Scope and Contents The Antioch Baptist Church collection documents the activities of The Antioch Baptist Church from 1925 - 1968.. This collection contains newsletters and programs that detail church related activities and services. Significant gaps exist for newsletter with most of the newsletters from 1946-1949. Select folders may contain separation sheets indicating that items were removed from the collection due to their condition and rehoused. Church programs cover the Annual Women’s a Day and Men’s Day...
Dates: 1925 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1950
Found in: Gregory School

Ballard Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0056
Scope and Contents The Ballard Family Collection details the life and career of Lillie M. Ballard and the Ballard Family of Houston, Texas. This, which dates from 1940 to 1985 contains photographs, certificates and newspaper clippings. As a child growing up in segregated Houston during the 1940s and 50s, much of the photos and materials within the collection chronicle her educational and professional development from kindergarten to her career and retirement from nursing. She was able to overcome and achieve ...
Dates: 1940 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1982
Found in: Gregory School

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

Bertron M. Jackson Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0148
Scope and Contents This collection document the career and family life of Bertron Jackson, the editor and publisher of the Galveston Examiner, president of Houston National Association of Industrial Labor for Colored People, President of Goldsound Recording Studio and Dance Band, founder of the First Universal Church of Christ Astrology and author. It contains legal documents, newspapers, photos, real estate deals, business licenses, essays, literary writings, legal records, programs and...
Dates: 1918-1986
Found in: Gregory School

Black Music in Houston Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0159
Content Description The Black Music in Houston Collection contains newspaper articles, programs, correspondence, and photographs of African American musicians and musical activity in Houston during the 1980s. Most materials are newspaper clippings and photographs of local musicians. While the content of the collection mostly focuses on the music styles jazz and blues, it also contains items about fashion, theater, personal interviews, poets, biography, performance profiles, cowboys’ painters, black baseball, and...
Dates: 1981-1997; Majority of material found in 1981-1990
Found in: Gregory School

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection

 Collection
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

C. W. Rice Family & Negro Labor News Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0142
Scope and Contents The C. W. Rice Family & Negro Labor News Collection contains Mr. Rice's personal and professional correspondence as well as some of his financial records and photographs. Some significant topics represented in these files are black employment and labor activities and local communist activities. Additionally, it contains the most complete run of the Negro Labor News newspaper known to exist. Materials are dated from 1919 to 1976 with the majority of the items from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1934-1976; 1919-1976
Found in: Gregory School

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

Carl Walker Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Carl Walker Jr. Collection contains the papers of Judge Carl Waker, Jr. This collection which dates from 1946 to 2002, contains newsclippings, photographs, certificates and awards, correspondence, speeches, funeral programs, and materials on oath of office. Materials document his career as a lawyer, judge, and civic leader to his community.
Dates: 1946 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

C. F. Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0172
Scope and Contents This collection contains a selection of materials that document some of C. F. Smith’s professional activities. The collection is not comprehensive, but it does provide a glimpse into his life from 1950 to 1981.
Dates: 1950-1981
Found in: Gregory School

Christia Adair Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0109
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...
Dates: 1893-1989; Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s
Found in: Gregory School

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

Diana Fallis Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0157
Dates: 1970 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1987
Found in: Gregory School

Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0170
Dates: 1928-1966
Found in: Gregory School

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

Elbert Terry Family Collection 1930s-1960s

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Identifier: MSS 0140
Content Description The collection is comprised of black and white photographs of African Americans that date from 1933 through 1976. Photographs include the Terry family, along with relatives and friends in Terry's Grocery Market, the Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church, the Terry family residence, Jack Yates High School, Harris County Court House, and several residential and community areas in Sunnyside. The collection includes photo identification sheets of descriptions of photographs.
Dates: 1933 - 1976
Found in: Gregory School

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

Franklin Printing House Records

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Identifier: RG 0066
Scope and Contents The Franklin Printing House Records contain company business and financial records. It contains correspondence, legal deeds, financial accounts and photographs pertaining to the firm of A. Franklin Sittig,owner of the Franklin Printing House. Photographs are exterior views buildings on Franklin Avenue. Most of the material relates to the period 1900 to 1906. The bound ledger sheds light not only on the operations of the Franklin Printing House, but on over eighty firms and organizations...
Dates: 1900-1906
Found in: Gregory School

General S. and Mary L. Johnson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0129
Scope and Contents The Johnson Papers collection is reflective of Mrs. Johnson’s life and career, spanning mostly through the 1920s to the 1970s. The papers include original writings, correspondence, biographical material, and newspaper clippings. Significant portions of the collection represent her time as a teacher and educator, showcase her editorial writings, and signify the Johnson’s involvement with the Antioch Baptist Church in Houston. Most of the content is limited to the Houston, Texas region. While...
Dates: 1912-1979
Found in: Gregory School

Helen G. Perry Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0145
Scope and Contents This collection contains the written and photographic records of a family of Black Houstonians who were active in civic affair from the 1930s to the 1980s. Materials document their involvment in several social clubs and in civic clubs with meeting minutes and correspondence for Fidelity Park Civic Club and Clinton Park Civic Club. Also includes several phonographic records. Both the photographic and documentary portions of the collection will be of interest to those researching the cultural...
Dates: 1930's-early 1980's
Found in: Gregory School

Hicks Family Collection 1890s-1960s

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Identifier: MSS 0133
Content Description This collection partially documents the lives of Maggie Johnson Hicks and daughter Betty Hicks Wilson. Over 300 photographs in this collection offer those interested in African-American history a good pictorial review of three generations of a family living in Houston’s 6th and 4th Wards in the early and mid-20th century. It also includes various certificates, diplomas, and transcripts. Of note are two Texas Southern University yearbooks from 1948 and 1949.
Dates: 1900s-1960s
Found in: Gregory School

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

Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports

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Identifier: MSS 0178
Content Description Collection contains landmark nominations, protected landmark nominations, National Residential Historic District applications and research created by Preservation Houston staff members that detail the history of buildings structures in black neighborhoods. Researchers interested in the history of black neighborhoods in Houston will find this collection a valuable resource.
Dates: 1997- 2016
Found in: Gregory School

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

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