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Eloy Perez Family Papers

 Collection
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

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

Freedmen's Town Association Collection

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Identifier: RG 0052
Scope and Contents The Freedmen’s Town Association Collection contains documents and published materials pertaining to the efforts of the Freedmen’s Town Association in preserving the Fourth Ward from 1983 to 1986.
Dates: 1983-1986 ; Majority of material found in 1984 - 1984
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

Hare and Hare Records

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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

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 affairs 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

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

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

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

John W. Davis and Mrs. Martha Sneed Davis Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0010
Scope and Contents The Dr. John W. Davis, Jr. and Mrs. Martha Sneed Davis Family Collection consists of professional and some family papers of John Davis, Jr., Martha Sneed Davis, and Algenitia Scott Davis from 1940 to 2003. This collection contains news clippings, event programs, a funeral program, publications, committee reports, meeting minutes, video recordings of Old Colored High School alumni, correspondence, photographs, certificates, a family history, articles about Heman Sweatt, and 2 scrapbooks. ...
Dates: 1940 - 2003
Found in: Gregory School

Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church

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Identifier: RG 0028
Content Description The Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of the church from 1937 to 2014, with most materials from the pastorship of Danny Davis. This collection contains the church history, annual reports, insurance statements, financial receipts, invoices and some financial correspondence. Also includes weekly bulletins, worships programs, event programs, the church newsletters, news clippings, photographs, ephemera and yearbook.
Dates: 1937-2014
Found in: Gregory School

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

Judson Robinson Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The Judson Robinson, Jr. Collection documents the professional and family life of Judson Robinson, Jr. and the Robinson family of Houston, Texas. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2012, includes correspondence, city planning reports, bids, motions, campaign related materials. The bulk of the materials relate to Judson Robinson, Jr.’s election to the Houston City Council in 1971 and the activities of Judson Robinson during his tenure on city council. Newspapers and clippings comprise a...
Dates: 1941-2012; Majority of material found in 1965-2012
Found in: Gregory School

Larchmont Garden Club Records

 Collection
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

Lee P. Brown Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0065
Content Description The Lee P. Brown Collection is an artificial collection of materials related to the administration of Lee P. Brown during his tenure as mayor from 1998-2004. Includes speeches, annual reports, brochures, Publications on Quentin Mease, a city newsletter, a DVD, and VHS tapes of city events.
Dates: 1989-2002; Majority of material found in 1998-2004
Found in: Gregory School

Leopold Meyer Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0067
Dates: 1908-1978

Louise Kennedy Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection contains clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to Houston elections and local issues from 1952 through 1975.The papers document the work of organizing within the Democratic party and for general elections. There is particular emphasis on elections at the state and local level. Especially noteworthy are typed, handwritten, and annotated precint analyses from a time before computer analysis was common. There are also mailing lists for precinct workers,...
Dates: 1952-1975

Luna Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0471
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 2 boxes with 13 folders of materials related to the Luna family which includes Aranza, Miranda, and Hernandez families. The bulk of the items are dated 1940s. The first box contains immigration papers, passports, employment records, photographs, newspaper clippings, military garrison caps, and a military ring. The second box contains oversized materials including two photographs and one employment insurance policy. ...
Dates: 1913 - 2000s; Majority of material found in 1940s

Margaret Scanlan Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0266
Scope and Contents The collection contains primarily clippings of articles by Margaret Scanlan. As the material in this collection contains was written during the Vietnam War, many of Scanlan's articles feature news relevant to local soldiers and their families.
Dates: late 1960s-early 1970s

Martha C. Whiting (Yates Granddaughter) and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

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Identifier: MSS 0090
Content Description The Martha C. Whiting Antioch Baptist Church Collection contains materials collected by Martha as a member of the church. Materials date from 1902-2006 with most materials covering 1976-2006. Includes financial reports, meeting minutes, letters, memos, event programs, funeral programs, books, various Yates family bibles, ephemera, photographs, church history, and newsletters.
Dates: 1902-2006; Majority of material found in 1976-2006
Found in: Gregory School

Mary Reyna Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0256
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of correspondence, certificates, and pamphlets from the many cultural and charitable organizations Reyna in which Reyna was active. Their are also numerous newspaper clippings for events Reyna helped organize. Of note are letters and correspondence from Houston politicans Louie Welch and Leonel Castillo.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1950-1975; 1922-1983

MetroRail Expansion Collection

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Identifier: RG C 0009-
Scope and Contents Documentation of the Judge Alfred Hernandez Tunnel was accomplished in February 2007 to mitigate the effects of demolition of the tunnel to allow for transportation-related improvements by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro), Harris County’s transit authority. The tunnel is an historic property eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. At the site, large format photographs were taken and the character and condition of the tunnel were...
Dates: February-March 2007

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