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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

Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello Collection

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Identifier:  RG E 0024
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains the administrative records of Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello including correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, flyers, publications, and membership applications. Additionally, this collection contains a scrapbook, film, and photographs.
Dates: 1928-1979; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s

Del Pueblo Book Research and Publication Files

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Identifier:  MSS 0907
Scope and Contents This collection contains research materials, the original typescript, photocopies, and photographs used in Del Pubelo: A Pictorial History of Houston's Hispanic Community, written by Thomas H. Kreneck and published in 1989. A major component of this collection contains copy prints of images used in the book. The majority of these images come from collections housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, specifically within the Hispanic Collections component.
Dates: 1827-1990

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

Fernando Salas Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0306
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal and business papers of Fernando Salas and wife Elvira Luna Salas. Personal papers include family photographs, newspaper clippings, and documentation of Fernando Salas' time serving on the grand jury. Business papers include records, clippings, and photographs relating to Salas Jewelry Company. The bulk of the collection relates to Fernando Salas' membership and participation in various organizations and clubs. Of note is a history of La Posada, a unit of...
Dates: 1892-1982; Majority of material found in 1930s-1960s

Houston Conjunto Festival Video Recordings

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Identifier:  RG F 0047
Dates: 1985-2007

Huelga Schools of Houston

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Identifier:  RG G 0003
Scope and Contents This collection contains the administrative and educational materials related to the Huelga Schools as well as correspondence, press, and legal papers documenting the formation and response to the schools by HISD and the general public. This collection also contains photographs.Of note are records pertaining to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Mexican American Education Council (MAEC), reports of the Biracial Committee on HISD, pychological and...
Dates: 1965-1975

Juan P. Rodriguez Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0340
Scope and Contents The Juan P. Rodriguez Papers contains newspaper pages and clippings, advertisements, post cards and post card booklets, check stubs, personal correspondence, a payroll deduction authorization, a union card, prayer cards, receipts, a naturalization certificate, tax documents, railroad retirement board certificates, work recommendations, a bicycle license, certificates, verses, and photographs of events and school class photographs from the 1900s to the 1950s. Some documents are in Spanish and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1945; 1874-1956

Juvencio Rodriguez Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0161
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and programs relating to Juvencio Rodriguez's civic engagement in Houston.The correspondence regarding the protest of the Latin American Club Committee of Houston against the practice of classifying Latin-American citizens into a color by the Social Security Office (1936) is a particularly valuable record in this collection for scholars researching this topic.
Dates: 1930 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1938

LULAC News Collection

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Identifier: RG 1314
Scope and Contents The material in this collection was acquired from several other collections housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Various issues of LULAC News were removed from those collections and placed together in this artificial collection. A complete run of issues is not available. The issues are arranged chronologically.View digitized collection on the Houston Public Library...
Dates: 1932-1983, 1946-1974, 1991-2012; Majority of material found in 1945-1974

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

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

Melesio Gomez Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0135
Scope and Contents The collection spans from 1919 to 1982 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1930 to 1959. It consists of 3 boxes arranged in the following series: Personal Records of Melesio Gomez, La Nacional Tortilla Factory, La Consentida Café/Restaurant, Mexican Products and Curio Shop, Personal Records of Estella Gomez Reyes Quintanilla, Personal Records of Mary Anne Gomez, Personal Records of Elvira Gomez Reyes Quintanilla, Miscellaneous, Photographs, and Oversized Materials. The first box holds 39...
Dates: 1919-1982; Majority of material found within 1930-1959

Nuestra Palabra Collection

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Identifier:  MSS 1389
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the organizational records related to Nuestra Palabra. This includes administrative files, publications, and photographs. The bulk of the collection is made up of promotional materials for programs and events, press kits for authors, and newspaper clippings that feature Nuestra Palabra programs.

Note: The recordings of the Nuestra Palabra radio show are housed at the University of Houston Special Collections.
Dates: 1995-2015; Majority of material found in 2000s

Ruth T. Bello Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0363
Scope and Contents This collection includes essays written by Ruth T. Bello on the history of Presbyterianism in Mexican American communities in Texas along with her research notes, a small selection of church bulletins from the First Mexican Presbyterian Church in Houston, two choir hymnals, and 42 photographs related to the Bello family and other Texas families active in the Presbyterian church.
Dates: 1916-1989; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s

William Gutierrez Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0237
Scope and Contents The William Gutierrez Papers includes handwritten notes, letters, memorandums, reports, and proposals as well as newspaper clippings, event programs, discrimination claims, voter registrations, student questionnaires, city records, political campaigns, and publications. In addition to papers, this collection includes 35 photographs, two 8-track audio tapes, a personal planner, a nametag, and a book of commemoration.
Dates: 1966-1980; Majority of material found within 1970-1979
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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