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Alfred C. Finn Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of many numbered jobs with the numbers beginning at 100 and continuing to 675. There are also numerous unnumbered drawings as well as a few drawings by other architects, including: Joseph Finger; Kenneth Franzheim; Sanguinett and Staats; George. E. Dickey; John Eberson; Endress and Cato; Olle Lorehn; Mauran, Russell and Associates; W. C. Hedrick, and John Staub.

Alfred Joseph Calloway Papers

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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.

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.

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 Cavitt,...

Bagby Family Collection

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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.

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 and...

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.

Benjamin C. Allin Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0302

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.

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.

Catholic Truth Society Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0096
Scope and Contents This collection comprises correspondence and other literature pertaining to the Catholic Truth Society as well as three scrapbooks, with indices inside the front cover of each, of Catholic-interest clippings.

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.

Current Literature Club

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Identifier: RG E 0027
Content Description This collection consists of the records of the Current Literature Club (1900-1989), the Junior Current Literature Club (1964-1991), and the merged Junior Current Literature Club (1993-2007). These records were created by club members as they planned and recorded every aspect of the club's programming. The collection includes the minutes from general membership meetings and officers' meetings, yearbooks, financial records, project reports, publicity, correspondence, research papers, and...

Dance Club Records

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Identifier: RG 1233
Scope and Contents The Dance Club Collection is comprised of the records retained by the Club’s historian. Included are the correspondence related to membership, budget and planning, the Dance Club constitution, photographs and other media related to events and a scrapbook dedicated to reunions.

Donna Beth Shaw Research Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0342
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains the research materials of Donna Beth Shaw as she prepared her book Mirabeau B. Lamar: A Texas Patriot and His Poems as well as her research on Frostown, Texas.

Dr. George Ebey Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0070
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Dr. George Ebey's personal and professional correspondence, research, publications, speeches, news articles, and other items. These documents span the time before his employment at HISD, his struggle with HISD for his job, and the after-effects of the hearing and decision. This collection also includes the investigation of Roger O'Leary into the secretive underground organization of women against Un-American Activities, the Minute Women.

E. M. House Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0399
Scope and Contents This collection features a set of 56 individual photographs and a scrapbook which includes stamps, photographs, and wax letter seals. Also included is a speech given by House in 1935 and a copy of the Versailles Peace Congress agenda.

E.C. Noble/Bozeman Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 1298
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal and business correspondence of the Noble family, as well as miscellany related to various financial matters, social interests, and religious involvement. It also contains land indentures and grants dating to 1818. There are several Civil War era letters, and two signed military orders from the Civil War. There are also a number of photographs, both prints and negatives.While incomplete, this collection does provide a glimpse of a middle-class...

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....

Greater Houston Civic Council, et al, vs. Mann, et al

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Identifier: RG O 0003
Scope and Contents The Houston Civic Council, et al, vs Mann, et al (1976) Collection contains 19 volumes of trial transcripts from the court case held in Houston from November 8 to December 10, 1976. The plaintiffs in the suit sought to institute election by single member districts in an effort to give minorities greater representation on the city council. Various witnesses were called to testify, from city employees to political scientists. Topics discussed throughout the trial were varied but centered...

Heather and Thistle, Scottish Society Collection

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Identifier: RG E 0093
Content Description The collection is comprised of photographs, videos, and scrapbooks taken of events held by the Heather and Thistle Society. The photo albums contain images of various events held by the Heather and Thistle Society. Also provided are negatives of various events such as the Houston Highland Games and various balls and suppers hosted by the Heather and Thistle society. The scrapbooks hold mixtures of photos, newsletters, newspaper clippings, sctottish images and tartan patterns. Also included in...

HMRC Photo Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0114
Content Description This is an artificial collection of images documenting the economic and social development of the city, predominantly commercial views, including businesses, street scenes, and people. Most photographs are silver gelatin prints; there are two distinct albums and two photogravure books. Topics in the HMRC Collection include: business portraits, politicians, sports, Houston Law School, elementary and high school classes, parades, early aviation, Luna Park construction, motion picture...

HMRC Small Collections

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Identifier: SC

Hollywood Cemetery Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0359
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of business papers, a historical marker application, a proposal to digitize historical records, burial/disinternment applications, and the personal research notes of Donna Beth Shaw.

Houston City Charter Commission Records

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Identifier: RG A 0027
Scope and Contents This collection contains scrapbooks of news clippings and the minutes of the Charter Commission.

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,...

Houston Social Service Bureau

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Identifier: RG A 0028
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents that chronicle the activities of the Houston Social Service Bureau (later, the Family Service Bureau), including administrative documents and publications relevant to the Bureau's mission to serve needy families and unemployed individuals in Houston.

Houston Subdivision Collection

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Identifier: MSS-0118
Scope and Contents The Houston Subdivision Collection is a collection consisting of brochures, pamphlets, and plat maps documenting the development of new subdivisions in the Houston area. The boxed material contains abstracts of titles, brochures, lists of property owners, and newspaper clippings. The plat maps are from different subdivisions, each newly created at that particular time. Also included with the plat maps are three Houston street directories and city maps of the 1890s and 1900s.

Houston U.S. Post Office Building Construction Records

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Identifier: RG O 0002
Scope and Contents This small collection contains information on the construction of a U.S. Post Office in Houston in the late 1880s, as well as payroll vouchers and some correspondence regarding the professionalization of the federal civil service.
The African American Library at the Gregory School
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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Houston, Texas 77002
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