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Arla Bintliff Collection of Gray's Studio Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0215
Scope and Contents This collection contains roughly 6000 5" x 7" dry gelatin glass plate negatives. The negatives are portraits of local people and were taken between 1913 and 1919 at Gray's Studio at 502 ½ Main. The time period of these images correponds mostly to James S. Hutchcraft's management of Gray's Studio. Many of the photographs have identification, while others do not.
Dates: 1913-1919

Bank of the Southwest Collection of Frank J. Schlueter Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0100
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs by the prolific Houston commercial photographer, Frank Schleuter. A wide variety of topics are included, such as images of skylines, construction, oil fields, industry, agriculture, rural life, Houston’s port and ship channel, social occasions, and Houston’s citizens. While Schleuter's career spanned a longer period, this collection primarily features photoraphs dating from 1907 to 1943. Formats range from glate plates on through more modern film, and the...
Dates: 1907-1945

Bert Brandt Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0087
Scope and Contents The bulk of the images in this collection are from Brandt’s commercial work. There are also some images from his work during WWII in Italy and Germany. Another notable part of the collection is his journalistic photo coverage of the Poe Elementary School bombing in Houston in 1959. Brandt created photo illustrations for several books about Houston and Texas, including GEorge Fuermann's Houston: the Once and Future Cty, 1971. He photographed scenes in the oil fields as well as in the...
Dates: 1939-1975

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

Elbert Howze Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0171
Scope and Contents The Elbert Howze collection contains newspaper articles, photographs, drawings, and his “Fourth Ward” photography book. The contents of the collection primarily focuses on structures, people, and life in Fourth Ward Houston during the 1980s.
Dates: 1975 - 1997
Found in: Gregory School

Frank J. Schleuter Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0223
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs by the prolific Houston commercial photographer, Frank Schleuter. A wide variety of topics are included, such as images of buildings, homes, oil fields, industry, agriculture, rural life, Houston’s port and ship channel, social occasions, and Houston’s citizens. While Schleuter's career spanned a longer period, this collection primarily features photoraphs dating from 1909 to 1936. Formats range from glate plates on through more modern film, and the...
Dates: 1909-1947

Gregorio T. Valerio Photographs

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Identifier:  MSS 0101
Scope and Contents This collection contains 338 prints, and their corresponding negatives, from Valerio Photography Studio. The bulk of the images are of people in a variety of everyday settings, including at work, at church, family gatherings, and out and about around town. There are a signficant number of photos of bands and musicans at local venues including the Pan American and La Terraza. Additionally, there are studio protraits and a handful of photos of the KLVL Morales Radio Station and Morales Funeral...
Dates: 1910s-1960s; Majority of material found in 1950s

J. Milton Lawless Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0334
Scope and Contents This collection consists of about 3250 images ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. It includes 930 8x10" prints, a few oversized black and white prints, 21 glass plate negatives, and 23 tintypes of members of Lawless’ family. There are also a number of 4x5" and 5x7" film negatives, as well as other slides and prints.Among the subjects are: Architecture, Aerial photos, the Astrodome, Epsom Downs (1930s), Oil, the Inter Urban, Rice University, the San Jacinto Monument,...
Dates: 1920s-1980s

Litterst-Dixon Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1248
Scope and Contents This collection contains images from the Houston's Litterst Commercial Photo Company, which later became the Dixon Commercial Photo Company. The photographs range in date from approximately 1850 through 1967. The photographs cover a wide range of subjects, with a focus largely on buildings and industry. The oil and shipping industries are frequent subjects. Many commercial buildings are featured, including both interior and exterior shots. Also included are some product photography,...
Dates: 1850-1967

Ned Bosnick's Texas Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1467
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs from Ned Bosnick's show "Texas." The show was put on in Lampasas for the Texas Sesquicentennial in 1986. The exhibit consists of 151 photographs shot around the state in 1984 and 1985 in honor of the Texas Sesquicentennial. The photographs traveled around Texas in 1986 as an exhibition.
Dates: 1984-1985 ; Publication: 1986

Paul Hester Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0155
Content Description The Paul Hester Photographs contains three major groups:Series A: Using a retrofitted R. B. Cycle Graphic from the Folmer and Schwing Division of the Eastman Kodak Co., Hester teamed with Curtis Beane and a writer on a project to photograph locations that had been shown in early 1900s panoramic photos in various HMRC collections. Hester and Beane each used the camera. Hester shot about 90 images. These images are negatives 8 inches tall and about 60 inches long. Series ...
Dates: Other: 1978-1998

Robert Dixon Photographs (Litterst Commercial Photo Company)

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Identifier: MSS 0089
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs from the Litterst Commercial Photo Company as well as its successors. Taken for commercial purposes, the images largely feature industrial shots and portraits. Many would have been taken for busines purposes such as documentation for insurance. The photographs range in date from approximately 1933-1977, with the majority falling between 1941-1967. They focus primarily on the Houston area.
Dates: 1933 - 1977; 1941 - 1967

William D. Murdy Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0243
Scope and Contents This collection of 1,024 commercial photographs largely features industrial and architectural views, including exteriors and interiors of unidentified private residences, as well as commercial buildings. Cameron Iron Works is among the businesses documented. Most of the photographs date from the late 1950s to 1960. There are silver gelatin prints and color prints.
Dates: 1950-1960
The African American Library at the Gregory School
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Houston, Texas 77019
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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