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Benjamin C. Allin Papers

 Collection
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

Bert Brandt Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0087
Dates: 1939-1975

Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: RG E 0098
Scope and Contents The Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks document the club’s activities from 1939-1988. The scrapbooks include organizational history, yearbooks, information about club projects and travel, newsclippings, correspondence, awards, and photographs.
Dates: 1948-1988

Business Album of Houston

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Identifier: MSS 0145
Dates: 1911

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

Gray Studio / Arla Bintliff Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0215
Dates: 1913-1919

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...
Dates: 1890s-1950s

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 Photograph Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0157
Dates: 1859-1975

Litterst-Dixon Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1248
Dates: 1850-1967

Thompson Family Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0132
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 118 photographs offering a visual portrait of several generations of a family of black Houstonians from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It includes images of family members at home, school, work, and play. Many of the photographs are set in the vicinity of the family home at 3401 Ennis Street in Houston’s Third Ward, although a few are from California, Kansas City, France, and elsewhere. Chester Thompson, Sr., Leona Rasmus Thompson, Chester Thompson,...
Dates: 1890s-1960s; Majority of material found within 1918-1947
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0137 Black Photographic Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0137
Content Description This collection is composed of mostly photographic images having to do with African Americans in the Houston area from 1896 to 1968. Some of the items were donated individually, and the donor and record of ownership is unknown. Except for its singular focus on images of African Americans this collection is miscellaneous. Several of the photographs are of Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion and a Juneteenth Parade float. Some images are tintypes of...
Dates: 1896-1968
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0143 Judson Robinson Sr. Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0143
Scope and Contents The Judson Robinson Sr. Family Collection consists mostly of photographs and a few newsclippings documenting activities of the Y.M.C.A. during the 1950's and into the 1970's.
Dates: 1950's-1970's
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0145 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

MSS 0156 Francis Page, Sr. Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0156
Content Description The Francis Page, Sr. collection contains b/w and color images from his personal collection during the 1980s. Many are of him and his guests during his fiftieth birthday celebration. A few capture his work in newspaper publishing or are of family members. Photograph identification sheets are available for images 1-94.
Dates: 1980s
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0157 Diana Fallis Photographs

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

Ned Bosnick's Texas Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1467
Dates: 1984-1985 ; Publication: 1986

Robert L. Browning Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1220
Scope and Contents This collection consists of aerial photos of the Houston and Gulf Coast area taken between 1946 and 1950. Many focus on downtown Houston, the area around the San Jacinto Monument, the Ship Channel, and other industrial sites. Images also document other parts of Texas--especially industrial areas around Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Baytown--as well as a few photos of Cuba and New Orleans. The collection includes primarily 4x5" negatives There are also a handful of original contact prints...
Dates: 1946-1950

San Jacinto Museum of History / Cecil Thomson Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0200
Dates: 1880-1949

Yolita Schmidt Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0097
Content Description This collection contains photographs by Yolita Schmidt of buildings in Houston designed in the style of Moderne Architecture. The collection features a multitude of different buildings stylings from those which hold special historical significance, such as the Astrodome and Jesse H. Jones Hall, to single family homes, skyscrapers, and religious buildings.Many images are identified in the booklet "A Houston Guide: The Moderne Style in Architecture" issued by the "City" project. ...
Dates: 1972, 1977-1978
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