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19th Century Texas Towns Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0425
Scope and Contents The 19th Century Texas Towns Photo collection contains 230 black and white photographs of locations throughout Texas. While they are undated, the images appear to come from the late 19th century--horses and buggies, as well as trains are prevelant, while automobiles are absent. Although the images themselves are older, it is possible that the physical prints are more recent. These photographs present a variety of scenes showing Texas' development in the late 19th century. They...
Dates: probably late 19th century

Alex Arroyos / John F. Kennedy Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0255
Scope and Contents Collection consists of forty one, 8x10, black-and-white photographs taken by Alex Arroyos. Images are of President John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and Lady Bird Johnson attending a meeting of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) at the Rice Hotel in Houston on the night of November 21, 1963.
Dates: November 21, 1963

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

Bagby Family Photographs

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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.
Dates: 1890s-1900s

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

Benjamin C. Allin Papers

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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
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

Bessie Hamaker Collection of Houston Shipbuilding Corporation Photographs

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Identifier: RG 0600
Scope and Contents This collection contains copy negatives and contact prints of ships completed and in the process of being built, as well as other photographs showing the Houston Shipbuilding Corporation's Irish Bend Island Yard.Images include trains, train tracks, trucks, gantry cranes, scaffolding, buildings, and aerial views. Ships are depicted in various stages of construction, as well as in the water. Some photographs show the formal launch of ships. The facilities shown at the...
Dates: October 30, 1941 - July 28, 1943

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

Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks

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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
Scope and Contents Compiled about 1911, this album shows 160 interiors and exteriors of various Houston businesses as photographed McKay Commercial Photographers. The album itself was bound by Rein and son, Houston, TX. Each photo is accompanied by advertising text.
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

Camp Logan / Hegar Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0286
Scope and Contents This collection contains glass plate negatives with images relating to Houston's Camp Logan. The 118 images date from approximately 1918.
Dates: approximately 1918

Charles Sherman Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0066
Scope and Contents The Charles Sherman Papers are comprised primarily of photographs of sports teams from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas. Some of these include identification. The photographs date from the late 1920s. The collection also includes correspondence and newspaper articles related to Mr. Sherman and his family.
Dates: 1928-1950; Majority of material found within 1928-1945

C.H.C. Amerman Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0325
Scope and Contents This collection contains 8x10" black and white photographic prints developed from 3 1/2" x 5" glass plate negatives. The original photographs were taken by C.H.C. Amerman around 1898-1905. The prints that comprise this collection were created by HMRC staff around 1987. Many of the photos depict C.H.C. Amerman's friends and family, including his brother Almeron Earl Amerman, his sisters Katy Terrell Amerman and Nona Leigh Amerman, and his parents Almeron Fields Amerman and Mary F....
Dates: 1898 - 1905

City of West University Place Collection

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Identifier: RG M 0005
Scope and Contents The collection, created by the members of the West University Place Historical Society, contains research on the development and history of the City of West University Place. The collection contains newspaper articles, original research, oral histories, and a large number of photographs and street files, detailing the history of individual homes within the city.
Dates: 1908 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

Cuervo Quail Hunt of 1949 Photograph Album

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Identifier: MSS 1132
Scope and Contents The collection was accessed as a leather-covered, comb-bound book entitled The Cuero Quail Hunt of 1949 containing 11 black and white photographs with narrative captions and recounting a typical weekend of quail hunting on a southeast Texas ranch near Cuero, Texas in 1949.
Dates: 1949

Diana Fallis Photographs

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

Domestic Architecture of Harris County, 1824-1914 / Junior League Photographic Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0248
Dates: 1857-1960; Majority of material found within 1900-1924

Dr. W.A. Quebedeaux Environmental Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0234
Scope and Contents The collection consists of business correspondence, some personal items including Dr. Quebedeaux's theses, diplomas, certificates of appreciation, etc., copies of his and others articles and speeches, clippings and photographs and slides, mainly of pollution and its effects. There is also a large collection of precedents put together by him for use in his work and the classes he taught.The collection starts with correspondence relating to Dr. Quebedeaux's work, followed by personal...
Dates: 1932-1985

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

Eliot Elementary School Faculty Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1388
Scope and Contents This collection contains ten group photographs of the Faculty of Eliot Elementary School. They date from the 1952/1953 to 1960/1961 school years.
Dates: 1952-1961

Emily Rawlings Magic Lantern Slides

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Identifier: MSS 0149
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 279 Magic Lantern slides, as well as contact sheets and copy negatives. They include a mixture of printed drawings or paintings and photographic images. The indidividuals in the photographic portraits are unidentified. The illustrated slides depict a variety of urban scenes, including bars, hotels, homes, and parks. There are also nature, military, and religious scenes. Several of the slides feature racist cartoons of African Americans. There is no explicit...
Dates: unknown

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

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

Fred Earl Kelso Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0185
Content Description The Fred Earl Kelso Photographs contains 44 cartes-de-visite, 2 postcards, and 1 photograph. The cards come primarily from studios in Swiss and German locales. The markings on the backs correspond to studios in Lausanne, Winterthur, Fribourg, Zurich, St. Gallen, Schaffenhausen, and Sigmaringen.There is also one carte-de-visite from Houston, Texas, attributed to C.J. Wright. MSS 0185-39 depicts a women standing by a chair indoors. There are also two postcards. These are...
Dates: probably 19th century

Gertrude Ackerly / La Porte, Texas Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0273
Scope and Contents This collection contains 72 photographs of La Porte, Texas, dating from 1890 to 1925. In addition to many images of Sylvan Beach, there are also images of businesses, churches, school, homes, hotels, depots, and trains. The materials in this collection are a mixture of orginals, reproductions, and postcards.
Dates: 1890s-1925

Gray's Studio Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0498
Scope and Contents This collection contains individual and group portraits on glass plate negatives of men, women, and children of all ages. The portraits are attributed to Gray's Studio on Main Street in Houston. The photographs are undated and the people are unnamed. Based on the dates of operation for Gray's Studio, it can be inferred the photographs date from between 1897 and 1949. Given that they are on glass plates, they were most likely created on the earlier end of that range. Most of the glass plates are...
Dates: 1897 - 1949

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

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
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662