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19th Century Texas Towns Photographs

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

1900 Census of Harris County Hispanics Collection

Identifier: MSS 0356
Scope and Contents

This collection contains raw data collected by students who were analyzing the 1900 census and identifying people of possible Hispanic origins in Harris County. The bulk of the collection are the worksheets completed by the students. There are also a few papers written by students summerizing their findings.

Dates: 1986

1910 Census of Harris County Hispanics Collection

Identifier: MSS 0355
Scope and Contents

This collection contains raw data collected by students who were analyzing the 1910 census and identifying people of possible Hispanic origins in Harris County. The bulk of the collection are the worksheets completed by the students. There are also a few papers written by students summerizing their findings.

Dates: 1987

1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection

Identifier: RG 0051
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of campaign materials from Jackson’s 1984 campaign for the Texas Democratic Primary.

Dates: 1984

A. E. Warner Collection

Identifier: MSS 0141
Scope and Content Note

The A.E. Warner collection covers mostly his career in sales and various other ventures from 1935-1984. Materials within the collection include an autobiography, business organization papers, copies of sales awards, correspondence, state employment agency licenses, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a sales tax permit.

Dates: 1935-1984; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1970

Abner J. Strobel Papers

Identifier: MSS 0028
Scope and Contents This collection of a mixture of personal and professional documents from the life and career of Brazoria County resident Abner J. Strobel. Materials date from 1892-1931, with the bulk occuring 1909-1921. Strobel's papers consist primarily of correspondence, journals and daybooks, property records, and business and operations records. Many documents reflect the confluence of oil discoveries and the agricultural economy of Brazoria County. Among these are documents relating to the...
Dates: 1892-1931; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1921

Adele Briscoe Looscan Papers

Identifier: MSS 0037
Scope and Contents The collection, consisting primarily of correspondence and clippings, deals with Adele Looscan's activities as president of the Texas Historical Association. Among the most prominent correspondents represented in the collection are Eugene C. Barker, Charles W. Ramsdell, and Ernest W. Winkler, all of whom served as officers for the Texas Historical Association during 1911-1926. None of her own letters are in the collection. The correspondence consists only of letters she recieved between 1911...
Dates: 1826-1926

African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection

Identifier: RG 0007
Scope and Contents

The African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection is comprised of programs, brochures, photographs, and slides that document their inaugural opening on September 1, 1988.

Dates: 1988 - 1989

African American Miscellaneous Collection

Identifier: MSS 0135
Scope and Contents This collection gathered from many sources, is composed of an assortment of material having to do with the history of Black Houstonians and Texans. Some of the items into were donated to the research center individually, while other were part of a larger body of donated materials that bore no direct historical relation. Thus except for the it singular focus on Black Americans, this collection is truly miscellaneous. Some of the major topics are local churches, politics and campaign...
Dates: 1917-1987; Majority of material found in 1940-1987

Alex Arroyos / John F. Kennedy Photographs

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

Alfonso Vazquez Collection

Identifier:  MSS 0093
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs and newspaper clippings of the Mexican American community in Houston in the 1950s to 1970s. Much of the collection relates to political events and social movements and includes organizations and figures such as the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO), La Raza Unida Party, the American G. I. Forum, the Minimum Wage March of 1966, and more....
Dates: 1958 - 1979

Alfred C. Finn Papers

Identifier: MSS 0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of office and project records for Finn's architectural firm, including specifications and correspondence. This collection also includes thousands of photographs and negatives, many for projects during and after construction. A significant portion of the colleciton is also composed of architectural drawings by Finn for prominent works in Houston including the Gulf Building, St. Paul's Methodist Church and the San Jacinto Monument. Several works by other firms,...
Dates: 1913-1964

Alfred Joseph Calloway Papers

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.

Dates: 1990-1992

Alfred Shire Papers

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.

Dates: 1942 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1995-1997

Alkebu Motapa Collection

Identifier: MSS 0150
Scope and Contents

The collection contains artwork created by Alkebu Motapa and includes photographs, letter-sized copies of posters, post cards and posters duplicated on T-shirts. Contains some original artwork, most are reproductions. The remaining items include an application for an Individual Artist Grant, audiotapes, a civil rights lawsuit, a compact disc, correspondence, newspaper clippings, tee shirts, and videotape. His work show cases community relations affecting the Black community.

Dates: 1966-2002 1986-1989; Majority of material found within 1986 - 1989

Allen G. Weymouth Memorial Papers

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...
Dates: 1948-1998; Majority of material found within 1975-1996

Amerman-Collings Papers

Identifier: MSS 0061
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of the 19th century correspondence and papers of the family of A. Earl Amerman, mayor of Houston from 1918 to 1921. It includes materials concerning Augustus and Melissa Moore Amerman; Almeron F. and Mary Collings Amerman; George W. and Catherine Earl Collings; and Charles Granger Collings. Some financial records of George Fisher, James Brewster and M. H. Shyrock also are available. Of note are items relating to social and business history of Houston and...
Dates: 1830-1919

Anna Dupree Papers

Identifier: MSS 0128
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of biographical information on Anna Johnson Dupree and Clarence A. Dupree, as well as information on the Eliza Johnson Home, Camp Robinhood, the children’s orphanage, and the African American Community Council of Houston. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and photographs.

Dates: 1900-1977; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s

Antioch Baptist Church Collection

Identifier: RG 0032
Scope and Contents

The Antioch Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of The Antioch Baptist Church from 1925-1968. This collection contains newsletters and programs that detail church related activities and services. Significant gaps exist for newsletter with most of the newsletters from 1946-1949. Church programs cover the Annual Women’s a Day and Men’s Day events and order of service. Two photographs depict congregation members during the early twentieth century and the early church leaders.

Dates: 1925 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1950

Arla Bintliff Collection of Gray's Studio Photographs

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

Augustina “Tina” Reyes Collection

Identifier:  MSS 0321
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents gathered and created by Augustina "Tina" Reyes during her service on the Houston Independent School District Board between 1982 and 1987. The bulk of materials represent her tenure as President of the Board in 1984. Also included in the collection are social studies curriculum guides addressing various social issues, such as racism, discrimination and stereotyping.

Dates: 1982-1987

Bagby Family Photographs

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

Ballard Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 0056
Scope and Contents The Ballard Family Collection details the life and career of Lillie M. Ballard and the Ballard Family of Houston, Texas. This, which dates from 1940 to 1985 contains photographs, certificates and newspaper clippings. As a child growing up in segregated Houston during the 1940s and 50s, much of the photos and materials within the collection chronicle her educational and professional development from kindergarten to her career and retirement from nursing. She was able to overcome and achieve...
Dates: 1940 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1982

Ballinger and Associates Collection

Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The collection of the Galveston law firm of Ballinger and Associates is a large holding of nineteenth century correspondence relating to economic, legal and political affairs of Texas, particularly the Gulf Coast area. The name of the firm varied during the 1855-1907 period of this collection. Partnerships included those of Ballinger and Jack, Ballinger and Mott, Willie, Campbell and Ballinger, Terry, Ballinger and Smith, and Terry, Cavin and Mills. For archival purposes, all will be...
Dates: 1836-1907, bulk dates 1854-1907; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1907

Baltrip Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 0055
Content Description

The Baltrip Family Collection contains 25 photographs of the Baltrip family of Huntville, Texas and a funeral program. The photographs are undated. The collection is not comprehensive but provides a visual of the members of the Baltrip family.

Dates: 2002

Bank of the Southwest Collection of Frank J. Schlueter Photographs

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...
Dates: 1907-1945

Barbara Joe Ellison Collection

Identifier: MSS 0018
Scope and Contents

The Barbara Joe Jones Ellison Collection houses the personal paper of Barbara Joe Ellsion. This collection, which dates from 1974 to 2007, contains a Houston Police Department yearbook, funeral program, and newsletter. This small colelction give a glimple into the life of black women in the police field.

Dates: 1974 - 2007

Barbara Jordan Collection

Identifier: MSS 0080
Scope and Contents

The Barbara Jordan collection contains materials that highlights the life and legacy of Jordan’s work and political career. This collection, which dates from 1963 to 2011, consists of photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, flyers and various souvenir and memorabilia materials.

Dates: 1963 - 2011

Barbara Jordan Post Office Architectural Drawings

Identifier: RG O 0010
Scope and Contents

This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings. The physical drawings are full-size photocopies of original drawings. There is also a CD including the same drawings as PDF files.

Dates: 1936, 1960-2004

Barbee Family Collection

Identifier: MSS.1443

The Barbee Family Collection is comprised primarily of photographs of the family from 1894 to 1982.

Dates: Majority of material found within Bulk, 1930-1950; 1930 - 1976, 1930 - 1950

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