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Abner J. Strobel Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0028
Scope and Contents The papers of Abner J. Strobel, lay historian, local politician, plantation manager, expectant oilman and longtime resident of Brazoria County are especially useful for documenting the impact of oil discoveries on the agricultural economy of Brazoria County. Particularly interesting in this regard are a collection of documents relating to the activities of the Union Cooperative Oil and Refining Association in which Strobel was active. Slightly less extensive, but rather significant, are several...
Dates: 1892-1931; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1921

Adele Briscoe Looscan Papers

 Collection
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

Alfred C. Finn Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1913-1964

Alfred Joseph Calloway Papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Allen G. Weymouth Memorial Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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,...
Dates: 1948-1998, Undated; Majority of material found within 1975-1996

Amerman-Collings Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0061
Dates: 1830-1919

Bagby Family Photographs

 Collection
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

Ballinger and Associates Collection

 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 referred...
Dates: 1836-1907, bulk dates 1854-1907; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1907

Ben C. Connally Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1942-1975; Majority of material found in 1960-1975

Ben Campbell Collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Ben Wacker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0021
Scope and Contents This collection contains numerous letters written to Ben Wacker from Texas political figures. These letters generally contain information on the recipients views concerning anti-communism, international relations and Texas water policy. Little can be determined from this collection about the life of Ben Wacker himself.
Dates: July 1948 to June 1965; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959

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

Bennie R. Jackson Oral History

 Item
Identifier: OH-GS-0001
Dates: 12/08/2009
Found in: Gregory School

Bishop J. Milton Richardson Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1959-1965; Majority of material found within 1961-1693

Bob Lanier Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1269
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials and records from the office of Bob Lanier, mayor of Houston from 1992 to 1998. The collection contains records of events and event briefings, many years of correspondence – internally within the mayor’s office, between departments of the Houston city government, and between city officials and outside agents – official reports and presentations by government departments as well as contracted firms; minutes from meetings; saved articles from the Houston...
Dates: 1992-1996

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

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0003
Scope and Contents The Pickett Collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and speeches of the former mayor.
Dates: 1924-1976 1940-1946; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1946

Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers

 Collection
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

Catholic Truth Society Collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1922 to 1978; Majority of material found within 1922 - 1939

Chairez Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0094
Scope and Contents The Chairez Family Collection comprises one document box of miscellaneous letters, notes, excellent photographs, music scores, flyers, clippings, a scrapbook, and other publications retained by one of the founding families of the Mexican colonia in Magnolia Park. Altogether, the collection gives insight into the early social and cultural development of the Houston Mexican American community during its formative years.
Dates: 1918-1978

Citizens Environmental Coalition Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG F 0019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of the Coalition from 1971 to 1981, and the CEC Education Fund Inc. (CECEF). It includes the following types of information: correspondence; newsletter (Newsleaf); minutes of meetings; financial information; grants; reports; special events; Task Forces; educational programs, and hearings and inquiries stemming from its active involvement in the environmental concerns of the Upper Gulf Coast area, in particular the Toxic Waste Task Forces and the bayou and...
Dates: 1969-1986

City of Houston Aviation Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG A 0005
Scope and Contents This collection covers a range of activities at Houston Municipal Airport, later Hobby Airport, from 1937-1981. There are also files on the concept and development of Houston Intercontinental Airport, which was intended to replace Houston Municipal Airport. Topics covered range from dealings with airlines to counts of landings, departures and passenger flow to accident reports. Materials in this collection are primarily correspondence and inter-office correspondence, and include annual reports,...
Dates: 1937-1981

City of West University Place Collection

 Collection
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

Courtlandt Place Collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1906-1982; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

Current Literature Club

 Collection
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...
Dates: Other: 1900-2007

Dance Club Records

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1939-1993; Majority of material found within 1950-1970

Donald C. Barton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0005
Scope and Contents The collection consists of his business and some personal correspondence from 1922 to 1929 with the bulk of the material spanning the years 1927-1929. Three of the volumes contain correspondence between Dr. Barton and the Freeport Sulphur Company (1927-1928), the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas (1926-1929), and the Association of Petroleum Geologists (1929). Most of the other volumes detail the first two years of his career as a consulting geologist. It reflects business...
Dates: 1922-1929; Majority of material found within 1927-1929

Donna Beth Shaw Research Papers

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1936-2009

Dowell-Littlefield Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0050
Scope and Contents The Dowell-Littlefield Papers consist of correspondence from the Dowell family, as well as a relative, Major George Littlefield of Gonzales. Correspondence dates back to 1868 and is mainly personal in nature.
Dates: 1868-1906

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