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Legan World War I Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0433
Scope and Contents The Legan World War I Photographs contains black and white photographs of locations, individuals, and propaganda from the First World War. Photographs 1-50 are 5x7" black and white prints documenting the First World War. These photographs show locations in France, including Aisne, Alsace, Arras, Marne, Paris, Reims, Somme, and Verdun. Scenes include trenches, artillery, soldiers, city halls, chateaus, churches, cathedrals, towns, and landscapes. Many feature dramatic destruction....
Dates: approximately 1914-1918, and undated

Lenora Detering Papers

Identifier: MSS 1055
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal papers of Lenora Detering. Files include administrative and financial records, personal papers, and architectural and design sketches. The collection has been divided into four series: Detering Galleries Projects, Detering Galleries Business and Administrative Papers, Lenora Detering Personal Papers, and Renderings and Architectural Plans. Folders within each series are arranged by project then chronologically.

Dates: 1935-1977

Leopold Meyer Papers

Identifier: MSS 0067
Dates: 1908-1978

Lesley Lewis Walker, Sr. Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0253
Scope and Contents This collection contains approximately 245 photographs, which chronicle the life of Lesley Lewis "Shorty" Walker, an adventuresome Houston machinist reported to be the first Houstonian and the first Texan to build and pilot a heavier than air craft. Most of the photographs were taken by Walker. Images include planes, boats, racing cars, motorcycles and related topics, as well as the construction of the Panama Canal, which Walker worked on as a young man. The photographs in this...
Dates: approximately 1905 through the 1920s

Linda Austin Collection

Identifier: MSS 0024
Scope and Contents The Linda Austin Collection houses the personal papers of Linda Austin. This collection, which dates from 1944 to 2009, contains personal materials related to her parents which included materials related to her mother’s graduation from the Franklin Beauty School in 1944, and her father’s Driver License from the 1940s and 1950s. Additionally it includes materials associated with his membership in the fraternal order of the Eastern Star. There are also news clippings, programs, photographs...
Dates: 1944 - 2009

Litterst-Dixon Photographs

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...
Dates: 1850-1967

Little School of the 400 Collection

Identifier:  MSS 0205
Scope and Contents The collection contains the research notes compiled by Dr. Guadalupe C. Quintanilla while writing her doctoral dissertation in 1976. Of note are copies of pages from David Adame's registration book and correspondence from Jake Rodriguez, Executive Director of "The Little School of the 400". There are also financial reports by the LULAC Educational Fund, Inc., and copies of lists of the schools that were qualified for the "Little School of the 400."...
Dates: 1958-1962

Log Cabin Republicans of Houston Records

Identifier: RG 1125
Scope and Contents

The Log Cabin Republicans Records are comprised of incorporation papers of the Texas and Houston chapters, meeting information, and the Houston chapter publication, “Log On.”

Dates: 1993-1995

Lois Brantley Collection

Identifier: MSS 0014
Scope and Contents

The Lois Brantley Collection houses the professional papers of Lois Brantley. This collection, which dates from 1930 to 2003, includes records such as teachers’ notice of appointments, transcripts, letters of recommendation, teaching credientials, certificates, correspondence, photographs, degrees, and event programs. Many of the materials within the collection document her career and professional development as an educator within the Houston Independent School District.

Dates: 1930 - 2003

Lorenzo Williams Photograph Collection

Identifier: MSS 0111
Content Description

Materials in the Lorenzo Williams Photograph Collection are largely photographic in nature, but does contain some correspondence and news clippings. This collection consists of 49 photographs, one is a tin type, presumably of relatives of Lorenzo Williams during the early to mid-twentieth century. Photographs are mostly of individuals that depict military service, graduation and the daily life during the twentieth century.

Dates: undated

Louise Kennedy Papers

Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection contains clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to Houston elections and local issues from 1952 through 1975.The papers document the work of organizing within the Democratic party and for general elections. There is particular emphasis on elections at the state and local level. Especially noteworthy are typed, handwritten, and annotated precint analyses from a time before computer analysis was common. There are also mailing lists for precinct workers,...
Dates: 1952-1975

Luis Cano Papers

Identifier: MSS 0284
Scope and Content Note The collection spans from 1968 to 1986 with the bulk of the materials dating from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. The collection contains private and public papers detailing the many and varied interests of Luis R. Cano. The major sections of this collection include papers on the Assocation for Advancement of Mexican Americans, the National Council of La Raza, the Housing Authority of the City of Houston, CETA, bilingual education, discrimination and segregation in HISD, thesis and...
Dates: 1968-1986; Majority of material found in 1970-1979

LULAC News Collection

Identifier: RG 1314
Scope and Contents The material in this collection was acquired from several other collections housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Various issues of LULAC News were removed from those collections and placed together in this artificial collection. A complete run of issues is not available. The issues are arranged chronologically.View digitized collection on the Houston Public Library...
Dates: 1932-1983, 1946-1974, 1991-2012; Majority of material found in 1945-1974

LULAC Regional Organizations Records

Identifier:  MSS 0353
Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative records of various districts, councils, and committees of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The bulk of the collection relates to multiple councils in Houston and District Number 8 in Texas. Other geographic locations represented in this collection include El Paso (TX), Freeport (TX), New Mexico, and California.

Dates: 1948-1990; Majority of material found in 1970s-1980s

LULAC WWII Honor Roll Book

 Collection — book: LULAC WWII HONOR ROLL BOOK
Identifier:  MSS 0911
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one book, with four pages of content.

Dates: 1944

Luna Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 0471
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 2 boxes with 13 folders of materials related to the Luna family which includes Aranza, Miranda, and Hernandez families. The bulk of the items are dated 1940s. The first box contains immigration papers, passports, employment records, photographs, newspaper clippings, military garrison caps, and a military ring. The second box contains oversized materials including two photographs and one employment insurance policy. ...
Dates: 1913 - 2000s; Majority of material found in 1940s

Lydia Mendoza Collection

Identifier: MSS 0123
Scope and Contents The collection spans from 1933 to 2001 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1933 to 1979. It consists of 3 boxes arranged in the following series’ Awards, Contracts, Correspondence, Interviews, Newspaper Articles, Performances, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Oversized Materials. The first box holds 36 folders of documents and records; these include recording company contracts, correspondence from fans, oral history interviews, newspaper articles, and 30 folders of advertisements,...
Dates: 1933-2001; Majority of material found in 1933-1979

M. W. Lee Papers

Identifier: MSS 0058
Scope and Contents The collection deals primarily with two major efforts to bring zoning to Houston (1947 and 1962), concentrating on the years 1960-1962. Also included is proposed state legislation which was designed to protect property values without zoning. Additionally, the collection contains three scrapbooks, material on the 1947 and 1962 controversies and correspondence with people involved in similar efforts in other cities. The collection also contains correspondence and clippings about zoning in...
Dates: 1947-1974

Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection

Identifier: MSS 0054
Scope and Contents The Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection contains the personal papers of Madeline and Booker Wright. This collection, which dates from 1991 to 1998, consists of correspondence, books, newspaper clippings, photographs, sketchbooks of Booker's drawings, architectural plans, and business documents pertaining to Madeleine and Booker Wright practices in and the Caroline Medical Plaza. This collection is valuable for research on African American medical professionals and entrepreneurs. ...
Dates: 1987 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1991 - 1998

Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection

Identifier: MSS 0019
Scope and Contents

The Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection holds the personal records of Malinda Bryant Stinson. This collection, which dates from 1919 to 1982, contains letters, newsclippings, vital records, programs, financial records, military records, photographs, and ephemera. This collection while not extensive, provides a glimpse into the life and activities of Malinda Stinson. This collection contains few materials related to her career in education, yet is rich in family history.

Dates: 1919 - 1982

Margaret Scanlan Papers

Identifier: MSS 0266
Scope and Contents

The collection contains primarily clippings of articles by Margaret Scanlan. As the material in this collection contains was written during the Vietnam War, many of Scanlan's articles feature news relevant to local soldiers and their families.

Dates: late 1960s-early 1970s

Maria Reyna Papers

Identifier: MSS 0256
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of correspondence, certificates, and pamphlets from the many cultural and charitable organizations in which Reyna was active. There are also numerous newspaper clippings for events that Mary Reyna helped organize. Of note are letters and correspondence from Houston politicians Louie Welch and Leonel Castillo.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1950-1975; 1922-1983

Mariano Rosales y Piña Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0130
Scope and Contents The Mariano Rosales y Piña Papers contains newspaper clippings, Club Familias Unidas correspondence, personal and work correspondence of Mariano and his family members, work affidavits and requests for residency for family members from 1919 to 1931. Also included are a baptismal certificate for his daughter Anna Laura Rosales and a baptism announcement for his son Federico Lamberto Rosales. The collection contains one folder of photographs dating from...
Dates: 1918-1978

Mark Ellis Papers

Identifier: MSS 1439
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of files regarding Mark Ellis terms in office. The files cover issues in which Ellis worked on or lead committees. There are files regarding city council agendas, pension reform, budgets, fiscal affairs, competitive services and the Houston civility ordinance. There are also files on the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Texas which was an issue that Mark Ellis personally advocated for. Most of the files are dedicated to issues that were addressed through District...
Dates: 1994-2006

Mark Towns Papers

Identifier: MSS 0488
Content Description

This collection includes flyers, newsletters and other promotional materials from musician Mark Towns.

Dates: Late 1990s - early 2000s; Majority of material found within 1997 - 2006

Martha C. Whiting (Yates Granddaughter) and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Identifier: MSS 0090
Content Description

The Martha C. Whiting Antioch Baptist Church Collection contains materials collected by Martha as a member of the church. Materials date from 1902-2006 with most materials covering 1976-2006. Includes financial reports, meeting minutes, letters, memos, event programs, funeral programs, books, various Yates family bibles, ephemera, photographs, church history, and newsletters.

Dates: 1902-2006; Majority of material found in 1976-2006

Martha J. Wong Collection

Identifier: MSS 1139
Content Description

2 records boxes

Scope and Content

This 3-box collection represents the activities of Dr. Martha Jee Wong, first Asian-American elected to Houston City Council. The collection focuses on her time as a member of city council from 1994 through 2000. It includes campaign materials and correspondence, publicity items from her campaigns and community events, scrapbook contents, and photographs.

Dates: January 1993 - April 1998

Matteson-Southwest Billboard Company Photographs

Identifier: MSS 0227
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 777 snapshots of street scenes, mostly in Houston. The images emphasize billboard advertisements and other forms of outdoor display advertising, most of which were rented by the Matteson-Southwest Company. They date from the 1940s through the 1950s The photographs are silver gelatin prints.

Dates: 1940s-1950s

RG 0068 Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School Collection

Identifier: RG 0068
Scope and Contents

The Matthew W. Dogan Elementary collection span the years from 1949-1995, with the bulk of materials dating from 1949-1961. The collection features the dedication and opening of Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School and the operations under the first principal Mabel Kilpatrick. Scrapbooks illustrate the exterior and interior campus progress since 1959 and the faculty.

Dates: 1949-1995; Majority of material found in 1950-1961

Maurice J. Sullivan Papers

Identifier: MSS 0054
Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of correspondence, specifications, drawings, photographs, and other materials created during the process of many projects by Maurice Sullivan and his architectural partners. While the collection contains a few items related to the personal life of Sullivan the majority is focused on the work of his firms. This collection also contains documents relating to Sullivan's role as Treasurer for the American Institute of Architects.

Dates: 1904 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1964

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