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Theater LaB Houston

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Identifier: RG E 0100
Content Description This collection consists of programs, mailers, reviews, and photos of the majority of Theater LaB Houston's 150+ productions. Also included is historical and foundational documentation, architectural drawings of the renovation of 1706 Alamo Street, theater signage, promotional material, documentation about Thespian Park, original set design renderings from Rudy Zarka and Boris Kaplun, needlepoint ornaments by patron Kathleen Gay Peeples, and various autographs, playbills, and other media that...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1993-2018; 1950s-2018

Thelma Scott Bryant Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0013
Scope and Contents The Thelma Scott Bryant Collection houses the personal papers of Thelma Scott Bryant. This collection, which dates from 1940 to 2008, includes newsclippings, correspondence, manuscripts, church materials, publications, funeral programs, photos, a scrap book from here college years at Howard University and personal ephemera that document events, individuals, and organizations that had special meaning in her life. She leaves behind a legacy that touched many in the community through her...
Dates: 1940 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

Third Church of Christ Scientist Architectural Records

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Identifier: MSS 1299
Scope and Contents This collection is entirely comprised of one book of architectural specifications by the architectural firm of Jonas & Tabor, one architectural rendering of the church by artist E. M. "Buck" Schiwetz, and one photograph of the building after construction.
Dates: 1928

Thompson Family Photograph Collection 1890s-1960s

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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

Thorne Dreyer Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0105
Scope and Contents This collections primarily consists of materials related to Houston's alternative press newspaper Space City News! from 1968 to 1972. While photographs make up the bulk of those materials, the collection also includes both original artwork and clipart. In addition to photographs and artwork created by members of the Space City! collective or other contributions, there are also materials from other sources such as Liberation News Service. There are also a significant number of performance and...
Dates: 1967-1978; Majority of material found within 1968-1972

Town of Independence Heights

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Identifier: RG 0063
Content Description The Independence Heights collection contains materials about the town’s history, development and preservation efforts. The collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, a map, church programs, VHS tapes, a DVD, incorporation papers, church displays and the city history. Of note are the Delinquent Tax Record ledgers from 1921 to 1922. Many of the original documents were retained by the donor; reproductions are available. It also contains copy negatives and prints which were likely...
Dates: Other: 1921-1986
Found in: Gregory School

University Area Women of Rotary Records

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Identifier: RG E 0086
Scope and Contents This collection contains the working records of the organization. Most of the material is from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and there is some material dating back to the 1950s.
Dates: 1955-1991

Valdemar M. Bernhard

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Identifier: MSS 0026
Scope and Contents The manuscript collection represents V. P. Bernhard’s original creative work, in the form of poems, songs, novels of fiction, as well as the discussions, essays, collections of articles, autobiography, and spiritual photographs.
Dates: ca. 1900-1930s

Velma M. Johnson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0028
Scope and Contents The Velma M. Johnson Collection consists of a book entitled New-World Speller and an Uncle Tom's Cabin Log pencil. Series I: School Materials (1920), contains New-World Speller Book, by Julia H. Wohlfarth and Lilian Emily Rogers and Uncle Tom's Cabin log pencil.
Dates: 1920
Found in: Gregory School

W. Arthur Combs Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0059
Scope and Contents The W. A. Combs Papers consist of Mr. Combs' papers and the records of two firms with which he was associated in the early 1950's. Correspondence and photographs including prominent political figures provide information of Democratic party activities. Clippings folders concentrating on the NAACA convention in 1952, the Democratic Party chairmen's convention in 1949, and the Sam Rayburn Rally in 1949 are included.
Dates: 1935-1972

Walls-Patterson-Wallace-Hinchen Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0067
Content Description This collection consists of a single unpublished family history entitled "Walls-Patterson-Wallace Hinchen and Allied Families." The manusctipt contains biograpical family profiles and black and white family photographs that detail the family's history from the mid-ninteenth century to 1986. This collection is helpful for genealogy related research on family history in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Dates: 1986
Found in: Gregory School

Wells Sessums Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0020
Scope and Contents The Wells Sessums Family Collection contains materials relating specifically to Cameron Wells Jr. and Cameron Wells, Sr. participation within the Boys Scouts. This collection, dated from 1919 to 1945, contains annual charter certificates, family photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous items and memorabilia. The collection is small and not comprehensive but provides a glimpse into what being a Boy Scout was like for African American children during the time of segregation in Texas.
Dates: 1919 - 1945
Found in: Gregory School

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 0010
Scope and Contents Note The Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Collection houses the papers of the church from 1968 to 2010. This collection is consisting of vital news clippings, various event programs, annual reports, various biographical profiles of African American artists and artifacts. documents of church members and Houston citizens. Strength of this collection is the funeral programs of church members and Houston citizens. While this collection lacks institution records, it provides valuable biographical...
Dates: 1968 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1997 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

William A. Kirkland Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0162
Scope and Contents Most of the documents in this collection relate to the Shepherd and A. P. Root families as well as Kirkland's research into the history of First National Bank. It also contains correspondence between Kirkland and his immediate family.
Dates: 1796-1938

William D. Murdy Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0243
Dates: 1950-1960

William E. Moreland Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0006
Scope and Contents The Moreland Papers contains superintendent agenda materials of the Houston Independent School District, as well as the speeches and correspondence of Dr. Moreland while he served as superintendent.
Dates: 1933-1957

William Gutierrez Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0237
Scope and Contents The William Gutierrez Papers includes handwritten notes, letters, memorandums, reports, and proposals as well as newspaper clippings, event programs, discrimination claims, voter registrations, student questionnaires, city records, political campaigns, and publications. In addition to papers, this collection includes 35 photographs, two 8-track audio tapes, a personal planner, a nametag, and a book of commemoration.
Dates: 1966-1980; Majority of material found within 1970-1979

William H. "Bill" White Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0324
Content Description This 27-box collection contains the selected professional papers of William Howard “Bill” White, reflecting his career as mayor of Houston from 2004 to 2010. Materials of particular interest include those related to “Get Houston Moving,” “Cooler Houston,” “Houston Hope” and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike.
Dates: Other: 1996-2011; Majority of material found within 2003-2010

William Hovey / La Porte, Texas Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0274
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a packet of reproduction photos of La Porte, Texas, dating from approximately 1910 through the 1940s.
Dates: approximately 1910-1940s

William Jack Bryan Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0046
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two boxes. The first box holds correspondence to and from members of the Bryan family, as well as friends and business associates, from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. Additionally there is a photograph of Lucy Bryan Harvey. The second box contains newspaper issues, and other clippings pertianing to the Bryan and Austin families. Additionally, there are blue print copies for Peach Point Plantation, designed by Stephen F. Austin, which are accompanied by a typewritten...
Dates: 1809-1929; Majority of material found within 1852-1929

William Marsh Rice Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0140
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection consist primarily of Rice's personal and financial correspondence as well as financial records covering his residency in Houston, with the earliest papers dating from 1841. There are some financial records dating back to 1869. The collection also contains personal and financial papers of Frederick Rice, Rice's brother, and of John H. Brown, a business associate of Rice and the first husband of Rice's second wife, Julia Elizabeth Baldwin. A grouping of...
Dates: 1831-1869

William P. Hobby Company Records

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Identifier: MSS 1110
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of corporate records and minute books for several corporations. The records books included in the collection are for Cowles Florida Broadcasting, Inc, Houston Post Charities, Inc, The Houston Post Company, H & C Communications, Inc, Channel Two Television Company, Channel Five Television Company, Channel Four Television Company, KCCI-TV Broadcasting, Inc, KPRC Radio Company, and Hobby-Catto Interests, Inc. Also included in the collection is a photograph of the...
Dates: 1965-1986

Willie Blackmon Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0009
Scope and Content The Willie Blackmon Collection consists of newsclippings, events programs, funeral programs, correspondence, photos, family history materials, professional awards, athletic accomplishments, and other ephemera from 1927-2009 that were saved and compiled by Judge Blackmon throughout his career.
Dates: 1927 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

Willie Lee Gay Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0006
Scope and Content The Willie Lee Gay Collection contains the professional and personal papers of teacher and historian Willie Lee Gay. This collection which dates from 1897 to 2012 includes newsclippings, publications, photos, research materials, programs, assorted photocopied images, and organizations that highlight her work as a historian in documenting and preserving the history of African American communities in Houston. This collection contains invaluable research on local houston history and prominent...
Dates: 1897 - 2012
Found in: Gregory School

Woodallen Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1459
Content Description This collection consists of a wide variety of business photographs produced by Woodallen Photography in Houston from 1946 to 2015. There are images produced for major clients like Sears, Houston Public Library, and Sakowitz, as well as smaller local businesses. In addition to retail and consumer goods, numerous industrial companies are included. Images include products, people, facilities, equipment, and events.
Dates: Other: 1946-2015

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

Zeta Amicae of Houston Records

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Identifier: RG 0050
Scope and Contents This collection contains documentary records which follow the history of the Houston Zeta Amicae Chapter. This includes minutes, financial records, correspondence, event programs, scrapbooks, and photographs of organization members and events. These materials date from 1948 to 2007.
Dates: 1948-2007
Found in: Gregory School

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