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Reverend Elias and Beatrice Burnett Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0034
Scope and Contents The Reverend Elias and Beatrice Burnett Collection contains materials related to Richard G. Lockett. This small collection which dates from 1964 to 1966, consists of a Parade of Arts Program from the Richard G. Lockett Junior High School. The Parade of Arts program is a 52-page booklet that documents the events of May 17, 1964. There were many performances from groups such as the Glee Club, the band, the Dance Ensemble, an all girls’ choir and featured military tap dance from the Osbornettes....
Dates: 1964-1966
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0281 Reverend Jack Yates and Antioch Baptist Church Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0281
Scope and Contents Much of the material donated by Whiting is documentation on her brother Samuel A. Countee, a celebrated African-American artist, who died in 1959; material from her aunt Pinkie Yates, whom Whiting lived with for a time and taught at the Gregory School in the Fourth Ward; documentation of Whiting’s successful efforts to establish Antioch Baptist Church as a historical landmark; and photographs.Much of the material donated by McCullough is related to her husband, Arthur McCullough...
Dates: 1872-1994; Majority of material found in 1900s-1980s
Found in: Gregory School

Richmond Corridor Building Survey

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Identifier: MSS-1444
Scope and Contents The collection is four folders with a black-and-white copy in another set of four folders, all in the same document box. The first four folders contain maps, eighty-one survey forms with color photographs, and copies of articles reviewing the project results and discussing the major developers. The survey forms are text and color photographs of eighty-one buildings along Richmond Avenue and Wesleyan in southwest Houston. The buildings are described according to site number, address, name of...
Dates: 1958-2002

River Oaks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0012
Scope and Contents The River Oaks Collection is an accumulation of scrapbooks, brochures, pamphlets, and correspondence documenting the founding and development of the River Oaks subdivision in Houston, Texas. The collection contains 28 volumes of scrapbooks and one document box of related material. The scrapbooks were the personal collection of Mr. Hugh Potter, one of the founders of River Oaks, and President of the River Oaks Corporation. The boxed material was collected from various sources.The first...
Dates: 1924-1968

Robert A. Welch Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0077
Scope and Contents The collection contains the original papers from most of Mr. Welch's vast estate in oil and gas production. The documentation from the companies that Mr. Welch set up, Mound Oil Company, Fidelity Oil and; Royalty Company, and the R. A. Welch Company, are represented in this collection. All banking and other federal and state legal documents are enclosed. A large amount of the collection is the individual business correspondence as well as private correspondence, including letters between Mr....
Dates: 1880s-1961

Robert Dixon Photographs (Litterst Commercial Photo Company)

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Identifier: MSS 0089
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs from the Litterst Commercial Photo Company as well as its successors. Taken for commercial purposes, the images largely feature industrial shots and portraits. Many would have been taken for busines purposes such as documentation for insurance. The photographs range in date from approximately 1933-1977, with the majority falling between 1941-1967. They focus primarily on the Houston area.
Dates: 1933 - 1977; 1941 - 1967

Robert L. Browning Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1220
Scope and Contents This collection consists of aerial photos of the Houston and Gulf Coast area taken between 1946 and 1950. Many focus on downtown Houston, the area around the San Jacinto Monument, the Ship Channel, and other industrial sites. Images also document other parts of Texas--especially industrial areas around Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Baytown--as well as a few photos of Cuba and New Orleans. The collection includes primarily 4x5" negatives There are also a handful of original contact prints...
Dates: 1946-1950

Robert P. Boyce Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0038
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of a scrapbook, which contains newspaper clippings and mementos, a handwritten memoir and corresponding typescripts, maps, and photographs from the life of Robert P. Boyce. Included are souvenir ribbons from Confederate soldier reunions and Confederate currency with the serial numbers written by hand.
Dates: 1836-1889; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1889

Robert W. Kneebone Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0022
Dates: 1949-1976; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1969

Roberto R. Trevino Catholic Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1415
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 7 audio interviews with parishioners, nuns and clergy concerning the history of some of Houston’s predominately Mexican-American Catholic parishes from the 1910s to the 1970s. These interviews were conducted for Trevino’s research when developing his book "The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston”. Specifically, Trevino interviewed Teresa Villagómez Zavala and Hope G. Jimenez, Joe E. and Raquel A Gonzales, Petra Guillen, Mary C....
Dates: 1990-1991; Event: 1910s-1970s

Rodney Ellis Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0061
Content Description The Rodney Ellis Collection contains materials related to the personal and professional activities of Rodney Ellis from 1972 to 2012. Newspaper clippings, which make up the greatest quantity of materials, highlight his legislative work during the early twenty first century. Clippings cover the legislative activities surrounding the veto of Senate Bill 750, a death penalty bill to limit the execution of the intellectually challenged. Includes a small quantity of letters, programs, an award,...
Dates: 1972-2012
Found in: Gregory School

Rodney L. Griffin Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0023
Scope and Contents The Rodney L. Griffin collection contains personal materials, which date from 1961 to 2009, that chronicle his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. This collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, and an election flyer. Researchers interested in urban high school clubs and activities after desegregation will find this a valuable resource.
Dates: 1961 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

Roett Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0002
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of original family photos, correspondence, clippings, printed materials, an autobiography of Rupert Orlando Roett and a studio portrait of Dr. Catherine Roett dating from 1975-1988. The collection is not comprehensive but provides background on her family.
Dates: 1975-1998
Found in: Gregory School

Rollins Jewelry Collection

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Identifier: RG 0012
Scope and Contents The Rollins Jewelry Collection houses the business records of Rollins Jewelry from 1943 to 2010. This collection contains administrative and business records, meeting minutes and notes, By-laws and articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence to Frank from various community leaders, business owners and customers. Also includes awards from various organizations he held membership in, programs from St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, and various sports related and church ephemera....
Dates: 1943 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

Roscoe Cavitt Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0026
Scope and Contents Note The Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt Collection houses the professional and personal papers of Roscoe and O'netta Cavitt. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2002, consists of documents, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, meetings and conferences, photographs, newsclippings, and press releases pertaining to the business and operations of the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce from 1941 to 2002. Also contained are personal files and records of Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt.
Dates: 1941 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

Roy W. Leibsle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0139
Scope and Contents This collection includes architectural specification books belonging to Roy W. Leibsle, A.I.A, for the Houston Municipal Airport (1949, 1950), Woodland Park Recreational Building (1948), Hartman Park Recreational Building (1953), Roberts Elementary School (1947), and Jefferson Davis High School (1949). Of note, is a set of specifications for the construction of Houston City Hall (1937).
Dates: 1947-1953

Ruth T. Bello Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0363
Scope and Contents This collection includes essays written by Ruth T. Bello on the history of Presbyterianism in Mexican American communities in Texas along with her research notes, a small selection of church bulletins from the First Mexican Presbyterian Church in Houston, two choir hymnals, and 42 photographs related to the Bello family and other Texas families active in the Presbyterian church.
Dates: 1916-1989; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s

Samuel Collins III Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0021
Scope and Contents The Samuel Collins III Family Collection consists of the Juneteenth painting entitled, “Free at Last” by the artist Ted Ellis in 2006. Also included is a paper on about painting written by Samuel Collins III.
Dates: 1915 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

Samuel Darlington Hewes Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0102
Scope and Contents This collection consists of copy photographs depicting Houston in the 1860s. There are eight physical prints, but only five distinct images among them.
Dates: 1860s-1870

Sandra Wilson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0050
Scope and Contents The Sandra Ann Wilson Collection houses the personal papers of Sandra Wilson. This collection, which dates from 1945 to 1985, contains correspondence, special event programs, newspaper clippings, and digital only photographs. Records highlight her experiences as a student at Booker T. Washington High School.

The digital only photographs are available online at the Houston Public Digital Archive.
Dates: 1945 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1958
Found in: Gregory School

Santa Fe Railroad Records

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Identifier: RG D 0004
Scope and Contents The Santa Fe Railroad Collection consists of materials dealing with the administration and operation of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad Company from 1897 to 1968. Much of the collection deals with the legal aspects of the Company's operation including relationships with other railroads, corporations, the states and the federal government. The collection also contains information pertaining to company mergers, litigation, and laws as well as information on subjects such as the...
Dates: 1897-1968

Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0072
Content Description The Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection contains several artifacts including a identification card from 1933, a dog tag and name badge from the Harris County Sheriff's Department. This small collection, documents the existence and role of black law enforcement in the Houston area.
Dates: 1933, 1965
Found in: Gregory School

Scanlan-Moody Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0236
Scope and Contents This collection contains bills and receipts for numerous Houston area stores and businesses at the start of the 20th century. The receipts seem to be for the De Bajligethy household. There is also a folder of correspondence, primarily from T.H. Scanlan to a De Bajligethy, probably Bonaparte N.C. De Bajligethy. Additionally, the collection contains two railway maps and schedules and a business advertisement.
Dates: 1900 - 1930

Schoen Family Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0193
Scope and Contents This collection contains two photo albums and four autograph books. The autograph books were owned by Bertha Schoen. The photos depict people from the mid-1840s to the turn of the century. You can trace the linage of this family by noticing earlier portraits taken in Austria, in particular the town of Olmütz. Later portraits were taken by studios in St. Louis, MO; New Orleans, LA; Cincinnati, OH; Richmond and Petersburg, VA; Philadelphia, PA; New York City and Albany, NY. Many Texas...
Dates: 1840-1900

Seymour M. Tatar Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0480
Content Description The collection consists primarily of slides from educational, medical, housing, shopping centers, and other projects throughout Maryland, Florida, and Texas. While most of the material is undated, based on architectural styles and the creator’s career most of the projects may have been completed in the 1960s through 1970s.
Dates: c. 1960s-1970s

Shepherd / La Porte, Texas Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0299
Scope and Contents The Shepherd/La Porte, Texas collection contains reproduction photographs of Texas areas, with a concentration of photographs from the Kemah area.
Dates: approximately 1900

Slave Narratives

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Identifier: MSS 0154
Content Description The Slave Narratives Collection contains 45 first-person accounts of former slaves conducted during the 1930s in Galveston County, Harris County, and Jefferson County, Texas and 55 black-and-white photographs. Administrative files include correspondence between Works Progressive Administration interviewers and their supervisors.
Dates: 1930s
Found in: Gregory School

Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 0009
Scope and Content Note The Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church collection houses the records of the cuhurch from 1871 to 2010. This colleciton is compromised of deed contracts, news clippings, church history documents, church directories, souvenir program booklets, anniversary service programs and administrative documents.
Dates: 1871 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1962 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

Sneed Family Collection 1900-1970s

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Identifier: MSS-0149
Scope and Contents This collection is composed entirely of photographs (34 in number) which document the lives of two sisters in Houston from 1900 to the 1907s. The photographs capture important events, such as graduations and weddings, while tracing the careers of these black women as professional educators and club women who were active in LINKS, the Smart Set Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Married Ladies Social, Art, and Charity Club.Every photograph in this collection has a...
Dates: 1900 - 1980
Found in: Gregory School

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