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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,...
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
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.
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
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
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).
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
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
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.
Identifier: MSS 0200
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.
The digital only photographs are available online at the Houston Public Digital Archive.
Dates: 1945 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1958
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
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.
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
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
Identifier: RG 0054
Content Description This collection contains meeting minutes, organizational history, news clippings, correspondence, newsletters and event promotional materials related to the activities of the South Africa Task Force, a local South African protest group. Most materials document protest activities in Houston during the 1980s. Of interest are clippings of protest activities of Al Edwards and Ernest McGowen and materials on the boycott of the Shell company and other companies with financial ties to the South...
Identifier: RG 0001
Scope and Contents The Records of the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. contains back issues of the journal, The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, from 1980 through the Spring 2009 edition. The journal contains papers and articles presented at the annual meetings that center on black history and culture that originated in or affected the South.
Dates: 1980 - 2009
Identifier: MSS 0011
Scope and Contents The Sylvia Brooks Collection houses the papers of Sylvia Brooks. This collection, which dates from, 1990 to 2007 includes newsclippings, publications, awards, scrapbooks, and photographs that document her tenure and accomplishments as the President of the Houston Area Urban League. This collection is valuable for topics on women's leadership and community work in urban areas.
Dates: 1990 - 2007
Identifier: MSS 0017
Scope and Contents The collection in 4 boxes contains the personal and business papers of members of the T.C Stroter family spanning multiple generations. The bulk of the collection consits of family papers, personal, and business correspondence, and photographs from 1885 to 1973. The collection is organized chronologically within each series. Series 1 contains the Stroter family's deeds and land records from 1845 to 1926. The Family owned Texas property in Harris, Travis, San Patricio, and Shelby...
Dates: 1885-1964 1912-1945; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1945
Identifier: RG D 0084
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 194 photographs of buildings in the Houston area, dating from 1938-1984. In many cases, T. D. Howe Construction Company is clearly identified for their role in building the structures.Buildings documented in this collection include schools and churches, as well as industrial and commercial structures. Southwestern Bell, Transcontinental Gas and Pipeline Corporation, and the San Jacinto College North Campus are among the clients prominently featured. Many...
Identifier: MSS 1342
Content Description The Talbott Wilson Architectural Drawings collection is comprised entirely of architectural drawings. Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on Talbott Wilson drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Identifier: RG 0067
Scope and Contents The Texas Association of Women’s Clubs, Houston Branch collection contains the history of the City Federation of Women's Clubs from 1957-1985. It contains meeting minutes, funeral programs, year books, convention programs, correspondence, a handbook, plaque, and photographs documentinng their activities.
Dates: 1957 - 1985
Identifier: RG E 0071
Scope and Contents Collection strong points are the oral history interviews and the number of photographs chronicling these musicians’ professional careers. The name of the collection, the Texas Jazz Archive, is lenient, as there are other musical genres and artistic professionals associated with the collection, however documentation suggests that this was the determined group of artists to be associated with the Texas Jazz Archive. It could have been in anticipation of expanding it to a blues and jazz...
Identifier: RG 0060
Scope and Contents This collection is composed entirely of microfilmed copies of the published proceedings of the Methodist and the Methodist-Episcopal Church of Texas from 1891 to 1970. The annual proceedings contain much information on black churches in Houston as well as those in other areas of the state. In addition to membership, financial, and other types of institutional data they reflect, the role of churches and church people in many kinds of community activities, such as anti-KKK and anti-lynching...
Identifier: RG 0003
Scope and Contents The Texas Southern University Collection consists of publications of the university. This collection, which dates from 1956 to 1995 includes annual reports, general catalog bulletins, reports, and newspapers published by the university and its students.
Dates: 1956 - 1995
- Houston Metropolitan Research Center 251
- Gregory School 144
- photographs 75
- Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston 37
- African American women -- Texas -- Houston 27
- African Americans -- Texas -- Houston 25
- African American women 17
- Architecture -- Texas -- Houston 17
- African American men -- Texas -- Houston 14
- African American educators 13
- African American families -- Texas -- Houston 13
- Education -- Texas -- Houston 13
- Houston (Tex.) 13
- Municipal government 13
- Photographers -- Texas -- 20th century 13
- African American women -- History -- 20th century 12
- Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston 12
- African American business enterprises 11
- African American businesspeople 11
- African Americans—Texas—Houston 11
- League of United Latin American Citizens 11
- Municipal officials and employees 11 ∧ less
- English 394
- Spanish; Castilian 16
- Undetermined 1
- Houston Metropolitan Research Center 8
- Boy Scouts of America 4
- Houston Independent School District (Tex.) 4
- Houston Public Library 4
- League of United Latin American Citizens 4
- Antioch Baptist Church (Houston, Tex.) 3
- Boy Scouts of America. Sam Houston Area Council 3
- Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995 3
- Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964 3
- Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996 3
- Litterst Commercial Photo Company 3
- Unknown 3
- Brown, Lee, 1937- 2
- Citizens Environmental Coalition 2
- Dixon Commercial Photo Company 2
- Dixon, Robert D. 2
- Dupree, Anna Johnson, 1891-1977 2
- Gray's Studio (Houston, Tex.) (1897-1949) 2
- Hainsworth Young, Hazel, 1905-2009 2
- Houston Chronicle (Houston, Tex.) (1901-) 2 ∧ less