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Benjamin C. Allin Papers

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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

Bert Brandt Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0087
Scope and Contents The bulk of the images in this collection are from Brandt’s commercial work. There are also some images from his work during WWII in Italy and Germany. Another notable part of the collection is his journalistic photo coverage of the Poe Elementary School bombing in Houston in 1959. Brandt created photo illustrations for several books about Houston and Texas, including GEorge Fuermann's Houston: the Once and Future Cty, 1971. He photographed scenes in the oil fields as well as in the...
Dates: 1939-1975

Bertron M. Jackson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0148
Scope and Contents This collection document the career and family life of Bertron Jackson, the editor and publisher of the Galveston Examiner, president of Houston National Association of Industrial Labor for Colored People, President of Goldsound Recording Studio and Dance Band, founder of the First Universal Church of Christ Astrology and author. It contains legal documents, newspapers, photos, real estate deals, business licenses, essays, literary writings, legal records, programs and...
Dates: 1918-1986
Found in: Gregory School

Bessie Hamaker Collection of Houston Shipbuilding Corporation Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0600
Scope and Contents This collection contains copy negatives and contact prints of ships completed and in the process of being built, as well as other photographs showing the Houston Shipbuilding Corporation's Irish Bend Island Yard.Images include trains, train tracks, trucks, gantry cranes, scaffolding, buildings, and aerial views. Ships are depicted in various stages of construction, as well as in the water. Some photographs show the formal launch of ships. The facilities shown at the...
Dates: October 30, 1941 - July 28, 1943

Bessie Hughes Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0008
Scope and Content The Bessie Hughes Collection houses the personal records of Bessie Huhges and Dee Franklin. This collection, which dates from 1973 to 1970, consists of certificates, degrees, correspondence, research notes, and photos that were compiled and gathered by family members of Bessie Hughes and Dee Franklin.
Dates: 1937 - 1970
Found in: Gregory School

Beulah Shepard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0069
Scope and Contents The Beulah Shepard Collection comprises the personal papers of Beulah Shepard from 1940 to 2012. This collection contains correspondence of congratulatory letters on her election to Secretary of the Harris County Democratic Party in 1976. There is also some political correspondence to Beulah Shepard from Texas and various United States Congressmen discussing issues that impacted the late 1970s such as minimum wage increase and women’s rights. This series also contains greeting cards and...
Dates: 1940 - 2012
Found in: Gregory School

Bishop J. Milton Richardson Papers

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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

Black History Calendars of Liberty County

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Identifier: MSS 0100
Scope and Contents The Black History Calendar of Liberty County Collection is comprised of annual calendars jointly produced by the Liberty County Historical Commission and the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. The calendars were produced to recognize the rich history of African Americans in Liberty County. The years covered by the collection are from 2001-2010.
Dates: 2001 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

Black Music in Houston Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0159
Content Description The Black Music in Houston Collection contains newspaper articles, programs, correspondence, and photographs of African American musicians and musical activity in Houston during the 1980s. Most materials are newspaper clippings and photographs of local musicians. While the content of the collection mostly focuses on the music styles jazz and blues, it also contains items about fashion, theater, personal interviews, poets, biography, performance profiles, cowboys’ painters, black baseball, and...
Dates: 1981-1997; Majority of material found in 1981-1990
Found in: Gregory School

Black Photographic Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0137
Content Description This collection is composed of mostly photographic images having to do with African Americans in the Houston area from 1896 to 1968. Some of the items were donated individually, and the donor and record of ownership is unknown. Except for its singular focus on images of African Americans this collection is miscellaneous. Several of the photographs are of Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion and a Juneteenth Parade float. Some images are tintypes of...
Dates: 1896-1968
Found in: Gregory School

Black Public Administrators - Houston Records

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Identifier: RG 0031
Content Description The Black Public Administrators - Houston records consists of event programs, a History, and awards that highlight the organizations activities and accomplishments from 1996-2007. Includes a summary booklet of the chapter activities, which include, letters, event flyers, and organizational structures. Researchers interested in professional groups advocating for issues important to the community and the public administration profession
Dates: 1996-2007
Found in: Gregory School

Bob Lanier Papers

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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

Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Council Records

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Identifier: RG F 0007
Scope and Contents The first part of the collection consists of unit files: Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Explorer Posts, Sea Scout Ships, Air Squadrons, and other senior scout units. They are organized by unit number, and are listed in numerical order. Items in these files consist of unit charter applications, applications to join the unit, unit rosters, and adult applications. The Boy Scout and Explorer files also contain Eagle Scout applications, Eagle Palms applications, and various other applications such as...
Dates: 1912-1977

Boy Scouts of America Time Capsule Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0005
Scope and Contents Scope and Content of the time capsule will be determined by the future archivist, when the time capsule has been opened and processed at a future date.
Dates: 2010 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks

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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

Brooks and Brooks Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 1446
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised entirely of architectural drawings for the Dr. Isadore Vanet Epstein House in Pasadena, Texas.

Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on the Brooks and Brooks Architectural Drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Dates: 1953

Burns Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0007
Scope and Content The Burns Family Collection contains personal papers of the Burns family of Houston, Texas. This collection, which dates from 1955 to 2009, consists of funeral programs, school programs, and ephemera of individuals and places that had special meaning to the family.
Dates: 1955 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

Business Album of Houston

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Identifier: MSS 0145
Scope and Contents Compiled about 1911, this album shows 160 interiors and exteriors of various Houston businesses as photographed McKay Commercial Photographers. The album itself was bound by Rein and son, Houston, TX. Each photo is accompanied by advertising text.
Dates: 1911

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection

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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

C. W. Rice Family & Negro Labor News Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0142
Scope and Contents The C. W. Rice Family & Negro Labor News Collection contains Mr. Rice's personal and professional correspondence as well as some of his financial records and photographs. Some significant topics represented in these files are black employment and labor activities and local communist activities. Additionally, it contains the most complete run of the Negro Labor News newspaper known to exist. Materials are dated from 1919 to 1976 with the majority of the items from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1934-1976; 1919-1976
Found in: Gregory School

Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers

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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

Camp Logan / Hegar Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0286
Scope and Contents This collection contains glass plate negatives with images relating to Houston's Camp Logan. The 118 images date from approximately 1918.
Dates: approximately 1918

Carl Walker Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Carl Walker Jr. Collection contains the papers of Judge Carl Waker, Jr. This collection which dates from 1946 to 2002, contains newsclippings, photographs, certificates and awards, correspondence, speeches, funeral programs, and materials on oath of office. Materials document his career as a lawyer, judge, and civic leader to his community.
Dates: 1946 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

Carverdale School/ La Faye Lee Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0084
Scope and Contents The Carverdale School/ La Faye Lee Collection houses the history of the Carverdale Colored School and the personal papers of La Faye Johnson Lee. The collection which, dates from 1963-2014, consists of photographs, news clippings, flyers, voter candidate cards, directory, ledger, memorabilia and two books on the history of Carverdale School in Cy-Fair Independent School District and the school's desegregation. Also, includes a ledger for the Joseph H. Crawford Elementary Parent Teacher...
Dates: 1963-2011
Found in: Gregory School

Catchings Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0012
Scope and Contents The Catchings Family Collection houses a self-published manuscript of family history and biographies of the Catching Family of Houston, Texas. The manuscript, compiled by family historian Harold Clayton Catchings, traces the family history from the days of slavery to 2009. Also includes a computer disk with additional family history through 2014.
Dates: 2009 - 2014
Found in: Gregory School

Catholic Truth Society Collection

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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

C.B. Rice Sr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0063
Content Description The C.B. Rice Sr. Collection contains a book on black aviation, a video clip of Black Houston radio from 1946-1950 and photographs of Azelia White Sky Ranch, and black disc jockeys, newsclippings and a certificate thatwere reproduced from the book in the collection. The materials are mostly undated.
Dates: 1946-1951
Found in: Gregory School

C.F. & Hortense Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0003
Scope and Content The collection houses the personal papers of C.F. Smith and Eve Hortense Smith. This collection, which dates from 1922 to 2008, consists of printed materials, photos, news clippings, personal ephemera, and awards related to their life. These materials provide a glimpse into their early lives together and Smith family history.
Dates: 1922 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

C. F. Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0172
Scope and Contents This collection contains a selection of materials that document some of C. F. Smith’s professional activities. The collection is not comprehensive, but it does provide a glimpse into his life from 1950 to 1981.
Dates: 1950-1981
Found in: Gregory School

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