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Ed Kilman Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0080
Abstract Ed Kilman was a newspaperman in Houston for many years, working as a reporter, columnist, and an editor for the Houston Post. He also wrote a number of books on Texas history. This collection contains many of his writings, as well as personal correspondence and papers.

Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers is a small holding of manuscripts, maps, drawings, correspondence, and notes of a lay historian relating to the history of Texas and especially Houston during the Republic and early statehood periods. Although Bonewitz researched most of his adult life, the collection consists of material he compiled after 1950; the rest was destroyed. After Ed's death in 1969, his brother Fred Bonewitz deposited these remaining papers with the Houston Public Library....

George and Marshall Brown Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0003
Found in: Gregory School

Gordon Quan Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0491
Scope and Contents This collection contains the papers of Gordon Quan during his years on the Houston City Council from 2000-2005. A bulk of the materials document his work in the Office for Immigration and Refugee Affairs. The records primarily consist of City of Houston administrative records, correspondence, meeting agendas, and research materials, and program information. Secondary records include program reports and guides. Remaining records consist of newspaper clippings, speeches, and conference materials....

Graciela Saenz Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1395
Scope and Contents The collection covers the period 1992-2000, which includes the years that Saenz served on Houston City Council, with address lists, agendas, appointment calendars, bank statements, brochures, checks, correspondence, greeting cards, invitations, mechanical copies of fax transmissions, memos, message logs, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper articles, note pads, publications, questionnaires, receipts, reports, requests for meetings, schedules, and voter analysis printouts. The...

Greater Houston Civic Council, et al, vs. Mann, et al

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Identifier: RG O 0003
Scope and Contents The Houston Civic Council, et al, vs Mann, et al (1976) Collection contains 19 volumes of trial transcripts from the court case held in Houston from November 8 to December 10, 1976. The plaintiffs in the suit sought to institute election by single member districts in an effort to give minorities greater representation on the city council. Various witnesses were called to testify, from city employees to political scientists. Topics discussed throughout the trial were varied but centered...

Hardy Anderson Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0004
Found in: Gregory School

Heather and Thistle, Scottish Society Collection

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Identifier: RG E 0093
Content Description The collection is comprised of photographs, videos, and scrapbooks taken of events held by the Heather and Thistle Society. The photo albums contain images of various events held by the Heather and Thistle Society. Also provided are negatives of various events such as the Houston Highland Games and various balls and suppers hosted by the Heather and Thistle society. The scrapbooks hold mixtures of photos, newsletters, newspaper clippings, sctottish images and tartan patterns. Also included in...

Heiser-Alban Collection of Circus Historical Materials

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Identifier: MSS 0257
Scope and Contents This collection contains periodicals, clippings, correspondence, photographs, posters, and other memorabilia relating to the circus from the collection of Joseph Matthew Heiser, Jr. ( 1897-1987), a well-known Houston naturalist (see MSS 246, J. M. Heiser Jr. Environmental Collection) and long-time circus fan who served in both World Wars and was employed by the Texas Company as...

HMRC Photo Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0114
Content Description This is an artificial collection of images documenting the economic and social development of the city, predominantly commercial views, including businesses, street scenes, and people. Most photographs are silver gelatin prints; there are two distinct albums and two photogravure books. Topics in the HMRC Collection include: business portraits, politicians, sports, Houston Law School, elementary and high school classes, parades, early aviation, Luna Park construction, motion picture...

HMRC Small Collections

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Identifier: SC

Hollywood Cemetery Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0359
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of business papers, a historical marker application, a proposal to digitize historical records, burial/disinternment applications, and the personal research notes of Donna Beth Shaw.

Houston City Charter Commission Records

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Identifier: RG A 0027
Scope and Contents This collection contains scrapbooks of news clippings and the minutes of the Charter Commission.

Houston Heights Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0229
Scope and Contents MSS 0229 Houston Heights Photographs is an artificial collection consisting of 181 images documenting the Houston Heights neighborhood from 1904 to 1975. The collection consists largely of copy negatives and copy prints, many or all of which were likely produced by HMRC staff. In most cases, the donor(s) appear to have retained the original photographs. Photographs 1-8 are original prints, with at least three of these attributed to Frank Schlueter. Pictured in the collection are homes,...

Houston Modern Dance Council

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Identifier: RG E 0075
Scope and Contents This collection focuses primarily on Roberta Stokes and her modern dance endeavors. From 1975 to 1988, Stokes served as a pioneer of the modern dance scene in Houston. This collection consists of photographs, promotional materials, scrapbook pages, audio tapes, video cassettes, transcripts, correspondence, and drawings.

Houston Municipal Arts Commission Records

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Identifier: RG A 0033
Scope and Contents The Houston Municipal Art Commission Collection contains artwork and operational records from approximately forty years of the Commission's existence. The artwork records consist of background information on proposed artists and pieces of art, conservation histories, and other published and unpublished information about artwork owned by the City of Houston. The operational records consist of financial data, personnel records, correspondence, minutes, and other information about the Commission...

Houston Social Service Bureau

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Identifier: RG A 0028
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents that chronicle the activities of the Houston Social Service Bureau (later, the Family Service Bureau), including administrative documents and publications relevant to the Bureau's mission to serve needy families and unemployed individuals in Houston.

Houston Subdivision Collection

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Identifier: MSS-0118
Scope and Contents The Houston Subdivision Collection is a collection consisting of brochures, pamphlets, and plat maps documenting the development of new subdivisions in the Houston area. The boxed material contains abstracts of titles, brochures, lists of property owners, and newspaper clippings. The plat maps are from different subdivisions, each newly created at that particular time. Also included with the plat maps are three Houston street directories and city maps of the 1890s and 1900s.

Houston U.S. Post Office Building Construction Records

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Identifier: RG O 0002
Scope and Contents This small collection contains information on the construction of a U.S. Post Office in Houston in the late 1880s, as well as payroll vouchers and some correspondence regarding the professionalization of the federal civil service.

Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr. Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 0445
Scope and Contents The Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr. Architectural Drawings collection contains architectural drawings and two framed architectural drawings. Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on Hugo Neuhaus Jr. drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.

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...
Found in: Gregory School

Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0184
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of 59 photographs of African-Americans dating from 1885 to 1979, which feature members of the Collins, Gay, Ligons, Johnson, and Williams families, as well as their relatives and friends, who were farmers, teachers, railroad employees, and active churchgoers. The images are set in Houston, as well as the counties of Houston, Willard, and Trinity. The photographs are both studio and snapshot portraits and include a few tintypes and silver gelatin prints. ...
Found in: Gregory School

Jim McConn Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0195
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers from Jim McConn’s time as a city council member and as mayor. The collection also includes files from many of his executive assistants while in office. Additionally, photographs document mayoral activities and events, and audio recordings capture many mayoral news conferences.

Jim Westmoreland Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0389
Scope and Contents The collection spans the years 1974 to 1989, and features the papers and records of Jim Westmoreland, a City Councilman in Houston, Texas. The collection consists of correspondence, memorandums, work on codes of ordinances, meetings notes, and photographs.The collection also contains reports concerning IAH parking, Houston billboards controversy, and many different committees, including aviation, civil service advisory, council rules, municipal golf course, and the billboard...

Joe H. Eagle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0073
Scope and Contents Except for one lengthy letter to John Henry Kirby in 1908, the Eagle Papers generally cover the period from 1933 to 1955 and include political, business, and personal correspondence. The 1936 Senatorial campaign is documented as well as congressional patronage for postal jobs. Correspondence concerning the effort to eliminate Victor Gluck from the post office as a suspected Communist sympathizer is particularly interesting.

John E. Loeffler Railway Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0117
Scope and Contents This collection comprises of documentation of and materials related to the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway which began operation in 1851. Ledgers, maps, reports, photographs and clippings depict the growth of the railway and its relation to the to the industry. Historical narratives and accounts add further insight into the railway, which was later part of the Galveston, Harrisburg, San Antonio Railway, and ultimately a section of the Southern Pacific. Highlights of the...

John E.T. Milsaps Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0033
Scope and Contents Along the way Major Milsaps kept a meticulous seventy-three volume diary which chronicles not only his army activities, but also a host of general observations useful to researchers. In addition, the Milsaps Papers contain extensive scrapbooks of personal and salvationist material, personal correspondence and an extensive photographic collections. Similarly, the papers contain a significant body of Salvation Army literature and ephemera unique in this country. When the only complete...

John S. Chase Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 1198
Scope and Contents This collection is primarily composed of architectural drawings. There is also one document box of office records, correspondence, small-format sketches, and photographs relating to Chase’s projects.

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