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Barrie Scardino Architectural Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1366
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of research materials for her books and projects about Houston architecture. It features materials from the Texas Historical Commission’s Historical Properties Survey, Rice Design Alliance’s Heart of the Park Competition, and Rice University’s Architectural Survey. Items include notes, brochures, slides, photos, press articles, letters and correspondence.

Dates: 1986-1995

Ben C. Connally Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0457
Content Description This collection chronicles Connally’s time as a Federal District Judge from 1950-1975 in the fashion of court opinions, case and docket files, correspondence, memoranda, and documentation of judgeship matters. Also included is a selection of books from his personal library and various judicial publications used as reference material in speech and presentation preparation. Material to note is the sub-series of High Profile Cases (Series 3.2) which includes documentation related to Timothy...
Dates: 1942-1975; Majority of material found in 1960-1975

Ben Campbell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0283
Scope and Contents

This collection appears to be created by a relative of Ben Campbell. It contains correspondence and letters, pamphlets and programs, memorials, mayoral addresses, photographs, and several folders of newsclippings. Also included is an account book which is believed to be of Ben Campbell’s father and a newsclipping scrapbook.

Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Ben T. Reyes Papers

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0103
Scope and Contents The collection covers the time span of 1970 thorough 1988, although Mr. Reyes served on Houston City Council through 1995. Reyes’ service in the House is documented in boxes 1 through folder 12 of box 8. The remainder of the collection is concerned almost entirely with his service on City Council.The primary format is correspondence but also includes address lists, affidavit of substantial interest, applications, brochures, city ordinances, financial statements, graphs, lawsuits,...
Dates: 1970-2006; Majority of material found in 1984-1988

Ben Wacker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0021
Scope and Contents

This collection contains numerous letters written to Ben Wacker from Texas political figures. These letters generally contain information on the recipients views concerning anti-communism, international relations and Texas water policy. Little can be determined from this collection about the life of Ben Wacker himself.

Dates: July 1948 to June 1965; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959

Benjamin C. Allin Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1919-1955

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...
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

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

 Collection
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

Betty Jo Jones Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0351
Scope and Contents

This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings from Betty Jo Jones' firm. There are a few sheets of paper in reference to people who requested and/or received stock plan books of her designs. While the collection contains primarily stock plans, many of those have been tailored to individual clients and/or addresses.

Dates: 1950s-1980s

Beulah Shepard Collection

 Collection
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

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

Black Music in Houston Collection

 Collection
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,...
Dates: 1981-1997; Majority of material found in 1981-1990

Black Photographic Collection

 Collection
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

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

Bob Lanier Papers

 Collection
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

Booker T. Washington High School Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0175
Content Description

The Booker T. Washington High School Memorabilia contains clippings, school publications, programs, plaques, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and trophies from 1948 – 2007 provided by Howard Bruce who was an English teacher, counselor, and theatre director at Booker T. Washington High School. The contents of the collection primarily focus on Booker T. Washington High School and its theatre program.

Dates: 1948-2007

Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Council Records

 Collection
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

Braeswood Garden Club Scrapbooks

 Collection
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

Brandy Wolf Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1315
Scope and Contents This collection contains numerous reports and studies regarding the potential use and effects of zoning laws on urban planning in Houston. The articles, news clippings, and publicity both for and against zoning were collected by Zoning Stratigies Committee Chair, Brandy Wolf. The collection also contains correspondence from various zoning committee members, residents of Houston and local civic organizations. The slides and photographs are meant to document land-use problems in Houston...
Dates: 1960-1994; Majority of material found in 1990-1993

Broadcast News Reports Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1438
Content Description This collection contains numerous local news reports that primarily focus on environmental disasters that occurred in and around Houston in the 1990s. Other reports highlight events such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo parade, Barbara Jordon's funeral, traffic accidents, shootings, and investigations of corruption at City Hall. Each story features multiple local news stations, including some Spanish language stations, reporting on a single event. The reports often contain interviews,...
Dates: Broadcast: 1978-2000; 2004-2005

Brooks and Brooks Architectural Drawings

 Collection
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

Business Album of Houston

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1934-1976; 1919-1976

Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers

 Collection
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

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