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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 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.

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

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.

Joseph Stephen Cullinan Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 1297
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Craig F. Cullinan's business and personal correspondence, dating approximately from 1920 to 1950, and Joseph S. Cullinan's financial correspondence, statements, journals, and ledgers, dating from the 1880's to 1937.

Judd Mortimer Lewis Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0030
Scope and Contents The collection, consisting of 16 scrapbooks and 1 group of assorted poem clippings, includes a nearly complete chronological record of all Mr. Lewis' work done for The Houston Post. Clippings about Mr. Lewis and by Mr. Lewis were kept and placed in scrapbooks from the early 1900's through World War II. His collection of news clippings of cultural and musical personalities during the 1940's and two books of published poems are also included.

Judge John W. Wildenthal Records

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Identifier: MSS 0313
Scope and Contents Much of the research included in this collection – saltwater barriers on the Trinity River, bus service, etc. – are projects Wildenthal addressed during his time as Houston City Attorney. Material also inlcudes his religious activities and political campaign information.

J.W. and J.R. Neal Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0004
Scope and Contents The J.W. and J.R. Neal Collection contains materials relating to the Second National Bank, as well as other business endeavors of the Neals. Also included are materials from the Houston Park Board.

Kay Bailey Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0018
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents relating to Kay Bailey's tenure in the Texas House of Representatives from 1972-1976. The collection includes copies of legislative bills, committee assignments and activities, legal research materials, and Bailey's correspondence with her constituents as well as with other legislators. Notable materials include those related to House Bill 284 developed by Bailey and her Democratic colleague Sarah Weddington, which passed during the 64th Legislature. Known as...

Log Cabin Republicans of Houston Records

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Identifier: RG 1125
Scope and Contents The Log Cabin Republicans Records are comprised of incorporation papers of the Texas and Houston chapters, meeting information, and the Houston chapter publication, “Log On.”

Louise Kennedy Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection contains clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to elections and issues from 1952 through 1974.

Martha Whiting Oral History

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Identifier: OH.GS.0002
Found in: Gregory School

Mayor 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...

Metropolitan Transit Authority Citizen Advisory Board Records

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Identifier: RG Q 0002
Scope and Contents The papers and recordings of briefings for the Citizens Advisory Committee show how the Metropolitan Transit Authority originally organized and developed.

Mildred "Hausy" Hausinger and Marguerite "Margy" Austin Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0477
Scope and Contents Mildred Hausinger and Marguerite Austin were born and raised in the Houston and Gulf Coast area and worked for the Spring Branch Independent School District. Their photo collection offers a view into their public and private lives as a lesbian couple living in Houston throughout the 20th century.This collection consists of papers, photographs, audiovisual material, and objects. Material comes from Margy’s family, Mildred’s family, and the time they shared together. ...

Minnie Fisher Cunningham Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0074
Scope and Contents The Cunningham Papers contain extensive correspondence and records of the Texas Equal Suffrage Association from efforts to amend the state constitution to the campaign for ratification of the 19th Amendment and all the local and county crusades in between. The collection is invaluable to the study of the women's movement in Texas from 1915 to 1920. T.E.S.A. and Mrs. Cunningham also initiated such projects in support of World War I as Liberty Loan...

MSS 0001 Hazel McCullough Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of Hazel McCullough that were significant to her life. The materials include funeral programs, birthday programs, high school reunion materials for Booker T. Washington High School, programs and booklets on the Progressive Order of Pilgrims, correspondence, and personal effects. Materials are from 1894 to 2008, with the majority of items from the 1970s through the 2000s. The collection is not comprehensive but provides a glimpse into the people and...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0002 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0003 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0004 Nellye Joyce Punch Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0004
Scope and Content The Nellye Joyce Punch Collection houses the personal papers of Nellye Joyce Punch. This collection, which dates from 1964 to 2009 includes newsclippings, awards, publications, ephemera and community materials that chronicle her professional and personal involvement with issues that she has championed in community. The collection also contains a scrapbook with congratulatory notes and photos from the 1992 Savvy Awards. This collection evidences community activism in Houston and Fifth Ward.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0005 Patricia Smith Prather Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0005
Scope and Content The Patricia Smith Prather Collection houses the personal and professional papers of Patricia Smith Prather. This collection, which dates from 1931 through 2008, consists of personal and business correspondence with historical associations and various Houston businesses, news clippings, a Phillis Wheatley High School Yearbook, a poster, publications, articles written by Prather, awards that illustrate her works as a historian and author in preserving the legacies of African Americans in Texas...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0006 Willie Lee Gay Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0006
Scope and Content The Willie Lee Gay Collection contains the professional and personal papers of teacher and historian Willie Lee Gay. This collection which dates from 1897 to 2012 includes newsclippings, publications, photos, research materials, programs, assorted photocopied images, and organizations that highlight her work as a historian in documenting and preserving the history of African American communities in Houston. This collection contains invaluable research on local houston history and prominent...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0007 Burns Family Collection

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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.
Found in: Gregory School

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