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Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers

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

Identifier: MSS 0286
Dates: approximately 1918

Carl Walker Jr. Collection

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

Carmen Cortes Papers

Identifier:  MSS 0194
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of family photographs as well as many at LULAC social events. It includes a photo album compiled by Cortez from the 1920s to the 1930s. Materials in this collection also features election campaign information, information on the larger Cortes and Reyes-Martinez families, and material from various Latino organizatiatons and community groups. Of particular note is LULAC correspondence and issues of the LULAC News periodical.Photographs from this...
Dates: 1920-1966

Carverdale School/ La Faye Lee Collection

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

Catchings Family 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

Catholic Truth Society Collection

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

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

C.C. "Pat" Fleming Collection

Identifier: MSS 0413
Scope and Content Note

The material in this collection is divided into three series: manuscripts, which contains material pertaining to Fleming's book on gardens; photographs, which contains photos used in the book; and architectural drawings containing drawings by Fleming.

Dates: 1937-1996

C.F. & Hortense Smith Collection

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

C. F. Smith Collection

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

Chairez Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 0094
Scope and Contents

The Chairez Family Papers comprises one document box of miscellaneous letters, notes, excellent photographs, music scores, flyers, clippings, a scrapbook, and other publications retained by one of the founding families of the Mexican colonia in Magnolia Park. Altogether, the collection gives insight into the early social and cultural development of the Houston Mexican American community during its formative years.

Dates: 1918-1978

Charles A. Ingram Collection

Identifier: MSS 0075
Scope and Contents

The Charles A. Ingram Collection contains gives a glimpse into the activities of Bradley Jackson from 1969-2003. Materials are mostly textual and contains biographical materials, reproduction photographs of Jackson, autographed vinyl record and a variety of printed resources which included flyers, community brochures, and geographic and community maps related to the Acres Homes neighborhood.

Dates: 1969 - 2003

Charles E. Cade Collection

Identifier: MSS 0030
Scope and Contents

The Charles E. Cade Collection contains the personal papers of Charles E. Cade. This collection, which dates from 1957 to 2011, consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and awards of Charles E. Cade. This collection represents his academic achievements through letters, certificates, and documents. Most materials, including photographs are copies. Researchers seeking information on educators will find this collection helpful.

Dates: 1957 - 2011; Majority of material found within 2003 - 2010

Charles Sherman Papers

Identifier: MSS 0066
Scope and Contents

The Charles Sherman Papers are comprised primarily of photographs of sports teams from Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas. Some of these include identification. The photographs date from the late 1920s. The collection also includes correspondence and newspaper articles related to Mr. Sherman and his family.

Dates: 1928-1950; Majority of material found within 1928-1945

Charles Tapley Associates Architectural Drawings

Identifier: MSS 0427
Content Description

This collection is comprised entirely of architectural drawings. Of note are drawings for Buffalo Bayou and Tranquillity Parks.

Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on the Charles Tapley Associates Architectural Drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.

Dates: 1966-1986

Chat-an-Hour Social and Cultural Club Records

Identifier: RG 0045
Scope and Contents

The Chat-an-Hour Social Club Records documents the activites of the organization from 1949-1981. It contains a pamphlet a single photograph and mostly meeting minutes. Meeting minutes are incomplete, as some were either lost or misplaced at the time of donation.

Dates: 1949 - 1981

C.H.C. Amerman Photographs Collection

Identifier: MSS 0325
Scope and Contents This collection contains 8x10" black and white photographic prints developed from 3 1/2" x 5" glass plate negatives. The original photographs were taken by C.H.C. Amerman around 1898-1905. The prints that comprise this collection were created by HMRC staff around 1987. Many of the photos depict C.H.C. Amerman's friends and family, including his brother Almeron Earl Amerman, his sisters Katy Terrell Amerman and Nona Leigh Amerman, and his parents Almeron Fields Amerman and Mary F....
Dates: 1898-1905

Christia Adair Collection

Identifier: MSS 0017
Scope and Contents

The Christia V. Adair Collection is comprised of newsclippings, photographs, programs, correspondence, publications, artifacts, and textiles from 1894 to 1985 which she had accumulated during her life. Many of the materials document her family history, her career in civil rights and suffrage for women, and also personal items that had special meaning to her.

Dates: 1894 - 1985

Christia Adair Papers

Identifier: MSS 0109
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Documents are in the forms of some personal items from Adair, correspondence to and from Adair, and organizational records from associations and organizations she was a part of. The newspaper clippings are representative of the issues she was concerned about, mainly civil rights, and politics and government. This includes school segregation and integration, youth and education, the democratic party, and election...
Dates: 1893-1989; Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s

Citizen Advisory Board to METRO Records

Identifier: MSS 1230
Content Description

This collection contains meeting minutes for the Citizen Advisory Board to METRO from 1983 to 1987 as prepared by Lynna Kay Shuffield, Recording Secretary. It also includes the Board's by-laws, METRO brochures and promotional materials, a METRO employee newsletter and copies of proposed route maps. There is a poster and program for a Hispanic Heritage Month event, "Celebrating the Past, Building the Future" in 2002.

Dates: 1983-2002; Majority of material found within 1983-1987

Citizens Environmental Coalition Records

Identifier: RG F 0019
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of the Coalition from 1971 to 1981, and the CEC Education Fund Inc. (CECEF). It includes the following types of information: correspondence; newsletter (Newsleaf); minutes of meetings; financial information; grants; reports; special events; Task Forces; educational programs, and hearings and inquiries stemming from its active involvement in the environmental concerns of the Upper Gulf Coast area, in particular the Toxic Waste Task Forces and the bayou...
Dates: 1969-1986

City of Houston Aviation Department Records

Identifier: RG A 0005
Scope and Contents This collection covers a range of activities at Houston Municipal Airport, later Hobby Airport, from 1937-1981. There are also files on the concept and development of Houston Intercontinental Airport, which was intended to replace Houston Municipal Airport. Topics covered range from dealings with airlines to counts of landings, departures and passenger flow to accident reports. Materials in this collection are primarily correspondence and inter-office correspondence, and include annual...
Dates: 1937-1981

City of West University Place Collection

Identifier: RG M 0005
Scope and Contents

The collection, created by the members of the West University Place Historical Society, contains research on the development and history of the City of West University Place. The collection contains newspaper articles, original research, oral histories, and a large number of photographs and street files, detailing the history of individual homes within the city.

Dates: 1908 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1998

Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello Collection

Identifier:  RG E 0024
Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains the administrative records of Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello including correspondence, meeting minutes, pamphlets, flyers, publications, and membership applications. Additionally, this collection contains a scrapbook, film, and photographs.

Dates: 1928-1979; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s

College Park Cemetery Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG 0070
Content Description The College Park Cemetery Records contains documents about the operations of College Park Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas from 1897-1974. The materials also cover preservation efforts after the cemetery's closure in the 1970s. Records include oral history transcripts, accounting ledgers from 1925-1950, billing and payment index cards, and account letters, internment logs as index cards and ledgers, ownership records, internment ledgers with entries from 1898 to 1974, deed application...
Dates: 1897 - 1974; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1980

Conrad O. Johnson Collection

Identifier: MSS 0039
Content Description

The Conrad O. Johnson Collection contains papers that highlight his career accomplishments. This collection evidences the life and legacy of the African American band and music director during the 1960s and the long-term impact of mentorship on youth. Includes funeral programs, newspaper clippings, event programs, promotion DVDs related to Kashmere Reunion Stage Band and Thunder Soul and posters.

Dates: 1991-2011; Majority of material found in 2008

Constable Raul C. Martinez Papers

Identifier: MSS 0366
Scope and Contents The Constable Raul C. Martinez collection contains a guest registry book, a pocket calendar, correspondence, campaign brochures, one sesquicentennial magazine for the Tejano community, newspaper clippings and photographs. Items in the collection date from 1950 to 1988 and the largest of the series are the photographs and photocopied newspaper clippings.The collection has a total of eight folders, a large package of unidentified family photographs and one 11x17 photograph from...
Dates: 1950-1988; Majority of material found within 1982-1984

Courtlandt Place Collection

Identifier: MSS 1130
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material created during the Courtlandt Association's work for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in the mid-1970s.

Dates: 1906-1982; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

Creth Hines Papers

Identifier: MSS 0214
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, photographs, tickets, postcards, telegrams, pamphlets, track numbers, a Jack Dempsey autograph, and personal and business correspondence regarding 1928 Summer Olympian, Creth Baily Hines. Also included is the book, “American Olympic Committee Report: Ninth Olympic Games - Amsterdam, Holland 1928”.

Dates: 1924-1928

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