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Houston Anti-Viet Nam War Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0173
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of printed material, much of which was published by the Students for a Democratic Society, a leading anti-war organization commonly known by its acronym "SDS". The documents, newsletters, and other publications in this collection establish the national and international opposition to the war and place local opposition to it in Houston within a proper context. This collection also established the historic connection between opposition to the war and opposition to...
Dates: 1965-1973

Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC) Records

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Identifier: RG A 0030
Scope and Contents Collected records of HAHC meeting agendas, minutes, correspondence, and selected references used to make decisions regarding special projects from 1984-1992. Of note are some documents concerning the establishment of the commission in 1984.
Dates: 1984-1992

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.
Dates: 1938

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,...
Dates: 1904 - 1974

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.
Dates: 1966-1989; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1987

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...
Dates: 1965 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000

Houston Music Teachers Association Records

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Identifier: RG 1307
Dates: 1941-1998

Houston Photograph Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0157
Dates: 1859-1975

Houston Postcard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0187
Dates: 1896-1948; Majority of material found within 1910-1929

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.
Dates: 1914-1938

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.
Dates: 1890-1979

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.
Dates: 1888-1889

Houston Young Women's Christian Association Records

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Identifier: RG F 0017
Dates: 1907-1986

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.
Dates: 1949-1976

J. F. Usener, Sr. and Jr. Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0007
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection document the Usener's interest in a four acre parcel of land south of San Jacinto Bay near LaPorte, known as the old Prince Green tract. Materials date from 1927-1971 and range from legal documents and maps to newsletter clippings and photographs. These volumes and other material relating to the yacht basin, real estate, and the increasing industrialization of the area provide material for scholars researching recreational activities and the burgeoning industrial...
Dates: 1927-1971

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.
Dates: 1972-1981

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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1980s

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.
Dates: 1908-1955; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1955

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...
Dates: 1851-1967

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...
Dates: 1531-1986; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1930

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.
Dates: 1949-1993; Majority of material found in 1971-1988

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.
Dates: 1880s-1950

Joseph W. Evans Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0016
Scope and Contents The Joseph W. Evans Papers is comprised of financial records from Evans and Company between 1912 and 1962. There are also two boxes of correspondence related to the business. Bibliographic materials which were dedicated in Mr. Evans' name are located at The University of Houston.
Dates: 1912-1962; Majority of material found within 1919 - 1951

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.
Dates: 1907-1944

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.
Dates: 1959-1982; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

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.
Dates: 1890s-1940s; Majority of material found in 1920s-1930s

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...
Dates: 1951 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1976

Kempner House Architectural Plans

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Identifier: MSS 1393
Content Description Transparencies and contact prints of architectural plans to Kempner House
Dates: 1946; 1949-1950

Kirby Lumber Company Records

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Identifier: RG D 0034
Scope and Contents This collection provides valuable information on labor and living conditions in East Texas lumber towns, as well as data on domestic and foreign lumber sales, charitable activities, stumpage and freight contracts, and the company's financial standing. It also contains correspondence and financial statements for the Houston Oil Company and the Texas and Louisiana Lumber Company, John Henry Kirby's first lumber venture.
Dates: approximately 1900-1940s

League of Women Voters of Houston Records

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Identifier: RG E 0013
Scope and Content Note The records in this collection, dating from 1935 to 1975, include correspondence, Board minutes, financial reports and program materials. The organization of this material preserves the original filing system, and is organized into 5 series: President's Files, containing correspondence and arranged chronologically; Minutes to meetings, arranged chronologically; Financial Records, arranged chronologically; Program Materials, arranged according to subject; and Scrapbooks. The papers frequently...
Dates: approximately 1929-1989

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