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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of background information on proposed artists and pieces of art, conservation histories, and other published and unpublished information about artwork owned by the City of Houston.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 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

Leopold Meyer Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0067
Dates: 1908-1978

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.”
Dates: 1993-1995

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.
Dates: 1952-1974

M. W. Lee Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0058
Scope and Contents The collection deals primarily with two major efforts to bring zoning to Houston (1947 and 1962), concentrating on the years 1960-1962. Also included is proposed state legislation which was designed to protect property values without zoning. Additionally, the collection contains three scrapbooks, material on the 1947 and 1962 controversies and correspondence with people involved in similar efforts in other cities. The collection also contains correspondence and clippings about zoning in other...
Dates: 1947-1974

Mark Ellis Papers

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Identifier: MSS 1439
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of files regarding Mark Ellis terms in office. The files cover issues in which Ellis worked on or lead committees. There are files regarding city council agendas, pension reform, budgets, fiscal affairs, competitive services and the Houston civility ordinance. There are also files on the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Texas which was an issue that Mark Ellis personally advocated for. Most of the files are dedicated to issues that were addressed through District F...
Dates: 1994-2006

Mark Towns Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0488
Content Description This collection includes flyers, newsletters and other promotional materials from musician Mark Towns.
Dates: Late 1990s - early 2000s; Majority of material found within 1997 - 2006

Martha J. Wong Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1139
Content Description 2 records boxes

Scope and Content This 3-box collection represents the activities of Dr. Martha Jee Wong, first Asian-American elected to Houston City Council. The collection focuses on her time as a member of city council from 1994 through 2000. It includes campaign materials and correspondence, publicity items from her campaigns and community events, scrapbook contents, and photographs.
Dates: January 1993 - April 1998
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
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Houston, Texas 77002
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