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Ed Kilman Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0080
Abstract Ed Kilman was a newspaperman in Houston for many years, working as a reporter, columnist, and an editor for the Houston Post. He also wrote a number of books on Texas history. This collection contains many of his writings, as well as personal correspondence and papers.
Dates: 1905-1989

Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers is a small holding of manuscripts, maps, drawings, correspondence, and notes of a lay historian relating to the history of Texas and especially Houston during the Republic and early statehood periods. Although Bonewitz researched most of his adult life, the collection consists of material he compiled after 1950; the rest was destroyed. After Ed's death in 1969, his brother Fred Bonewitz deposited these remaining papers with the Houston Public Library....
Dates: 1830's-1960's

Elbert Terry Family Collection 1930s-1960s

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Identifier: MSS 0140
Content Description The collection is comprised of black and white photographs of African Americans that date from 1933 through 1976. Photographs include the Terry family, along with relatives and friends in Terry's Grocery Market, the Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church, the Terry family residence, Jack Yates High School, Harris County Court House, and several residential and community areas in Sunnyside. The collection includes photo identification sheets of descriptions of photographs.
Dates: 1933 - 1976
Found in: Gregory School

Eliot Elementary School Faculty Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1388
Scope and Contents This collection contains ten group photographs of the Faculty of Eliot Elementary School. They date from the 1952/1953 to 1960/1961 school years.
Dates: 1952-1961

RG 0047 Eliza Johnson Home for Aged Negroes Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0047
Scope and Contents The collection consists of business documents and correspondence, dating approximately from 1949 to 1983, and photographs and clippings.
Dates: 1949-1983
Found in: Gregory School

Elizabeth Montgomery Collection

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Identifier: PH 0003
Scope and Contents The Elizabeth Montgomery Photo Collection is comprised of fifteen scanned images. Each of the images scanned were assigned a unique identifier number and scanned in numerical order based on the numbers given. The scanned images are stored digitally at the Gregory School. The collection consists of images of a Douglas Elementary music class, Franklin Beauty School Graduates, and family photos.
Dates: 1924 - 1990
Found in: Gregory School

Elmore and Mae P. Randle Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0071
Content Description The Elmore and Mae P. Randle Collection consists of a photograph of Randles' Unisex Salon in Fifth Ward Houston and a poem about Elmore Randle.
Dates: 2012
Found in: Gregory School

Eloy Perez Family Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0191
Scope and Contents This collection consists of postcards, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings of Eloy Perez and his band playing at various events. These materials were originally housed within a photo album but removed for preservation. Additionally, there are Xerox copies of school records belonging to Sofia and Maggie Salcido, respectively, from the Perez school dating from 1929 to 1933. An interesting find in this collection is a copy of an official Army memorandum granting PFC Felipe Perez...
Dates: 1921 - 1981

MSS 0181 Elvira Pickens Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0181
Content Description The Elvira Pickens Collection document her career as a hairstylist in Houston, Texas from 1956 through 2005 with most of the materials from the late 1950s to mid-1970s. Photographs, 30 total, depict activities of the International Hair Weevers Association, various Hair Weeve conventions and portraits of Mrs. Pickens. It also contains a history of the Lone Star Hair-Weev Center, news clippings, contracts, Hair Weeve License, product brochure, a letter from the Texas Cosmetology Board, a funeral...
Dates: 1956-2005; Majority of material found in 1956-1975
Found in: Gregory School

Emily Rawlings Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0149
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 279 Magic Lantern slides. They include a mixture of printed drawings or paintings and photographic images. The indidividuals in the photographic portraits are unidentified. The illustrated slides depict a variety of urban scenes, including bars, hotels, homes, and parks. There are also nature, military, and religious scenes. Several of the slides feature racist cartoons of African Americans. There is no explicit connection to Houston apparent in the images.
Dates: unknown

Ernestine S. Mitchell Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0052
Scope and Contents The Ernestine Mitchell Collection contains personal and professional papers of Ernestine Mitchell. This collection, which dates from 1946 to 2011, contains letters, certificates, newsclippings, and photographs that chronicle her career in education and of her family history in her hometown of Angleton, Texas. The majority of the photographs are digital only and are available online at the Houston Public Library Digital Archive.Much of the materials within the collection reflect a...
Dates: 1946 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1969
Found in: Gregory School

Ernesto Rodriguez Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0107
Scope and Contents This collection contains mostly photographs of the Rodriguez family businesses La Casa Verde grocery store and La Moderna furniture store. A small portion of the collection includes a dealer franchise document, money order, and grocery store advertisements from the 1930s.
Dates: 1911 - 1955; Majority of material found in 1930s-1940s

Esperson Building Collection

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Identifier: RG D 0001
Scope and Contents The Esperson Building Collection consists of specifications, newspaper special issues for building openings, newspaper clippings, an unbound scrapbook, and photographs detailing the construction and opening of the Esperson buildings in downtown Houston in the 1920s and 1940s. The photos are of the construction with indoor and outdoor shots, as well as the completed building, including a night shot.
Dates: 1923-1976; Majority of material found in 1923-1953

Esther Marion Nelson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0136
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection relates to research Dr. Nelson conducted about the experiences of the 6888th Battalion stationed in Birmingham, England, and Rouen, France. Additional research information in the collection is about the military caste system. There are early drafts of chapters and narratives that allude to the book she intended to publish. Photographs and personal records complete this collection.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1940s
Found in: Gregory School

Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Club

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Identifier: RG 0059
Scope and Contents The Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Club records documents the activities of the club from 1927-1935. Items include meeting minute and a membership list. Materials are Xerox copies of the Club's earliest records which were donated under the presidential tenure of Claudia J. Lewis.
Dates: 1927 - 1935
Found in: Gregory School

Eulundia Kay Shepard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0094
Scope and Contents The Eulinda Kay Shepard collection contains materials that document the political and community activities of Beulah Shepard mostly from the 1980s through the mid-1990s. Items included correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, financial and legal records, land deeds biographical materials, family tree, newspaper clippings, newsletters, directories, posters, flyers, awards and photographs, photo cd and da planners. This collection is valuable for researchers seeking information on...
Dates: 1956-2005; Majority of material found in 1979-1999
Found in: Gregory School

Felicia Jeter Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0153
Content Description This collection contains photographs of journalist Felicia Jeter, negatives, an oral history transcript, scripts, newpaper clippings, posters and biographical materials.
Dates: 1970-1989; Majority of material found in 1980-1983
Found in: Gregory School

Felix H. Morales Collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0122
Scope and Content Note The Morales Collection contains documents pertaining to the family businesses including the Morales Funeral Home, KLVL Radio, a notary business, and the Union Fraternal. In addition, the Morales Collection contains approximately 700 pictures that include family, business, travel, hunting and fishing, the KLVL radio station, religion, the Morales funeral home in Houston, and areas that pertain to the childhood of Mr. and Mrs. Morales.
Dates: 1926 - 1991; Majority of material found in 1930s - 1960s

Fernando Salas Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0306
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal and business papers of Fernando Salas and wife Elvira Luna Salas. Personal papers include family photographs, newspaper clippings, and documentation of Fernando Salas' time serving on the grand jury. Business papers include records, clippings, and photographs relating to Salas Jewelry Company. The bulk of the collection relates to Fernando Salas' membership and participation in various organizations and clubs. Of note is a history of La Posada, a unit of...
Dates: 1892-1982; Majority of material found in 1930s-1960s

Fisher-Hill Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0023
Scope and Contents The collection includes several leaves of correspondence relating to ante-bellum Texas and a group of nineteenth century business documents concerning various family members.

In addition, there is a more recent collection of family correspondence dealing with family history. Three folders of genealogical manuscripts relating to various Fisher-Hill family members are included, as well as a collection of miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1837-1970

Francis Page, Sr. Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0156
Content Description The Francis Page, Sr. collection contains b/w and color images from his personal collection during the 1980s. Many are of him and his guests during his fiftieth birthday celebration. A few capture his work in newspaper publishing or are of family members. Photograph identification sheets are available for images 1-94.
Dates: 1980s
Found in: Gregory School

Frank and Ventura Alonzo Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 0202
Scope and Contents This collection contains 38 photographs, a handbill announcement, and biographical data compiled by Frank and Ventura Alonzo's granddaughter Linda Alonzo Saenz and archivist, Thomas H. Kreneck. The photographs are of Alonzo band performances and various community activities in which the family participated including images of sons, Frank Jr. and Alonzo Alonzo.View digitized collection on the...
Dates: 1920 - 1979

Frank E. Mann Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0049
Scope and Contents Among the major subjects and materials of the collection are the reports on the nine single-member council districts plan, editorials on cable television, correspondence and financial statements covering city finances as a whole, reports on the technological development of fire control equipment, and progress reports regarding rapid transit. The rest of the materials consist of letters, reports of meetings, editorials, hearings, memoranda, and recommendations concerning such subjects as City...
Dates: 1960-1979

Frank J. Schleuter Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0223
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs by the prolific Houston commercial photographer, Frank Schleuter. A wide variety of topics are included, such as images of buildings, homes, oil fields, industry, agriculture, rural life, Houston’s port and ship channel, social occasions, and Houston’s citizens. While Schleuter's career spanned a longer period, this collection primarily features photoraphs dating from 1909 to 1936. Formats range from glate plates on through more modern film, and the...
Dates: 1909-1947

Frank Meyer Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 0213
Scope and Contents This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings. Most drawings do not identify client and/or address.

Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on Frank Meyer drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Dates: 1910-1922

Frank Schleuter Photographs / Bank of the Southwest Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0100
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs by the prolific Houston commercial photographer, Frank Schleuter. A wide variety of topics are included, such as images of skylines, construction, oil fields, industry, agriculture, rural life, Houston’s port and ship channel, social occasions, and Houston’s citizens. While Schleuter's career spanned a longer period, this collection primarily features photoraphs dating from 1907 to 1943. Formats range from glate plates on through more modern film, and the...
Dates: 1907-1945

Franklin Beauty School Collection

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Identifier: RG 0002
Scope and Contents The Franklin Beauty School Collection records houses documents realted to the operation of the beauty school from 1938 to 1976. These documents include student registration forms, the Franklin Beauty School's publications and flyers, correspondence relating to students, payroll records, taxes and business records. There are also records relating to agencies and organizations auxiliary to The Franklin Beauty School, but were important to the school's practice. Documents were retained from state...
Dates: 1938 - 1976
Found in: Gregory School

The Franklin Beauty School Collection

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Identifier: RG-D-0044
Scope and Contents The Franklin Beauty School Collection records consist of many different types of documents from the operation of the beauty school. These include student registration forms, the Franklin Beauty School's publications and flyers, correspondence relating to students, payroll records, taxes and business records. There are also records relating to agencies and organizations auxiliary to The Franklin Beauty School, but were important to the school's practice. Documents were retained from trade...
Dates: 1937-1977
Found in: Gregory School

Franklin Printing House Records

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Identifier: RG 0066
Scope and Contents The Franklin Printing House Records contain company business and financial records. It contains correspondence, legal deeds, financial accounts and photographs pertaining to the firm of A. Franklin Sittig,owner of the Franklin Printing House. Photographs are exterior views buildings on Franklin Avenue. Most of the material relates to the period 1900 to 1906. The bound ledger sheds light not only on the operations of the Franklin Printing House, but on over eighty firms and organizations...
Dates: 1900-1906
Found in: Gregory School

Fred Earl Kelso Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0185
Content Description The Fred Earl Kelso Photographs contains 44 cartes-de-visite, 2 postcards, and 1 photograph. The cards come primarily from studios in Swiss and German locales. The markings on the backs correspond to studios in Lausanne, Winterthur, Fribourg, Zurich, St. Gallen, Schaffenhausen, and Sigmaringen.There is also one carte-de-visite from Houston, Texas, attributed to C.J. Wright. MSS 0185-39 depicts a women standing by a chair indoors. There are also two postcards. These are...
Dates: probably 19th century

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