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Francis Page, Sr. Photographs

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Franklin Beauty School Collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Freedmen's Town Association Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0052
Scope and Contents The Freedmen’s Town Association Collection contains documents and published materials pertaining to the efforts of the Freedmen’s Town Association in preserving the Fourth Ward from 1983 to 1986.
Dates: 1983-1986 ; Majority of material found in 1984 - 1984
Found in: Gregory School

General S. and Mary L. Johnson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0129
Scope and Contents The Johnson Papers collection is reflective of Mrs. Johnson’s life and career, spanning mostly through the 1920s to the 1970s. The papers include original writings, correspondence, biographical material, and newspaper clippings. Significant portions of the collection represent her time as a teacher and educator, showcase her editorial writings, and signify the Johnson’s involvement with the Antioch Baptist Church in Houston. Most of the content is limited to the Houston, Texas region. While...
Dates: 1912-1979
Found in: Gregory School

George and Marshall Brown Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0003
Dates: 1/13/2010
Found in: Gregory School

George P. Brown Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0060
Scope and Contents The George P. Brown Papers contains one box of 19th and early 20th century correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
Dates: 1865-1913

Gertrude Ackerly / La Porte, Texas Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0273
Scope and Contents This collection contains 72 photographs of La Porte, Texas, dating from 1890 to 1925. In addition to many images of Sylvan Beach, there are also images of businesses, churches, school, homes, hotels, depots, and trains. The materials in this collection are a mixture of orginals, reproductions, and postcards.
Dates: 1890s-1925

Gilbert Mers Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0063
Scope and Contents The Gilbert Mers Papers contains newspaper publications and clippings, correspondence, minutes, and miscellaneous handbills and propaganda concerning labor activities and the union career of Gilbert Mers, dating from 1936 through 1969. The collection's primary emphasis, however, is on publications dating from 1936-1939 concerning union organizations such as the Sailors Union of the Pacific (S.U.P.), Progressive Sea-going Firemen, International Longshoremen's Association (I.L.A.), and the...
Dates: 1936-1969

Gordon Quan Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0491
Scope and Contents This collection contains the papers of Gordon Quan during his years on the Houston City Council from 2000-2005. A bulk of the materials document his work in the Office for Immigration and Refugee Affairs. The records primarily consist of City of Houston administrative records, correspondence, meeting agendas, and research materials, and program information. Secondary records include program reports and guides. Remaining records consist of newspaper clippings, speeches, and conference materials....
Dates: 1990 - 2005; Majority of material found within 2000 - 2005

Graciela Saenz Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1395
Scope and Contents The collection covers the period 1992-2000, which includes the years that Saenz served on Houston City Council. It includes address lists, agendas, appointment calendars, bank statements, brochures, checks, correspondence, greeting cards, invitations, mechanical copies of fax transmissions, memos, message logs, meeting minutes, news releases, newsletters, newspaper articles, note pads, publications, questionnaires, receipts, reports, requests for meetings, schedules, and voter analysis...
Dates: 1992-2000; Majority of material found in 1997

Gray's Studio Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0498
Scope and Contents This collection contains individual and group portraits on glass plate negatives of men, women, and children of all ages. The portraits are attributed to Gray's Studio on Main Street in Houston. The photographs are undated and the people are unnamed. Based on the dates of operation for Gray's Studio, it can be inferred the photographs date from between 1897 and 1949. Given that they are on glass plates, they were most likely created on the earlier end of that range. Most of the glass plates are...
Dates: 1897 - 1949

Greater Houston Civic Council, et al, vs. Mann, et al

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Identifier: RG O 0003
Scope and Contents The Houston Civic Council, et al, vs Mann, et al (1976) Collection contains 19 volumes of trial transcripts from the court case held in Houston from November 8 to December 10, 1976. The plaintiffs in the suit sought to institute election by single member districts in an effort to give minorities greater representation on the city council. Various witnesses were called to testify, from city employees to political scientists. Topics discussed throughout the trial were varied but centered...
Dates: 1976

Gregorio T. Valerio Photographs

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Identifier:  MSS 0101
Scope and Contents This collection contains 338 prints, and their corresponding negatives, from Valerio Photography Studio. The bulk of the images are of people in a variety of everyday settings, including at work, at church, family gatherings, and out and about around town. There are a signficant number of photos of bands and musicans at local venues including the Pan American and La Terraza. Additionally, there are studio protraits and a handful of photos of the KLVL Morales Radio Station and Morales Funeral...
Dates: 1910s-1960s; Majority of material found in 1950s

Guadalupe Quintanilla Papers

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Identifier:  MSS 1394
Scope and Contents This is a collection of records compiled by Dr. Guadalupe Quintanilla's personal secretary. The largest component of this collection is the published articles about Dr. Quintanilla which feature several writings about her role with the Houston Police Department. In addition, the scrapbooks, carefully arranged by her secretary, offer an overview of Quintanilla's life and travels.
Dates: 1962-2013; Majority of material found in 1970s-1990s

Harambee Club Records

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Identifier: RG 0026
Scope and Contents This collection houses the records of the Harambee Club in Houston, Texas from 1987 to 2012. It consits of correspondence, meeting minute, financial and legal documetns, literatery material, photographs, printed materials including flyers and programs and multiple scrapbooks wich detail the history and functions of the Harambee Club and its members.
Dates: 1987 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1987 - 1998
Found in: Gregory School

Hardy Anderson Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0004
Dates: 1/13/2010
Found in: Gregory School

Hardy Street Toll Road Controversy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG F 0018
Scope and Contents The collection consists of files created by The Metropolitan Organization. The files are arranged topically by series. The physical organization has for the most part been kept.
Dates: 1969-1983 1979-1983; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1983

Hare and Hare Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG D 0026
Scope and Contents Note This collection contains tracings, linens, and blueprints of Hare & Hare, a city planning and landscape architectural firm. Hare and Hare worked with Houston's Parks Department and City Planning Department, which resulted in this collection containing plans for most of the city's parks, including Memorial Park and Hermann Park. Plans for several civic projects including the proposed 1928 Civic Center and plans for the improvements along Buffalo Bayou from 1914-1949. The collection reflects...
Dates: 1920-1950

Harold Israel Gulf Photo Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0492
Content Description This collection contains negatives and prints from photographer Harold Israel and his business Gulf Photo. A major focus of the collection is on the Astrodome, Astroworld, and the rest of the Astrodomain. Israel documented a variety of sports and special events in those places, as well as the facilties themselves.Sports featured in the collection include baseball, football, basketball, tennis, hockey, badminton, auto racing, track and field, boxing, and soccer. Famous...
Dates: 1962-1986

Harper Leiper Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0287
Content Description The collection includes Leiper's negatives as well as many prints from 1945 through 1974. Thus, it reflects a great variety of activity in Houston during its post-World War II boom years, chronicling visually the growth of this city during a highly dynamic period. The negatives include images of Houston architecture, community gatherings, political events, business and commercial development, street scenes, and people at work and play. Among the aerial photos are many views showing the 610 Loop...
Dates: 1945-1974

Harris County Flood Control Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1083
Dates: December 1935

Harrison Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0130
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Harrison Family of Houston, Texas from 1880 to 1980. Most materials relate to the activities of Edwin Harrison, a civic and community leader, from 1939 to 1980. It contains personal materials including biographical materials, vital records, education records, political materials and materials documenting his time as a Scout Executive of the Sam Houston Area Council and as minister at the United Methodist Church.Materials are largely textual, comprising...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1880-1980
Found in: Gregory School

Harry Luke, Jr. Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0112
Scope and Contents The Harry Luke, Jr. Papers contains black and white photographs of the Houston area. Custom signs are a major focus on the photographs. These signs range from theatre posters to storefronts to large electric signs. Luke's photographs also document the craft of sign-making, showing workshops and display areas. Many of the signs documented are credited to State Neon, where Luke worked. Other signs are attributed to Texas Neon, Neon Electric (NECO), Arnold-Rogers Studio, and Loew's...
Dates: 1950-1972

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