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Identifier: MSS 0031
Content Description This collection documents the personal and professional activities of siblings Hazel Hainsworth Young and Robert Hainsworth from the 1900s to 1997. It contains materials on the Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority started by Hazel and legal materials and supreme court cases handled by Robert. Materials are largely textual, comprising newspaper clippings, awards, newsletter, correspondence, newsletters, and related printed matter. Photographs are mostly of the Hainsworth...
Identifier: RA 0003
Content Description Artifacts and memorabilia in the Hazel Hainsworth Collection consist of 8 three-dimensional objects related to Hazel Hainsworth’s life and family in Texas, primarily dating from 1900-2009. Many objects in the collection have little or no accompanying information to provide context for when they were made; these have been assigned date ranges to approximate the time period in which they were created, based on what information is available and limited research. When known, the owner of the object...
Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of Hazel McCullough that were significant to her life. The materials include funeral programs, birthday programs, high school reunion materials for Booker T. Washington High School, programs and booklets on the Progressive Order of Pilgrims, correspondence, and personal effects. Materials are from 1894 to 2008, with the majority of items from the 1970s through the 2000s. The collection is not comprehensive but provides a glimpse into the people and...
Identifier: RG E 0093
Content Description The collection is comprised of photographs, videos, and scrapbooks taken of events held by the Heather and Thistle Society. The photo albums contain images of various events held by the Heather and Thistle Society. Also provided are negatives of various events such as the Houston Highland Games and various balls and suppers hosted by the Heather and Thistle society. The scrapbooks hold mixtures of photos, newsletters, newspaper clippings, sctottish images and tartan patterns. Also included in...
Dates: Other: 1953-2013
Identifier: MSS 0092
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Identifier: MSS 0257
Scope and Contents This collection contains periodicals, clippings, correspondence, photographs, posters, and other memorabilia relating to the circus from the collection of Joseph Matthew Heiser, Jr. ( 1897-1987), a well-known Houston naturalist (see MSS 246, J. M. Heiser Jr. Environmental Collection) and long-time circus fan who served in both World Wars and was employed by the Texas Company as...
Identifier: MSS 0145
Scope and Contents This collection contains the written and photographic records of a family of Black Houstonians who were active in civic affairs from the 1930s to the 1980s. Materials document their involvment in several social clubs and in civic clubs with meeting minutes and correspondence for Fidelity Park Civic Club and Clinton Park Civic Club. Also includes several phonographic records. Both the photographic and documentary portions of the collection will be of interest to those researching the cultural...
Dates: 1930's-early 1980's
Identifier: MSS 0473
Scope and Content Note This collection contains the personal and legal records of Henry V. Sanchez. Legal Records pertain mostly to the trials surrounding those arrested and accused of inciting a riot during the Moody Park incident in Houston in 1978. This collection also contains digital scans of select pieces of art created by Henry V. Sanchez as well as photographs of Sanchez.
Dates: 1943-2013; Majority of material found in 1950s-1980s
Identifier: MSS 0133
Content Description This collection partially documents the lives of Maggie Johnson Hicks and daughter Betty Hicks Wilson. Over 300 photographs in this collection offer those interested in African-American history a good pictorial review of three generations of a family living in Houston’s 6th and 4th Wards in the early and mid-20th century. It also includes various certificates, diplomas, and transcripts. Of note are two Texas Southern University yearbooks from 1948 and 1949.
Identifier: PH 0007
Scope and Content This collection consists of 229 black and white photographs and biographical materials. Photographs depict the Taylor family and home life in Houston, Boley, Oklahoma and Hot Springs, Arkansas from 1914 to 1997. This collection provides a glimpse into black family life and during the early 20th century. Most images are related to James and Josie’s life in Houston, but several are of Hilliard’s success after migration.
Dates: 1914 - 1997
Identifier: MSS 0902
Scope and Contents This collection contains the 5 interviews and 12 digital files acquired at two Scanning and Oral History Day events hosted by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. These events took place on September 21 and October 12, 2013 as part of the Houston Public Library’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming.
Dates: 1934-2013; Majority of material found in 1940-1958, 1990-2013
Identifier: MSS 0157
Scope and Contents MSS 0157 is is an artificial collection created by the Houston Public Library's "Texas Room" local history collections, now housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. Like MSS 0114 HMRC Photograph Collection, it contains photos of Houston gathered from various sources. There are 2697 photographs, ranging in date from 1859-1973. Subjects include buildings, cityscapes, and portraits of prominent individuals. Most of the photos are black and white.
Identifier: MSS 0114
Content Description This is an artificial collection of images documenting the economic and social development of the city, predominantly commercial views, including businesses, street scenes, and people. Most photographs are silver gelatin prints; there are two distinct albums and two photogravure books. Topics in the HMRC Collection include: business portraits, politicians, sports, Houston Law School, elementary and high school classes, parades, early aviation, Luna Park construction, motion picture...
Identifier: MSS 0151
Scope and Contents MSS 0151 is composed of Texas photos taken outside of Houston. This is an artificial collection of 424 images compiled by Houston Public Library personnel sometime before 1998. Images apear to come from various small collections, albums and individual donations. Some are copies created from original photographs that were retained by their owners.Subjects include the Galveston hurricane of 1900; Port Arthur street scenes photographed about 1940; agricultural and commercial views of...
Identifier: MSS 0359
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of business papers, a historical marker application, a proposal to digitize historical records, burial/disinternment applications, and the personal research notes of Donna Beth Shaw.
Identifier: MSS 0053
Scope and Contents The Taylor family collection consists of correspondence to and from Horace Dickinson Taylor and his family between 1848 and 1898. The letters concern daily life in the nineteenth century. There is, however, a noticeable gap in the correspondence during the Civil War period. A brief history, written in 1965 by a descendant, is also included.
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...
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.
Identifier: MSS 0393
Scope and Contents This collection contains promotional materials and floor plans from various companies and subdivisions from the Houston suburbs.
Identifier: RG 0020
Scope and Contents The Houston Business and Professional Men's Club Collection houses the records of the organization. This collection, which dates from 1948 to 2006 contains materials that documents its founding, strategic operations, and membership throughtout its history. Materials include constitution and by-laws, past presidents, committee duties, parliamentary procudures, meeting formats, financial reports, member biographies, annual banquet programs and honorees, membership directories, mailing lists,...
Dates: 1948 - 2006; Majority of material found within 2000 - 2006
Identifier: RG D 0013 L
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 2024 photographs depicting cafes, lounges, bars, and other establishments purported to sell alcohol. The images are snapshots dating August 1959-March 1960. All exterior shots, the photographs frequenty show the front and backs of buildings, many focusing on doors. Addresses and place names accompany the photographs. Prior to rehousing for preservation, the photographs were in a box reading "Photos of cafes, lounges, etc. that serve liquor in Harris County c.1959". A...
Dates: August 1959-March 1960
Identifier: RG D 0013
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of negatives from Houston Chronicle staff photographers from the years 1968-1980. There are also a number of index cards from 1971-1980, as well as some without dates. A group of "Info Cards" refer to Business, Industry and "Area Devel" (presumably Area Development). Finally, there are materials related to Vietnam Casualties and Newslife sections from 1970-1973. In documenting local, state, and national news, the Houston Chronicle negatives cover...
Dates: 1950 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1968-1980
Identifier: RG A 0027
Scope and Contents This collection contains scrapbooks of news clippings and the minutes of the Charter Commission.
Identifier: RG F 0047
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
Identifier: MSS 0178
Content Description Collection contains landmark nominations, protected landmark nominations, National Residential Historic District applications and research created by Preservation Houston staff members that detail the history of buildings structures in black neighborhoods. Researchers interested in the history of black neighborhoods in Houston will find this collection a valuable resource.
Dates: 1997- 2016
Identifier: RG F 0045
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, legal records, newspaper clippings, maps, contracts, periodicals, various types of ephemera, and reports documenting the development of public housing projects in Houston. Of note there are several photographs and negatives taken by the photographer Bob Bailey, and documentation resignation of the architect John F. Staub.
Dates: 1938-2004; Majority of material found in 1938-1949; 1995-2004
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
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 Metropolitan Research Center 251
- Gregory School 144
- photographs 75
- Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston 37
- African American women -- Texas -- Houston 27
- African Americans -- Texas -- Houston 25
- African American women 17
- Architecture -- Texas -- Houston 17
- African American men -- Texas -- Houston 14
- African American educators 13
- African American families -- Texas -- Houston 13
- Education -- Texas -- Houston 13
- Houston (Tex.) 13
- Municipal government 13
- Photographers -- Texas -- 20th century 13
- African American women -- History -- 20th century 12
- Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston 12
- African American business enterprises 11
- African American businesspeople 11
- African Americans—Texas—Houston 11
- League of United Latin American Citizens 11
- Municipal officials and employees 11 ∧ less
- English 394
- Spanish; Castilian 16
- Undetermined 1
- Houston Metropolitan Research Center 8
- Boy Scouts of America 4
- Houston Independent School District (Tex.) 4
- Houston Public Library 4
- League of United Latin American Citizens 4
- Antioch Baptist Church (Houston, Tex.) 3
- Boy Scouts of America. Sam Houston Area Council 3
- Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995 3
- Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964 3
- Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996 3
- Litterst Commercial Photo Company 3
- Unknown 3
- Brown, Lee, 1937- 2
- Citizens Environmental Coalition 2
- Dixon Commercial Photo Company 2
- Dixon, Robert D. 2
- Dupree, Anna Johnson, 1891-1977 2
- Gray's Studio (Houston, Tex.) (1897-1949) 2
- Hainsworth Young, Hazel, 1905-2009 2
- Houston Chronicle (Houston, Tex.) (1901-) 2 ∧ less