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Hollywood Cemetery Collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1902-2011

Horace Dickinson Taylor Family Papers

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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.
Dates: 1848-1898

Houston Anti-Viet Nam War Collection

 Collection
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 Builders Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0393
Scope and Contents This collection contains promotional materials and floor plans from various companies and subdivisions from the Houston suburbs.
Dates: 1981-1984

Houston Business and Professional Men's Club

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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
Found in: Gregory School

Houston Chronicle "Liquor" or "Lounge" Photographs

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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

Houston Chronicle Photographs

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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

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 Conjunto Festival Video Recordings

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Identifier:  RG F 0047
Dates: 1985-2007

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 Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports

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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
Found in: Gregory School

Houston Housing Authority Records

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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

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
Scope and Contents The records of the Houston Music Teachers Association (HMTA) consist of 14 boxes and two large envelopes. The material, starting from 1941, begins with general matters, yearbooks and membership rosters and the files of various Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers; membership applications followed by material on Student Affiliate matters and the piano contests. Next are meeting minutes and various financial reports, followed by their Newsletter starting in 1948 through 1998, scrapbooks, and an...
Dates: 1941-1998

Houston Post Photographs

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Identifier: RG D 0006
Scope and Contents Contained in the collection are prints and negatives created by Houston Post staff photographers. The photographs were created during their news coverage of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding area. Occasionally photographers traveled further, especially for sports, politics, fashion and weather-related disasters such as floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. Mostly confined to the period from 1955 into 1989, there are some images from earlier events, back into the 1940s. ...
Dates: 1941 - November 29, 1989; Majority of material found within 1955 - November 29, 1989

Houston Postcard Collection

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

Houston Press Records

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Identifier: RG D 0005
Content Description This collection includes photographs and clippings from the Houston Press, dating from the 1920 to 1964. The photographs make up the bulk of the collection.
Dates: Other: 1920s-1964

Houston Social Service Bureau

 Collection
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

 Collection
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
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of organizational records, scrapbooks, and correspondence related to the Houston YWCA and Blue Triangle Branch. Of note are board meeting minutes and the financial records of the organization.
Dates: 1907-1986

Hugh and Versie Shelton Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0032
Scope and Contents The Hugh and Versie Shelton Collection contains the personal papers of Versie Shelton. This collection,, which dates from 1906 to 2004, consists of correspondence between Rita Shelton and here parent and correspondonce from Adelphi College. Photographs showcase the intimate family bond and acheivements of the Shelton family. Most of the collection pertains to information relating to the community involvement, relationships and accomplishments of the Shelton family.
Dates: 1906 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1948 - 2003
Found in: Gregory School

Hughes Tool Company Photographs

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Identifier: RG 1005
Scope and Contents This photographic collection chronicles the beginning and growth of the manufacturing company founded by Howard Hughes, Sr. and Frank Sharp in 1908. The photographs in this collection date from 1906-1979. There are over 4,500 negatives, 5,000 prints and written documentation which yields an 80-year historical portrait of the oil industry. The collection includes extensive photographic documentation of manufacturing processes, as well as images of company employees. There are images...
Dates: 1906-1979; Majority of material found within 1920-1931

Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr. Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 0445
Scope and Contents This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings. Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on the drawings of Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr. at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Dates: 1949-1976

Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr./Graham B. Luhn Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 1196
Content Description This collection is entirely comprised of architectural drawings. Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on the drawings of Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr. at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Dates: 1950-1973

Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort in Houston Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1441
Scope and Contents This collection documents the experience of Hurricane Katrina through a Houstonian lens. It contains records from social agencies, the City of Houston, and other organizations that made an effort to relieve the human and animal suffering of this disaster. An artificial collection, these records were gathered from various groups, rather than from any single source. The collection seeks to document the effort Houstonians made to assist survivors of the storm. The storm itself is of secondary...
Dates: 2005-2007; Majority of material found in 2005 - 2005

Imperial Sugar Company

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Identifier: RG D 0009
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised primarily of financial and legal materials related to the Imperial Sugar Company and Sugarland Industries. Also included are surgar industry reports from entities such as the Sugar Institute and United States Cane Sugar Refiners' Assocation. The records in this collection date from 1904 to 1955, with the bulk of the materials falling between 1916 and 1928. Due to Sugarland Industries wide variety of interests and operations, these records illustrate the...
Dates: 1904 - 1955; Majority of material found within 1916 - 1928

Independent Metal Workers Union Collection

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Identifier: RG 0064
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection describe major events in the history of the Independent Metalworker's Union, a Houston organized labor entity. Specifically, numerous contracts and wage agreements between the Union and Hughes Tool Company, the workers of which the Union represented, give a historical view of the relationship between the Union, its members, and Hughes Tool Co. Additionally, petitions and copies of cases given before the National Labor Relations Board give insight into racial...
Dates: 1937-1981; Majority of material found within 1947-1968
Found in: Gregory School

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