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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 Fonteno Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0064
Scope and Contents The John Fonteno Collection houses the personal and business papers of John Fonteno. This collection, which dates from 1917 to 2008, includes correspondence with political figures, George Bush and Mickey Leland, several Texas governor and local officials, greeting cards and invitations,photographs, funeral programs newsclippings, event program, legal documents, family genealogy records for Myrtle Fonteno's family, ephemera, and literary publications collected by Fonteno. Academic related...
Dates: 1917 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1999
Found in: Gregory School

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

John W. Davis and Mrs. Martha Sneed Davis Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0010
Scope and Contents The Dr. John W. Davis, Jr. and Mrs. Martha Sneed Davis Family Collection consists of professional and some family papers of John Davis, Jr., Martha Sneed Davis, and Algenitia Scott Davis from 1940 to 2003. This collection contains news clippings, event programs, a funeral program, publications, committee reports, meeting minutes, video recordings of Old Colored High School alumni, correspondence, photographs, certificates, a family history, articles about Heman Sweatt, and 2 scrapbooks. ...
Dates: 1940 - 2003
Found in: Gregory School

Johnnie Hart Brooks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0027
Scope and Content Note The Johnnie Hart Brooks collection contains personal records of Johnnie Hart Brooks childhood and career. This collection, which dates form 1909 to 1993, contains correspondence, photographs from Brooks’ childhood, teaching career, family life, award ceremonies, and a retirement banquet. Several news clippings note her achievements. Artifacts included personal effects BrooksSeveral items provide detailed view of her family.
Dates: 1909 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1983
Found in: Gregory School

Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0028
Content Description The Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of the church from 1937 to 2014, with most materials from the pastorship of Danny Davis. This collection contains the church history, annual reports, insurance statements, financial receipts, invoices and some financial correspondence. Also includes weekly bulletins, worships programs, event programs, the church newsletters, news clippings, photographs, ephemera and yearbook.
Dates: 1937-2014
Found in: Gregory School

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

Jubal L. Taylor Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0158
Scope and Contents This small collection contains information on the life of Jubal L. Taylor, a Houston resident and employee of the railway mail service in the 1930s. The collection contains news clippings, land records, and various family materials including a WWI draft card.
Dates: 1928 - 1936
Found in: Gregory School

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

Judson Robinson Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The Judson Robinson, Jr. Collection documents the professional and family life of Judson Robinson, Jr. and the Robinson family of Houston, Texas. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2012, includes correspondence, city planning reports, bids, motions, campaign related materials. The bulk of the materials relate to Judson Robinson, Jr.’s election to the Houston City Council in 1971 and the activities of Judson Robinson during his tenure on city council. Newspapers and clippings comprise a...
Dates: 1941-2012; Majority of material found in 1965-2012
Found in: Gregory School

Judson Robinson Sr. Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0143
Scope and Contents The Judson Robinson Sr. Family Collection consists mostly of photographs and a few newsclippings documenting activities of the Y.M.C.A. during the 1950's and into the 1970's.
Dates: 1950's-1970's
Found in: Gregory School

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

Kappa Alpha Psi - Prairie View Alumni Chapter

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Identifier: RG 0015
Scope and Contents The Kappa Alpha Psi - Prairie View Alumni Chapter Collection houses the records of the fraternity. This collection, which dates from 1973 to 1993, contains correspondence, financial documents, memberships rosters, programs, photographs and artifacts that gives a concise documentation of the fraternity’s function at the campus of Prairie View A&M University.
Dates: 1973-1993; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1990
Found in: Gregory School

Kashmere Reunion Stage Band

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Identifier: RG 0030
Content Description The Kashmere Reunion Stage Band Collection contains photographs, memorabilia, audiovisual materials and documents including letters, sheet music, event programs and advertising that represent the activities of the Kashmere Stage Band during the 1970s and the Kashmere Reunion Stage Band during the 2000s.
Dates: 1972-1974; 1999-2013
Found in: Gregory School

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

Kenneth Franzheim Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 0129
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised entirely of architectural drawings. Of note are drawings for the Gulf Building [National Bank of Commerce].

Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on Kenneth Franzheim drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Dates: 1928-1956

KHOU-TV Film Collection

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Identifier: RG D 0033
Abstract Films from news division of KHOU-TV, Channel 11, CBS affiliate station in Houston, Texas. Part 1 of 14.
Dates: 1960-1976

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

 Collection
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

Lee P. Brown Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0065
Content Description The Lee P. Brown Collection is an artificial collection of materials related to the administration of Lee P. Brown during his tenure as mayor from 1998-2004. Includes speeches, annual reports, brochures, Publications on Quentin Mease, a city newsletter, a DVD, and VHS tapes of city events.
Dates: 1989-2002; Majority of material found in 1998-2004
Found in: Gregory School

Leopold Meyer Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0067
Dates: 1908-1978

Linda Austin Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0024
Scope and Contents The Linda Austin Collection houses the personal papers of Linda Austin. This collection, which dates from 1944 to 2009, contains personal materials related to her parents which included materials related to her mother’s graduation from the Franklin Beauty School in 1944, and her father’s Driver License from the 1940s and 1950s. Additionally it includes materials associated with his membership in the fraternal order of the Eastern Star. There are also news clippings, programs, photographs...
Dates: 1944 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

Litterst-Dixon Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1248
Dates: 1850-1967

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