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Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 Mayors Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1023
Scope and Contents

The Houston Mayors Collection consists of campaign materials, inaugural programs and invitations, press releases, speeches, etc. for three of Houston's Mayors including Louie Welch, Fred Hofheinz, and Jim McConn.

Dates: 1963-1981

Houston Modern Dance Council

 Collection
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

 Collection
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of background information on proposed artists and pieces of art, conservation histories, and other published and unpublished information about artwork owned by the City of Houston.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...
Dates: 1965-2005; Majority of material found within 1980-2000

Houston Music Teachers Association Records

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1941-1998

Houston Old Town Development Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG E 0049
Scope and Contents The Houston Old Town Development Corporation Records consists of correspondence, company papers, and reports of meetings, together with, newspaper clippings, brochures, and other information on kindred organizations and topics. Also includeded are the National Register of Historic Buildings, street maps, and information on various Historic Buildings and sites in Houston and the surrounding area, including plans for Hermann Park, Allen's Landing and Park, and a bound photocopy of the book...
Dates: 1962-1981; Majority of material found within 1978-1981

Houston Philosophical Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG E 0008
Scope and Contents

The Houston Philosophical Society Records contain a small ledger with meeting minutes and a large scrapbook with speeches, meeting notes, and a few newspaper clippings. The collection also includes several additional meeting notes and speeches given by members and guests of the Society and some correspondence.

Dates: 1858-1900; Majority of material found within 1899-1900

Houston Post Photographs

 Collection
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. The bulk of the collection consists of negatives; there are 2,829 11x14" prints. The negatives are mostly dated 1955 to...
Dates: 1941 - November 29, 1989; Majority of material found within 1955 - November 29, 1989

Houston Postcard Collection

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

Houston Press Records

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

H.R. Maresh Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0039
Abstract

Dr. Maresh created a collection that focuses on the early leaders of Texas from independence, to republic, to statehood and through reconstruction.

Dates: 1774 - 1935; Majority of material found within 1835 - 1864

Huelga Schools of Houston

 Collection
Identifier:  RG G 0003
Scope and Contents This collection contains the administrative and educational materials related to the Huelga Schools as well as correspondence, press, and legal papers documenting the formation and response to the schools by HISD and the general public. This collection also contains photographs.Of note are records pertaining to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Mexican American Education Council (MAEC), reports of the Biracial Committee on HISD, pychological and...
Dates: 1965-1975

Hugh and Versie Shelton Collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1906-1979; Majority of material found within 1920-1931

Hugo V. Neuhaus, Jr. Architectural Drawings

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Imperial Sugar Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG D 0009
Scope and Contents

This collection is divided in the following series: corporate financial records, sugar industry reports, and legal records. Within each series, the materials are arranged by company and then chronologically. Boxes 2, 3, and 4 contain large, bound company materials. Volumes 1 through 6 are also large, bound materials.

Dates: 1904 - 1955; Majority of material found within 1908 - 1943

Independent Metal Workers Union Collection

 Collection
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

J. A. "Tony" Alvarez Papers

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0228
Scope and Contents The collection includes a biographical article about J.A. "Tony" Alvarez and newspaper articles covering LULAC activities and civil rights issues facing Mexican Americans. Publications include LULAC News, La Prensa, Enterprise of Beaumont, Caller from Corpus Christi, El Sol, and the Houston Post. In addition, this collection contains 191 photographs including a photo album with images of President John F. Kennedy's last night in Houston at a LULAC function at the Rice Hotel. The bulk of the...
Dates: 1963-1970; Majority of material found in 1965-1966

J. F. Usener, Sr. and Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0007
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection document the Usener's interest in a four acre parcel of land south of San Jacinto Bay near LaPorte, known as the old Prince Green tract. Materials date from 1927-1971 and range from legal documents and maps to newsletter clippings and photographs. These volumes and other material relating to the yacht basin, real estate, and the increasing industrialization of the area provide material for scholars researching recreational activities and the burgeoning industrial...
Dates: 1927-1971

J. Milton Lawless Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0334
Scope and Contents This collection consists of about 3250 images ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. It includes 930 8x10" prints, a few oversized black and white prints, 21 glass plate negatives, and 23 tintypes of members of Lawless’ family. There are also a number of 4x5" and 5x7" film negatives, as well as other slides and prints.Among the subjects are: Architecture, Aerial photos, the Astrodome, Epsom Downs (1930s), Oil, the Inter Urban, Rice University, the San Jacinto Monument,...
Dates: 1920s-1980s

Jeff Collins Family Collection 1885-1979

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0131
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of 59 photographs of African-Americans dating from 1885 to 1979, which feature members of the Collins, Gay, Ligons, Johnson, and Williams families, as well as their relatives and friends, who were farmers, teachers, railroad employees, and active churchgoers. The images are set in Houston, as well as the counties of Houston, Willard, and Trinity. The photographs are both studio and snapshot portraits and include a few tintypes and silver gelatin prints. ...
Dates: 1885-1979
Found in: Gregory School

Jesus Cantu Medel - Museo Guadalupe Aztlan Collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0467
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the organizational records of the Museo Guadalupe Aztlan and the personal memoirs of Jesus Cantu Medel, Founder and Director of Museo Guadalupe Aztlan. A large portion of this collection includes the program planning notes and flyers for the Museo’s signature events: the Cine Cuauhtemoc Pan American Film Festival, Dia de los Muertos Annual Celebration, Raza Youth Conference, and Sembradores de Aztlan Oral History Project.

Dates: Other: 1980 - 2017; Majority of material found in 1994-2016

Jim McConn Papers

 Collection
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

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Houston, Texas 77019
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