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HMRC Photograph Collection

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...
Dates: 1890s-1950s

HMRC Texas Photograph Collection

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...
Dates: 1860s-1970s

Hollywood Cemetery 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

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

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

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

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

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

Houston Chronicle "Liquor" or "Lounge" Photographs

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...
Dates: August 1959-March 1960

Houston Chronicle Photographs

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...
Dates: 1950 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1968-1980

Houston City Charter Commission Records

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

Identifier:  RG F 0047
Dates: 1985-2007

Houston Heights Photographs

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

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

Houston Housing Authority Records

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

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 Mexican American Family History Collection

Identifier: MSS 0179
Scope and Contents:

This collection consists of papers written for a class taught by Dr. Cary Wintz, Texas Southern University, 1981. They are generally the product of interviews with students' family members about their family history in Mexico and as immigrants; a few by senior students are about their own lives. The papers contain descriptions of the challenges and daily activities experienced by Mexican-Americans.

Dates: 1981-1984

Houston Modern Dance Council

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

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

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

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 Organizations Collection

Identifier: RG E 0102
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from a wide variety of clubs and organizations in Houston. The types of materials include directories and yearbooks, newsletters, programs, by-laws, memos, brochures, bulletins and scrapbooks. The types of organizations include charitable, service, civic, gardening, recreational, religious, literature, study, political and social. Many of the organizations from the early to mid 20th century are women's clubs.

Dates: 1893-2009; Majority of material found in 1920-1990

Houston Philosophical Society Records

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

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

Identifier: MSS 0187
Content Description The postcards in this collection predominantly feature the architecture and cityscapes of Houston. Other locations, including popular European travel destinations, are also included. Most of the cards are undated, but those with dates range from approximately 1896-1948, with a bulk of them dating 1900-1929. The majority of the cards have not been written on or posted. There are over 5,000 postcards. Included is a set of 48 cards from 1913 titled “Greater Houston: Its Leading Firms." Most of...
Dates: 1896-1948; Majority of material found within 1910-1929

Houston Press Records

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 Public Library Records

Identifier: RG A 0013
Scope and Contents

The Houston Public Library Collection contains records of the institution's history and activities. Included are reports, photographs, internal and external correspondence, budgets, publicity, scrapbooks, branch building contruction documents, brochures, borrower's registries, strategic plans, agendas and meeting minutes. Also included are documents relating to partnership initiatives, contracts and purchase orders, and technology additions and upgrades to the library system.

Dates: 1879-2011

Houston Social Service Bureau

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

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 Telephone Directory Covers Collection

Identifier: MSS 1144
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection consists of Houston telephone directory covers printed by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1905-2004. Of particular interest are several covers from the 1950s forward which are decorated with drawings from artists Karl Hoefle (1959, 1960-1971), Norman Baxter (1978-1980, and B. Wallace (1987-1990). In addition to these, the earliest directories feature advertisements for several local businesses including H.W Lottman Furniture Company, Henke and...
Dates: 1905-2004

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