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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

Jim Westmoreland Papers

 Collection
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

Joan Dusard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0447
Scope and Contents

This collection contains fundraising and membership solicitations, newsletters, flyers promoting events and correspondence with legislators for a variety of human rights advocacy groups supporting Central American countries especially El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Dates: 1990-1992

Joe H. Eagle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0073
Scope and Contents

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. Of note is correspondence related to efforts to remove potential Communist sympathizers from the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Dates: 1908-1955; Majority of material found in 1933-1955

John E. Loeffler Railway Collection

 Collection
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 This collection contains the personal and professional writings and correspondence of Milsaps, including his journals. In addition, the collection is comprised of many scrapbooks, photographs, and published works that Milsaps collected on his travels across the globe. Several areas of note include materials relating to Hawaii prior to US statehood; the Phillipines in and around the Spanish-American War and Phillipine Insurrection; materials related to the Civil War with perspectives from...
Dates: 1531-1986; Majority of material found in 1852-1930

John Fonteno Collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 T. Jones Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0402
Scope and Contents Items in the collection are related to Jesse H. Jones, his nephew John T. Jones, and the opening and dedication of Jones Hall in October 1966.Series 1: Photographs contains 24 8x10 photo prints, mostly black and white. Contains photos of the presentation of a sculpture by Chillida to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the dedication of Jones Hall, and the first opening concert in Jones Hall. Features prominent Houstonians including John T. Jones, Audrey Jones Beck, and Houston...
Dates: October 1966

John V. Tackaberry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0134
Scope and Contents

The John V. Tackaberry Papers consist of both family and business correspondence and documents primarily relating to Tackaberry’s oil and land dealings in Texas. Other documents relate to his medical bills, family affairs, a lawsuit, and the U.S. Boundary Commission. The collection also contains 6 photographs mostly of unidentified family members and locations.

Dates: 1907-1933; Majority of material found within 1929-1933

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

 Collection
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 Finger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1017
Scope and Contents

The Joseph Finger collection houses negatives and photographs of buildings and residences as well as architectural drawings from his firm. The images were copied from a publication, Architecture and Design: a Selection of Work by Joseph Finger, Inc. from July 1940. This periodical was not donated, but provided for duplication and returned.

Dates: 1923-1950

Joseph Stephen Cullinan Family Papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Juan P. Rodriguez Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0340
Scope and Contents The Juan P. Rodriguez Papers contains newspaper pages and clippings, advertisements, post cards and post card booklets, check stubs, personal correspondence, a payroll deduction authorization, a union card, prayer cards, receipts, a naturalization certificate, tax documents, railroad retirement board certificates, work recommendations, a bicycle license, certificates, verses, and photographs of events and school class photographs from the 1900s to the 1950s. Some documents are in Spanish and...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930-1945; 1874-1956

Jubal L. Taylor Collection

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

Judge Woodrow Seals Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0414-0414
Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists mainly of legal documents and papers, legal reference materials, correspondence and clippings on his work on Democratic Party committees, his efforts to further world peace and relating to the many charitable organizations he was associated with, the organizations he founded, and his church work. Some personal papers and artifacts are included.

Dates: 1941-1990 ; Majority of material found within 1961-1990

Judson Robinson Jr. Collection

 Collection
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...
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

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