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Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0021
Scope and Contents The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of the church from 1933 to 2011. the majority of materials are from 1962 to 1968 under the pastorship of Rev. A. Doyal McCraw. This collection contains the church history, constitution and by-laws, correspondence related to the "Guess Work of Church Support" requesting donations for building renovations and the annual women's day events, and anniversary programs pastor anniversary programs and Sunday services programs. Also...
Dates: 1933 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1998
Found in: Gregory School

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0062
Content Description This small collection was developed through community efforts to obtain a historical marker for Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, one of the three oldest black churches in Houston. It contains documents related to this effort, early church member’s testimony, legal documents, and photographs.
Dates: 1900-1977; Majority of material found in 1970s
Found in: Gregory School

Mr. & Mrs. A. V. Emmott Environmental Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0260
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials gathered by Sarah H. Emmott in the course of her active work in the environmental movement in Houston from the 1960's onward, together with the library of the Texas Coastal and Marine Council.
Dates: 1960s-1980s

Mrs. A. T. Carleton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0052
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, reports, yearbooks, and publications pertaining to Mrs. Carleton’s participation in local, state and national women’s organizations. The collection also contains several boxes of photographs of family, friends, and club activities. In addition there are seven scrapbooks containing photographs and newspaper articles.
Dates: 1896 - 1977

MSS 0071: George Alfred Hill, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0071
Scope and Contents The collection begins with the business papers of the Houston Oil Company and its subsidiaries. Correspondence, minutes, financial papers and leasing information are arranged in rough chronology. Hill's personal correspondence combined with printed materials follow alphabetically by name of person or organization. Frequently this correspondence has a business or public service emphasis.The final section includes cartons of extensive correspondence, reports and minutes of a number of...
Dates: 1901-1949; Majority of material found within 1930-1940

Johnny Goyen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0198
Scope and Contents This Collection consists primarily of correspondence, copies of charters, ordinances, City Council meeting minutes, proposals, assorted city documents, scrapbooks, and maps created between 1959 and 1981. All materials in this collection came directly from Houston City Hall, where Goyen held office from 1956-1981. While most materials in this collection pertain to city affairs, Series 9 includes materials from Goyen’s alma mater, the University of Houston, and Series 12 includes...
Dates: 1955-1983; Majority of material found within 1964-1972

MSS 1144: Houston Telephone Directory Covers Collection

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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 Pillot...
Dates: 1905-2004

Naomi Polk Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0036
Scope and Contents The Naomi Polk Collection contains programs, news clippings, photographs, and official documents that chronicle her family history and works as an artist from 1935-2003. Also includes some works of Rosalie Taylor and an oral history of Taylor.
Dates: 1935-2003
Found in: Gregory School

Nathaniel Davis Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0005
Dates: 1/13/2010
Found in: Gregory School

National Council of Jewish Women Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG E 0023
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of scrapbooks, correspondence, publications and photographs of of the many internal and community services and programs sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women in Houston.
Dates: 1913-1976 1945-1959; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1959

National Women's Conference Collection

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Identifier: RG O 0001
Scope and Content Note This collection includes administrative files of the local organizers of the conference, including lists of volunteers, delegates, and visitors, as well as agendas, reports, correspondence, and publications. The materials provide information both about the convention itself and concerning issues the participants discussed.
Dates: 1977-1978

Ned Bosnick's Texas Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1467
Dates: 1984-1985 ; Publication: 1986

Nellye Joyce Punch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0004
Scope and Content The Nellye Joyce Punch Collection houses the personal papers of Nellye Joyce Punch. This collection, which dates from 1964 to 2009 includes newsclippings, awards, publications, ephemera and community materials that chronicle her professional and personal involvement with issues that she has championed in community. The collection also contains a scrapbook with congratulatory notes and photos from the 1992 Savvy Awards. This collection evidences community activism in Houston and Fifth Ward.
Dates: 1964 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

Nicholson Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0024
Scope and Contents The Nicholson Family Papers is comprised primarily of transcriptions of William Nicholson's Civil War correspondence. William Nicholson served with the Texas Rangers and died in battle at Coosville, Georgia, in 1864. The Nicholsons were related to the House family (early Houston bankers) through marriage.
Dates: 1850-1880; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Noah Rattler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0058
Scope and Contents The Noah Rattler Collection is comprised of book authored by Noah rattlers titled "Noah’s Walk."
Dates: 2014
Found in: Gregory School

O.J. and Bessie Thomas Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0166
Scope and Contents The O. J. and Bessie Thomas Collection is comprised of documents reflecting primarily the education and achievements of Bessie Thomas and Oscar John Thomas. There is correspondence, awards, photographs and published materials. Many of the records are related to their years at Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Dates: 1894 to 1977 1960 to 1969; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Found in: Gregory School

Olee Yates McCullough Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0155
Scope and Contents This collection contains material collected by Olee Yates McCullough over the on her various personal and professional interests. It includes information on her and her husband, Arthur McCullough Jr., and their teaching careers at the Houston Independent School District; organizations she was involved in, including Delta Sigma Theta and the Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Club; newspaper clippings of Fourth Ward redevelopment and the preservation of Jack Yates’ home; and on her efforts to...
Dates: 1989-1996; Majority of material found in 1930s-1960s
Found in: Gregory School

Ora Chryar Gibbs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0035
Scope and Contents The Oyra Chyra Gibbs collection contains papers collected as a part of the community outreach program. This small collection, which dates from 1953 to 2003, contains biographies on Barbara Jordan, black cowboys, and black women in the west. It also contains newspaper clippings on African Americans in Houston. This collection is relevant to the black women in Texas and the black life in Houston.
Dates: 1953-2003
Found in: Gregory School

Oscar and Maudene McNary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0022
Scope and Contents The Oscar and Maudene McNary Collection reflectss the lives of Oscar and Maudene McNary as art collectors and art consultants, and the many artists they have known both professionally and personally over the years. This collection, which dates from 1915 to 2008 consists of newsclippings, correspondence, programs, photographs, art books, art related publications, and art and artifacts created by African American artists including John Biggers, Carroll Harris Simms, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert...
Dates: 1915 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

Oscar Holcombe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0020
Scope and Contents The collection, consisting of 8 boxes and 48 scrapbooks, deals with a wide range of subjects pertaining to Holcombe's years as mayor. The material deals primarily with the later years of Holcombe's career. Some correspondence is available for the 1924 mayoral campaign. Material for the later years includes speeches, official statements, and a large number of clippings. Some clippings also exist for the early years. Of particular interest is the material available on the development of the...
Dates: 1921-1957

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 1013
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection are mainly of a narrative historical nature. They include manuscripts from individuals and collections of clippings and group interviews compiled in an attempt to chronicle the history of the church and its school. Also included are bulletins from various fiestas and masses. Although the documents do not provide a comprehensive history of the church and school (the documents addressing these entities having last been updated in 1984 and 1966, respectiely), they...
Dates: 1911-1987

Oveta Culp Hobby Papers and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1356
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of photographs of various generations of the William P. Hobby family and the Houston Post building and events. The collection also includes photographs from Oveta Culp Hobby’s army career. Also included is a book titled "Around the World in 13 Days with Oveta Culp Hobby", comprised of articles written by Oveta Culp Hobby regarding her experience on the Clipper "America's” June 17-30, 1947 flight around the world. The collection includes a few photographs from the...
Dates: 1917-1970s; Majority of material found within 1960-1978

Palmer Bradley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0075
Scope and Contents The collection documents Bradley's involvement with the States' Rights movement from 1948 to 1950 and includes correspondence, printed materials, and clippings, arranged chronologically.
Dates: 1948-1956

Pan African Orthodox Christian Church Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0057
Scope and Contents The Pan African Orthodox Christian Church, described in its literature as "apocalyptic, apostolic, Pentecostal and messianic," is part of a long tradition of separation and nationalism in African American History. Documents in this collection show the church combines religion, psychology, history, and political theory into a cosmology designed to motivate members to an intensive collective effort to change their lives as well as the structure of their community. Photographs, 26 in total,...
Dates: 1980s
Found in: Gregory School

Patricia Smith Prather Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0005
Scope and Content The Patricia Smith Prather Collection houses the personal and professional papers of Patricia Smith Prather. This collection, which dates from 1931 through 2008, consists of personal and business correspondence with historical associations and various Houston businesses, news clippings, a Phillis Wheatley High School Yearbook, a poster, publications, articles written by Prather, awards that illustrate her works as a historian and author in preserving the legacies of African Americans in Texas...
Dates: 1943 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

Paul C. Roemer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0085
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence and newsletters concerning Roemer's involvement with politics and real estate.
Dates: 1929-1965

Paul E. Ward Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0011
Scope and Contents The collection includes material relating to the Harris County Sheriff's Air Patrol such as membership lists, applications, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

In addition to the air patrol material, there is a large colection of newspaper clippings relating to the bail bond business.
Dates: 1947-1972

Prairie View A&M Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0056
Scope and Contents The collection consists of black and white photographs dating from approximately 1910-1940, as well as supplmental materials incluing a handbook from Prairie View A&M University and papers from the Retired Teacher's Association.
Dates: 1910 - 1940
Found in: Gregory School

Project Mohole Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1319
Dates: 1962-1974; Majority of material found within 1962-1967

Ray Wood Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0008
Scope and Contents The main focus of the collection is upon Wood's years as a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and is rich in folklore verses. A small segment of the collection deals with the earlier years of his life. The collection should have special appeal for social-cultural historians and students of literature and folklore. A portion of the collection consists of World War II Associated Press photographs. Another portion, consisting of a large but incomplete file of...
Dates: 1889-1969; Majority of material found within 1950-1969

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