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Robert L. Browning Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1220
Scope and Contents This collection consists of aerial photos of the Houston and Gulf Coast area taken between 1946 and 1950. Many focus on downtown Houston, the area around the San Jacinto Monument, the Ship Channel, and other industrial sites. Images also document other parts of Texas--especially industrial areas around Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Baytown--as well as a few photos of Cuba and New Orleans. The collection includes primarily 4x5" negatives There are also a handful of original contact prints...
Dates: 1946-1950

Robert P. Boyce Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0038
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of a scrapbook, which contains newspaper clippings and mementos, a handwritten memoir and corresponding typescripts, maps, and photographs from the life of Robert P. Boyce. Included are souvenir ribbons from Confederate soldier reunions and Confederate currency with the serial numbers written by hand.
Dates: 1836-1889 1870-1889; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1889

Roberto R. Trevino Catholic Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1415
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 7 audio interviews with parishioners, nuns and clergy concerning the history of some of Houston’s predominately Mexican-American Catholic parishes from the 1910s to the 1970s. These interviews were conducted for Trevino’s research when developing his book "The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston”. Specifically, Trevino interviewed Teresa Villagómez Zavala and Hope G. Jimenez, Joe E. and Raquel A Gonzales, Petra Guillen, Mary C....
Dates: 1990-1991; Event: 1910s-1970s

Rodney Ellis Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0061
Content Description The Rodney Ellis Collection contains materials related to the personal and professional activities of Rodney Ellis from 1972 to 2012. Newspaper clippings, which make up the greatest quantity of materials, highlight his legislative work during the early twenty first century. Clippings cover the legislative activities surrounding the veto of Senate Bill 750, a death penalty bill to limit the execution of the intellectually challenged. Includes a small quantity of letters, programs, an award,...
Dates: 1972-2012
Found in: Gregory School

Rodney L. Griffin Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0023
Scope and Contents The Rodney L. Griffin collection contains personal materials, which date from 1961 to 2009, that chronicle his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. This collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, and an election flyer. Researchers interested in urban high school clubs and activities after desegregation will find this a valuable resource.
Dates: 1961 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

Roett Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0002
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of original family photos, correspondence, clippings, printed materials, an autobiography of Rupert Orlando Roett and a studio portrait of Dr. Catherine Roett dating from 1975-1988. The collection is not comprehensive but provides background on her family.
Dates: 1975-1998
Found in: Gregory School

Rollins Jewelry Collection

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Identifier: RG 0012
Scope and Contents The Rollins Jewelry Collection houses the business records of Rollins Jewelry from 1943 to 2010. This collection contains administrative and business records, meeting minutes and notes, By-laws and articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence to Frank from various community leaders, business owners and customers. Also includes awards from various organizations he held membership in, programs from St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, and various sports related and church ephemera....
Dates: 1943 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

Roscoe Cavitt Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0026
Scope and Contents Note The Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt Collection houses the professional and personal papers of Roscoe and O'netta Cavitt. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2002, consists of documents, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, meetings and conferences, photographs, newsclippings, and press releases pertaining to the business and operations of the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce from 1941 to 2002. Also contained are personal files and records of Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt.
Dates: 1941 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

Roy W. Leibsle Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0139
Scope and Contents This collection includes architectural specification books belonging to Roy W. Leibsle, A.I.A, for the Houston Municipal Airport (1949, 1950), Woodland Park Recreational Building (1948), Hartman Park Recreational Building (1953), Roberts Elementary School (1947), and Jefferson Davis High School (1949). Of note, is a set of specifications for the construction of Houston City Hall (1937).
Dates: 1947-1953

Samuel Collins III Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0021
Scope and Contents The Samuel Collins III Family Collection consists of the Juneteenth painting entitled, “Free at Last” by the artist Ted Ellis in 2006. Also included is a paper on about painting written by Samuel Collins III.
Dates: 1915 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

San Jacinto Museum of History / Cecil Thomson Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0200
Dates: 1880-1949

Sandra Wilson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0050
Scope and Contents The Sandra Ann Wilson Collection houses the personal papers of Sandra Wilson. This collection, which dates from 1945 to 1985, contains correspondence, special event programs, and newspaper clippings. Records highlight her experiences as a student at Booker T. Washington High School.
Dates: 1945 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1958
Found in: Gregory School

Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0072
Content Description The Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection contains several artifacts including a identification card from 1933, a dog tag and name badge from the Harris County Sheriff's Department. This small collection, documents the existence and role of black law enforcement in the Houston area.
Dates: 1933, 1965
Found in: Gregory School

Schoen Family Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0193
Scope and Contents This collection contains two photo albums and four autograph books. The autograph books were owned by Bertha Schoen. The photos depict people from the mid-1840s to the turn of the century. You can trace the linage of this family by noticing earlier portraits taken in Austria, in particular the town of Olmütz. Later portraits were taken by studios in St. Louis, MO; New Orleans, LA; Cincinnati, OH; Richmond and Petersburg, VA; Philadelphia, PA; New York City and Albany, NY. Many Texas...
Dates: 1840-1900

Slave Narratives

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Identifier: MSS 0154
Content Description The Slave Narratives Collection contains 45 first-person accounts of former slaves conducted during the 1930s in Galveston County, Harris County, and Jefferson County, Texas and 55 black-and-white photographs. Administrative files include correspondence between Works Progressive Administration interviewers and their supervisors.
Dates: 1930s
Found in: Gregory School

Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 0009
Scope and Content Note The Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church collection houses the records of the cuhurch from 1871 to 2010. This colleciton is compromised of deed contracts, news clippings, church history documents, church directories, souvenir program booklets, anniversary service programs and administrative documents.
Dates: 1871 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1962 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

Sneed Family Photographs

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Identifier: MSS-0149
Scope and Contents This collection is composed entirely of photographs (34 in number) which document the lives of two sisters in Houston from 1900 to the 1907s. The photographs capture important events, such as graduations and weddings, while tracing the careers of these black women as professional educators and club women who were active in LINKS, the Smart Set Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Married Ladies Social, Art, and Charity Club.Every photograph in this collection has a...
Dates: 1900 - 1980
Found in: Gregory School

Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc (S.C.A.A.S.I)

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Identifier: RG 0001
Scope and Contents The Records of the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. contains back issues of the journal, The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, from 1980 through the Spring 2009 edition. The journal contains papers and articles presented at the annual meetings that center on black history and culture that originated in or affected the South.
Dates: 1980 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

Sylvia Brooks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0011
Scope and Contents The Sylvia Brooks Collection houses the papers of Sylvia Brooks. This collection, which dates from, 1990 to 2007 includes newsclippings, publications, awards, scrapbooks, and photographs that document her tenure and accomplishments as the President of the Houston Area Urban League. This collection is valuable for topics on women's leadership and community work in urban areas.
Dates: 1990 - 2007
Found in: Gregory School

T. C. Stroter Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0017
Scope and Contents The collection in 4 boxes contains the personal and business papers of members of the T.C Stroter family spanning multiple generations. The bulk of the collection consits of family papers, personal, and business correspondence, and photographs from 1885 to 1973. The collection is organized chronologically within each series. Series 1 contains the Stroter family's deeds and land records from 1845 to 1926. The Family owned Texas property in Harris, Travis, San Patricio, and Shelby...
Dates: 1885-1964 1912-1945; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1945

Talbott Wilson Architectural Drawings

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Identifier: MSS 1342
Content Description The Talbott Wilson Architectural Drawings collection is comprised entirely of architectural drawings. Please see the Architectural Drawings Database for information on Talbott Wilson drawings at HMRC. Accessing drawings may require an appointment, please contact HMRC for details.
Dates: 1952-1987

Texas Association of Women's Clubs, Houston

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Identifier: RG 0067
Scope and Contents The Texas Association of Women’s Clubs, Houston Branch collection contains the history of the City Federation of Women's Clubs from 1957-1985. It contains meeting minutes, funeral programs, year books, convention programs, correspondence, a handbook, plaque, and photographs documentinng their activities.
Dates: 1957 - 1985
Found in: Gregory School

Texas Jazz Archive Collection

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Identifier: RG E 0071
Scope and Contents Collection strong points are the oral history interviews and the number of photographs chronicling these musicians’ professional careers. The name of the collection, the Texas Jazz Archive, is lenient, as there are other musical genres and artistic professionals associated with the collection, however documentation suggests that this was the determined group of artists to be associated with the Texas Jazz Archive. It could have been in anticipation of expanding it to a blues and jazz...
Dates: 1975-1991

RG 0060 Texas Methodist and Methodist-Episcopal Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 0060
Scope and Contents This collection is composed entirely of microfilmed copies of the published proceedings of the Methodist and the Methodist-Episcopal Church of Texas from 1891 to 1970. The annual proceedings contain much information on black churches in Houston as well as those in other areas of the state. In addition to membership, financial, and other types of institutional data they reflect, the role of churches and church people in many kinds of community activities, such as anti-KKK and anti-lynching...
Dates: 1986-1970
Found in: Gregory School

Texas Southern University Collection

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Identifier: RG 0003
Scope and Contents The Texas Southern University Collection consists of publications of the university. This collection, which dates from 1956 to 1995 includes annual reports, general catalog bulletins, reports, and newspapers published by the university and its students.
Dates: 1956 - 1995
Found in: Gregory School

Texas Women Veterans of Color Collection

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Identifier: RG 0029
Content Description The Texas Women Veterans of Color Collection consists of brochures and resources created by the Women Veterans Business Center and a military release form dated from 1990 to 2010. Although small in scope this collection gives a glimpse into the community building of retired veterans.
Dates: 1990-2010
Found in: Gregory School

The Houston Chapter of The Links, Inc. Collection

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Identifier: RG 0017
Scope and Contents The Houston Chapter of The Links, Inc. Collection contains the papers of the Links organization. This collection, which dates from 1960 to 1993, contains research material, photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, and souvenir booklets that detail the history of the chapter and its significance to Houston. This collection provides a view of social organizations work to promote and engage in educational, civic and the intercultural activities for the benefit of the community.
Dates: 1960 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1978
Found in: Gregory School

The Married Ladies Social, Art and Charity Club

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Identifier: RG 0046
Scope and Contents The Married Ladies Social Art and Charity Club Collection contains the organizations records from 1950-1977. Materials include the constiution, membership rolls, meeting minutes, correspondece, committee reports, financial records, and photographs.
Dates: 1950 - 1977
Found in: Gregory School

Vanita E. Crawford Antioch Baptist Church Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0134
Scope and Contents This collection, donated by Mrs. Crawford, provides researchers with a good cross-section of historical materials, including correspondence, photographs, press clippings and organizational records which will be of special value to those with an interest in black history, as well as women's history and the history of religion in Houston.
Dates: 1940-1969
Found in: Gregory School

The Woodlands Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RG D 0003
Scope and Contents Note The Woodlands Records were created by the Mitchell Energy Company for the purpose of recording the establishment of The Woodlands, Texas. The records are composed of newspaper clippings, news releases, and newsletters. The materials in the records are dated from 1973-1975. The records contain photocopies of clippings.
Dates: 1973-1975, Undated

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