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RG 0032 Antioch Baptist Church

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Identifier: RG 0032
Scope and Contents The Antioch Baptist Church collection documents the activities of The Antioch Baptist Church from 1925 - 1968.. This collection contains newsletters and programs that detail church related activities and services. Significant gaps exist for newsletter with most of the newsletters from 1946-1949. Select folders may contain separation sheets indicating that items were removed from the collection due to their condition and rehoused. Church programs cover the Annual Women’s a Day and Men’s Day...
Dates: 1925 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1950
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0045 Chat-an-Hour Social and Cultural Club Records

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Identifier: RG 0045
Scope and Contents The Chat-an-Hour Social Club Records documents the activites of the organization from 1949-1981. It contains a pamphlet a single photograph and mostly meeting minutes. Meeting minutes are incomplete, as some were either lost or misplaced at the time of donation.
Dates: 1949 - 1981
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0056 Prairie View A&M Photo Collection

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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

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

RG 0063 Town of Independence Heights

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Identifier: RG 0063
Content Description The Independence Heights collection contains materials about the town’s history, development and preservation efforts. The collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, a map, church programs, VHS tapes, a DVD, incorporation papers, church displays and the city history. Of note are the Delinquent Tax Record ledgers from 1921 to 1922. Many of the original documents were retained by the donor; reproductions are available. It also contains copy negatives and prints which were likely...
Dates: Other: 1921-1986
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0064 Independent Metal Workers Union Collection

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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

RG 0067 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

Richmond Corridor Building Survey

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Identifier: MSS-1444
Scope and Contents The collection is four folders with a black-and-white copy in another set of four folders, all in the same document box. The first four folders contain maps, eighty-one survey forms with color photographs, and copies of articles reviewing the project results and discussing the major developers. The survey forms are text and color photographs of eighty-one buildings along Richmond Avenue and Wesleyan in southwest Houston. The buildings are described according to site number, address, name of...
Dates: 1958-2002

River Oaks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0012
Scope and Contents The River Oaks Collection is an accumulation of scrapbooks, brochures, pamphlets, and correspondence documenting the founding and development of the River Oaks subdivision in Houston, Texas. The collection contains 28 volumes of scrapbooks and one document box of related material. The scrapbooks were the personal collection of Mr. Hugh Potter, one of the founders of River Oaks, and President of the River Oaks Corporation. The boxed material was collected from various sources.The first...
Dates: 1924-1968

Robert A. Welch Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0077
Scope and Contents The collection contains the original papers from most of Mr. Welch's vast estate in oil and gas production. The documentation from the companies that Mr. Welch set up, Mound Oil Company, Fidelity Oil and; Royalty Company, and the R. A. Welch Company, are represented in this collection. All banking and other federal and state legal documents are enclosed. A large amount of the collection is the individual business correspondence as well as private correspondence, including letters between Mr....
Dates: 1880s-1961

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

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

San Jacinto Museum of History / Cecil Thomson Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0200
Dates: 1880-1949

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

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 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

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

Theater LaB Houston

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Identifier: RG E 0100
Content Description This collection consists of programs, mailers, reviews, and photos of the majority of Theater LaB Houston's 150+ productions. Also included is historical and foundational documentation, architectural drawings of the renovation of 1706 Alamo Street, theater signage, promotional material, documentation about Thespian Park, original set design renderings from Rudy Zarka and Boris Kaplun, needlepoint ornaments by patron Kathleen Gay Peeples, and various autographs, playbills, and other media that...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1993-2018; 1950s-2018

University Area Women of Rotary Records

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Identifier: RG E 0086
Scope and Contents This collection contains the working records of the organization. Most of the material is from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and there is some material dating back to the 1950s.
Dates: 1955-1991

Valdemar M. Bernhard

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Identifier: MSS 0026
Scope and Contents The manuscript collection represents V. P. Bernhard’s original creative work, in the form of poems, songs, novels of fiction, as well as the discussions, essays, collections of articles, autobiography, and spiritual photographs.
Dates: ca. 1900-1930s

W. Arthur Combs Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0059
Scope and Contents The W. A. Combs Papers consist of Mr. Combs' papers and the records of two firms with which he was associated in the early 1950's. Correspondence and photographs including prominent political figures provide information of Democratic party activities. Clippings folders concentrating on the NAACA convention in 1952, the Democratic Party chairmen's convention in 1949, and the Sam Rayburn Rally in 1949 are included.
Dates: 1935-1972

William A. Kirkland Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0162
Scope and Contents Most of the documents in this collection relate to the Shepherd and A. P. Root families as well as Kirkland's research into the history of First National Bank. It also contains correspondence between Kirkland and his immediate family.
Dates: 1796-1938

William E. Moreland Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0006
Scope and Contents The Moreland Papers contains superintendent agenda materials of the Houston Independent School District, as well as the speeches and correspondence of Dr. Moreland while he served as superintendent.
Dates: 1933-1957

William H. "Bill" White Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0324
Content Description This 27-box collection contains the selected professional papers of William Howard “Bill” White, reflecting his career as mayor of Houston from 2004 to 2010. Materials of particular interest include those related to “Get Houston Moving,” “Cooler Houston,” “Houston Hope” and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike.
Dates: Other: 1996-2011; Majority of material found within 2003-2010

William Jack Bryan Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0046
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two boxes. The first box holds correspondence to and from members of the Bryan family, as well as friends and business associates, from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. Additionally there is a photograph of Lucy Bryan Harvey. The second box contains newspaper issues, and other clippings pertianing to the Bryan and Austin families. Additionally, there are blue print copies for Peach Point Plantation, designed by Stephen F. Austin, which are accompanied by a typewritten...
Dates: 1809-1929; Majority of material found within 1852-1929

William Marsh Rice Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0140
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection consist primarily of Rice's personal and financial correspondence as well as financial records covering his residency in Houston, with the earliest papers dating from 1841. There are some financial records dating back to 1869. The collection also contains personal and financial papers of Frederick Rice, Rice's brother, and of John H. Brown, a business associate of Rice and the first husband of Rice's second wife, Julia Elizabeth Baldwin. A grouping of...
Dates: 1831-1869

William P. Hobby Company Records

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Identifier: MSS 1110
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of corporate records and minute books for several corporations. The records books included in the collection are for Cowles Florida Broadcasting, Inc, Houston Post Charities, Inc, The Houston Post Company, H & C Communications, Inc, Channel Two Television Company, Channel Five Television Company, Channel Four Television Company, KCCI-TV Broadcasting, Inc, KPRC Radio Company, and Hobby-Catto Interests, Inc. Also included in the collection is a photograph of the...
Dates: 1965-1986

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