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Houston History Archives

 Organization

Historical Note

The Houston History Archives were an initiative of the University of Houston Center for Public History's Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative, along with Houston History magazine, the UH Memories Project, and the UH Oral History of Houston. The Houston History Archives partnered with the Special Collections department of the University of Houston Libraries to collect, process, preserve, and make available for research and teaching primary sources on energy management and development, environment, Houston's ethnic diversity, and a collection of oral histories from the Center for Public History that continues to grow.

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Allen Parkway Village Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2008-019
Dates: 1983-1991
Scope and Contents

This collection does not currently have a finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections by emailing velee@uh.edu.

Anderson, Clayton, & Co. Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-005
Dates: 1894-2012; Majority of material found within 1914-1986
Scope and Contents

Records of Houston-based Anderson, Clayton, and Co. in this collection include financial documentation, correspondence, publications, and other media.

George T. Baker, III Mexico Energy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-023
Dates: undetermined
Scope and Contents

This collection does not currently have a finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact the curator.

Bayou Preservation Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-014
Dates: 1915-2005
Scope and Contents The Bayou Preservation Association maintains files on its activities from its beginnings in the 1960s. Materials on the history of Buffalo Bayou date back to the 1920s, so the collection is dated from that period. Most of the materials collected for the archives were housed in the BPA offices, but those papers included contributions from Terry Hershey, Frank Smith, George Mitchell, and Fred Lazure, as well as others. Overall, the papers represent a broad overview of BPA’s activities, but...

Brays Bayou Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-006
Dates: 1967-2000
Scope and Contents

This collection does not currently have a finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections by emailing tomkinswalsh@uh.edu.

Citizens' Environmental Coalition (CEC) Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-001
Dates: 1966-2008
Scope and Contents Forms part of the Houston History Archives.CEC's archival records collection includes documentation of Houston's environmental history and CEC's organizational efforts from 1966 to 2000. The CEC records collection arises from three separate accessions. First and largest are the records preserved in the CEC offices. With a few exceptions, the CEC office records document organization activities during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. In addition to administrative, financial,...

Cravens-Cullinan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-003
Dates: undetermined
Scope and Contents

This collection does not currently have a finding aid available online. For assistance, please contact the curator.

Kay B. Crooker Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-016
Dates: 1951-1996; Majority of material found within 1987-1996
Scope and Contents Crooker’s papers include documents relating to zoning ordinances, city planning minutes, activities of subdivisions, news clippings on development issues, City Council speakers, and organizations such as Citizens for Zoning. Arrangement follows as closely as possible Crooker’s own organizational schema, with adaptations sufficient to facilitate the third-party exploration of the collection. Collection includes approximately 6 linear feet of materials. Materials cover the period from...

Joseph S. Cullinan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-009
Dates: 1893-1939
Scope and Contents Aside from its obvious use as a significant source for those persons interested in the petroleum industry, this collection covers a wide range of other research topics.  Business and economic historians will be interested in the extensive financial records and correspondence of such companies as the Petroleum Iron Works Co., Producers Oil Co., the Texas Company, Farmer's Petroleum Co., and the American Republics Corporation.  The collection includes records of the land division of the...

Sarah and Army Emmott Environmental Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-028
Dates: 1975-1990
Scope and Contents Materials available in this collection represent Sarah Emmott’s personal files. Archival processing preserved the original order of the materials as collected by Emmott. Alphabetical order is the primary arrangement pattern with multiples of an organization or issue arranged in chronological order. Emmott’s papers comprise three series housed in 15 boxes. Series 1 holds a single folder for biographical and historical materials on the Emmotts. Series 2 covers materials collected from...

Foley's Department Store Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-004
Dates: 1845-2006; Majority of material found within 1900-2005
Scope and Contents Foley's Department Store Records comprise 42 record cartons, 16 oversized boxes, 32 bound ledgers and real estate records that are open to the public. In addition, there are 32 scrapbooks that are too fragile for public viewing. Records begin with the first stockholders' meeting held in 1911, preserved in a bound journal. Each year (primary organizational series) of the collection is divided into sub-series including Finances, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Publications, and...

Hana Ginzbarg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-014
Dates: 1962-1991; Majority of material found within 1970-1985
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection represent Hana Ginzbarg’s working files for Armand Bayou. To make the files accessible to the public, they were organized into three series. Series 1 includes materials related to Ginzbarg’s initial campaign to prevent development in the Armand Bayou area. Papers in Series 2 cover the subsequent efforts to preserve Armand Bayou as a nature education center and protect the area from proposed encroachments. Papers in Series 3 include maps and oversized...

Don Greene Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2019-033
Dates: approximately 1970s-2000s
Scope and Contents The Don Greene Papers document the career of the conservationist and outdoor adventurist in photographs, audio and video recordings, and documents. The "Big Green Book," a large scrapbook album in the archive that was created for the nomination of Greene for the George Washington Medal of Excellence, includes the many recognitions and awards Greene received during his life.Processing of the collection is ongoing, including digitization and cataloging of numerous slide format...

Joseph M. Heiser, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-024
Dates: 1866-1989
Scope and Contents Forms part of the Houston History Archives.Most of the Joseph M. Heiser Jr. collection contains papers and very delicate carbon correspondence copies. The Joseph M. Heiser, Jr. Papers is a collection that is comprised of the individual’s obituaries, carbon copy publications, writings, publications, membership acceptance letters, organization donations [philanthropy], will and estates information, correspondence, outdoor nature club correspondence, outdoor nature club publications...

Terry Tarlton Hershey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-005
Dates: 1962-2012
Scope and Contents This partial collection includes some biographical materials on Terry Hershey, background information on groups who have solicited or received philanthropic support from Hershey or the Hershey Foundation, and available materials on the local groups Hershey supported as a founder, board member, or supporter. A second portion of the Hershey collections includes her collected materials on state and national organizations to which she belonged or served on boards.Additional partial...

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Correspondence 14
Photographs 13
Minutes (administrative records) 9
Financial records 7
Nature conservation 5
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Publications (documents) 5
Scrapbooks 5
Brochures 4
Land use -- Planning 4
Newsletters 4
Annual reports 3
Business 3
Bylaws (administrative records) 3
Interviews 3
Leaflets (printed works) 3
Maps (documents) 3
Newspapers 3
Reports 3
Speeches (documents) 3
Advertisements 2
African Americans -- Segregation -- Texas -- Houston 2
Agendas (administrative records) 2
Articles 2
Audiotapes 2
City planning -- Texas -- Houston 2
Compact discs 2
Houston (Tex.) 2
Legal documents 2
Petroleum industry and trade -- Texas 2
Posters 2
Records (documents) 2
Urban beautification 2
Wilderness areas 2
Administrative records 1
African Americans -- Social Conditions 1
Arts 1
Audiovisual materials 1
Banks and banking -- Texas -- Houston 1
Battery charging stations (Electric vehicles) 1
Billboards 1
Business cards 1
Cancer -- Research 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1
Contracts 1
Cotton 1
Deeds 1
Demographic transition -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century 1
Electric vehicles 1
Ephemera 1
Fliers (printed matter) 1
Floodplain management 1
Freedmens Town Historic District (Houston, Tex.) 1
Hospitals -- Texas -- Houston -- History 1
Houston (Tex.) -- History 1
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 1
Hydrogen as fuel 1
International relations 1
Inventories 1
Invitations 1
Jews -- Texas -- Houston -- Migrations -- 20th century 1
Litter (Trash) 1
Manuscripts (documents) 1
Medicine -- Research 1
Memorabilia 1
Mexican American women 1
Middle class African Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century 1
Migration, Internal -- Texas -- Houston -- History -- 20th century 1
Nonprofit organizations -- Texas -- Houston 1
Oil fields -- Texas 1
Ordinances, Municipal 1
Parks 1
Political participation 1
Rivers 1
Riverside Terrace (Houston, Tex.) -- History -- 20th Century 1
Shadyside (Houston, Tex.) 1
Sound recordings 1
Sustainable development 1
Typescripts 1
Videotapes 1
Water quality 1
Wilderness area monitoring 1
Zoning 1
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