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Houston History Archives


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:

Houston Electric Auto Association Records

Identifier: 2016-047
Dates: 1973-2011; Majority of material found within 1995-2006
Scope and Contents This collection includes the organization's correspondence with the government and members' correspondence amongst themselves, as well as announcements of meetings and different events that they held occasionally. It also includes electric battery review booklets plus articles showing the organization and members' various achievements. Included are photographs of various occasions hosted or attended by the Houston Electric Auto Association members, brochures showing different...

Houston Tomorrow Records

Identifier: 2015-022
Dates: undetermined
Scope and Contents

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

Keep Houston Beautiful Records

Identifier: 2012-007
Dates: 1977-2012; Majority of material found within 2000-2008
Scope and Contents This collection includes award applications Keep Houston Beautiful has made to win monetary awards from Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful. It also includes awards Keep Houston Beautiful has won and awards that Keep Houston Beautiful has nominated community partners for. Included are administrative records, community initiatives of Keep Houston Beautiful, and various Keep Houston Beautiful events. This collection also includes photographs, press coverage, training materials, and...

John Henry Kirby Papers

Identifier: 2006-008
Dates: 1884-1944
Scope and Contents The majority of this manuscript collection consists of general and business correspondence concerning John Henry Kirby and his various business interests in southeast Texas. The manuscripts include holograph and typewritten letters, telegrams and postcards. Legal and land documents include deeds and abstracts, and business documents include checks and vouchers.In 1965 the collection was deposited in the archives of the Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association, at that time housed...

Ben Love Research Collection

Identifier: 2007-003
Dates: 1954-2005; Majority of material found within 1980-2003
Scope and Contents The collection contains seven series: Oral History; Love's Writings; Banks: TCB and Chemical New York; Research Files; Pre-TCB; Memorabilia; and Videotapes. Original order has been maintained as much as possible, and the collection is for the most part in the same arrangement as when it entered the archives.Accession 1Accession 1 (2007) of the collection mainly contains material relating to the writing and publication in 2005 of Ben Love: My Life in Texas Commerce, by...

Dee Maner Papers

Identifier: 2022-027
Dates: approximately 1980s-2010s
Content Description

Documentation of the environmental activism of Houston community leader Dee Maner.

Brandt Mannchen Environmental Papers

Identifier: 2011-009
Dates: 20th-21st cent.
Scope and Contents

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

David Marrack Papers

Identifier: 2010-021
Dates: 1971-2005
Scope and Contents

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

Lasker M. Meyer Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2022-025
Dates: approximately 1980s
Content Description

Speeches, correspondence, scrapbook, and other materials documenting the career of Lasker M. Meyer of Meyer Bros., Foley's, and Federated department stores.

Oral Histories Collection from the Houston History Project - Supplemental Research Materials

Identifier: 2006-005a
Dates: 1972-2004
Scope and Contents

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

Oral Histories Collection from the Houston History Project

Identifier: 2006-005
Dates: 1996-2017
Scope and Contents When UH’s Center for Public History and the University Libraries collaborated to create the Houston History Archives (UH-HHA), part of their mission included a repository for oral histories that tell stories of the growth and development of the Gulf Coast region from multiple points of view. To that end, the Houston Oral History Project in the Center for Public History trains history graduate students to research and interview Houstonians with recollections of the city’s civil rights,...

Outdoor Nature Club Records

Identifier: 2007-023
Dates: 1923-2007
Scope and Contents

Forms part of Houston History Archives. Primarily organizational records including meeting minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, annual reports, and financial records. Outdoor Nature Club Records include approximately 20 linear feet of records including the materials for the study groups.

The Park People Records

Identifier: 2005-004
Dates: 1970-2009; Majority of material found within 1978-2005
Scope and Contents The Park People’s Records include standard organizational documents, including meeting minutes, personnel management, and financial records, plus city planning proposals and reports covering thirty years. Records include grant applications for federal and state programs. They also include details about local programs such as Treescape, a collaborative effort among Trees for Houston, Scenic Houston, and City of Houston in a program to provide incentives and enforcement of the Tree and Shrub...

Ninfa Rodriguez Laurenzo Papers

Identifier: 2008-008
Dates: 1971-2004
Scope and Contents

Ninfa’s Papers include business plans, business, personal, and political correspondence, photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings press coverage, proof of public service deeds, scrapbooks, artifacts (buttons and stamps, memorabilia, menus, plaques), and framed enlarged picture and media items and roughly cover the years from 1971 to 2001.

Scenic Houston - Scenic Texas Records

Identifier: 2008-010
Dates: 1963-2008
Scope and Contents Scenic Houston is a chapter of Scenic Texas, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on promoting policies and actions that enhance the beauty and appeal of our streetscapes and roadways. Scenic Houston works to reduce existing billboard blight, prevent new billboard construction, foster attractive on-premises signage, incorporate context-sensitive design in the planning of highways and other public projects, and protect the natural beauty and distinctive character of our...

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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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