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05. Houston & Texas History Research Collection

 Collecting Area
Identifier: 05

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

George Eugene "Gene" McDavid papers

Identifier: 2019-048
Dates: 1955-2003
Scope and Contents The personal papers of George Eugene McDavid include correspondence, family history and letters, memos, newspaper industry reports, financial statements of the Houston Post and Chronicle, philanthropic files and correspondence on the Houston Symphony, Red Cross, and University of Houston, scrapbooks, featured newsclippings, photographs, videos on the history and events of the Houston Chronicle and notable Houstonians, newspaper industry publications, awards, UH Football programs and...

McLaran Family Papers

Identifier: 2017-005
Dates: 1831-1970
Scope and Contents

The McLaran Family Papers include historical correspondence and genealogical research on the family decendants of John McLaran, who immigrated to America from Scotland in the late 18th century.

Scott Mellott Houston Fire Department Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2010-001
Dates: 1889-2010
Scope and Contents

The Scott Mellott Houston Fire Department Collection consist of color and black and white photographs of the Houston Fire Department spanning from the late 19th century into the 21st century. Materials are arranged into three series.

Maxine Mesinger Papers

Identifier: 2002-002
Dates: 1965-2001
Scope and Contents

Clippings spanning the run of Messinger's "Big City Beat" column make up the bulk of this collection. The collection contains photographs documenting Mesinger's social life, friends and family, a small amount of correspondence from family and friends, and two audiotapes.

Elizabeth Muegge Collection

Identifier: 2021-006
Dates: 1957-2001
Content Description

Collection of historical newspaper issues of the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post marking significant events. Many are of the front page or front section.

Paddock Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Council Records

Identifier: 2006-014
Dates: 1914-1989; Majority of material found within 1983-1988
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two series: Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Council and Ephemera. The first series contains organizational materials for the GHCVC and is broken into ten sub-series. The second series contains materials related to the city of Houston and the state of Texas and is divided into six sub-series.

Pecan Acres Ranch Advertising Scrapbook

Identifier: 2012-011
Dates: 1946-1973
Scope and Contents

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

Walter J. Protheroe Photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2022-026
Dates: 20th cent.
Content Description

Slides and photographic prints of various scenes. The collection is unprocessed and requires appraisal for retention.

Paul E. Purser Papers

Identifier: 1970-008
Dates: 1940-1975
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of typescripts, page proofs and other materials related to the work "Manned Spacecraft," reports and articles, as well as Purser's files of clippings and research materials.

Robert Cizik papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021-012

Scott and Evans Family Papers

Identifier: 2016-048
Dates: 1906-2000
Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks, Wedding book, correspondence, photographs, gift album, and other material from Emily Scott Evans, Colonel Joseph W. Evans, and Alice Evans Pratt document the Scott and Evans families.

The collections are not fully processed but are available for research.

Stephen F. Austin High School Scottish Brigade Drill Team and Alumnae Association Records

Identifier: 2010-004
Dates: 1937-2011; Majority of material found within 1937-1978
Scope and Contents This collection includes the records from the Scottish Brigade Alumnae association and the Scottish Brigade. The series included are: Scottish Brigade Alumnae Records; Scottish Brigade Alumnae Photographic and Video Material; Official Brigade Records; Scottish Brigade Performance Material; Scottish Brigade Photographic Material; Scottish Brigade Publicity Clippings; Stephen F. Austin Senior High School Yearbooks; and Scottish Brigade Memorabilia and Scrapbooks.The Alumnae records...

Texas City Disaster Photographs

Identifier: 1969-035
Dates: 1947
Scope and Contents

This set of 21 photographs was taken between April 16 and 21, immediately after the 1947 explosion in Texas City. At some point the photos were removed from a small album. We have the notes concerning each photo made on the facing album pages but no additional information.

Texas Forged Documents Collection

Identifier: 1989-002
Dates: 1821-1936; undated
Scope and Contents

The documents in this collection have been identified as forgeries and were exhibited at a Forgery Conference held at the University of Houston Libraries in 1989.