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05. Houston & Texas History Research Collection

 Collecting Area
Identifier: 05

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Houston Heights Abstracts of Title

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-018
Scope and Contents Houston Heights is situated northwest of downtown Houston, Texas. This Collection contains records from the Houston Abstract Company, the Houston Title Guaranty Company, the Stewart Title Company, and the Southern Abstract and Title Company. This collection consists of 10 abstracts of title and deed for the property in the Heights district, in the city of Houston and Harris County, filed from 1896 to 1941.

Houston Leasing Brochure Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-002
Scope and Contents The Houston Leasing Brochure Collection contains leasing brochures and advertisements for residential and commercial rental spaces located across the city of Houston. Arranged geographically, the brochures date from 1966 to 2000. The collection documents Houston's built environment, offering unique insight into the advertising and marketing strategies and techniques used by developers to secure tenants for new or renovated spaces throughout Houston.

Houston Municipal Wharves Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-011
Scope and Contents The Houston Municipal Wharves Photographs Collection contains photographs of Houston Ship Channel construction during the years 1916-1917. The photographs are labeled Horton & Horton Contractors.

Houston National Bank Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1969-075
Scope and Contents This collection includes administrative files from the Houston National Bank, as well as scrapbooks of prominent individuals associated with the bank. The administrative files primarily pertain to the bank's 75th anniversary, celebrated in 1951. These files include correspondence, promotional material, photographs, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings. The administrative files also include publicity files and materials documenting organizations and conventions associated with the...

Houston Saengerbund Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-001
Scope and Contents This collection contains event programs, letters, songbooks, newsletters, ledgers, treasury reports, legal case files, and many other materials relating to the activities and administration of the Houston Saengerbund from the years 1874 to 2013. The collection is divided into eight series: Events, Administrative Records, Board of Directors and Committees, Correspondence, Financial Records, Legal Documents, Songbooks, and Publications. Many of the records from the 1950s and earlier are in...

Houston Ship Channel 50th Anniversary Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1982-001
Scope and Contents There are 66 items in the collection, dating from 1926-1964. Included is a typed manuscript history of the Port of Houston and Buffalo Bayou, as well as a typed version of the ordinance establishing the Port of Houston in 1841. In addition are 40 photographic prints. The photographs include shots of an exhibit highlighting the history of the Port of Houston, as well as photographs from the fiftieth anniversary of the Port of Houston, taken on November 10, 1964. The anniversary...

Jack C. Ogg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-029
Scope and Contents The personal papers of Texas state senator Jack C. Ogg include scrapbooks, political newsclippings, photographs, audiocassette, political files, political surveys, Legislative bills, issue letters, political newsletters, political publications, and reports, awards, and speeches.

Mary (Mrs. Anson) Jones Letters

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-003
Scope and Contents This collection contains 203 items and includes items dated from 1858 to 1900. The bulk of the items are dated between 1869 and 1881. The collection consists for the most part of correspondence, with some legal documents and tax papers. In addition to Mary Jones' letters, there is correspondence from Sallie (Jones) Ashe, her husband R. G. Ashe, Henry Cowing, Anson Jones, Cromwell Anson Jones, Joseph E. Field, and J. J. McMillan. The collection has been arranged in two...

George Kirksey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1971-002
Scope and Contents The George Kirksey Papers contain clippings, manuscripts, some correspondence, scrapbooks, and numerous photographs. Materials are dated between 1910 and 1971. The collection comprises 18 manuscript boxes and has 3,363 items. The collection is divided into several series, based on a particular function of Kirksey's life or by form (photographs, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items). The collection arrived at the University of Houston Special Collections unorganized for the most part....

Leon Hale Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-004
Scope and Contents This set of papers documents Leon Hale's long and prolific writing career that began in 1946. It is divided into ten major categories with the bulk of the material being comprised of Mr. Hale's book projects, daily columns, letters from readers, and miscellaneous articles. The materials are housed in sixteen boxes, including fourteen record cartons and two oversized boxes. Each of the categories is prefaced by a detailed description.

Scott Mellott Houston Fire Department Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-001
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

 Collection
Identifier: 2002-002
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.

Paddock Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-014
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.

Paul E. Purser Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-008
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.