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UH Office of Special Events Records

Identifier: 1997-026

This collection consists of 485 videotapes and a few film reels, as well as 5 linear feet of paper records, photographs, and digital media. Paper items include invitations, flyers, programs, and other promotional materials. Materials range in date from 1949-2012, with a bulk from the mid-to-late 1980s. These materials depict or relate to UH-organized events, such as commencements, graduations, and other celebrations. The collection was acquired from the University of Houston's Office of Special Events in two batches in 1997 and 2013.

Only the audiovisual materials in the collection are processed fully and described in this finding aid. Unprocessed digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. For questions about the unprocessed materials, please contact the collection curator Mary Manning at


  • 1989-2013

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet processed. Contact the curator to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


5 linear feet (Boxes of photographs and paper artifacts)

485 audiocassettes (Videocassettes: 411 U-matic + 74 VHS)

16 open reel audiotapes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Digital archival materrials were acquired in 2013.

Related Materials

Wortham House Collection

Guide to the UH Office of Special Events Records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA