Archival collections regarding politics, particularly in Houston and Texas, 20th century.
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
1992 Republican National Convention, Houston Host Committee records
Identifier: MS 562
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the official guide and calendar, the Houston Chronicle special convention edition, and numerous give-aways and souvenirs.
Abolición de la esclavitud / Abolition of Slavery in Mexico broadside
Identifier: MS 1025
Overview This collection contains a broadside distributed across the Republic of Mexico by the Mexican Congress in 1837, decreeing the abolition without exception of all slavery in all of the Republic.
Albert Thomas papers
Identifier: MS 262
Abstract: This collection of speeches, correspondences, reports, and photographs documents the work of Albert Thomas, U.S. Representative for Harris County, Texas, from 1936-1966. Albert Thomas was the first Rice Alumnus to serve in Congress. He graduated from Rice Institute in 1920.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
Ann Fears Crawford papers
Identifier: MS 205
Abstract: The Ann Fears Crawford papers consist mainly of research materials and drafts for three different manuscripts on Texas politicians: the Governors Ferguson, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Frankie Carter Randolph.
Dates: 1879 - 1999
Billie Carr political papers
Identifier: MS 373
Overview The papers of Billie Carr, political organizer in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, include correspondence, office files, photographs, and memorabilia pertaining to her work in the Harris County Democrats, Texas Democrats, Democratic National Committee, New Democratic Coalition, and Billie Carr & Associates.
Dates: 1956 - 2003
Braes Republican Women's Club records
Identifier: MS 601
Overview Donated by active Republicans Dr. and Mrs. Edward C.M. Chen, these club records show the activities of the Braes Republican Women's Club in Houston, such as meeting minutes and detailed scrapbooks featuring photographs of members and various events. The period of time covered by this material includes Dr. Chen’s term of service as Harris County Republican Party Chair. Dr. and Mrs. Chen both appear in this collection, which was maintained by Mrs. Chen. (3 boxes)
Builders: Herman and George R. Brown Book Research Files
Identifier: MS 464
Overview Correspondence, oral histories, notes, newsclippings, reports, published materials, photographs and ephemera in this collection document the family and business lives of Houston entrepreneurs Herman and George R. Brown, providing the basis for author Christopher Castaneda and Joseph Pratt's book, Builders : Herman and George R. Brown
Dates: 1898 - 1989
Chandler Davidson Texas Politics research collection
Identifier: MS 259
Overview The Chandler Davidson Texas Politics research collection includes material related to Rice Sociology Professor Chandler Davidson’s research into the liberal political movement in Texas. Materials include audio cassette tapes of oral histories (some with transcriptions), correspondence, clippings, research notes, publications, and student research papers. Interviewees include Texas politicians Billie Carr, Ralph Yarborough, Bob Eckhardt, Walter Hall, Sam Rayburn, Margaret Carter, Allan Shivers,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960 - 2010
Col. Edward M. House correspondence
Identifier: MS 263
Overview This collection contains a compilation of letters to and from Col. House regarding business deals, financial holdings, and politics. The majority of the letters are addressed to Thomas C. Dunn. Other correspondents include: Dewitt C. Dunn, Secretary McAdoo of the Treasury Department, and Paul M. Warburg. Topics discussed include real estate, federal and regional reserve banks.
Dates: 1896 - 1927
Engelbert Dollfuss speech to the League of Nations
Identifier: MS 184
Overview This collection contains a typed six page manuscript of a speech given by Engelbert Dollfuss, Chancellor of Austria, to the League of Nations on September 27, 1933. The speech is written in German.