american-history. American History
Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:
Ira Gruber academic papers
Identifier: UA 204
Abstract Collection contains the academic writings, professional and personal correspondence, courses taught, and biographical information of Ira Gruber before and while a professor of History at Rice University.
Dates: 1934 - 2022
Jesse H. Jones Corporate and Property records
Identifier: MS 621
Overview This collection comprises the corporate and property records of Jesse H. Jones, as well as research materials for Unprecedented Power by Steven Fenberg. Between 1992 and 1995, Mr. Fenberg and architectural historian Barrie Scardino processed and organized the collection at the behest of Houston Endowment. After their transfer to Rice Univeristy some adjusments were made to the organization and nomenclature, but most of the structure they imposed remains intact. Significant areas covered in the...
Dates: 1836-2008; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1990
John Boles papers
Identifier: MS 423
Overview The papers consist of historian John B. Boles’ Baltimore Museum of Art draft text and accompanying board proofs; Higginbotham Symposium 1984/85 correspondence, individual drafts of articles, and proofs; and drafts of Professor Boles’ earlier works, including The Great Revival, 1787-1805: the origins of the Southern evangelical mind; Religion in Antebellum Kentucky; America: The Middle Period;...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972-1988
J.W. Lively Diary
Identifier: MS 315
Abstract: Bound manuscript diary kept by J. W. Lively M.D. of Daingerfield, Connecticut, begun in December 1882 with entries dating to 1889, mostly recording his activities as a Methodist minister and including pages of financial accounts.
Dates: 1882 - 1889
Kezia Payne DePelchin letters
Identifier: MS 201
Overview The collection consists of a bound volume of 28 letters, the majority of which were written by Mrs. Kezia Payne DePelchin (1828-1893) to her sister, describing her experiences as a nurse during the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 in Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama. The volume also includes letters from E. Kate Heckle, a friend and fellow nurse, to DePelchin, describing some of her own experiences during the same epidemic.
Dates: 1878 - 1879
Kiwanis Club of Houston records
Identifier: MS 619
Abstract This collection comprises records of the Kiwanis Club of Houston’s board of directors, committees, projects, finances, conventions, and retired members, as well as records from the Kiwanis Foundation of Houston, the Kiwanis Texas-Oklahoma District, and Kiwanis International.
Dates: 1919 - 2017
Lester Maddox letters
Identifier: MS 273
Overview This collection contains two typed letters from Lester Maddox, then-owner of The Pickrick, to Mr. J. Miller thanking him for his support in matters not clearly stated but related to civil rights. Both letters were written in 1964.
Mathurin Guerin Sermons
Identifier: MS 219
Overview Sermons written by Mathurin Guerin, with prayers to be delivered before and after the sermons. There are nine sermons handwritten into a bound volume. The Reverend Mr. Henry Heywood, who died in October 1755, preached the first six in Charleston, South Carolina.
Dates: 1755; 1774
Men's League for Woman Suffrage of the State of New York letters
Identifier: MS 144
Abstract: This collection consists of replies to a survey on suffrage for women conducted by the Men's League for Woman Suffrage of the State of New York, and signed by Thomas W. Hotchkiss, member of the League's Campaign Committee. The League was campaigning for the passage of an amendment to the N.Y. State Constitution on Nov. 2, 1915. Hotchkiss' letter was sent to governors and other officials of states, mostly western, which had already adopted women's suffrage, and was intended to solicit responses...
Naomi Carrier academic career and community activism collection materials
Identifier: MS 926
Overview This collection contains the teaching resources and writings of renowned teacher, researcher, playwright, and actress Naomi Carrier, whose advocacy for African-American voices in history has had a profound effect on educational representation in Texas.
Dates: 1936 - 2019