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mss. Manuscript collections

 Record Group
Identifier: mss
Woodson Research Center collections of family papers, corporate records, individuals' papers and collections, not including Rice University Archives.

Found in 782 Collections and/or Records:

Anah Marie Streetman Correspondence and memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MS 545
Abstract: Correspondence and memorabilia from Rice Institute student Anah Marie Leland, future wife of William McIver Streetman, regarding student life, academics and athletics first at Houston’s Central High School 1915-1918, and following at Rice Institute, 1918-1922. Letters continue to 1953.
Dates: 1915-1953

Anderson-Greenwood Family History records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 534
Overview Benjamin and Mary Greenwood Anderson of Houston, Texas, were experienced genealogists and traveled extensively to collect their family history records, as well as on numerous collateral lines. Family connections reached into the East Coast, Northeast, Midwest, South, and into Europe. Benjamin Anderson founded Anderson-Greenwood and Co. in 1945, intending the company to design and manufacture aircraft. After the Korean War, the firm switched to valve design and developed the first line of...
Dates: 1850-2004

Andrew Forest Muir papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 017
Abstract: This material includes correspondence, research and genealogical notes which reflect the interests of historian and Rice University professor Andrew Forest Muir. They relate to 19th century Texas and Houston history; free African Americans in Texas pre-Civil War; the life and death of William Marsh Rice; the growth of the Catholic, Anglican, and Episcopal Churches in the 19th century via missionary work in Texas and Hawaii; and Hawaiian history, specifically clergymen in Hawaii. These research...
Dates: ca. 1916-1969

Andrew Forest Muir to David Howell-Jones letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 081
Overview This is a collection of photocopies of personal letters written by Andrew Forest Muir to David Howell-Jones from February to August 1958. The orginal letters have been lost.
Dates: 1958

Andrew White Tuer letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 137
Abstract: The collection contains letters and cards to Tuer and to his publishing firm, Leadenhall Press, from Marcus Huish, A. Scott Gatty, Charles Dickens, Jr., A. Parsons, Lady Dorothy Nevill, Sir H. Ponsonby, W.E. Henley, Amelia B. Edwards, E.A. Wallis Budge, Robert Barr, Birkett Foster, W.F. Godley, Percy Fitzgerald, Edmund Yates, Buffalo Bill Cody, Charles Keene, F.C. Burnand, H.J. Byron, Compton Reade, J. Knight, Emily Pfeiffer, and others regarding their work, Tuer’s collections and books,...
Dates: 1880 - 1897

Andy A. Barentine oil exploration photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS 077
Abstract: Photographs of oil exploration in Texas and Louisiana, 1930s-1950s, taken by Shell Oil employee Andy A. Barentine.
Dates: 1927-1977

Angela Davis Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS 992
Scope and Contents Single broadside calling for a meeting at the YMCA at 52nd Street and Sansom Street by the West Philadelphia Committee to free Angela Davis and all political prisoners.
Dates: 1972

Animal prints theft collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 544
Overview This collection consists of circa 700 color prints stolen from the journals (the journal of the British Ornithologists’ Union) and Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, owned by the Fondren Library. The prints date from 1859-1915 and feature birds, bird eggs, and other animals. Theft correspondence and research dates from 1980-2004 and represents the Fondren Library’s efforts to cooperate with and assist in the Blumberg investigation.
Dates: 1859-2004

Ann Holmes Fine Arts Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS 546
Abstract: This collection contains news clippings, press releases, correspondence, photos, institutional records, and audio materials related to the evolution of fine arts and city planning in Houston, TX. Specific focus is given to the Alley Theater, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Museum of Fine Arts, architecture, and the role of the arts in the economy, politics, and society. The collection also includes biographies of various persons influential in both the local and...
Dates: 1920 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1950 - 2008

Ann Holmes personal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 173
Abstract Ann Holmes personal papers encompass materials outside the scope of her research on her book for Houston's cultural arts. Included are materials from her everyday life--correspondence, awards and honors, social activities, and copies of her articles, columns and reviews.
Dates: 1944 - 2008