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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:

Audrey Jones Beck Papers and Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: MS 626
Overview The Audrey Jones Beck Papers and Memorabilia consist of 52 linear feet of photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts, financial, legal, correspondence, real estate, property, philanthropy, public service, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston records, as well as family records. The dates range from 1860 to 2004. Of note are three clothing ensembles as well as records of artworks purchased for her personal collection that were later donated to MFAH.
Dates: 1860-2004

Augustus Ehinger diary transcript

 Collection
Identifier: MS 282
Abstract: A diary written by Augustus Ehinger during his year in the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War.
Dates: 1846 - 1847

Ava Jean Mears Houston Grand Opera marketing career records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 961
Overview Ava Jean Mears served the Houston Grand Opera primarily in the 1970s-mid 2000s, in public relations and later as archivist. This collection features photographs, posters, calendars, press releases and correspondence related to her work.
Dates: circa 1980-2010

Ayers family plantation history collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 635
Overview This collection includes biographical information about individuals in the Ayers, Brown, McCarty, Martin, Diller, Boettner, Crump, Raynor, Ball, Freytag, and Bergeson, and families, among others. The bulk of the collection involves the life and careers of this kinship network, and their commerce, ministries, and artistic work product, and events ranging from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. Some documentary history of the Jitney Jungle grocery chain is included.
Dates: 1850 - 2015

Baker-Ripley Foundation Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 728
Overview The Baker-Ripley Foundation records document the history and on-going operations of the Foundation through meetings and financial reports, property, legal and administration records.
Dates: 1924 - 2010

Bapsi Sidhwa papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 885
Overview The Bapsi Sidhwa papers comprise the books, drafts, notes, and personal papers of the acclaimed American-Pakistani author Bapsi Sidhwa. Known for her captivating novels exploring mainly women’s issues in the Indian subcontinent, Bapsi has made her mark with her deeply insightful prose and outspoken voice.
Dates: 1943 - 2018

Bellaire Historical Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 643
Overview The records document the organization and operations of the Bellaire Historical Society, which includes the city of Bellaire and the southwest portion of Houston. Photographs and memorabilia are among the records.
Dates: 1911 - 1994

Benham, William and Daniel, and Allied family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 296
Overview This collection contains a Benham family tree, general historical survey, and original and facsimile correspondence between Benham family members. Included in the correspondence are some original envelopes with British stamps and wax seals. Items have been tipped-in to a bound volume.
Dates: 1848

Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 069
Abstract: The Benjamin M. Anderson Aeronautical History collection consists of a wide assortment of materials related to the history of aeronautics, including photos, artistic renderings, postcards, schematics and diagrams, publications and papers from aircraft manufacturers, clippings, calendars, scrapbooks, and 8mm movies and audio recordings.
Dates: 1784 - 1988

Benjamin N. Woodson business diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS 471
Overview The business diaries of Benjamin Woodson, Houston philanthropist, insurance and finance expert, and supporter of education, sports, and the arts, describe his daily business as the chief operating officer of American General, an insurance company founded by Gus Wortham. The diaries range in date from 1954-1979 and describe the growth of this originally small company into one of the largest insurance companies in the world. Subjects include daily business schedule, meeting notes, decisions large...
Dates: 1954-1979