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25. Texas and local history

 Record Group
Identifier: 25
Archival collections documenting Texas and Local Houston-area history.

Found in 296 Collections and/or Records:

William P. Hobby Jr. & Diana Poteat Hobby Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0628
Scope and Contents

The collection includes Diana P. Hobby's writing and research notes, from the early 1950s to 2014, focused on her study of William Butler Yeats. The bulk of the collection consists of family photographs and slides from the Hobby family's worldwide travels and their frequent visits to Ireland, and to Diana Hobby's family farm in North Carolina, Forest Home, along with their equestiran endeavors and competitions, and their lives and friends in Houston, TX.

Dates: ca. 1950s-2000s

M.T. Jones Lumber Co. records and business ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0629
Abstract

The M.T. Jones Lumber Co. Records & Business Ledgers, 1890-1920, consist of business records, correspondence, letterpress books, invoices, orders, shipping records, and ledgers for the daily operations and administration of the lumber company for Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.

Dates: 1880 - 1940

Rice University Treasurer's Office records regarding Town Lot Sales Records and Rice Hotel and Houston Endowment

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0002
Abstract

The collection consists of sales/payment records, tax records, maps, deeds, and correspondence concerning the town lots received by the Rice Institute from the Rice Estate and others purchased in later years. Also included are deeds, construction contracts, inventories, tax records, and correspondence concerning the Rice Hotel and 99-year lease with the Houston Endowment.

Dates: 1868 - 1986

Rice University KTRU Radio records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 011
Abstract Audio recordings and administrative files reflecting the daily business of the KTRU Radio station at Rice University. Recordings include newscasts, interviews with rock, jazz and classical musicians, Rice Presidents’ State of the University speeches and recorded live music. Administrative records include radio directors’ meeting minutes, “Gripes and Groans” books from the DJ booth, programming notes, election forms, DJ handbook, licensing information, and correspondence. Date...
Dates: 1962 - 2020

Capt. James A. Baker and the Rice Institute papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0200
Abstract:

The material in this collection was removed from the Rice Institute Business Manager's Records, dating from circa 1844-1940. It is composed primarily of legal materials, receipts, correspondence, bank records, court case records, and diaries.

Dates: 1844 - 1940

Rice University Early Land Deeds, Contracts and Related Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0222
Abstract

The collection contains records and printed material on the early land holdings and dealings of William Marsh Rice and the Rice Institute in 45 Texas counties and 4 Louisiana parishes. The collection also contains records and printed material concerning early Rice Institute campus construction, legal matters (including judicial settlements and statements), institutional housekeeping (including receipts and invoices from 1891-1907), and campus area property and construction.

Dates: 1830 - 1969

Rice University postcard collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0246
Abstract The collection consists of picture postcards featuring primarily buildings on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas. Included are scenes from as early as 1913 ranging to representations of buildings added to the campus in the 90’s. There are also scenes documenting two nationally significant historical events that took place at Rice: President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 speech calling for a manned moon landing, and the 1990 Economic Summit, which brought together eight international...
Dates: 1913-1990s

The Other Economic Summit (TOES) records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 0248
Abstract

The collection consists of background information about The Other Economic Summit (TOES) at Rice University, organizational and press materials for TOES, 1990, publications generated by the meetings, and audio tapes of proceedings.

Dates: 1988 - 1990

Jack Burke Jr. papers/Champions Golf Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0525
Abstract Champions Golf Club was founded by golfing greats Jimmy Demaret and Jack Burke, Jr. in 1957 with the purpose of promoting the game of golf and bring active competition to its members and guests and to host significant national championships. The club is located north of Houston, Texas along the FM (Farmers Market road) 1960. This collection includes photographs, business papers, correspondence, news clips, and area maps from 1956 to 2007. The collection consists of 24 boxes and cartons with...
Dates: 1956-2017

Merchants and Planters Oil Company archives

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0260
Abstract

Correspondence, contracts, credit reports, and leases in this collection document the business of Houston, Texas based Merchants & Planters Oil Company, particularly during the last period of its existence, 1930 through 1941. This company was owned by William Marsh Rice and associated with Rice Institute after Mr. Rice's death.

Dates: 1894 - 1945; Majority of material found within