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Central Houston Business District records

Identifier: MS 0978
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center.

Content Description

Records reflecting the Central Houston Business District's work with Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Theater District, Minute Maid Park, and other downtown entities. Includes meeting minutes, business records, videotapes and photographs.


  • Creation: 1980 - 2003

Conditions Governing Access

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Central Houston Business District records, 1980-2003, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to transcripts, any job applications, or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Central Houston Business District is an orginzation dedicated to urban planning, transportation, and public events in downtown Houston. Their vision statement in 2021 is "Downtown is the heartbeat of the city and the region, and its continued health and growth is critical to the success of Houston," (see, accessed Aug 8, 2023).


65 Linear Feet (60 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection includes records from collaborations with downtown entities developing Houston's city workings largely dating from the 1980s to the 2010s. Formats include but are not limited to meeting minutes, correspondence, photographs, financial documents, dvds, and news clippings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Central Houston Business District, 2021.

Guide to the Central Houston Business District records, 1980-2003
Sylvia Podwika and Amanda Focke
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA