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O. M. Slosson Diary and Farm Ledger

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Identifier: MS 223
Overview Diary and farm ledger kept by O. M. Slosson, a farmer in upstate New York (Pompey, Onondago County), reflecting the life of a Northern farmer just before the Civil War; he describes daily chores, agricultural problems, livestock, church attendance and themes of Sunday sermons, deaths and other local events, social activities, weather, personal finances (including loans, debts, and purchases), and letters received, with reminders to himself noted in the margins. He also makes reference to his...
Dates: 1858 - 1860

Philip H. Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers

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Identifier: MS 177
Abstract: The Broun Family U.S. Civil War papers provide genealogical and historical information on the Broun and Thruston families and also describe the Broun family's experiences during the U.S. Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Some items are photocopies of originals still in possession of the Broun family.
Dates: 1854 - 1888

Ralph Anderson Jr. Papers

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Identifier: MS 413
Overview Houston-born Ralph Anderson Jr. (1923-1990) studied architecture at Rice Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in 1943. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded and awarded a medal for his bravery. After the war, he returned to Rice and continued his studies in architecture. He joined the architectural firm of Wilson, Morris and Crain and eventually rose to become a partner and later president of the company. The papers cover a...
Dates: 1860-1989; Majority of material found within

Rice University COVID-19 Student Memories Collection

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Identifier: UA 431
Overview Reflection entries submitted by students enrolled in Rice University courses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dates: 2020

Ruth Carter Slack family papers

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Identifier: MS 430
Overview This collection consists of the personal and family papers of Houstonian Ruth Carter Slack, including diaries, correspondence, personal travel memorabilia, and memorabilia from her personal life, such as inventories, lists and address books. Also in the collection are her photo collections, hospital records, course notes, and documentation of the Carter and Slack family history.
Dates: 1873-1990

Samuel Storrow U.S. Civil War Journals

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Identifier: MS 192
Abstract: Two journals kept by Samuel Storrow during the U.S. Civil War, the first while Storrow served as a corporal in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 44th Regiment (September 20, 1862-June 18, 1863), and the second while serving in the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Regiment (September 1864- March 1865), during which time he was promoted to first lieutenant; in his entries Storrow describes movements of equipment and troops, camp life, weather, and military actions.
Dates: 1863 - 1865

Sol Schwartz family collection

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Identifier: MS 806
Overview The Sol Schwartz family collection provides an in-depth look at the experiences of a Jewish family growing up in Houston, particularly through Alex Schwartz’ Autobiography and the Board Minutes he took for Congregation Rodefei Sholom. With its American Mizrachi Women Chapter Directory, Column by Rabbi Segal praising Alex Schwartz, and the Torah awarded Sol Schwartz, the collection showcases multiple family members and their contributions to the Houston Jewish community.
Dates: 1927 - 2008

Stuart and allied families of Texas collection

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Identifier: MS 553
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, newsclippings, photographs, periodicals, books, legal documents, and biographical sketches related to the Allen, Stuart, Wells, Weems, Lum, Miller, Red, and Ulmer families.
Dates: 1759 - 2019

Townsend-Burford family of Texas papers

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Identifier: MS 511
Overview Photographs, correspondence, genealogical charts and notes, newsclippings and printed materials related to the Townsend and Burford families of Texas dating back to pre-Republic of Texas era. The town now known as Round Top, TX, on Cummins Creek, was previously known as Townsend, TX. Many of the Townsend family members participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. Both the Townsends and the Burfords have been very active in civic life.
Dates: 1850-2000

W. H. Brooker U.S. Civil War diary

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Identifier: MS 126
Overview The diary of W.H. Brooker is a small (3 1/2" × 2"× 1/4") leatherbound booklet in which annotations in pencil have been made. Most of the entries date from 6 October 1863 to 22 June 1864.
Dates: 1863 - 1866

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