Social life and customs
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Found in 135 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 403
Overview This collection contains Allan H. Stevenson’s research of early paper-making and printing. Included in the collection are samples of early watermarked paper, facsimiles of watermarks, correspondence and manuscript notes by Stevenson, and reviews of publications. Also included are: proof copies of papers by Stevenson and other scholars, miscellaneous printed material on the subject of printing, conferences and exhibitions, and presentations from other scholars.
Dates: 1955 - 1986
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.
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...
Identifier: MS 224
Overview This copybook contains handwritten sermons, fables, and letters. Included are: “A letter concerning a consumption,” “The Ambitious Man punished,” Useful and Amusing Conversations,” Useful and wholesome Reflections,” “Reflections on Voltaire’s Semiramis,” “Reflections on our dying Saviour’s Prayer upon the Cross,” and more.
Dates: 1750 - 1760
Identifier: MS 803
Overview The collection consists of materials from participation in activities of the Philippino-American community in Houston, Texas spanning the years 1991 to 2014.
Dates: 1991 - 2014
Identifier: MS 278
Overview This collection contains thirteen letters written by the Duke of Wellington to Miss A.M. (Anna Maria) Jenkins, a 19th century evangelist. Two other letters are from Ms. Sophy Mistes to Miss A.M. Jenkins. Accompanying some of the letters are envelopes with wax seals; also included in the collection are a miniature photo of the Duke and a paper Mariner's Compass.
Dates: 1833 - 1851
Identifier: MS 741
Overview This collection contains a small number of programs, certificates, booklets, an oral history recording and transcript, and correspondence regarding imminent Jewish Associations in Houston and Aubrey Farb's personal papers from 1938 to 2018.
Dates: 1938 - 2018
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
Identifier: MS 787
Overview The Bell family collection contains materials from various family members, such as a photograph of Boris “Bussie” Bell’s bowling team, report cards from Walter Bell’s school days, and piano recital programs featuring Marian Bell. A later addendum contributed photo albums of both the extended Bell family and activities with the Nite Owls at the Jewish Community Center, and the Workmen’s Circle. The materials are social in nature and reveal the Bell family’s connections to the larger Houston...
Dates: 1910 - 2004
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