Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Sidney Van Ulm Collection:

An Inventory of his papers at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Collection Summary

Creator: Van Ulm, Sidney
Title: Sidney Van Ulm Collection
Dates: ca. 1920's - 1960's
Abstract: Sidney Van Ulm - cartoonist, photographer, reviewer, and reporter - served on the Houston Press for almost fifty years after leaving the Boston Record in the 1920's. The Van Ulm Collection consists of scrapbooks, clippings, and original sketches by Mr. Van Ulm. Sports figures and prominent personalities, both local and national, are represented in the drawings. The scrapbooks include Mr. Van Ulm's sports and political cartoons.
Identification: MSS 0013
Quantity: 5 linear feet; 1 cubic-foot box, 1 document box, 1 large flat box, 2 loose scrapbooks
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library


Arrangement of the Papers

The collection consists of 3 boxes and 2 loose scrapbooks. Box 1 consists of clippings, original sketches. Box 2 consists of loose scrapbooks and clippings that are in very delicate condition. Items 3 and 4 are scrapbooks. Box 5 consists of 58 loose original artist sketches.


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Index Terms

Allred, James V., 1899-1959
Anderson, A. R.
Connally, Tom, 1877-1963
Thomas, Albert
Van Ulm, Sidney
Houston Astros (Baseball team)
Sports in art

Related Material

RG D 005 - Houston Press Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sidney Van Ulm Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to HMRC by Sidney Van Ulm on June 4, 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Bruce Webber, completed on April 14, 1977.

A box of photographs was removed during processing and moved to the Houston Press Collection, RG D 005. The processor determined that these photos had originally been part of the Press's photo morgue, and had been removed by Van Ulm for research.

Detailed Description of the Collection



Box Folder
1 1 Baseball clippings scrapbook
2 Sketches, artist originals
3 Clippings with drawings
  • Austin, Fred
  • Bagles, Tex
  • Carter, R. Bruce
  • Castro, Fidel
  • Cochran, J. S.
  • Cochran, W. S.
  • Connor, R. W.
  • Cunringham, Al
  • Davidson, Al
  • Deering, Francis
  • Dreaper, John
  • Evans, J. W.
  • Galiano, John
  • Houston, Sam
  • Hutchison, Sam
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Kennedy, John
  • Kennedy, Robert
  • Lincoln, Abe
  • McMahon, V. Lee
  • Montieth, Walter
  • Peckinpaush, W. T.
  • Rainey, Homer Price
  • Rosenthal, Morris
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Scott, Harry A.
  • Shepard, Virgil
  • Sigal, Morris
  • Taub, Ben
  • Washington, George
4 Photographic Clippings
  • Allin, Ben
  • Allred, James
  • Bath, A. A.
  • Baker, Burke
  • Beard, Norman H.
  • Belk, Claude E.
  • Benbow, Sidney
  • Benson, Phillip A.
  • Bertner, Phillip W.
  • Brennan, J. Earl
  • Browne, J. W.
  • Bryan, Chester
  • Burkhart, Elmer
  • Buxton, A. A.
  • Byron, George L.
  • Carter, Bruce
  • Chamber of Commerce directors, 1938
  • Clarke, H. O.
  • Clayton, W. L.
  • Colby, Frank
  • Crotty, Charles
  • Cullen, Hugh R.
  • Dowdy, W. A.
  • Donohue, T. J.
  • Elledge, Raymond B.
  • Evans, Joseph W.
  • Fantham, M. C.
  • Farrar, Ray M.
  • Feagin, H. C.
  • Fishman, Joe S.
  • Fite, J. A.
  • Fogle, Ray
  • Foulke, Harry
  • Fugate, G. L.
  • Giles, Harry
  • Goyen, John
  • Hamburger, Phil
  • Harris, T. J.
  • Hutchison, R. M.
  • Kessler, W. F.
  • Kitts, Jimmie
  • Leach, J. Sayles
  • Lewis, George H.
  • Lykes, J. M.
  • McCoy, Val Jean
  • McDonald, L. B.
  • McDlhannon, R. L.
  • McGregor, Douglas W.
  • McVea, J. C.
  • Malone, Clayton E.
  • Manfredini (Professor)
  • Mansell, W. H.
  • Martin, R. J.
  • Mayfield, Earl B.
  • Meyer, Dutch
  • Meyer, Joseph F.
  • Michael, Pete
  • Millis, H. Lee
  • Mitchell, Jerry
  • Moody, Dan
  • Moody, E. A.
  • Moore, Carlton
  • Moore, Edith L.
  • Moore, W. A.
  • Morris, Robert B.
  • Morse, R. Emmett
  • Neely, Jess
  • O'Leary, Wallace C.
  • Painter, J. H.
  • Pasche, Alden
  • Player, T. T.
  • Platt, Reginald
  • Porter, W. E.
  • Potter, Hugh
  • Richardson, George
  • Ryan, William P.
  • Sakowitz, Simon
  • Samuels, Louis
  • Selph, Carey
  • Simpson, Mrs. G. E.
  • Slaughter, J. W.
  • Smith, Joseph S.
  • Smith, W. A.
  • Starke, Fred
  • Tarver, Charles L.
  • Tatum, J. H.
  • Towles, L. R.
  • Trimble, Vance
  • Ward, James W.
  • Weis, Harry C.
  • West, J. M.
  • Whitson, Walter F.
  • Wier, Tom P.
  • Willisford, E. H.
  • Wilson, A. G.
  • Wooley, Fay
  • Wortham, Gus S.
5 Drawings and Cartoons (baseball)



2 Loose scrapbooks of clippings
3 Scrapbook: Clippings
4 Scrapbook: Clippings and drawings



5 58 loose original artist sketches