Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

River Oaks Collection:

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator
River Oaks Collection: Potter, Hugh
Title River Oaks Collection
Inclusive Dates 1924 to 1968
Identification MSS 12
Extent 10 lin. ft.: 28 scrapbooks, 1 document box
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Scope and Contents

The River Oaks Collection is an accumulation of scrapbooks, brochures, pamphlets, and correspondence documenting the founding and development of the River Oaks subdivision in Houston, Texas. The collection contains 28 volumes of scrapbooks and one document box of related material. The boxed material was collected from various sources. The scrapbooks, however, were the personal collection of Mr. Hugh Potter, one of the founders of River Oaks, and President of the River Oaks Corporation.

The first 25 scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and sales advertisements promoting the development of River Oaks. Scrapbooks 26 through 28 simply contain additional copies of the sales advertisements. A few volumes, 4 5a and 5b, include newspaper articles on deed restrictions, development of a private school, and maintenance funding in River Oaks. Volumes 7 and 9 emphasize zoning and city planning. Volumes 5a, 5b and 12 contain copies of local magazines entitled the Warwick Window, Houston's New Weekly, and the Chamber of Commerce publication, Houston. Volumes 10 and 15 contain copies of the River Oaks Corporation publications, Homes For All Times and River Oaks.

The document box material is primarily promotional concerning the history of River Oaks, the property owners, architecture, and sale advertisements. the material contained in both the scrapbook and documents provide information on Will and Mike Hogg, the co-founders and developers of the subdivision


 

Arrangement

The organization of this materials is relatively elemental because the bulk of the collection was already arranged in scrapbook form by Mr. Hugh Potter. The scapbooks are, however, arranged chronologically beginning in June 1924 and ending in June 1968. The other various boxed data is arranged topically.
Series 1: Scrapbooks
Series 2: Loose Materials
Series 3: Index to Pamphlets

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from The River Oaks Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Subjects
Neighborhoods (Houston, Tex.), 1924-1968
Organizations
River Oaks Corporation
Names
Hogg, Michael.
Hogg, William C.
Potter, Hugh
Places
River Oaks (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

River Oaks Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by: Claire Wilkins, completed January 19, 1979.


Detailed Description

 

Series 1: Scrapbooks

Volume
1 June 1924 to June 1925
Newspaper ads, correspondence, material on country club
Volume
2 June 1925 to December 1925
Newspaper ads, country club
Volume
3 January 1926 to August 1926
Development, property owners
Volume
4 August 1926 to November 1926
Deed restrictions, Allegro Club, maintenance funds
Volume
5a April 1927 to September 1927
Warwick Window, ads, private school
Volume
5b October 1927 to April 1928
Ads, home prices, Houston's New Weekly
Volume
6 April 1928 to October 1928
Ads, River Oaks Elementary School
Volume
7 October 1928 to April 1929
Ads, zoning
Volume
8 April 1929 to October 1929
Ads, correspondence
Volume
9 October 1929 to July 1930
Ads, socialites, city planning
Volume
10 July 1930 to December 1939
Homes For All Times, death of Will Hogg, ads
Volume
11 December 1931 to December 1933
Ads, correspondence, maintenance
Volume
12 November 1932 to January 1934
Ads, Chamber of Commerce, Houston
Volume
13 January 1934 to October 1935
Ads
Volume
14 October 1935 to January 1937
Ads
Volume
15 January 1937 to October 1937
Ads, River Oaks
Volume
16 October 1937 to July 1938
Newspaper ads
Volume
17 July 1938 to June 1939
Ads
Volume
18 July 1939 to August 1940
Ads
Volume
19 August 1940 to December 1941
Ads, war
Volume
20 January 1942 to November 1943
Ads, pictures of prominant Houstonians, war
Volume
21 November 1943 to June 1946
Ads
Volume
22 June 1946 to October 1948
Ads
Volume
23 October 1948 to January 1952
Ads
Volume
24 February 1952 to December 1963
Ads, new St. John's building, Allegro Club, Battelstein's Department Store
Volume
25 January 1964 to June 1968
Personal memorabilia, death of Hugh Potter
Volume
26 to 28 Duplicates



 

Series 2: Loose Materials

Box Folder
1 1 Histories of River Oaks
2 List of property owners, 1926
3 Announcements of new homes and owners
4 Brochures
5 Sales pamphlets and advertisements
6 Architecture of River Oaks
7 Miscellaneous ads, brochures



 

Series 3: Index to Pamphlets

Book Page
3 27 Room for all Pre-development Sale in River Oaks
101 Country Club Estates
131 Another Low-Price Pre-development Sale in River Oaks
133 Another Low-Price Pre-development Sale in River Oaks
157 Our Story of River Oaks
165 Another Low-Price Pre-development Sale in River Oaks
188 Another Low-Price Pre-development Sale in River Oaks
Book Page
4 51 River Oaks Owners, 1926
71 A Home in River Oaks
131 Reinproof. Vol. IV #2 February 1927
148 May-Bs Big Boy March 27
Book Page
5a 79 The Warwick Window, May 1927
107 The Warwick Window, 1927
Book Page
5b 133 EWS Program 1927 -1928
Book Page
6 154 River Oaks Houston Map
Book Page
7 71 River Oaks Homes
Book Page
10 214 River Oaks Corporation
246 Home For All Time
Book Page
11 16 Home For All Time
19 Home For All Time
24 Home For All Time
36 Home For All Time
48 Home For All Time
62 Home For All Time
78 Home For All Time
94 Home For All Time
107 Home For All Time
119 Home For All Time
187 Home For All Time
195 Home For All Time
201 Home For All Time
211 Home For All Time
223 Home For All Time
244 Home For All Time
257 Home For All Time
269 Home For All Time
278 Home For All Time
288 Home For All Time
297 Houston Annual Report
Book Page
12 35 Houston Report
40 Houston Official Publication
51 Houston Texas Foreign Trade Week
56 Houston Official Publication
66 Houston Official Publication
69 Houston Official Publication
74 Houston Official Publication
80 Houston Official Publication
83 Houston Official Publication
85 Houston Official Publication
109 Houston Official Publication
112 Houston Official Publication
Book Page
13 1 Home For All Time
15 Houston Symphony
19 Home For All Time
27 River Oaks: An Unique Adventure
191 Houston-Galveston
193 Home Electric
Book Page
14 37 Houston Chamber of Commerce
156 Home of the Month
Book Page
15 3 River Oaks Magazine
11 Bulletin Good Housekeeping
13 Houston Official Publication
55 River Oaks Magazine
89 River Oaks Magazine
141 River Oaks Magazine
153 River Oaks Magazine
169 River Oaks Magazine
133 The Kelvin Home
183 River Oaks Magazine
199 River Oaks Magazine
231 River Oaks Magazine
261 River Oaks Magazine
Book Page
16 23 River Oaks Magazine
51 River Oaks Magazine
109 River Oaks Magazine
153 River Oaks Magazine
205 River Oaks Magazine
221 River Oaks Magazine
245 River Oaks Magazine
295 River Oaks Magazine
265 Liberty Home
Book Page
17 55 River Oaks Magazine
71 River Oaks Magazine
101 River Oaks Magazine
119 River Oaks Magazine
143 River Oaks Magazine
161 River Oaks Magazine
187 River Oaks Magazine
213 River Oaks Magazine
231 River Oaks Magazine
267 River Oaks Magazine
279 River Oaks Magazine
291 The Russell Brown Co.
Book Page
18 1 River Oaks Magazine
17 River Oaks Magazine
39 River Oaks Magazine
67 River Oaks Magazine
91 River Oaks Magazine
115 River Oaks Magazine
143 River Oaks Magazine
165 River Oaks Magazine
189 River Oaks Magazine
239 River Oaks Magazine
251 River Oaks Magazine
261 River Oaks Magazine
277 River Oaks Magazine
Book Page
19 1 River Oaks Magazine
15 River Oaks Magazine
41 River Oaks Magazine
55 River Oaks Magazine
119 River Oaks Magazine
141 River Oaks Magazine
157 River Oaks Magazine
185 River Oaks Magazine
201 River Oaks Magazine
217 River Oaks Magazine
229 River Oaks Magazine
255 River Oaks Magazine
263 River Oaks Magazine
295 River Oaks Magazine
Book Page
20 1 River Oaks Magazine
Book Page
21 1 Now, Mr. Bluwiddle - Just take it easy
16 Home Builders Program
17 Realtors War Conference
111 A Progress Program for Houston
Book Page
22 5 River Oaks Times
9 River Oaks Times
11 River Oaks Times
13 River Oaks Times
17 River Oaks Times
21 River Oaks Times
23 River Oaks Times
25 River Oaks Times
29 River Oaks Times
33 River Oaks Times
35 River Oaks Times
37 River Oaks Times
39 River Oaks Times
43 River Oaks Times
49 River Oaks Times
53 River Oaks Times
57 River Oaks Times
61 River Oaks Times
63 River Oaks Times
67 River Oaks Times
69 River Oaks Times
71 River Oaks Times
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77 River Oaks Times
81 River Oaks Times
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89 River Oaks Times
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103 River Oaks Times
111 River Oaks Times
113 River Oaks Times
115 River Oaks Times
129 River Oaks Times
131 River Oaks Times
133 River Oaks Times
135 River Oaks Times
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139 River Oaks Times
141 River Oaks Times
143 River Oaks Times
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147 River Oaks Times
149 River Oaks Times
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153 River Oaks Times
157 River Oaks Times
159 River Oaks Times
161 River Oaks Times
163 River Oaks Times
165 River Oaks Times
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169 River Oaks Times
171 River Oaks Times
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177 River Oaks Times
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181 River Oaks Times
183 River Oaks Times
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191 River Oaks Times
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217 River Oaks Times
219 River Oaks Times
223 River Oaks Times
233 River Oaks Times
239 River Oaks Times
247 River Oaks Times
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255 River Oaks Times
257 River Oaks Times
259 River Oaks Times
261 River Oaks Times
263 River Oaks Times
265 River Oaks Times
269 River Oaks Times
273 River Oaks Times
279 River Oaks Times
283 The Citizen Present, the New Enlarged
285 Newspapers
287 River Oaks Times
293 River Oaks Times
295 River Oaks Times
Book Page
23 1 River Oaks Times
3 River Oaks Times
5 River Oaks Times
7 River Oaks Times
9 River Oaks Times
11 River Oaks Times
13 River Oaks Times
21 River Oaks Times
20 Realtor Convention
23 River Oaks Times
27 River Oaks Times
29 River Oaks Times
31 River Oaks Times
33 River Oaks Times
37 River Oaks Times
39 River Oaks Times
41 River Oaks Times
43 River Oaks Times
45 River Oaks Times
59 River Oaks Times
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63 River Oaks Times
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67 River Oaks Times
69 River Oaks Times
71 River Oaks Times
73 River Oaks Times
77 River Oaks Times
87 River Oaks Times
89 River Oaks Times
91 River Oaks Times
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105 River Oaks Times
107 River Oaks Times
109 River Oaks Times
111 River Oaks Times
113 River Oaks Times
115 River Oaks Times
117 River Oaks Times
119 River Oaks Times
121 River Oaks Times
123 River Oaks Times
127 River Oaks Times
129 River Oaks Times
131 River Oaks Times
133 River Oaks Times
135 River Oaks Times
171 River Oaks Times
177 River Oaks Times
179 River Oaks Times
181 River Oaks Times
183 River Oaks Times
187 River Oaks Times
191 River Oaks Times
193 River Oaks Times
195 River Oaks Times
174 Newspapers
215 Newspapers
Book Page
24 133 Allegro Book
141 The Houston Club Chinese New Year Dance
149 River Oaks Tennis Tournament
267 The History of Hurricane Carla
Book Page
25 43 Texas Magazine
52 Opera Season: The Story of the Ring of the Nibelung
53 Opera Season: German Grand Opera Company