Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection MSS.0003



Descriptive Summary

Creator Pickett, C. A. (Cornelius Augustus)
Title: C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1940-1946
Dates: 1924-1976, 1940-1946
Identification: MSS.0003
Quantity: 29.0 Linear feet, 4 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

C. A. "Neal" Pickett served as mayor of Houston between 1941 and 1943. Mr. Pickett was also prominent in civic and business affairs in the Houston community. Pickett was involved in such organizations as the Houston Area Federal Business Association, the Hodgkin's Disease Memorial Research Center, and the Texas and Harris County Young Democrats.


Scope and Contents

The Pickett Collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and speeches of the former mayor.


 

Arrangement

The collection consists of 27 scrapbooks, mainly concerned with political and social aspects between 1940 and 1946. Also included are 4 boxes, topically arranged according to the political, business, and civic affairs of C. A. "Neal" Pickett.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Businessmen--Texas--Houston
Civic leaders--Houston (Tex.)
Flood control--Texas--Houston
Harris County (Tex.)--Politics and government
Houston (Tex.) – History – 20th century
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government
Mayors--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection. MSS 0003. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: C. A. "Neal" Pickett on February 4, 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by: Margaret Henson, February 18, 1975 ; Finding aid by: Laura Speck, March 29, 1979.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Political Materials and Speeches

Box Folder
1 1 Charter Comminssion Report, 1938
2 Speeches, 1939-1941
February 18, 1939
Inaugural address, January 2, 1941
3 copies.
March 1, 1941
Speech congratulating citizens on passage of Municipal Bonds, KXYZ October 12, 1941
2 copies.

2 copies.Speech concerning war mobilization in Houston, December 15, 1941, over KPRC, at 6:30 p.m.
Box Folder
1 3 Speeches, 1942 and Undated
Letter to City Commissioners concerning air raid warning system, July 29, 1942
2 copies.

2 copies.Campaign speech, October 22, 1942, over KTRH, at 9:30 p.m.
Facts about aluminum collection campaign, ca. 1942
2 copies.
December 10, 1942
Letter to Mayor Elect Otis Massey and Councilmen explaining Houston's Defense Operations December 15, 1942
2 copies.
Outline of the activities of the Department of Public Works submitted to Mayor Pickett December 29, 1942
2 copies.
Letter to Mayor Nominee, Otis Massey, explaining setup of Health Department and its expenses,
2 copies.
Rough copy of speech concerning Houston's water project.
Statement concerning water project,
2 copies.
Box Folder
1 4 Correspondence: Political Constituent, November 1940-1942
5 Miscellaneous: Political
Scope and Contents note
Includes Conference on State Defense materials.



 

Business Materials

Box Folder
2 1 Reports: Deep East Texas Development Council
2 Houston Area Federal Business Administration: Correspondence, Incoming 1964-1967
3 Houston Area Federal Business Administration: Correspondence, Outgoing 1965-1967
4 Houston Area Federal Business Administration: Miscellaneous
5 Miscellaneous: Business



 

Community Involvement, Publications, etc.

Box Folder
3 1 Hodgkin's Disease Memorial Research Center: Minutes, 1956-1961
2 Hodgkin's Disease Memorial Research Center: Correspondence, 1955-1960
3 Hodgkin's Disease Memorial Research Center: Correspondence, December 1960-1965
4 Hodgkin's Disease Memorial Research Center: Miscellaneous
5 Publications: Rotary Club
6 Awards and Biographical Material
7 Articles by Pickett
8 Proclamations and Miscellaneous Articles
9 Programs and Brochures



 

Correspondence and Clippings

Box Folder
4 1 General Correspondence: Incoming, 1930-1941
2 General Correspondence: Incoming, 1942-1949
3 General Correspondence: Incoming, 1957-1976
4 General Correspondence: Outgoing, 1967
5 Newspaper Clippings: 1970
6 Newspaper Clippings: Undated
7 Magazine Clippings: 1930-1935
8 Clippings; Xeroxed Copies



 

Scrapbooks

Volume
1 Mayor Neal Pickett, December 1940-July 1941
Volume
2 Mayor Neal Pickett, Septermber 28, 1941-November 6, 1941
Volume
3 Mayor Neal Pickett, March 1942-December 1942
Volume
4 Campaign 1940, October-December
Volume
5 Mayor Pickett Scrapbook, City Manager, 1941-1942
Volume
6 Personal ARC, 1944-1949
Volume
7 Holcombe, October 1, 1940-December 30, 1940
Volume
9 Houston City Government, 1944
Volume
8 Houston City Government, 1943
Volume
10 Houston City Government, January-September 23, 1945
Volume
11 Houston City Government, January-November 1946
Volume
12 Green, 1932
Volume
13 Brown - Ralph Yarborough, 1958-1959
Volume
14 1927-1931
Volume
15 1932-1933
Volume
16 1934
Volume
17 1935
Volume
18 1935-1936
Volume
19 1937
Volume
20 1938
Volume
21 1936-1938
Volume
22 1939
Volume
23 1940
Volume
24 Congratulatory letters received during administration, 1941-1942
Volume
25 Congratulatory letters, election and inaugural, from outside Houston.
Volume
26 Congratulatory telegrams, election and inaugural, from Houstonians.
Volume
27 Congratulatory telegrams, election and inaugural, from outside Houston.
Volume
28 Auditor's Report, 1941



 

Miscellaneous Items

Folder
29 Health Council of the Community Council "Blue Print for Health", 1952
Folder
30 Biographical information, accolades, articles
Folder
31 Speeches, 1939-1942
Folder
32 Speeches, San Jacinto River Project, 1941-1943
Folder
33 Statements on defense, World War II, Finance, Public Works