Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Paul C. Roemer Papers MSS.0085



Descriptive Summary

Creator Roemer, Paul C.
Title: Paul C. Roemer Papers
Dates: 1929-1965
Identification: MSS.0085
Quantity: 5.75 Linear feet, 11 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Paul C. Roemer was an influential Houston realtor from the 1930's until the early 1960's. Born in 1886, Roemer began his real estate career in 1927 when he joined the Ross Realty Co. In 1932, Roemer formed his own company and became involved in Harris County real estate as well as surrounding areas.

Roemer was also heavily involved in political organization and became an outspoken supporter for conservative issues and candidates. In the 1950's, Roemer served as president of the politically active Property Owners Association of Houston. Roemer was also a member of the Tax Research Association and the Friday Club. Through his involvement with these organizations as well as his own commitment, Roemer became a staunch activist in conservative and reactionary movements in the Houston area.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence and newsletters concerning Roemer's involvement with politics and real estate.


 

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged by topics, beginning with political themes, followed by business areas, and concluded with general and personal topics.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Paul C. Roemer Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Roemer, Paul C.
Businessmen--Texas--Houston
Harris County (Tex.)--Politics and government
Politics--Texas--Houston
Real estate agents--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paul C. Roemer Papers. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dorothy Roemer, 1979. Addendum to the collection donated by Louise W. Roemer, 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Speck, 1979.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Property Owners Association of Houston

Box Folder
1 1 Announcements
2 Correspondence, Outgoing, 1949-1963
3 Correspondence, Incoming, 1952
4 Correspondence, Incoming, 1960-1964
5 Miscellaneous



 

Taxes

Box Folder
1 6 Tax Research Association: Newsletters and Pamphlets
7 Taxpayers Association and Tax Research Association: Correspondence



 

Friday Club

Box Folder
1 8 Announcements of Meetings, 1959-1964



 

Politics

Box Folder
2 1 Political Essays and Speeches
2 Political Newsletters
3 Political Mailing Lists
4 Human Events, 1954-1956
5 Political Miscellaneous
6 Civic Clubs Miscellaneous
7 University of St. Thomas: Miscellaneous Newsletters



 

Correspondence

Box Folder
3 1 D. L. Batman Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1942-1951
2 Holman Cartwright Correspondence: Outgoing, 1942-1948
3 D. L. Batman Correspondence: Incoming, 1942-1948
Box Folder
3 4 Outgoing, 1929-1936
5 Outgoing, 1937-1939
Box Folder
4 1 Outgoing, 1940-1942
2 Outgoing, 1943
3 Outgoing, 1944
4 Outgoing, 1945
5 Outgoing, 1946
Box Folder
5 1 Outgoing, 1947-1948
2 Outgoing, 1949-1952
3 Outgoing, 1953-1963
4 Incoming, 1919-1937
5 Incoming, 1938-1940
6 Incoming, 1941-1943
Box Folder
6 1 Incoming, 1944-1945
2 Incoming, 1946
3 Incoming, 1947-1949
4 Incoming, 1950-1954
5 Incoming, 1955-1965
6 Real Estate Newsletters
7 Miscellaneous Business
8 Property Maps
Box Folder
7 1 Outgoing, 1933-1941
2 Outgoing, 1942-1947
3 Outgoing, 1948-1952
4 Outgoing, 1953-1956
5 Outgoing, 1957-1965
6 Incoming, 1933-1947
Box Folder
8 1 Incoming, 1933-1947
2 Incoming, 1950-1952
3 Incoming, 1953-1958
4 Incoming, 1959-1964
Box Folder
8 5 Outgoing, 1935-1963
6 Incoming, 1939-1963
Box Folder
8 7 Personal Journal
8 Cards and Acknowledgements
9 Clippings



 

Addendum to the Collecion

Box Folder
9 1 Holman Cartwright Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1941
2 Cartwright Plantation: Miscellaneous Materials
3 E. M. Corah Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1954-1955
4 Lamar A. Slaughter Correspondence: Outgoing, 1948-1954
5 Local Election Machinery: Correspondence, Miscellaneous Materials
6 Democratic Party Precinct Conventions: Miscellaneous Materials
Box Folder
10 1 Holman Cartwright Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1942-1943
2 Holman Cartwright Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1944-1953
3 Cartwright Plantation: Contracts and Deeds, 1942-1943
4 Cartwright Plantation: Contracts and Deeds, 1944-1950
5 Cartwright Plantation: Plat Maps
6 Cartwright Plantation: Abstract
7 General Business Correspondence: Outgoing, 1943-1950
8 General Business Correspondence: Incoming, 1943-1950
Box Folder
11 1 Mansion Forum, 1957-1964
2 Newspaper Clippings: Annexation, 1943-1963
3 Newspaper Clippings: Political, 1945-1964
4 Political Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1943-1963
5 Political Miscellaneous
6 Tax Research Association Pamphlets, 1954, 1963
7 Civic Club Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1944-1949
8 Civic Club Correspondence: Outgoing and Incoming, 1950-1962
9 Proctor Plaza Civic Club: Miscellaneous
10 Political Mailing Lists, Heights Area; Envelope; Photographs