Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

V. P. Ringer Collection MSS.0143



Descriptive Summary

Creator Ringer, V. P.
Title: V. P. Ringer Collection
Dates: 1956-1973
Identification: MSS.0143
Quantity: 16.5 Cubic feet, 11 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

A resident of Houston since 1921 and an ex-student of Rice Institute, V. P. Ringer was a prominent figure in Houston real estate and urban development. His firm, Ringer Properties, dealt widely in residential, commercial, and industrial real estate throughout Houston and the surrounding area. A leader and participant in many real estate activities, Ringer was a member of the National Association of Real Estate Boards (NAREB), a 1963 chariman of the Texas Real Estate Commission, and a past president and director of Houston Board of Realtors. He was interested in education and became an instructor for six years in real estate financing at the University of Houston, Downtown campus. Perhaps most importantly, Ringer served from 1958 to 1963 on the Planning Commission of the City of Houston and as a proponent of zoning. Ringer also served from 1961 to 1962 on the Zoning Commission for the City of Houston.


Scope and Contents

The V. P. Ringer Collection contains eleven boxes of various material and one binder notebook on zoning. The last box contains two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings dealing with Houston real estate.


 

Arrangement

The collection is is organized by subject, generally by commission, committee, council, or trade organization. It is arranged chronologically wherever appropriate.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the V. P. Ringer Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.


Index Terms

Ringer, V. P.
Real estate agents--Texas--Houston
Real property--Texas--Houston
Zoning law--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

V. P. Ringer Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by V. P. Ringer, 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by D. Bauer, 1982.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

City of Houston Planning Commission

Box Folder
1 1 Subdivision Committee, Minutes 1958
2 Subdivision Committee, Minutes 1959
3 Subdivision Committee, Minutes 1959
4 Subdivision Committee, Minutes 1960
5 Subdivision Committee, Minutes 1961
6 Subdivision Committee, Minutes 1962
7 Subdivision Committee, Minutes 1963-1964
Box Folder
2 1 Meeting, Minutes 1958
2 Meeting, Minutes 1959
3 Meeting, Minutes 1960
4 Meeting, Minutes 1961
5 Meeting, Minutes 1962
6 Meeting, Minutes 1963-1964
7 City Planning Annual Report, 1963
8 City Ordinances
9 City Ordinances
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, 1958-1960
2 Correspondence, 1961
3 Correspondence, 1962
4 Correspondence, 1963-1964
5 Newspaper clippings
6 Miscellaneous
7 American Society of Planning Officials -- Newsletters, 1959-1962



 

Zoning

Box Folder
4 1 Houston Zoning Commission, Minutes 1960-1961
2 Houston Zoning Commission, Minutes 1962
3 Houston Zoning Commission, Correspondence 1960-1961
4 Houston Zoning Commission, Correspondence 1962
5 Houston Zoning Ordinance, Preliminary Draft January 1962
6 Houston Zoning Ordinance, Preliminary Draft May 1962
7 Houston Zoning Ordinance, Reports and Recommendations June 1962
8 Houston Zoning Ordinance, Final Report and Recommendations 1962
9 Houston Zoning Commission, Individual Cases, 1962
10 Houston Zoning Commission, Map -- Zoning Hearing Areas
11 Zoning -- Miscellaneous Background Information (General)
12 Zoning -- Miscellaneous Background Information (Houston and Texas)
13 Zoning -- Houston Speeches
14 Houston Zoning Commission -- Miscellaneous
Box Folder
5 1 Zoning -- Pamphlets
2 Zoning -- Newspaper clippings, 1957-1960
3 Zoning -- Newspaper clippings, 1962
4 Zoning Map, 1962
5 Zoning -- Miscellaneous Speeches
6 Miscellaneous Maps



 

Houston-Galveston Area Council

Box Folder
6 1 Minutes & Attachments, March-May 1972
2 Minutes & Attachments, June-August 1972
3 Minutes & Attachments, March 1973
4 Minutes & Attachments, April 1973
5 Minutes & Attachments, May 1973
6 Minutes & Attachments, June 1973
7 Minutes & Attachments, July-September 1973
8 Financial
9 Newsletters, clippings, programs
10 Miscellaneous



 

Texas Real Estate Commission

Box Folder
7 1 Agenda and Minutes, 1962
2 Agenda and Minutes, 1963
3 Agenda and Minutes, 1964
4 Agenda and Minutes, 1965-1966
5 Hearings and Orders, December 1964-June 1965
6 Hearings and Orders, July-December 1965
7 Hearings and Orders, 1966
8 Audit Reports, 1961-1964
9 Examinations
10 Newspaper clippings
11 Miscellaneous financial
12 Miscellaneous
Box Folder
8 1 Incoming Correspondence, 1961-1962
2 Outgoing Correspondence, 1962
3 Incoming Correspondence, January-July 1963
4 Incoming Correspondence, August-December 1963
5 Outgoing Correspondence, 1963
6 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1964
7 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1965
8 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence, 1966-1970
9 Amendments
10 Education Program, 1964-1965
11 Real Estate Education -- Miscellaneous



 

Texas Real Estate Association

Box Folder
9 1 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 1957
2 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 1958
3 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 1959
4 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 1960
5 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 1961
6 Miscellaneous
7 Newsletters



 

Miscellaneous Real Estate and Urban Development Materials

Box Folder
9 8 National Association of License Law Officials. National Association of Real Estate Boards -- Correspondence
9 National Association of License Law Officials. National Association of Real Estate Boards -- Miscellaneous
Box Folder
10 1 Community Improvement Committee -- Minutes, 1957
2 Urban Development Committee -- Correspondence and Minutes, 1957-1958
3 Neighborhood Improvement Council -- Minutes, 1958-1959
4 Neighborhood Improvement Council -- Correspondence, 1959
5 Neighborhood Improvement Council -- Miscellaneous
6 Urban Renewal: Miscellaneous
7 Planning Council of Greater Houston -- Miscellaneous
8 Houston Real Estate Board -- Pamphlets
9 Real Estate -- Miscellaneous
10 Houston Real Estate and Development -- Scrapbook, 1961-1962
11 Softball -- Houston Business Teams -- Scrapbook
Box Folder
11 1 Real Estate Clippings -- Scrapbook 1956-1959
2 Real Estate Clippings -- Scrapbook 1959
3 Notebook on Zoning