Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to Builders: Herman & George R. Brown Book Research Files, 1898-1989



Descriptive Summary

Title: Builders: Herman & George R. Brown Book Research Files
Dates: 1898-1989
Abstract: Correspondence, oral histories, notes, newsclippings, reports, published materials, photographs and ephemera in this collection document the family and business lives of Houston entrepreneurs Herman and George R. Brown, providing the basis for author Christopher Castaneda and Joseph Pratt's book, Builders : Herman and George R. Brown
Identification: MS464
Extent: 19.5 linear feet (38 boxes)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Organizational History

This collection of material was gathered as the body of research supporting the publication of the book, Builders: Herman and George R. Brown, by Joseph A. Pratt and Christopher J. Castaneda, published 1999 by Texas A & M Press. Herman and George R. Brown were very successful Houston philanthropists and entrepreneurs in the fields of oil and gas, and building and construction, during the 1950-1980s. The Brown family has also been a significant and generous donor to Rice University. Christopher Castaneda received his bachelor's degree from Rice, and his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Houston. He teaches history at California State University, Sacramento, and has authored several other books related to oil and gas.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence, oral histories, notes, newsclippings, reports, published materials, photographs and ephemera in this collection document the family and business lives of Houston entrepreneurs Herman and George R. Brown, providing the basis for author Christopher Castaneda and Joseph Pratt's book, Builders : Herman and George R. Brown. Subjects include Texas roadbuilding, shipbuilding, dam building, coal transportation and pipelines, construction labor issues, politics, philanthropy and the Brown family's development of Houston medical, art, and educational institutions (including Rice University), and Brown family matters. Of particular value are the oral history interviews of important Texas businessmen and women, lawyers, and politicians regarding the Brown brothers and their legacy, as well as original correspondence, particularly with Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson. One set of chapter drafts for the Builders book is located in Series I. Dates range from 1898-1996.


 

Arrangement

See individual series descriptions for detailed information on arrangement and contents.
SERIES I: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, BROWN and RELATED FAMILIES, 1898-1991, 4 linear ft.
SERIES II: BROWN & ROOT, 1920-1996, 1.5 linear ft.
SERIES III: BROWN SHIPBUILDING, 1940-1990, bulk 1940s, 0.5 linear ft.
SERIES IV: CORRESPONDENCE, 1925-1983, 2.5 linear ft.
SERIES V: HISTORICAL, 1937-1995, 2 lin. ft.
SERIES VI: TEXAS EASTERN TRANSMISSION CORPORATION, 1946-1989, 2.5 linear ft.
SERIES VII: MINOT TULLY PRATT PAPERS, 1893-1908, 2.5 linear ft.
SERIES VIII: ORAL HISTORIES, 1990-1995, 4 linear ft.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Builders: Herman and George R. Brown Book Project Files, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Permission to publish from Series VII : Minot Tully Pratt papers must be obtained from the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, where the originals of this materials reside.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Brown, George R., 1898-1983 - Correspondence.
Brown, Herman, 1892-1962 - Correspondence.
Brown, Alice Pratt - Correspondence.
Brown family.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines),1908-1973 - Correspondence.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 - Interviews.
Johnson, Lady Bird,1912- - Correspondence
Bentsen, Lloyd - Interviews.
Connally, John Bowden,1917- - Interviews.
Hackerman, Norman - Interviews.
Hobby, Oveta Culp,1905- - Interviews.
Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964 - Interviews.
Pitzer, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914- -Interviews.
Stude, Mike - Interviews.
Pratt, Joseph A.
Castaneda, Christopher James,1959-
Subjects (Organizations)
Brown & Root, Inc. - History.
Brown Shipbuilding Company, Inc. - History.
Texas Eastern Corporation - History.
Brown Foundation - History.
Rice University - Buildings - History.
Rice University - Trustees.
Subjects
Businessmen - Texas - Biography
Offshore gas field equipment industry - Texas - History
Coal slurry pipelines|xdesign and cinstruction - Texas - History.
Offshore oil field equipment industry - Texas - History..
Constructon industry--Texas-History.
Road construction - Texas - History.
Dams - Texas - Design and construction - History.
Philanthropists - Texas - Biography.
Concrete construction - Texas - History.
Formats
Correspondence.
Oral histories.
Newsclippings.
Notes.
Typescripts.
Photographs.
Sketches.
Reports.
Diaries.
Calendars.

Related Material

Brown & Root archives, MS466, Woodson Research Center


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Builders: Herman and George R. Brown Book Project Files, MS480, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This material was collected by authors by Joseph A. Pratt and Christopher J. Castaneda in cooperation with Isabel Brown Wilson, daughter of George R. Brown, and given to the Woodson Research Center by Ms. Wilson on behalf of the Brown Foundation, 1998.

George R. Brown served a Trustee for Rice University and the Brown family has been a generous donor to the university, with many buildings named for family members.

Processing Information

Inventory prepared August 1999 by Lee Pecht, and updated by Mandy York, 2002.

Series VII Minot Tully Pratt papers, are comprised of photocopies made from the originals, located at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for American History.

MS464 also includes materials originally accessioned as MS480.


Bibiography: Other Works by Chris Castaneda

  • Invisible Fuel: Natural and Manufactured Gas in American History, 1800-2000. New York : Twayne, 1999.
  • Gas Pipelines and the Emergence of America's Regulatory State: A History of the Panhandle Eastern Corporation, 1928-1993.Co-author, Clarence M. Smith. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Offshore Pioneers: Brown & Root and the History of Offshore Oil & Gas. Co-authors, Joseph A. Pratt and Tyler Priest. Houston, Tex. : Gulf Pub. Co., c1997.
  • From Texas to the East : a strategic history of Texas Eastern Corporation. Co-author, Joseph A. Pratt. College Station, Tex. : Texas A&M University Press, c1993.
  • Regulated enterprise : natural gas pipelines and northeastern markets, 1938-1954. Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c1993

Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box
1-8 Series I: Biographical Materials: Brown and General, Related Families, 1898-1991,
Extent 4 linear ft.
Series description:
Newsclippings, notes, minimal correspondence, ephemera (photocopies, and some original documents), arranged by family member or person and then alphabetically by subject. Notes written by authors Pratt and Castaneda also located throughout this series. Subjects include travel, politics and relationships with U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson, philanthropy, art, and family domestic matters.
Subseries A: Brown Family also includes one set of chapter drafts of Castaneda and Pratt's Brown biography, Builders.
Box
1-6 Subseries A: Brown Family
Box Folder
1 1 Brown, Alice Pratt: [ appointment] Calendar 1977
2 Brown, Alice Pratt: Financial - marketable securities 1967
3 Brown, Alice Pratt: Newsclippings, 1960s
4 Brown, Alice Pratt: Swimming pool correspondence, 1953
5 Brown, Alice Pratt: Travel-Iran, 1970
6 Brown, Alice Pratt: Travel-Moscow, India, Teheran, 1970
7 Brown, Alice & George R.: Travel-Antarctica, 1976
8 Brown, Alice & George R.: Travel-Eastern Europe, 1976
9 Brown, Alice & George R.: Travel-Misc., 1975-79
10 Brown, Alice P. & Isabel: Travel-Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London, 1961
11 Brown, George R.: Advisory Committee on International Business Problems, 1967
12 Brown, George/Herman: Allred Papers (originals from Univ. of Houston), 1937
13 Brown, George R.: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1970
14 Brown, George R.: Awards, honors, citations (1/2), 1950s-1970s
15 Brown, George R.: Awards, honors, citations (2/2), 1950s-1970s
16 Brown, George R.: Biographical data and clippings
17 Brown, George R.: Birth certificate photocopy, 1898
Box Folder
2 1 Brown, George R.: [Desk] Calendars, 1965-69
2 Brown, George R.: [Desk] Calendars, 1970-73
3 Brown, George R.: [Desk] Calendars, 1974-81
4 Brown, George R.: [Secretary Doris Johnson's desk] Calendars, 1965-69
Box Folder
3 1 Brown, George R.: [Secretary Doris Johnson's desk] Calendars, 1970-75
2 Brown, George R.: [Secretary Doris Johnson's desk] Calendars, 1976-81
3 Brown, George R.: Colorado School of Mines, 1922-81
4 Brown, George R.: Death (clippings)
5 Brown, George R.: Defense Industry Advisory Council, correspondence, 1967
6 Brown, George R.: Donations and memorials (correspondence and receipts), 1978
7 Brown, George R.: Eisenhower Commissions, clipping 1959
8 Brown, George R.: First City Bank, clippings, 1962
9 Brown, George R.: House-3363 Inwood Dr. remodeling, contract, 1978
10 Brown, George R.: Household inventory, 1932-33
11 Brown, George R.: Interviews, from LBJ Library, Austin, TX, transcripts, 1960s-1980s
12 Brown, George R.: [Medical] Invoices, 1978
13 Brown, George R.: [Texas] Medical Center, Houston, TX, dedication newsletter and photographs, 1969
14 Brown, George R.: Military service, WWI anecdote
Box Folder
4 1 Brown, George R.: Miscellaneous clippings, notes
2 Brown, George R.: News articles, 1946-88
3 Brown, George R.: Our Song Book
4 Brown, George R.: Paley Commission, newsclippings 1951-75
5 Brown, George R.: Panel on the Impact of the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, reports, newsclippings, 1956-58
6 Brown, George R.: Panel to Study Trade with Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, clippings, 1965
7 Brown, George R.: Philanthropy, clippings, 1976
8 Brown, George R.: Politics, clippings, and 19531982
9 Brown, George R.: Registered Professional Engineers July 1940 Roster
9a Brown, George R.: Rice University student, overview
10 Brown, George R.: Road building, 1920
11 Brown, George R.: Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, 1950s-1970s
12 Brown, George R.: Speeches, 1952
13 Brown, George R.: Telephone directory, A-H, n.d.
14 Brown, George R.: Telephone directory, I-Q, n.d.
15 Brown, George R.: Telephone directory, R-Z, n.d.
16 Brown, George R.: [Early] Texas history pamphlets, 1920s
17 Brown, George R.: Travel, passports, 1950s, 1980s
18 Brown, George R.: TWA Board, clipping, 1960
Box Folder
5 1 Brown, George R.: Two Houston Center, Brown & Root office space lease receipts and correspondence, 1970-80
2 Brown, George R.: Visuals - original photographs, 1940s-1960s
3 Brown, George R.: Wedding, invitation and clippings, 1925
4 Brown, George R.: Will, 1982
5 Brown, George R.: Work ethic, notes and speech drafts, 1978
6 Brown, Herman: Awards, honors, citations, 1960s-1980s
7 Brown, Herman: Biographical data, clippings, birth certificate
8 Brown, Herman: Business partnership, 1940s
9 Brown, Herman: Death, clippings, 1962-63
10 Brown, Herman: "Herman Brown, 1890-1961" by Delbert Ward
11 Brown, Herman: Herman Brown Teaching Professorship of Medicine, brochure, 1991
12 Brown, Herman: Legal-Herman Brown vs. O.L. Neyland, opinion and brief, 1920s-1930s
13 Brown, Herman: Travel, passport, 1930s-1950s
14 Brown, Louis K.: Obituary, clippings, 1971
15 Brown, Riney: Diary (photocopy of published version)
16 Brown, Riney: Receipts, deed, 1910-11
17 Brown Family: Gifts, correspondence, 1970s
18 Brown Family: History, clippings
19 Brown Family: History (from Harry K. Austin), clippings, genealogy
20 Brown Family: Itineraries, 1951
21 Brown Family: Museum clippings
22 Brown Family: Social, clippings, 1950s
21 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Chapter outlines
24 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Chapter 1
25 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Chapter 3
Box Folder
6 1 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Chapter 5
2 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Chapter 6
3 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt :: Chapter 8
4 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Chapter 9
5 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Chapter 10
6 Brown Biography by Castaneda/Pratt : Misc.
7 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook: Herman Brown-Awards, honors, medals
8 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook: Herman Brown-Biographical
9 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook: Herman Brown-Death
10 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook: Margaret Root Brown-Death
11 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook-Medical Center
12 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook-Misc.
13 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook-Project Mohole
14 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook-Rice University, Southwestern Univ.
15 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook-Stude, Mike & Louisa
16 Head, Mrs. J.L. Scrapbook-Texas Eastern
17 Negley, Nancy Brown: Newsclippings
18 Nelson Family: Genealogy
19 O'Connor, Maconda Brown: Misc.
20 Pratt Family: Misc.
21 Pratt, Minot Tully: Genealogy
22 Sarofim, Louisa Stude: Newsclippings
23 Stude Family: Misc.
24 Whittlesey Family: Genealogy
25 Wilson, Isabel Brown: Misc.
26 Wilson, Isabel Brown: Newsclippings
Box
7-8 Subseries B: BIOGRAPHICAL, GENERAL RELATED FAMILIES
Box Folder
7 1 Abercrombie, Milo, clipping and brochure, 1990
2 Briscoe, Dolph, correspondence, 1974-76
3 Brown, William Henry, clippings
4 Brownell, Herbert, correspondence, 1974
5 Butler, George, clippings
6 Clark, Ed, clipping, 1984
7 Connally, John B., correspondence, clippings, published materials, 1975
8 Connally, Nellie, correspondence and clippings, 1960s
9 Croneis, Carey E., Colorado School of Mines program, 1949
10 Davis, E.I.
11 deMenil, John & Dominique, clippings, 1970s
12 Eisenhower, Dwight, clipping, 1960
13 Elkins, James A., clipping, 1984
14 Frensley, Herbert, clipping, 1963
15 Hobby, Bill, Lt. Gov., clipping
16 Hobby, Oveta Culp, clippings, 1947
17 Hogg, Ima, clipping, 1966
18 Houston, William V., clippings, 1940s
19 Jester, Beauford, Gov., inaugural program, 1947
20 Johnson, Doris, note, n.d.
21 Johnson, Lady Bird, clippings, 1960-1980s
22 Johnson, Luci Baines, clippings, wedding program, 1960s
23 Johnson, Lynda Bird, clippings, 1960s
24 Johnson, Lyndon B.: General clippings
25 Johnson, Lyndon B.: Inauguration, invitations, clippings, 1965
Box Folder
8 1 Johnson, Lyndon B.: Memorabilia, buttons, bumperstickers
2 Johnson, Lyndon B.: National Historic Site
3 Johnson, Lyndon B.: Restoration of birthplace
4 Johnson, Lyndon B.: Texas Welcome, 1963
5 Johnston, Mary Elizabeth
6 Jones, Jesse H., clippings
7 Kennedy, J.F. & Jackie
8 Kennedy, J.F.: Inauguration, 1961
9 King, Rufus (Isabel Brown Wilson's great-grandfather) clipping
10 King, William Rufus family
11 Leiserson family, clipping, 1977
12 Lovett, Edgar Odell, clipping, memorial program, and 19571985
13 Ludwig, Daniel K., clipping, 1977
14 Mathis, Jim (article on J. Evetts Haley)
15 McCloy, John J., address text, 1954
16 McCollum, L.F., clippings, 1983
17 Meaders, L.B., party list, 1972
18 Meyer, Leopold, horse show report, 1949
19 Nixon, Richard, letter, 1964
20 Noland, Charlotte, clipping, n.d.
21 O'Connor, Ralph S., correspondence, 1983
22 O'Keefe, Georgia, clipping
23 Pitzer, Kenneth, clippings, 1960
24 Rayburn, Sam, clippings, 1950s
25 Roosevelt, F.D.: Inauguration invitation, 1945
26 Smith, Preston, correspondence, clippings, 1966
27 Swearingen, John E., clippings
28 Thomas, Albert, clippings, 1930-1960s
29 Westervelt, Sally, clippings, 1950s
30 Wiley, Jim, clipping, 1968



 
Box
9-10, 38 Series II: Brown & Root, 1920-1996,
Extent 1.5 linear ft.
Subject files arranged in alphabetical order, containing newsclippings, notes, reports, and minimal correspondence, describing the business history of Brown & Root. Subjects include roadbuilding, dams, labor issues, and various specific firm projects such as the Bull Shoals Dam and Marshall Ford Dam. Dates range from 1920-1996, bulk 1940s-1960s.
Note: See the Brown & Root archives at the Woodson Research Center for additional Brown & Root records.
Much of the original Brown & Root records were destroyed by George R. Brown during an office move circa 17 years before his death.
Box Folder
9 1 Advertising, clippings, 1950s
2 Anti-Trust, clippings, 1974
3 Anti-Union, clippings, 1983
4 Aviation Department, Brownbuilder article 1979
5 Awards, honors, citations
6 Bull Shoals Dam, clippings, 1940s
7 Correspondence, 1961
8 Financial statement, 7-1-25; Employment, 1946-79
9 France, clipping, 1964
10 Guam, clipping, 1948
11 History (by company)
12 History (not by company / newsclippings)
Box Folder
38 1 History by Moorehead, draft 1, 1968
2 History by Moorehead, draft 2, 1968
3 History by Dan Dyess, n.d.
4 History: LBJ Library notes, n.d.
Box Folder
9 13 Labor: 1940-1950s
14 Labor: Taft-Hartley Act, memo, 1953
15 Lake Pontchartrain, clipping regarding bid
16 Legal, clipping, 1956
17 Letterhead samples, n.d.
18 Levingston Shipyards, clipping, 1991
19 Logo history, n.d.
20 Lower Colorado River Authority, clipping
21 Marshall Ford Dam, 1944
22 Naval Air Training Station, Corpus Christi, TX, clippings, 1940-1950s
23 North Sea I, clippings, 1980-90s
24 North Sea II, clippings, 1980-90s
25 North Star Project-Soviet Gas, 1970s
26 Personalities, Brown & Root staff, 1960s
27 Projects, clippings, 1940-70s
Box Folder
10 1 Published materials (brochures, booklets), 1940-1996
2 Rice Stadium, clipping, 1949
3 Road building, reports, clippings, 1920s
4 Road building (TX A&M records), reports, clippings, 1920s
5 Road building (HMRC records), reports, clippings, 1920-30s
6 Ships, clippings, 1969
7 Spain, clipping, 1955
8 Texas Highway Department, 1930s
9 Water supply report, 1960s-70s?
10 World War II, chapter draft / notes



 
Box
10-11 Series III: Brown Shipbuilding, 1940-1990, bulk 1940s,
Extent 0.5 linear ft.
Subject files arranged in alphabetical order, dating mainly from the 1940s, and consisting primarily of newsclippings related to company construction, history, labor issues, ship launchings, shipyard layout. Some original b/w photographs depict ship launchings, and one architectural drawing outlines the shipyard, March 1943.
Box Folder
10 11 Awards, clippings, 1940s
12 Bonds, clippings, 1940s
13 Brown & Root records, notes only
Box Folder
11 1 Brown Victory Dispatch, 1943-44
2 Brown Victory Dispatch, 1945
3 Brown Victory Dispatch, 1946
4 Chemical, clippings, 1940s
5 Construction/technical, clippings, 1940s
6 History, clippings, 1940s
7 Labor, clippings, 1940s
8 Launching Program, USS Melvin R.Nawman, 1944
9 Layout (architectural drawing of plant, ) March 1943
10 Photographs, 1940s
11 Photographs-Launching Program, 1942
12 Post-War, clippings, 1940s
13 Ships, clippings, 1940-1990s
14 Shipyard, clippings, 1940s



 
Box
12-16 Series IV: Correspondence, 1925-1983,
Extent 2.5 linear ft.
Original and carbon copies of correspondence to and from members of the Brown family, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Gov. John Connally, and many others. Subjects include events at the White House, Committee for the Preservation of the White House, politics, art, and social matters.
Box Folder
12 1 Brown, Alice Pratt: Art related, 1950-1970s
2 Brown, Alice Pratt: Misc. (1/2), 1960-1980s
3 Brown, Alice Pratt: Misc. (2/2), 1960-1980s
4 Brown, Alice Pratt: Comm. for the Preservation of the White House, correspondence with Lady Bird Johnson 1960s
5 Brown, Alice Pratt to Isabel Brown, 1950s
6 Brown, Alice Pratt: White House, 1960s
7 Brown, George R.: Misc., 1925-1970s
Box Folder
13 1 Brown, George R.: Condolences on death, 1983
2 Brown, George R.: Condolences on death, 1983
3 Brown, George R.: Condolences on death, 1983
4 Brown, George R.: Condolences on death, 1983
5 Brown, George R.: Condolence letter lists, 1983
6 Brown, George R.: Condolence letter index card file
Box Folder
14 1 Brown, George & Alice: Misc., 1960-70s
2 Brown, George & Alice: Christmas cards
3 Brown, George & Alice: [U.S.] Presidential Inauguration invitation, 1965
4 Brown, Herman: Misc., from H.B., 1959-60
5 Brown, Isabel: Misc., to I.B., 1950-1980s
6 Brown, Isabel to parents George & Alice Brown, 1950-60s
7 Brown, Margaret, to "A", 1936
8 Brown, Margaret to Mrs. J.L. Head, 1953
9 Connally, John B. to George & Alice Brown, 1971
10 Eisenhower, Pres. Dwight to George R. Brown, dinner invitation, 1958
11 Johnson, Lady Bird to Alice P. Brown-Gifts, 1960s
Box Folder
15 1 Johnson, Lady Bird to Alice P. Brown-Social, 1960-70s
2 Johnson, Lady Bird to George & Alice Brown-Misc., 1960-70s
3 Johnson, Lady Bird to Isabel Brown, 1984
4 Johnson, Lyndon B.: Misc., 1940s-1960s
5 Johnson, Lyndon B. to Alice P. Brown, 1950s-1970s
6 Johnson, Lyndon B. to George R. Brown, 1940s-1970s
7 Johnson, Lyndon B. to George & Alice Brown, 1950s-1960s
8 Johnson, Pres. & Mrs. to George & Alice Brown: Invitations, LBJ Ranch, 1960s
9 Johnson, M/M Lyndon to George & Alice Brown: Invitations, misc., 1960s
10 Johnson, Pres. & Mrs. to George & Alice Brown: Invitations, White House, 1960-64
Box Folder
16 1 Johnson, Pres. & Mrs. to George & Alice Brown: Invitations, White House, 1965-69
2 Johnson, Lyndon B. to Isabel Brown Wilson, 1950s
3 LBJ Foundation, 1970s
4 LBJ Library, UT Austin, TX, 1967-83
5 LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin, TX, 1970-82
6 McKinney, Robert to George R. Brown, 1956-61
7 Negley, Nancy Brown to parents George & Alice Brown, 1950s
8 Nixon, Pat to George & Alice Brown: Invitation, White House, 1970
9 Parkinson, Lute, to George R. Brown, 1922
10 Sims, James R. to Alice P. Brown, 1983



 
Box
17-20 Series V: Historical, 1937-1995,
Extent 2 lin. ft.
Newsclippings, reports, published materials dating from 1937-1995, bulk years 1940-1970s. Subjects are varied but not extensively covered. They include Belton, TX, the Brown Foundation, Halliburton, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Rice University, and Houston water supply, streets, bridges, and sewers, among others.
Box Folder
17 1 Aircraft Conversion Co., reports, balance sheets, 1947
2 Bald Eagle (horse) health certificate, 1946
3 Baylor College of Medicine, clipping, 1985
4 The Belton Journal issues
5 Belton, TX history
6 Bond Issue Campaign, GRB's bound notebook describing this Houston streets, bridges, & sewers bond issue 1937,
7 Brown Foundation, Inc., clippings, grants accounting information, 1960s-1990s
8 "The Compact for Faculty Diversity", clipping, n.d.
9 Defense Industry Advisory Council, note, n.d.
10 Democratic Party, clipping, 1960
11 The Development of Electrical Technology in the 19th Century, publication, 1962
12 Did You Know?, booklet on local history education, 1987
13 The Driskill Hotel, Austin, TX, published book, notes
Box Folder
18 1 Film by/on George R. Brown
2 Fort Clark, Bracketville, TX, photographs, clippings, 1950s
3 George R. Brown Convention Center, clippings, 1980s
4 Guam, clippings, notes, 1951
5 Halliburton: General, clippings, reports, 1970s-1980s
6 Halliburton: Historical sketch, 1983
7 Herman Brown Park, clippings, 1980s
8 Highland Oil Co., clippings, correspondence, 1940s-1960s
9 Highland Resources, Inc., brochure, 1977
10 Houston Center, clippings, 1972
11 Houston elites, clippings, 1977
12 Houston Endowment, Inc. Annual Report, 1994
13 Houston Intercontinental Airport, clippings regarding construction, 1960s
14 The Houston Lawyer, Sept./Oct. 1995
15 Houston, TX, New York Times article, 1971
16 Humble Oil Co., Annual Report, 1947
17 Huntlands, Virginia property, clippings, 1960s
18 ITT, travel itinerary for GRB, 1955
19 Lamar Hotel, clippings, also including some notes on Rice University 1980s,
20 Lyndon B. Johnson Library, photocopies of materials relating to Brown family, 1992
21 Lyndon B. Johnson-National Archives, photocopies of LBJ correspondence with GRB, 1930s-1950s
22 Lyndon B. Johnson State Park, clippings, 1962
23 Maritime Surplus, original documents from Brown Shipbuilding and Brown & Root, 1948
24 Memorial Park drilling, clippings, 1946
25 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, clippings, notes, 1950s-1960s
26 National Council of State Boards of Engineering Examiners, proceedings, 1936
Box Folder
19 1 [U.S.] Presidential wrapping paper samples
2 The Report of the U.S. Study Commission-Texas; Part 1, bound volume
3 Report on War and Post-War Adjustment Policies, 1944
4 Resources for Freedom, President's Material Policy Commission, Vol. I 1952,
5 Resources for Freedom, President's Material Policy Commission, Vol. II 1952,
6 Resources for Freedom, President's Material Policy Commission, Vol. III 1952,
7 Resources for Freedom, President's Material Policy Commission, Vol. IV 1952,
Box Folder
20 1 Resources for Freedom, President's Material Policy Commission, Vol. V 1952,
2 Rice University: Clippings, 1940s-1970s
3 Rice University: Clippings, Sallyport, 1940s
4 Rice University: Correspondence and photographs, 1940s-1980s
5 Rice University: Correspondence, School of Engineering, 1970s
6 Rice University: building dedications, 1940s-1970s
7 Rice University Review, 1968, 1971
8 Rice University: Rincon Oil Field, clipping, 1944
9 Rice University: Tribute, 1983
10 River Oaks Country Club, clipping
11 Southwest Vocational Technical Institute, clipping, 1960
12 Temple [TX]: Backtracking 100 Years, publication, 1981
13 Texas politics, clipping, 1957
14 Tredco, Ltd., correspondence, 1965
15 United States Study Commission-Texas, clippings, correspondence, 1950s-1960s
16 University of Texas brochure
17 Vietnam newsclippings, 1965
18 War Department contracts, 1941
19 [Houston] Water supply, correspondence, report, 1940s
20 West New Guinea dispute, case study and publication, 1962
21 White House art, clipping, 1962



 
Box
21-25 Series VI: Texas Eastern Transmission Company, 1946-1989,
Extent 2.5 linear ft.
Herman and George R. Brown served on the Board of Directors for this corporation. This series includes George R. Brown's original business records, many relating to coal transportation and pipelines, and the bids for and eventual purchase of the Big and Little Big Inch Pipelines, which extend respectively from East Texas and the Gulf of Mexico to the New York - Philadelphia metropolitan areas. The lines were formerly known as the War Emergency Pipe Lines, and their sale was administered by the U.S. War Assets Administration. Formats include memos, telegrams, correspondence, pipeline sketches, notes, and published materials, dates range from 1946-89, bulk 1940s-1970s.
Box Folder
21 1 Atomic energy, clippings, 1950s
2 Belmont, Augie, correspondence and clippings, 1950-60s
3 Coal pipelines: Misc. (1/2), correspondence and notes, 1960s
4 Coal pipelines: Misc. (2/2), correspondence and notes, 1960s
5 Coal pipelines, notes, 1964
6 Coal pipelines: Eminent Domain, correspondence, 1960s
7 Coal pipelines: Hearing before Senate Committee, testimony, 1962
8 Coal pipelines: Newsclippings, 1960s
9 Coal pipeline pamphlet, 1962
10 Pres. Kennedy's draft bill, 1962
11 Coal slurry pipeline, clippings, reports, 1980s
Box Folder
22 1 Common stock offer, 1989
2 Consolidated Coal Pipeline Project summary, 1960
3 Correspondence: Misc., 1960s
4 Facts file, coal slurry, 1961
8-9 Financing, 1947-50
Box Folder
23 1 Hearings before the Senate Committee to Investigate Disposition of Surplus Property, 1947
2 History, published documents, 1951-82
3 Interim financing and bid to purchase Big Inch & Little Big Inch: Application for certificate of public convenience, 1947
4 Legal: Misc., 1940s-1979
5 [Pipeline] Legislation, correspondence, clippings, 1960-1970s
6 Newsclips: Misc., 1970s
7 North Star Project, clipping, 1973
8 Organization, Interim Financing and Bid to Purchase Big Inch and Little Big Inch Pipe Lines
Box Folder
24 1 Permanent Financing and Purchase of Big Inch and Little Big Inch Pipelines, bound volume
2 A Plan for Coal by Pipeline for Eastern Utilities
3-4 Proposed purchase or lease of Big & Little Big Inch Pipelines-E.H. Poe & Associates, 1946
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25 1 Proposal and Data Supporting Proposal by E. Holley Poe for Purchase of Lease of Big Inch and Little Big Inch Pipe Lines, 1946
2 Reports on Gas Through Lines (Big and Little Big Inch), 1946-47
3 Big and Little Big Inch - Second Bid, 1947
4 Pure Oil Co., correspondence and notes, 1960s
5 Railroad moves to counter coal pipeline, clippings, 1962-63
6 Teal Lodge (requests for use of), 1978
7 Thagard, W.T.: Statements, scientific papers regarding coal pipelines, 1960s
8 Trans-Continental Gas Pipe Line Co., Inc., correspondence, 1940s



 
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26-30 Series VII: Minot Tully Pratt Papers, 1893-1908,
Extent 2.5 linear ft.
This material was photocopied for Christopher Castaneda from the originals, located at the University of Texas at Austin's Center for American History (donated 1990, by Isabel Brown Wilson - contact the CAH for copyright information and permission to publish).
Comprised mainly of letters dating from 1893-1908 to Pratt's mother, but also including a dairy and photograph album of Pratt's. Pratt was the father of Alice Nelson, who would marry George R. Brown in 1925, and become known as Alice Pratt Brown.
Box Folder
26 1 Correspondence with Barker Texas History Center, UT Austin
2 Letters: Aug.-Dec. 1893
3 Letters: Jan.-Mar. 1894
4 Letters: Apr.-May 1894, Sept.-Oct. 1894
5 Letters: Nov.-Dec. 1894, Jan.-May 1895
6 Letters: Sept.-Dec. 1895, Jan.-Feb. 1896
7 Letters: Mar.-May, Aug.-Dec. 1896
8 Letters: Jan.-Apr. 1897
9 Letters: May-Aug. 1897
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27 1 Letters: Sept.-Oct. 1897
2 Letters: Nov.-Dec. 1897
3 Letters: Jan.-Feb. 1898
4 Letters: Mar.-May 1898
5 Letters: June-Aug. 1898
6 Letters: Sept.-Nov. 1898
7 Letters: Dec. 1898-Jan.-Feb. 1899
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28 1 Letters: Mar.-May 1899
2 Letters: June-Nov. 1899
3 Letters: Dec. 1899, Jan-Apr. 1900
4 Letters: May-Aug. 1900
5 Letters: Sept.-Dec. 1900, Jan.-Mar. 1901
6 Letters: Apr.-Dec. 1901
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29 1 Letters: 1902, Jan.-May 1903
2 Letters: June-Sept. 1903
3 Letters: Oct.-Dec. 1903
4 Letters: Jan.-Mar. 1904
5 Letters: Apr.-May 1904
6 Letters: June-Dec. 1904
7 Letters: Jan.-Aug. 1904
8 Letters: Sept.-Dec. 1905
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30 1 Letters: Jan.-June 1906
2 Letters: July-Dec. 1906
3 Letters: Jan.-April 1907
4 Letters: May-June 1907
5 Letters: July-Sept. 1907
6 Letters: Oct.-Dec. 1907
7 Letters: Jan.-Dec. 1908
8 Letters: Teachers, 1890, 1893
9 Minot Tully Pratt diary, 1897-1898
10 Minot Tully Pratt photo album, c. 1896



 
Box
31-37 Series VIII : Oral Histories, 1990-1995,
Extent 4 linear ft.
This series is comprised of original transcripts (Subseries A) and cassette tape recordings (Subseries B) of oral history interviews by Builders author Chris Castaneda regarding Herman and George R. Brown, arranged in alphabetical order by the' interviewee's last name. Interviewees include Houston and Texas businessmen and women, entrepreneurs, politicians, lawyers, family members, and friends. Notable names include Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, Gov. John Connally, Dr. Norman Hackerman, Oveta Culp Hobby, Lt. Gov. William P. Hobby, Lady Bird Johnson, Rice President Dr. Kenneth Pitzer, Louisa Sarofim, and Mike Stude. The interviews were conducted during the period 1990-1992, with the exception of one interview in 1995 by Joseph Pratt.
Box
31-36 Subseries A: Transcripts, 1990-1995,
Extent 3.5 linear ft.
The transcript files typically contain the edited transcript, followed by a rough transcript, and by correspondence, notes, and in many cases, a copyright release form which allows publication from the interviews for scholarly purposes. (Interviews with no release letter are marked as such.) The date listed after the interviewee's name represents the date of the interview, other notes and correspondence in the file may have been created on other dates. Some files include correspondence or notes only, with no interview transcript, and have been identified as such.
See also Subseries B: Audio cassette tapes; several tapes exist which are not represented by transcripts.
Box Folder
31 1 Akers, William W., 2/15/1991
2 Allen, Herbert (letter only - no transcript)
3 Arnold, Dan, 12/19/1991
4 Austin, Harry G., Jr. (no copyright release form) 9/24/1990
5 Austin, Harry G., Jr. (no copyright release form) 1/15/1992
6 Bellows, Warren (letter only - no transcript)
7 Bentsen, Lloyd, 3/7/1991
8 Bixby, Jack, 12/5/1990
9 Bobbit, Cecil, (no copyright release form) 3/8/1993
10 Bolin, L.T., Mrs., 8/30/1990
11 Bookout, John, (no copyright release form) 6/18/1991
12 Booth, Brown, 7/26/1990
13 Bracewell, Searcy, 10/18/1990
14 Brownell, Herbert, 11/8/1990
Box Folder
32 1 Cade, Lawrence, (no copyright release form) 2/12/1992
2 Clark, Ed, Ambassador, 8/15/1990
3 Clifford, Clark (letter only - no interview)
4 Connally, John B., 3/20/1991
5 Counts, Howard, 10/9/1990
6 Darneille, George J., 1/17/1991
7 DeBakey, Michael E., Dr., 4/20/1991
8 Decker, Harold (outline only - no interview)
9 Dennis, Ward, 11/7/1990
10 Dobelman, Katherine B., 10/18/1990
11 Duncan, Charles, 1/23/1991
12 Elkins, James A., Jr., 1/17/1991
13 Feehan, Thomas J., (no copyright release form) 3/18/1991
14 Fleming, Durwood, 3/12/1990
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33 1 Fowler, Henry, 3/8/1991
2 Fouraker, Lawrence, 10/15/1990
3 Frensley, Evelyn, (no copyright release form) 1/22/1991
4 Geneen, Harold, 11/18/1990
5 Goodwin, Lem, 12/4/1990
6 Hackerman, Norman, Dr., 6/29/1990
7 Harbin, John P., 8/20/1990
8 Hargrove, James W., 2/4/1991
9 Heisler, Bill (letter only - no interview)
10 Hobby, Oveta Culp, 6/19/1990
11 Hobby, William P., Lt. Gov., 1/18/1991
12 Hockensmith, Ruby (letter only - no interview)
13 Johnson, Doris D., 6/22/1990
14 Johnson, Lady Bird, 11/15/1990
15 Johnston, Logan (bio note only - no interview)
16 Keck, Howard (letter only - no interview)
17 Kendall, W.T. (letter only - no interview)
18 Kettleson, James (letter only - no interview)
19 Leggett, Ralph (letter only - no interview)
20 Leslie, W.H. (letter only - no interview)
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34 1 Lochridge, Joe, 9/28/1992
2 Lord, Grogan, 2/12/1991
3 Love, Ben, 12/20/1990
4 Lovett, H. Malcolm (son of first Rice Institute President), (no copyright release form) 9/25/1990,
5 Maverick, Albert, 10/21/1990
6 McCollum, L.F., (no copyright release form) 11/13/1990
7 McGhee, George, (no copyright release form) 1/10/1991
8 McKinney, Robert M., 3/9/1991
9 Meyer, Randall, 11/16/1990
10 Middleton, Harry (note only - no interview)
11 Milton, Patrick, 8/22/1990
12 Mischer, Walter M., (no copyright release form) 10/30/1990
13 Monteith, Edgar, 10/2/1990
14 O'Connor, Maconda (note only - no interview)
15 O'Connor, Ralph, (no copyright release form) 4/8/1992
16 Oltorf, Frank, & follow-up interview with Joseph Pratt, (no copyright release form for either) 7/18/19907/7/1995
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35 1 Payne, Howard J. (letter only - no interview)
2 Peeples, Bernetta (note only - no interview)
3 Pieper, Bernard (letter only - no interview)
4 Pitzer, Kenneth, Dr., 8/13/1990
5 Powell, Ben H., Jr. (note only - no interview)
6 Rayburn, George (note only - no interview)
7 Reeves, H.W., (no copyright release form) 1/27/1992
8 Reistle, Carl E., Jr., 8/21/1990
9 Roark, Alfred (note only - no interview)
10 Robbins, Jack, 2/22/1991
11 Sarofim, Fayez, 2/21/1991
12 Sarofim, Louisa, (no copyright release form) 1/15/1991
13 Scott, Warren (note only - no interview)
14 Shelton, Emmett, 11/14/1990
15 Sheppard, Albert, 9/5/1990
16 Sims, James R., Dr., 6/11/1990
17 Smith, A. Frank, 11/20/1990
18 Smith, William A. (letter only - no interview)
19 Stude, Mike, (no copyright release form) 10/31/1990
20 Swearingen, John E., 10/16/1990
21 Thomas, Lera (letter only - no interview)
22 Thornton, E.H. (notes only - no interview)
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36 1 Tillinghast, Charles C., 1/22/1991
2 Verity, C. William, Jr., 1/28/1991
3 Wagner, E.L., (no copyright release form) 10/24/1990
4 Ward, Delbert (letters only - no interview)
5 Warfield, Don E., 12/18/1990
6 Warner, Merritt A., 10/10/1990
7 Welch, Louie, Mayor, (no copyright release form) 3/26/1991
8 Wellin, Nancy, (no copyright release form) 11/18/1990
9 Wright, Myron, A. "Mike", 8/24/1990
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37 1-65 Subseries B: Audio Cassette Tapes, 1990-1992
These audio cassette recordings are the original format for the oral histories, and were used to create the transcripts in Subseries A of this series. Several of the tapes do not have corresponding transcripts, and are marked as such.
1 Akers, William W., 2/15/1991
Extent (1 tape)
2 Arnold, Dan, 12/19/1991
Extent (1 tape)
3 Bixby, Jack, 12/5/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
4 Bobbit, Cecil, (no copyright release form) 3/8/1993
Extent (1 tape)
5 Bolin, L.T., Mrs., 8/30/1990
Extent (1 tape)
6 Bookout, John, (no copyright release form) 6/18/1991
Extent (1 tape)
7 Bracewell, Searcy, 10/18/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
8 Brownell, Herbert, 11/8/1990
Extent (1 tape)
9 Cade, Lawrence, (no copyright release form) 2/12/1992
Extent (2 tapes)
10 Clark, Ed, Ambassador, 8/15/1990
Extent (1 tape)
11 Counts, Howard, 10/9/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
12 Cummings, Naurice (no transcript)
Extent (1 tape)
13 Darneille, George J., 1/17/1991
Extent (3 tapes)
14 Dennis, Ward, 11/7/1990
Extent (1 tape)
15 Dobelman, Katherine B., 10/18/1990
Extent (1 tape)
16 Duncan, Charles, 1/23/1991
Extent (1 tape)
17 Elkins, James A., Jr., 1/17/1991
Extent (1 tape)
18 Feehan, Thomas J., (no copyright release form) 3/18/1991
Extent (1 tape)
19 Fleming, Durwood, 3/12/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
20 Fouraker, Lawrence, 10/15/1990
Extent (1 tape)
21 Fowler, Henry H.
Extent (1 tape)
22 Frensley, Evelyn, (no copyright release form) 1/22/1991
Extent (1 tape)
23 Geneen, Harold, 11/18/1990
Extent (1 tape)
24 Glassell, Alfred C., Jr. (no transcript)
Extent (1 tape)
25 Goodwin, Lem, 12/4/1990
Extent (1 tape)
26 Gordon, Hugh (no transcript)
Extent (2 tapes)
27 Hackerman, Norman, Dr., 6/29/1990
Extent (1 tape)
28 Harbin, John P., 8/20/1990
Extent (1 tape)
29 Hargrove, James W., 2/4/1991
Extent (2 tapes)
30 Hobby, Oveta Culp, 6/19/1990
Extent (1 tape)
31 Hobby, William P., Lt. Gov., 1/18/1991
Extent (1 tape)
32 Johnson, Doris D., 6/22/1990
Extent (1 tape)
33 Johnson, Lady Bird, 11/15/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
34 Lochridge, Joe, 9/28/1992
Extent (1 tape)
35 Lord, Grogan, 2/12/1991
Extent (1 tape)
36 Love, Ben, Lovett, H. Malcolm (son of first Rice Institute President), (no copyright release form) 12/20/19909/25/1990,
Extent (2 tapes)
37 Maverick, Albert, 10/21/1990,
Extent (1 tape)
38 McCollum, L.F., (no copyright release form) 11/13/1990
Extent (1 tape)
39 McGhee, George C., Ambassador, (no copyright release form) 1/10/1991
Extent (1 tape)
40 McKinney, Robert M., 3/9/1991
Extent (2 tapes)
41 Meyer, Randall, 11/16/1990
Extent (1 tape)
42 Milton, Patrick, 8/22/1990
Extent (1 tape)
43 Mischer, Walter M., (no copyright release form) 10/30/1990
Extent (1 tape)
44 Monteith, Edgar, 10/2/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
45 O'Connor, Ralph, (no copyright release form) 4/8/1992
Extent (2 tapes)
46 Oltorf, Frank, & follow-up interview with Joseph Pratt, (no copyright release form for either) 7/18/19907/7/1995
Extent (1 tape)
47 Pitzer, Kenneth, Dr., 8/13/1990
Extent (1 tape)
48 Reeves, H.W., (no copyright release form) 1/27/1992
Extent (1 tape)
49 Reistle, Carl E., Jr., 8/21/1990
Extent (1 tape)
50 Robbins, Jack, 2/22/1991
Extent (2 tapes)
51 Sarofim, Fayez, 2/21/1991
Extent (1 tape)
52 Sarofim, Louisa, (no copyright release form) 1/15/1991
Extent (2 tapes)
53 Shelton, Emmett, 11/14/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
54 Sheppard, Albert, 9/5/1990
Extent (3 tapes)
55 Sims, James R., Dr., 6/11/1990
Extent (1 tape)
56 Smith, A. Frank, 11/20/1990
Extent (1 tape)
57 Stude, Mike, (no copyright release form) 10/31/1990
Extent (1 tape)
58 Swearingen, John E., 10/16/1990
Extent (1 tape)
59 Tillinghast, Charles C., 1/22/1991
Extent (1 tape)
60 Verity, C. William, Jr., 1/28/1991
Extent (1 tape)
61 Wagner, E.L., (no copyright release form) 10/24/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
62 Warfield, Don E., 12/18/1990
Extent (2 tapes)
63 Warner, Merritt A., 10/10/1990
Extent (1 tape)
64 Wellin, Nancy, (no copyright release form) 11/18/1990
Extent (1 tape)
65 Wright, Myron, A. "Mike", 8/24/1990
Extent (1 tape)