Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the South Main Alliance records, 1975-2007 MS 501



creator South Main Alliance (Houston, Tex.)
Title: South Main Alliance records
Dates: 1975-2007
Abstract: Founded in March 1976 by business, institutional and civic leaders, the South Main Center Association is a private, non-profit community and economic development organization which represents the residential, commercial and institutional interests of the approximately 12.5 square mile South Main area located within the inner loop. In 2005, the South Main Center Association (SMCA) was renamed the South Main Alliance. These records reflect the daily business of the organization.
Identification: MS 501
Quantity: 90 Linear Feet (89 boxes and 1 carton)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

Founded in March 1976 by business, institutional and civic leaders, the South Main Center Association is a private, non-profit community and economic development organization which represents the residential, commercial and institutional interests of the approximately 12.5 square mile South Main area located within the inner loop. The work of SMCA is directed both at preserving the cultural and unique aspects of the area while simultaneously encouraging growth and redevelopment. The Center brings together business, institutional and neighborhood interests to define area needs and concerns, identify opportunities, establish programs and specify projects which need to be completed. Programs include economic development; planning; neighborhood assistance; support of arts and cultural activities; improvement of area parks, streetscapes and community amenities. Awareness of the area is promoted through the publication of informational documents, networking with civic organizations and partnerships between public and private sectors, interactions with all levels of government, and participation in various advisory committee activities. The organization presents awards such as the City Builder Award, sponsors events such as Museum District Day, facilitates the collaborative funding for projects such as the flood warning system in the Texas Medical Center area and participates in projects such as The Main Street Corridor Planning and Research Project and Trees for Main Street. In 2005, the South Main Center Association (SMCA) was renamed the South Main Alliance.


Scope and Contents

These records reflect the daily business of the South Main Alliance, including information on sub-orgnaizations, initiatives, neighborhoods, transportation and flooding issues, and more.


Arrangement

Missing Title
Series I: Administrative files, c.1970s - 1997
Series II: Subject files, 1977 - 1993
Series III: Audio/visual materials, 1977 - 2003
Series IV: Administrative Files & Annual Meetings, 1977-2007
Series V: Organizations, 1983-2002
Series VI: Initiatives, 1975 - 2007
Series VII: Neighborhoods, n.d.
Series VIII: Oversize Materials, c. 1970s - 2002
Series IX: Addendum donated 1998-2007, 2011

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the South Main Alliance records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
South Main Alliance (Houston, Tex.)
Subjects
Zoning
City planning -- Texas -- Houston
Places
Texas -- Houston
Genres
minutes (administrative records)
audiotapes
photographs
corrrespondence
clippings (information artifacts)
slides (photographs)
reports

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

South Main Alliance records, 1975-2007, MS 501, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the South Main Alliance, 2007-2009.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Administrative files, c. 1970s - 1997

box folder
1 1 Historical background
2 Purpose of organization
3 Mission and goals
4 1988 profile
5 Profile background materials
6 Profile plan book
7 Strategic planning/needs assessment
8 Needs assessment surveys
9 Statistical summary
10 Historic building survey
11 Membership questionnaires 1994
box folder
2 1 Historic property reports/data 1988-1989
2 Status reports 1980s
3 Status of the area reports 1970s, 1990s
4 Development reports 1980-1984
5 Development status reports 1980s
6 Redevelopment initiatives 1980s
7 Property in SMCA area
8 Maps of area
9 General information on SMCA projects, etc.
box folder
3 1 General SMCA Publications
2 SMCA logos
3 Newsclips
4 Invitations to SMCA Events
5 Funding opportunities
6 Foundation/grant membership, May/June 1979
7 Database update, 1987-88
box folder
4 1 Activities planning, 1985
2 Board retreats, 1996-97
3 Sale of stocks, 1985
4 20th anniversary celebration, 1996
5 Reorganization, 1995
6 Honors, awards
7 Council of Advisors
8 Committee structure
9 Committees directory
10 “Future” Committee
11 Green Ribbon Committee
box folder
5 1 Committee on Future Direction
2 Planning and Zoning Task Force
3 Residential Committee
4 South Main Revitalization Task Force
5 Projects
6 Projects listings, 1989
7 Projects/work program goals and objectives
8 Publicity



Series II: Subject Files, 1977-1993

box folder
5 9 Astrodome Area
box folder
6 1 Astrodome Area
2 Astrodome and George R. Brown Convention Center
3 Baker Institute for Public Policy
4 Binz: Caroline Street
5 Binz Community Association
6 Binz: Halfway Houses
7 Binz: Neighborhood Preservation Proposal
8 Binz: Planning
9 Binz: Property Records
10 Binz: Security
11 Binz: Streetscape Inventory 1977
box folder
7 1 Bondi Foundation
2 Brays Bayou Association
3 Citizens for Mobility
4 City Redevelopment Conference
5 Civic Clubs Boulevard Oaks
6 Civic Clubs Broadacres
7 Civic Clubs Cherokee
8 Civic Clubs Knollwood Village
9 Civic Clubs: Museum Area Municipal Assoc.
10 Civic Clubs: Old Braeswood
11 Civic Clubs: Southampton
12 Civic Organizations
box folder
8 1 Deed Restrictions
2 Economic Summit 1990
3 Economic Summit preparations
4 Exit Ramp 59
5 “The Fairgrounds”
6 5000 Montrose Project
box folder
9 1 Flooding
2 Greenbriar Street Project
3 Harris Gully Sub Watershed Study
4 Helicopter Ordinance
5 Hermann Park: General
6 Hermann Park Advisory Board
7 Hermann Park Club House
8 Hermann Park Conservancy background/research materials
9 Hermann Park Conservancy correspondence
10 Hermann Park Conservancy 1982 meetings
11 Hermann Park Conservancy Jogging Trail
box folder
10 1 Hermann Park Conservancy survey
2 Hermann Park Correspondence
3-4 Hermann Park Coordinating Group
5 Hermann Park events
6 Hermann Park financial
7 Hermann Park flood water retention
8 Hermann Park Friends
9 Hermann Park history
10 Hermann Park Japanese Garden Project
box folder
11 1 Hermann Park Master Plans
2 Hermann Park meetings
3 Hermann Park publicity
4 Hermann Park history
5 Hermann Park Traffic and Parking Committee
6 Hermann Park user survey
box folder
12 1 Historic Preservation--Stephen Fox report
2 Houston economy
3 Houston--Galveston Regional Transportation Study
4 Houston historical survey
5 Jesse H. Jones Fountain
6 Jesse H. Jones Fountain—City Council
7 Jesse H. Jones Fountain construction
box folder
13 1 Jesse H. Jones Fountain contracts
2 Jesse H. Jones Fountain correspondence
3 Jesse H. Jones Fountain dedication
4 Jesse H. Jones Fountain Project financial
5 Jesse H. Jones Fountain Landscaping
6 Jesse H. Jones Fountain--Meeting Minutes
7 Jesse H. Jones Fountain survey and design
8 Jitneys
9 Kaphan's Restaurant/Sexually Oriented Business
10 Liquor Licenses/Public Disturbances
box folder
14 1 Macgregor Elementary
2 Metro Rail Project 1982-83
3 Metro Newsclips 1991
4 Midtown Art Center
5 Midtown Board of Directors meeting minutes
6 Midtown Civic Club
7 Midtown community meetings
8 Midtown existing conditions
9 Midtown financial
10 Midtown maps
11 Midtown newsclips
12 Midtown newsletter
box folder
15 1 Midtown notes/planning
2 Midtown Oversight Committee
3 Midtown Precinct 20 Civic Club
4 Midtown Project correspondence
5 Midtown Project proposal
6 Midtown property descriptions
7 Midtown redevelopment
8 Midtown redevelopment correspondence
9 Midtown redevelopment process
10 Midtown redevelopment program Executive Summary
11 Midtown Reinvestment Zone
12 Midtown security
13 Midtown Steering Committee
14 Midtown volunteers
15 Milam St.--Vietnamese Community
16 Mitchell, O. Jack
17 Montrose Library
18 Montrose area memos and directory
19 Museum of Medical Science
box folder
16 1 Neartown Association
2 Neighborhood: Academic Corridor
3 Neighborhood: Rice Area
4-5 Neighborhood: Southgate
6 Neighborhood: Southmore
7 Neighborhood: Windermere
8 Newsclips: Economic Summit
9 Newsclips: General
10 Newsclips: Hermann Park
11 Newsclips: Metro, Transit, Rail
box folder
17 1 Newsclips: Metro, Transit, Rail
2 Newsclips: Reintegration Center/Half Way Houses
3 Newsclips: Revitalization/clean-up
4 Newsclips: South Main Area special news sections
5 Newsclips: Texas Medical Center
6 Newsclips: Trees
7 Office Blocs/Owners listings, 1982
8 Park Plaza Hospital
9 Parks and Recreation
10 Pardons and Paroles
box folder
18 1 Pardons and Paroles
2 Plaza del Oro redevelopment
3 Population and employment forecast, 1979
4 Public Disturbances
5 Reed Road Dump
6 Republican National Convention, 1992
7 Rice Center Statistics
box folder
19 1 Rice Design Alliance
2 Scenic Districts
3 Security issues/crime
4 Sexually Oriented Businesses
5 Shamrock Hilton
6 Shamrock Hilton condition and reuse reports
7 Sherita Club Midtown
8 South Freeway Corridor Association
box folder
20 1 Texas Medical Center
2 Texas Medical Center history
3 Third Ward redevelopment
4 Tower Hotel
5 Trees: Greenbriar
6 Trees For Houston: Executive Committee
7 Trees For Houston: Landscaping
8 Trees/Landscaping
9 Trees for Main Street
box folder
21 1 Trees For Main Street: Financial
2 Trees For Main Street: General
3 Trees for Main Street: Grant Proposals
4 Trees for Main Street: Maintenance contract 1979, 1982
5 Trees for Main Street: Maintenance contract, Phase 2 & 3
6 Trees for Main Street: Phase 2 planting
7 Trees for Main Street: Phase 3 funds
8 Trees for Main Street: Plaques Phase 3A
9 Trees for Main Street project implementation
10 Trees for Main Street proposals/contracts
11 Trees for Main Street: Publicity
12 Trees for Main Street: TEAS Nursery contract, 1979
box folder
22 1 Trees for Main Street: Tree dedications
2 Trees Phase 2 bios, contracts, field reports
3 Trees Phase 2 finances
4 Trees Phase 3
5 Trees St. Luke's
6 University Place Association
7 University Place Council
8 University Place District
9 University Village Association
10 Upper Kirby District
11 US 90A Rebuilding
12 Village: CACH proposal
box folder
23 1 Village: Construction Phase 1
2 Village: Exhibit
3 Village Festival
4 Village: Finances
5 Village: General
6 Village Shuttle Bus
7 Village: Streetscape
8 Village: Trashcans
9 Village Visitors guide
10 Westpark corridor
11 Wiess House (Watkin design)
box folder
24 1 Zoning: City of Houston Land Use Strategy Committee, 1990
2 US 90A Rebuilding
3 Zoning: Correspondence and recommendations
4 Zoning: Demographics
5 Zoning: District designations
6 Zoning: Draft reports
7 Zoning: Draft reports, recommendations/changes
box folder
25 1 Zoning: Maps/photos
2 Zoning: Newsclips
3 Zoning: Planning and Zoning Task Force 1990-91
4 Zoning: Planning and ZTF 1991
5 Zoning: Planning and ZTF 1991
6 Zoning: Planning and ZTF July-Nov 1991
7 Zoning: Planning and Zoning 1992
box folder
26 1 Zoning: Planning and ZTF comments
2 Zoning: Planning Report
3 Zoning Subcmte PZTF
4 Zoning proposal, 1989
5 Zoning reports, 1992
6 Zoning report, June 15, 1992
7 Zoning Strategies Committee
box folder
27 1 Zoning Strategies Committee, September 1989-August 1990
2 Zoning Strategies Committee,September-December 1991
3 Zoning Strategic Committee, January-December 1991
4 Zoning Strategic Committee, 1992
5 Zoning Strategic Committee January-April 1992
box folder
28 1 Zoning Strategic Committee May-June 1992
2 Zoning Strategic Committee July-October 1992
3 Zoning Strategic Committee 1993
4 Zoo



Series III: Audio/Visual Materials, 1977 - 2003

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29 Audio tapes: Lee Brown, July 15, 1982 Bob Banbridge ----- Goodman Contact sheets
box
30 Slides: Cityscale presentation on Main St. March 17, 1977 Various
box folder
31 1 Academic
2 Aerial
3 Artwork
4 Commercial
5 Construction
6 Cultural
7 Festivals
8 Construction
9 Individuals
10 Jesse Jones Fountain
11 Maps
12 Medical
13 Parks
14 Residential
15 Sports
16 St. Agnes Academy
17 SMCA Logos
18 Street Scenes
19 Transportation
20 Trees
21 Trees for Main St. Project
22 Zoo
box
32 Oversize Visual Materials
box
33 Oversize materials: Newspapers Presentations for SMCA projects
box folder
34 1 Photos: Astrodome
2 Clean-up
3 Photos: Filming of "The Chase"
4 Photos: Glassell School
5 Photos: Heart of Houston
6 Photos: Heart of Houston, Bob McNair, 2002
7 Heart of Houston Bob McNair Honoree, 2002
box folder
35 1 Heart of Houston Annual Meeting 2003 Rice University, Honoree
2 Photos: Heart of Houston/Rice, Annual Meeting 2003
3 Photos: Hermann Park
4 Photos: Main St. Area
5 Photos: Mecom Fountain
6 Photos: Playground/Park Board
7 Photos: Rodeo
8 Photos: Rice University
9 Rice University c. 1990
10 Photos: Rice Village
11 Photos: Sam Houston Statue
box folder
36 1 Photos: South Main Area
2 Photos: South Main Area Miller, Hermann
3 Photos: South Main Area TMC, Dunn Chapel, Warwick
4 SMCA Staff
5 Photos: SMCA Annual Report 1983
6 Photos: SMCA Events
7 Photos: SMCA Events
box folder
37 1 Photos: SMCA Events
1 Photos: SMCA Events
2 Photos: SMCA Events: Gumbo Challenge, 1992
3 Photos: SMCA Meetings
4 SMCA 1996 Annual Meeting
5 SMCA Annual Meeting 1996
6 SMCA Annual Meeting 1997 Dominique De Menil, Honoree
7 SMCA Annual Meeting, 1999
box folder
38 1 Photos: SMCA 2001
2 SMCA Annual Meeting 2001 Texas Medical Center, Honoree
3 Photos: SMCA Newsletters, 1991-1992
4 Texas Medical Center
5 Photos: Texas Medical Center
6 Photos: Trail Ride
7 Photos: Tress for Main St.
8 Photos: US59 Offramp June 1993
9 "What is a Park?" Presentation
box
39 VHS: Rodeo Piece and SMC Scenes and Slides
VHS: SMCA Honoring Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
VHS: Newsmakers June 27, 1999
VHS: ABC-13 SMCA Heart of Houston 2002 Salute to Bob McNair
VHS: SMCA Program Cover Still
VHS: SMCA HLS& R Scholarship Banquet
VHS: Urban Land Institute Main Street
VHS: Midtown Take a Look at Us Now
VHS: The Houston Monorail



Series IV: Administrative Files & Annual Meetings, 1977-2007

box folder
40 1 Community Relations, 2000-2002
2 Houstonworks and Houston Proud Volunteer Information, 1994-1995
3 Public Meetings
4 Publicity, 1977-1997
5 Sexually Oriented Businesses, 1995-1998
6 SMCA 2004 Annual Meeting
box folder
41 1 SMCA 2004 Annual Meeting
2 SMCA 2004 Annual Meeting
3 SMCA 2004 Annual Meeting
4 SMCA 2005 Annual Meeting
box folder
42 1 SMCA 2005 Annual Meeting
2 SMCA 2005 Annual Meeting
3 SMCA 2006 Annual Meeting
box folder
43 1 SMCA 2006 Annual Meeting
2 SMCA 2006 Annual Meeting
3 SMCA 2006 Annual Meeting
4 SMCA 2007 Annual Meeting
box folder
44 1 SMCA 2007 Annual Meeting
2 SMCA 2007 Annual Meeting
3 SMCA Annual Report 1992
4 South Main Center Association Activity Report 1985
5 South Main Center Association Newsletters 1986-1996
6 Speech Presentation to Rice Rotary Club, 2001



Series V: Organizations, 1983-2002

box folder
45 1 Friends of Hermann Park
2 Miller Theater
3 Trees for Houston, 1994
Sub-series A: Main Street Coalition
box folder
46 1 Agreement with Goodman Corp. Consultants
2 Agreement with Making Main St. Happen
3 Agreement: Administration and Communication of Funding
4 Agreement: Consulting and Community Outreach Services
5 Agreement: Funding for US90A/Main St. Landscaping Enhancement Project
6 Articles of Incorporation
7 City of Houston Contract
8 Contract: Donna Ellis and Associates
9 Contract: Financial and Bookkeeping Services
10 Contract: Landscaping
11 Contract: Metro
12 Contract: Project Coordinator + Director of Planning
13 Contractor Services
14 Grant Application Assistance Request for Qualifications
15 Houston Endowment Grant 2001
16 Insurance
17 Interlocal Agreement
18 Letters of Agreement
19 Midtown Urban Design Competition
20 Name Change Authorization
21 Organizational Documents
22 Request for Funds
23 Request for Professional Services
box folder
47 1 Request for Qualifications for Master Plan
2 SMCA Agreement
3 STEP Grant
4 TCSP Application
5 TCSP Grant 2002
6 Urban Development Action Grant
7 Board and Advisory Board
8 Board and Advisory Board October 26,1999
9 Board and Advisory Board November 16, 1999
10 Board December 4, 1999
11 Board 1998
12 Board 1999
13 Board 1999
box folder
48 1 Board 1999
2 Board 2000
3 Board 2002
4 Board 2003
5 Board 2004
6 Board 2005
7 Board September 7, 1999
box folder
49 1 Board Rosters
2 Bylaws
3 Bylaws 1999
4 Coordinating Committee
5 Coordinating Committee 2002
6 Coordinating Group
7 Coordinating Group 1999
8 Coordinating Group 1999-2000
9 Coordinating Group 2000
10 Design Charrette
11 Economic Development Committee
12 Coordinating Committee
13 Executive Committee 2000
box folder
50 1 Executive Committee 2001
2 Executive Committee 2002
3 Executive Committee 2003
4 Executive Committee 2003
5 Executive Committee 2004
6 Executive Committee 2004
7 Executive Committee 2005
box folder
51 1 Executive Meeting November 13, 2001
2 Executive Meeting December 11, 2001
3 Executive Meetings
4 Meeting Minutes & Supporting Materials
5 Meeting 1999
6 Organizational Documents
7 Organizing Meeting January 13, 1999
8 Quarterly Meeting 1999
9 Steering Committee
10 Steering Committee 1998
11 Coordinating Committee
12 Third Ward Connectivity
13 Town Hall 1999
14 Urban Land Institute
15 Urban Land Institute/Houston
box folder
52 1 Business Plan
2 Communications Plan
3 Correspondence
4 Correspondence - Metro
5 Design Competition
6 Design Competition March 9, 1999
7 Drumsticks Restaurant
8 Economic Impact Study
9 Ehrenkrantz Eckstut + Kuhn Architects
10 Ewing St.
11 Expenditure Reports
12 Flood Control
13 Flower Park Development
14 Goodman Corp.
box folder
53 1 Goodman Corp. Revision Main St. Corridor Redevelopment Plan
2 Harris Co. Commissioner's Court
3 Heart of Houston
4 Holcombe Square
5 Homes for Houston
6 Houston Strategic Plan
7 Impact of Light Rail Vs. Bus
8 In-Kind Reports
9 Intermodal Transit Center
10 Letters of Support
11 Light Rail
12 Light Rail - Amicus Brief
13 Light Rail Design
14 Light Rail Maps
15 Light Rail Process
16 Light Rail Public Meeting
17 Liveable Communities Initiative
18 Liveable Communities Initiative
19 Logo
box folder
54 1 Main St. Corridor Redevelopment Research
2 Main St. Enhancements
3 Main St. Median
4 Main St. Reconstruction
5 Main St. Report
6 Making Main St. Happen
7 Making Main St. Happen Charrette
8 Making Main St. Happen Convocation
9 Master Plan Meeting
10 Mayor Brown's Remarks
11 Metro Services Survey
12 Metrorail Referendum 2005
13 Midtown
14 Midtown Art Center
15 Neighborhoods
16 Neo-traditional Planning Articles
17 Peggy's Point Plaza Park
18 Pilot Project
19 Planning Department Reports
20 Position on Light Rail
box folder
55 1 Projects
2 Proposed Lease Space
3 Quarterly Meeting 1999
4 Redevelopment Analysis
5 Redevelopment Program
6 Scenic District
7 Signage
8 Slide Show
9 Stakeholder Meeting
10 STEP Account 2000-2003
11 STEP Program
12 Strategic and Master Plans 2000
13 Strategic Plan
14 Strategic Plan
box folder
53 15 Support Letters
box folder
56 1 Survey
2 TIRZ
3 Tower Motel
4 Town Hall June 4, 1999
5 Town Hall June 8, 1999
6 Vision Plan
7 Newsletters 2000-2002
8 Press Conference 1999
9 Press Conferences
10 Press Packets
11 Promotional
12 Publicity
13 Publicity
box folder
57 1 Publicity 1983-2002
2 Publicity Meeting 1999
3 SMCA 20th Anniversary
4 Website
5 Light Rail Design Workshop 2000
6 Light Rail Workshop 1998
7 Vision Workshop 2000
8 Vision Workshop 2000
9 Workshop January 11, 1999
10 Workshop January 27, 2000
11 Workshop January 27, 2000
12 Workshop 1999-2000
5 Light Rail Design Workshop 2000



Series VI: Initiatives, 1975 - 2007

box folder
58 1 Academic Medical Center Study, 1976
2 Aerobus Proposal, 1992
3 Air Quality
4 Annual Meeting Luncheon November 30, 2001
5 Average Vehicle Occupancy Subcommittee, 1992
6 Bicycles
7 Branding Strategy
8 Cambridge Bridge Project
9 Celebration of Hearts February 26, 2002
10 Celebration of Hearts Reception February 6, 2002
box folder
59 1 City Council
2 City Drainage System
3 City of Houston Planning and Development Manuals, 1985-1993
4 City of Houston Planning and Development Manuals, 1985-1993
5 City of Houston Planning and Development Manuals, 1985-1993
6 Economic Summit 1990
7 Economic Summit Project, 1990
box folder
60 1 Economic Summit Project, 1990
2 Employer Trip Reduction Program, 1990-1993
3 Employer Trip Reduction Program, 1990-1993
4 Greater Southeast Management District
5 Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Forum, 2000
6 HEART of Houston PR Proposals
7 HEART of Houston PR Proposals
box folder
61 1 HEART of Houston Promotional Materials
2 Houston Committee for Private Sector Initiatives Booklet, 1984
3 Houston Midtown Redevelopment Program, 1980s
4 Houston-Galveston Area Council, 1991-1993
5 Houston-Galveston Regional Air Quality, 1991-1993
6 Houston-Galveston Regional Transportation Studies, 1979-1993
7 Jesse H. Jones Fountain
box folder
62 1 Jesse H. Jones Fountain Dedication Photo Album
2 Kirby Coalition
3 Kirby Corridor Coalition
4 La Branch at Midtown Investment Memorandum, 1995
5 Main Street Issues Workshop, 1991
6 Main Street Proposal, 2001
box folder
63 1 Main Street Reconstruction
2 Main Street/Southwest Freeway Exit Ramp, 1996-1997
3 Mayoral Forum 2003
4 Medical Center Airport Transportation
5 Medical Center Airport Transportation
6 Midtown Crime
7 Midtown Development Proposal, 1984
8 Neighborhood Oriented Government
9 PR Interview Process
10 Proposal for Urban Planning Services, 2000
11 Public Relations Strategies, 1995-1996
12 Quality of Life Coalition "Beautifying Houston" VHS Tape
box folder
64 1 Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team Program
2 Regional/Urban Development Assistance Team Workshop, 1989
3 Regional/Urban Development Assistance Team Workshop, 1989
4 Reinvestment Zone Project and Finance Plan, 1998
5 Rice Center for Community Design + Research Newsletters, 1976-1986
6 Rice Center for Community Design + Research Transportation Reports, 1975-1988
7 Rice Center for Community Design + Research Transportation Reports, 1975-1988
box folder
65 1 Riverside General Hospital
2 Riverside General Hospital Parolee Treatment Facility Proposal
3 Scenic Districts
4 SMCA Area Profile, 1988
5 SMCA Congressional Recognition Awards, 2005 & 2007
6 SMCA Demographic and Development Survey, 1983
7 South Main Center Development Status Report, 1984
8 South Main Center Pedestrian Plan Report
9 South Main Center Reports, 1979-1984
10 South Main Center Residential Opportunities, 1980s
11 South Main Center Transportation Program, 1990
12 South Main/Texas Medical Center Land Use Report, 1988
box folder
66 1 Southeast Texas Biotechnology Park, 2001-2003
2 Southwest Freeway Off-ramp Construction
3 Southwest Freeway Off-Ramp Presentation
4 Southwest Freeway Off-Ramp Support Letters
5 Special Districts
6 Spur 527 News Releases
7 Spur 527 Press and Presentation Materials
8 STEP Advance Funding Agreement
9 STEP Consultant Engineer
10 STEP Environmental Examples
11 STEP Extension
12 STEP Fundraising
box folder
67 1 STEP Landscaping Project
2 STEP Newsclipping August 4, 2000
3 STEP Nominations
4 STEP Proud Partners Award, 2000
5 STEP Quality of Life
6 STEP Request for Qualifications, Scope, and Cost Sharing
7 STEP Working Group Meeting August 7, 2000
8 STEP Working Group Meeting July 20, 2000
9 Streetscape Improvement Plan, 1977
10 Super Bowl XXXVIII
11 Texas Department of Transportation Engineering Plans, 2000
12 Texas Medical Center News Section
13 Texas Medical Center Planning and Construction Advisory Council, 2006
box folder
68 1 Texas Medical Center Planning and Development News and Promotions, 1990-2003
2 Texas Medical Center Transportation Studies and Reports, 1988-2002
3 Texas Medical Center Transportation Studies and Reports, 1988-2002
4 Texas Medical Center Transportation Studies and Reports, 1988-2002
5 Texas Medical Center Transportation Studies and Reports, 1988-2002
box folder
69 1 Transit Action Program Update Report, 1978
2 Transportation Management Organizations, 1992-2002
3 Tree Plaques
4 Trees
5 Trees for Houston
6 Trees for Main Street
7 Trees for Montrose
8 Trolleys
9 University Place Super Neighborhood Meeting
10 US 59/Spur 527
11 Veterans Proposed Facility
12 Coalition for Change Project Information Packet, 2005
Sub-series A: Flooding
box folder
70 1 Braes Watershed Flooding Presentation, February 21, 2001
2 Brays Bayou Federal Project
3 Brays Bayou Flood Control
4 Brays Bayou Flood Project
5 Brays Bayou Flood Project
6 Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Flood Damage Prevention Report, 1988
box folder
71 1 Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Flood Damage Prevention Report, 1988
box folder
72 1 Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Flood Damage Prevention Report, 1988
2 City of Houston Water and Sewer System Debt Restructuring, 2003
3 Drainage System
4 FEMA
5 Flood Alert
6 Flood Alert System
7 Flood Conference - Rice University, November 13, 2001
8 Flood Control
9 Flood Management
10 Flood Prediction
box folder
73 1 Flooding and Drainage Committee
2 Flooding and Drainage Issues Committee
3 Groundwater Management Plan, 1998
4 Harris Gully Watershed Study
5 Houston Drainage and Flood Control Plan, 1983
6 Rice/Texas Medical Center Flooding Photos, 2001
7 Texas Medical Center Flooding Photos, 1976
8 TSARP
Sub-series B: METRO Mobility/Light Rail
box folder
74 1 Academic Corridor Transit Service Proposal
2 Activity Centers Transit Needs Analysis, 1977
3 Binz Area Traffic
4 Congestion Pricing Project
5 Corridor Refinement Study
6 Creation of Metro and Oversight, 1978-1985
7 Economic Impact of Light Rail vs. Enhanced Bus Overview, 1999
8 Elevated Transportation Action Kit, 1982
9 Empire Management Consulting Company Mass Transit
10 General Mobility, 1994
11 Hermann Park Access and Parking Study, 1988
12 Highway Improvement Program
13 Houston-Galveston Area Council Regional Forecasts
14 Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Improvement Program
box folder
75 1 Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Planning Committee
2 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act
3 Interstate 69
4 Light Rail Promotional Materials, 1999
5 Light Rail Request for Determination of Eligibility and Effects, 2000
6 Light Rail Request for Determination of Eligibility and Effects, 2000
7 Main Street Corridor Transportation
box folder
76 1 Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan Study, 1993
2 Metro Annual Reports and Publicity, 1983-1992
3 Metro Board Chairman Statement on Rail System, 1991
4 Metro Downtown to Astrodome Study, 1999
5 Metro Enabling Legislation
6 Metro General Mobility
7 Metro Plan 1978
box folder
77 1 Metro Planning Study, 1981
2 Metro Post Oak Tunnel Study
3 Metro Publicity, 1983-1984
4 Metro Sales Tax
5 Metro Traffic Study, 1988
6 Metro Transportation Systems Management Study, 1979
7 Metrorail Inaugural 2004
8 Midtown Mobility
9 Mobility Projects Cost Benefit Analysis
10 Mobility Projects, 1992
11 National Highway System
12 Parking
box folder
78 1 Parking Ordinance
2 Parking Ordinance
3 Parking Study
4 Plaza del Oro Transportation System Analysis, 1973
5 Press Regarding Light Rail
6 Regional Bus Plan
7 Regional Mobility Plan, 1988-1989
8 Regional Transit Plan
box folder
79 1 Regional Transit Plan, 1985
2 Ridesharing Study
3 SMCA Parking Research and Recommendations, 1979
4 SMCA Transportation Task Force
5 South Main Mobility Council
6 South Main Mobility Council Concept Proposal, 1990-1991
7 Subregional Transit Development Plan, 1983
8 Texas Department of Transportation
9 Texas Medical Center Security Meetings
10 Transit Center
box folder
80 1 Transportation System Management Study, 1979



Series VII: Neighborhoods, n.d.

box folder
81 1 Binz
2 Braeswood
3 Devonshire Place
4 Dryden
5 Loop 610 - Housing Options
6 Midtown
7 Southgate
8 Super Neighborhoods
9 Super Neighborhood University Place
10 Third Ward
box folder
82 1 Third Ward
2 University Place
3 University Place
4 University Place Flood Control
5 University Place Redistricting



Series VIII: Oversize Materials, c. 1970s - 2002

box folder
83 1 Annual Meeting Proofs
2 Fannin Pedestrian Planning
4 Holcombe Landscaping Improvements
box folder
84 1 Jones Fountain and Trees for Main Street Plaque Proofs
2 Light Rail
3 Light Rail Alternatives
box folder
85 1 Main Street Visitor's Information
box folder
83 3 Greening Reliant Park Proposal
box folder
85 2 Southwest Freeway Off-Ramp Plans
3 STEP Program
box folder
86 1 Texas Medical Center Landscaping Improvements



Series IX: Addendum donated 1998-2007, 2011

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87 1 Brays Bayou Association
2 SMCA brochures
3 "Caroline, Binz & Calumet Drive historic neighborhood"
4 City Builder Award Luncheon 2001
5 City Builder Award Luncheon 2006
6 City Builder Award Luncheon 2007
7 "Cleaner Air for the Greater Houston Area"
8 "Down the Line" [SMA newsletter]
9 Grand Avenue Master Plan
10 Greater Houston Partnership "At Work" newsletters 1998-2001
11 "Growth Indicators" 1999
12 "Growth Indicators" 2000
13 "Growth Indicators" 2001
14 Houston Endowment, Inc. challenge grants 2001
15 Houston Parks Board policies & procedures
16 Light rail draft proposal
17 Light rail project environmental assessment
18 Light rail transit design
19 Main Street Coalition background
20 Main Street Corridor
21 Main Street Corridor correspondence
22 Main Street Corridor planning & development guidelines
23 Main Street Corridor master plan
24 Main Street design studies
25 Main Street strategic plan
26 Making Main Street Happen, Inc.
27 Metro Amicus brief
28 Metro Wheeler/Blodgett station site
29 Rebranding project 2006
30 Slides
31 South Main Alliance annual meeting draft program 2006
32 South Main Center Association bylaws
33 South Main Center Association meetings 1998
34-35 Stray Current Corrosion Control evaluation summary report 2007
36 Super Bowl XXXVIII brochures
37 Texas Medical Center meeting 2003
38 Urban corridor planning
39 Urban Harvest goals draft 2006
40 E.D. Wulfe developments on Main Street
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88 1 Main Street Coalition files on disks
2 Main Street Coalition
3 SMCA images
4 Main Street images of Rice 2000
5 Copyrighted images
6 Light rail presentation
7 Museum District arcview files
8 Hermann Park Conservancy images
9 Houston Museum of Natural Science summer 2002
10 SMCA lunch 2005
11 Main Street map; Main Street corridor master plan
12 Main Street Images
13 Greater Houston Convention & Visitor's Bureau marketing plans 2003-04
- VHS: "The Corazon; from Symphony to the Texas two-step"; competition Proposal for Making Main Street Happen, Inc. 1999
- Beta & DVD copy: "Bob Hope Praises Houston"
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89 - VHS: “Public Securities Association Built By Bonds Campaign”, 1993
- VHS: “FY 1999 Budget Workshop; Convention & Entertainment Department”
- VHS: “The Power of a Dream” – Texas Medical Center (3 Copies)
- VHS: “El Poder de un Sueño” (Spanish version of “The Power of a Dream”), January 1999
- VHS: “Bay Area Transportation Partnership (BATP) Vanpool Video”
- National Association of Counties Joint Center Sustainable Community Award for Houston/Harris County Main Street Revitalization, 2001
- Proud Partners Award for a Clean Houston: The Smart Recycling Program, SMCA, 1990
- Operation Golden Spike Plaque, SMCA, August 8, 1992
- Clean Houston, Inc. Proud Partners Award to Operation Golden Spike, SMCA, 1992
- Member of the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau Award, No Date
- Member of the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau Award, No Date
- Member of the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau Award, 1995
- Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau Proud Member Award, 2007-2008
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90 1 People of SMCA
2 Houston Medical Center and Area Images
3 Residential Area Images
4 Museum District Day - Sept 19
6 Houston Proud and Fourth of July SMCA Event Images
6 Annual MT6 and City Builder Salute Honoring Bob and Elyse Lanier - 9/21/95
7 SMCA Event - Trees for Main Street
8 Hermann Park and Mecom Fountain Images
9 Unidentified Images
10 SMCA Annual Reports 1979-1984
11 The Menil Museum 1986
12 Lawndale Art Center 1985
13 Children's Museum 1984
14 Holocaust Museum
15 Art and Educational Centers Images
16 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2000 City Builder Award
17 Museum and Surrounding Areas
18 Downtown and Transit Images
19 SMCA Maps