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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. George Fuermann Historical Collection, 1836-1988,

II. George Fuermann Professional Papers, 1952-2001,

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

George Fuermann "Texas and Houston" Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fuermann, George, 1918-
Title: George Fuermann "Texas and Houston" Collection,
Dates: 1836-2001
Abstract: George M. Fuermann amassed this extensive collection of Texas and Houston historical materials during the period from 1950 - 1971. During this time he wrote a regular column, "Post Cards," on local history for the Houston Post and also authored ten volumes on the subject. The collection also includes much of George Fuermann's correspondence and manuscript material.
Identification: 1970-001
Quantity: 52 Boxes, 19 Series and 20 Linear Feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Born in Buffalo, New York on August 25, 1918, George Fuermann moved to Texas with his family in 1923. He died in Houston, at the age of 82, on January 20, 2001. He earned a journalism degree in 1941 from Texas A & M College, where he edited the student journal, “The Battalion.” Captain Fuermann received a Bronze Star during World War II, while serving the U. S. Army as a correspondent in the European Theater.

Mr. Fuermann's “Houston Post” career spanned 49 years. He began in 1946 as a general assignment reporter. His popular daily column, based on snippets of local history, “Post Card,” ran from 1950 to 1971. He continued as Editorial Page editor from 1971 to 1983 and as “Wine Talk” columnist from 1984 to 1995, when the “Houston Post” closed its doors. From 1996 to 1999, GEorge Fuermann wrote a wine column for a publication of the Rice Epicurean Markets.

George Fuermann authored approximately ten volumes. Additionally, he wrote numerous articles, forwards and other contributing texts. Among his best known books are Houston: Land of the Big Rich, 1951; Reluctant Empire, 1957; The Face of Houston, 1963 and Houston: The Once and Future City, 1971. For a complete list of his published volumes and other works to which he made a contribution, see sub-group II, box 1, folder 1.

In addition to his writing, Mr. Fuermann, served the community as chair of the Municipal Arts Commission in 1965/66 and as a member until 1971. He also served as chair of the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations in 1977/78 and was a member of the American Bicentennial Commission. He founded two dining/social clubs, the “Seventh of April” in 1964 and “Cheap and Hungry” in 1985.

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Scope and Contents

George Fuermann, 1918-2001, collected or produced published/printed materials; legal, financial and government documents; photographic materials; creative works; maps; works of art; artifacts; research files; correspondence and typescripts that comprise 41 boxes, approximately 17 linear feet, of regional history-related materials.

The collection is arranged in two sub-groups, consisting of a large collection of historical documentation, 1836-1988, in 40 boxes, as well as a limited set of Mr. Fuermann's correspondence, typescripts and other professional papers, 1952-2001, in 1 box.

Three appendices to this finding aid are available. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.

Subjects (Persons)

Fuermann, George, 1918-
Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964.
Webb, Walter Prescott, 1888-1963.

Subjects

Houston (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.) -- Description and travel
Houston (Tex.) - History
Texas - Civilization
Texas - Maps
Texas Arts Houston
Texas History Republic 1835 1846
Texas History
Texians and the Texans
Texas History Republic 1835 1836
Houston (Tex.) Buildings, structures, etc. Pictorial works.
Houston (Tex.) Biography
Houston (Tex.) History Pictorial works
Houston (Tex.) Maps.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

Donated to the University of Houston by George Fuermann, in lots, from 1970 through 1983. Mr. Fuermann's family gave additional materials to the university, at the time of his death, in 2001.

Processed By

Richard H. Dickerson, 2001

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INVENTORY

 

I. George Fuermann Historical Collection, 8 Series, (A - H) 1836-1988,

A. Printed Material, 1839-1979
810 Items
This series is contained in 4 boxes (plus the addition of a few oversized [OVS] items). It consists of published items that include promotional publications, serial publications, newspapers, clippings, broadsides and postcards. All materials chronicle the historical development of Texas and/or Houston.
Houston, Individuals and Organizations
box folder
1 1 Publications, About. 1913-1945
4 items
2 Prospectus of Houston, Bay Shore & Texas City Traction Co. 1920
1 item
Mercantile Ephemera
box folder
1 3 Houston Packing Co., Large Postcards. [undated]
6 items
4 Assorted. 1860-1951
26 items
Houston
box folder
OVS 1 1-2 Periodical Articles. 1852-1866
2 items
box folder
1 5 Clipped Periodical Articles. 1901-1973
11 items
6 Publications. 1891-1899
5 items
7 Publications. 1904-1965
24 items
8 Publication. 1928
1 item
Harris County
box folder
OVS 1 3 Publication. 1888
1 item
box folder
1 9 Publications. 1928-1950
2 items
Texas
box folder
2 1 Clipped Cartoons. 1953-1957
11 items
2 Clipped Periodical Articles. 1839-1893
6 items
3 Clipped Periodical Articles. 1903-1939
7 items
4 Clipped Periodical Articles. 1945-1949
7 items
5 Clipped Periodical Articles. 1950-1955
24 items
6 Clipped Periodical Articles. 1955-1959
25 items
7 Clipped Periodical Articles. 1960-1967
9 items
8 Translated Article Typescripts. 1954-1958
4 items
9 Publications. 1873-1909
13 items
10 Newspaper Clippings. 1910-1965
85 items
box folder
OVS 1 4-9 Newspaper, Complete Editions. 1862-1896
7 items
box folder
2 11 Newspaper Special Editions/Sections. 1858-1864
5 items
box folder
OVS 1 10-13 Newspaper Special Editions/Sections. 1920-1937
4 items
box folder
2 12 Newspaper Special Editions/Sections. 1929
2 items
box folder
OVS 1 14-20 Newspaper Single Leaves. 1862-1919
10 items
Broadsides
box folder
2 13-20 Assorted. 1845-1917
8 items
box folder
OVS 1 22-25 Assorted. 1876-1979
4 items
Postcards
(See Appendix I for Item List)
box folder
3 1-2 Agriculture. 1918-1927
2 items
3-11 Animals. 1931-1950
9 items
12-317 Texas Cities. 1873-1958
306 items
box folder
4 1-132 Texas Cities. 1890-1957
132 items
133-137 Cowboys. c. 1945
5 items
138-141 Falcon Dam. c. 1953
4 items
142-146 Humor. 1922-1950
5 items
147-154 Assorted. 1895-1950
8 items
155-156 Sunset Rail. 1908-1950
11 items
165-166 Oil. 1931-1950
2 items
167-180 Parks. 1933-1966
14 items
181-184 Plants. 1901-1950
4 items
185-193 Texans. 1906-1950
9 items
194 U.S. Presidents. 1955
1 item
B. Documents, 1836-1915
630 Items
Contained in 3 boxes, this series includes early Houston, as well as Republic, State and Confederate era, Texas materials. Houston documents range from “Public School” and “Board of Aldermen” to the office of “Scavenger” as well as most other existing departments. The bulk of items date from the last half of the Nineteenth Century. Signatures include those of Augustus C. Allen, Sam Houston, Anson Jones, Albert Sidney Johnston, Ashbel Smith and J. B. Magruder, among others.
Private—Business
box folder
5 1 Hermann, George H. 1878-1889
8 items
2 Jones, C. Anson. 1873-1889
9 items
3 Sharp, Walter and Hughes, Howard, Sr. 1908-1910
3 items
4 Westheimer, M.L. 1861-1894
12 items
5 Assorted Individuals and Companies. 1838-1903
23 items
6 Financial Institution's-Statements. 1901-1912
32 items
7 Charter of Early Navigation Company. 1873
1 item
City of Houston
box folder
5 8 Assessor/Collector. 1874-1875
5 items
9 Assessor/Collector. 188?-1887
2 items
10 Assessor/Collector. 1895-1897
6 items
11 Bonds, Notes and Scrip. 1937-190?
11 items
12 Boards of Aldermen/City Council. [undated]
2 items
13 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1868-1869
2 items
14 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1871
5 items
15 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1872
7 items
16 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1873-1876
11 items
17 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1879
15 items
18 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1879
11 items
19 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1880-1884
6 items
20 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1886-1889
9 items
21 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1890-1894
7 items
22 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1895-1897
9 items
23 Board of Aldermen/City Council. 1901
1 item
box folder
6 1-12 Charters/Codes of Ordinance. 1847-1897
12 items
13 Engineers Office. 1876
1 item
14 Engineers Office. 1889
3 items
15 Engineers Office. 1890-1898
9 items
16 Engineers Office. 1899
10 items
17 Engineers Office. 1900-1901
14 items
18 Fire Department. 1879-1889
8 items
19 Fire Department. 1895-1896
9 items
box folder
7 1 Health Department. 1880
6 items
2 Invoices. 186?-1869
2 items
3 Invoices. 1873-1876
16 items
4 Invoices. 1880-1889
46 items
5 Invoices. 1893-1898
55 items
6 Marshall's Office. 1869-1891
6 items
7 Mayor's Office. 1838
1 item
8 Mayor's Office. 1875-1889
6 items
9 Mayor's Office. 1890-1899
14 items
10 Ordinances. 1879-1900
7 items
11 Police Department. 1880-1897
16 items
12 Public Schools. 1879
9 items
13 Public Schools. 1883-1887
60 items
14 Public Schools. 1892-1900
23 items
box folder
OVS 1 26 Public Schools/Diploma. 1915
1 item
box folder
7 15 Railroad Company, City. 1861
2 items
16 Scavenger. 1880
3 items
17 Secretary/Treasurer. 1874-1895
15 items
18 Streets and Bridges. 1869
5 items
19 Streets and Bridges. 1872-1889
10 items
20 Streets and Bridges. 1890-1905
9 items
Harris County
box folder
7 21 Assorted. 1859-1885
7 items
22 Marriage License. 1864
1 item
Republic of Texas
box folder
7 23 Assorted. 1836-1846
25 items
box folder
OVS 1 27 Land Office Grant. 1846
1 item
State of Texas, USA
box folder
7 24 Assorted. 1846-1860 [67]
6 items
State of Texas, CSA
box folder
7 25 Assorted. 1862-1864
7 items
State of Texas, USA
box folder
7 26 Assorted. 1874-1893
7 items
C. Photographic Material, 1857-1969
970 Items
Over 800 still photographic images, in 23 boxes, document the history of Houston and her enterprise. The bulk of the series consists of photographic reproductions, although a few original prints are included. Broad subject categories of the “research photograph files” sub-series include notable people, places, buildings, streets, fires, bayous, parks and various industrial development, such as oil, construction and aviation. Other sub-series are “panoramas,” “aerial views” and “photographs used in publications.”
George Fuermann's Research Photograph Files
(See Appendix II for Item List) Creator's Arrangement
box folder
8 1-36 People, Alphabetical. 1892-1963
36 items
37-48 Places, Alphabetical. 1890-1912
12 items
49-59 Identified Buildings. 1857-1964
11 items
box folder
9 60-120 Identified Buildings. 1857-1964
11 items
box folder
10 121-125 Identified Buildings. 1860-1970
5items
126-165 Identified Streets. 1856-1960
39 items
163-172 Unidentified Buildings. 1860-1920
11 items
173-180 Aerial Views, Chronological. 1910-1920
8items
box folder
11 180-221 Aerial Views, Chronological. 1927-1964
48 items
222-232 Animals. 1954
11 items
box folder
11-12 233-249 Aviation. undated
17 items
box folder
12 250-258 Construction. 1955-1962
9 items
259-262 Fire, 1912. 1912
4 items
263-273 Photographs of Art and Maps. 1873-1959
12 items
274-295 Assorted Images. 1873-1965
21 items
box folder
13 296-334 Assorted Images. 1870-1960
38 items
335-345 Newspaper Front Pages. 1910-1945
11 items
346-359 Oil Wells. early 1900s
14 items
box folder
14 360-384 Parks, Statues & Fountains. 1800- 1900
25 items
385-412 Boats/Bayou/Channel/Port. 1910-1963
27 items
box folder
15 413-434 Selected Mounted Duplicates. [undated]
26 items
Photographs Used in Publications
box folder
16 1 Houston: The Feast Years (1962). 1900-1962
6 items
2 The Face of Houston (1963). 1960s
16 items
3 The New Year in Houston (1964). 1864
1 item
4 Houston: The Once and Future City (1971). 1876-1952
10 items
Panoramas
box folder
17 1 Rolled Tinted View of Montrose Addition. 191?
1 item
box folder
OVS 1 27 Black & White View of Downtown Houston, [framed]. 1909
1 item
28 Black & White View of Downtown Houston. 1910
1 item
Oversize Aerial Views
box folder
OVS 1 30 Printed Aerial View of Texas Medical Center. 1969
1 item
31 Printed Aerial View of Downtown Houston. 1968
1 item
32 Aerial Night View of Houston. [1962]
1 item
33 Lithograph of Aerial Night View of Houston. [undated]
1 item
34 Printed Aerial View Houston Skyline. [1970s]
1 item
35 Mounted Color Photograph of Rice Stadium. 1957
1 item
36 Mounted Color Photograph of Houston Skyline at night. 1964
1 item
37 Reproduction of Photograph of Houston's Main Street. 1876
1 item
Photographs Collected for Proposed Volume, This is Houston
(See Appendix III for Item List) Creator's Arrangement
box folder
18-21 1-268 Assorted. [undated]
268 items
box
22 Unidentified early 20th century snapshots and negatives [undated]
box
23 Unidentified early 20th century snapshots and negatives [undated]
D. Creative Works, 1844-1974.
234 Items
Housed in 1 box, these Texas and Houston based materials include sheet music (cataloged), poetry, reprints and typescripts. The series excludes visual arts and the works of Mr. Fuermann.
Music
box folder
24 1 Sheet Music and Songbook. 1844-1928
8 items [cataloged]
Poetry
box folder
24 2 Assorted. 1937-1955
4 items
Inscribed Article Reprints
box folder
24 3 Historical Articles. 1935-1964
4 items
Texas and Her Constitutions
Special Collections, cataloged; JK 4816.T47 1974
box folder
24 4 Typescript of Table of Contents. 1974
2 items
5 Typescript of Text, 1974
22 segments
6 Typescript of Text, 1974
14 segments
7 Photo List with Credits 1974
1 item
8 Photo Images. 1974
50 items
9 Photo Images. 1974
50 items
10 Photo Images. 1974
50 items
11 Photo Images. 1974
30 items
E. Maps, 1840-1960
16 Items
Nineteen original historical maps that chart the development of Houston, Harris County and Texas. These have all been separated from the collection and cataloged -- call numbers are indicated.
Houston
box folder
24 12 Catalog Records of Maps 1974
30 items
box
G4034H8A15 1910.D68 Hand-Drafted Block Grid of Downtown Houston. c. 1910
box
G4034.H8:2H4 G46 1890 .M35 Map of Houston Heights. [framed] c. 1914
1 item
box
G4034.H8 1884 C58 1955 Reproduction of 1884 Downtown Houston Grid. 1955
1 item
box
G4034.H8 A15 1960 H42 Block Maps Called “Heart of Houston.” c. 1960
4 items
Harris County
box
G4033.H35G46 1912 .R62 Map of Harris County showing land parcel divisions. 1912
1 item
Other Texas Cities
box
G4034.B74G46 1884 G73 Gray's New Map of Brenham, Texas. 1884
1 item
box
G4034.P34G46 1884 M36 Map of Palestine, Texas. 1884
1 item
Parts of Texas
box
G4061.P33 1874 .R35 Rand McNalley Railroad Map showing N.E. Texas. 1874
1 item
box
G3861.P3 1879.M35 Intl. & Great Northern RR-Map/Time Table. [framed] 1879
1 item
box
G3991.P3 1881 S68 Map of South West by Southwestern Immigration. 1881
1 item
box
G4031.P3 1884 R33 Railroad Map of Texas-East of the 100th Parallel. 1889
1 item
Texas
box
G4030 1840 .A8 General Austin's Map of Texas, H.J. Tanner. [framed] 1840
1 item
box
G4030 1860 .C68 County Map of Texas. 1860
1 item
box
G4030 1866.C74 J. DeCordova's Map of the State of Texas. [framed] 1866
1 item
box
G4030 1876 .G73 Gray's New Map of Texas and the Indian Territory. 1876
1 item
box
G4031.P3 1900 .M35 Galv., Harrisburg & San Ant. RR. Map. [framed] 1877
1 item
box
G4031.P2 1923 R35 Rand McNalley “Auto Trails” Map of Texas. 1923
1 item
box folder
OVS 2 21 County and Railroad Map of Texas by Houston Central RR. [undated]
1 item
Outside Texas
box
G4060 1853 .S6 J. H. Colton's Township Map of the Western U.S. 1853
1 item
F. Works of Art, 1873-1988
146 Items
Most of these artistic renderings are signed prints or original works and are contained in 1 oversize box. The bulk of the original works is in watercolor, wash, pen or pencil. Much of the work was done expressly for one or another of Mr. Fuermann's publications; by such artists as John Biggers, Lowell Collins and Buck Schiwetz.
Baxter, Norm
box folder
OVS 9 1 Unsigned Prints. 1965-1970
7 items
Biggers, John
box folder
OVS 9 2 Signed Original Sketches. 1966
2 items
3 Unsigned Original Sketch. 1969
1 item
4 Inscribed, Signed and Dated Print. 1966
1 item
5 Inscribed, Signed, Numbered and Dated Print. 1969
1 item
Carlin, Robert
box folder
OVS 9 6 Mounted and Framed Watercolor of Air Show. [undated]
1 item
Cipriani,?
box folder
OVS 9 7 Framed Oil Painting-Aerial View of Downtown Houston. [undated]
1 item
Collins, Lowell
box folder
OVS 9 8 Signed & Dated Watercolors. 1956-1958
5 items
9 Unsigned Watercolor. [undated]
1 item
10 Unsigned Sketches with Black Wash. c. 1951
6 items
11 Signed and Dated Sketch. 1951
1 item
12 Unsigned Sketches. [undated]
2 items
13 Signed, Dated & Numbered Woodcut Prints. 1962
6 items
14 Signed & Dated Artist Proof Woodcut Print. 1962
1 item
15 Unsigned & Undated Woodcut Prints. c. 1962
7 items
Noe, David Gonzalez
box folder
OVS 9 16 Child's Signed (on back) Sketch w/Watercolor. 1956
1 item
Hinds, Bill
box folder
OVS 9 17 Original Caricature of Mayor Louie Welch. 1971
1 item
Kiesling,?
box folder
OVS 9 18 Watercolor. 1956
1 item
Klemola, Jeanette
box folder
OVS 9 19 Series of Signed Pen and Ink Drawings. 1971
33 items
Lea, Tom
box folder
OVS 9 20 Signed & Dated Print. 1964
1 item
Preusser, Robert
box folder
OVS 9 21 Signed Drawings Submitted for Building Project. 1954
3 items
Schiwetz, E. M. (Buck)
box folder
OVS 9 22 Signed Mounted Pastel Drawing. 1954
1 item
23 Signed Charcoal Drawing. [undated]
1 item
24 Signed & Dated Color Pencil Sketch. 1931
1 item
25 Signed & Dated Pencil Sketches. 1921-1928
4 items
26 Signed Pen & Ink Sketch. [undated]
1 item
27 Signed “B” & Inscribed Pencil Sketch. [undated]
1 item
28 Unsigned Pen & Ink w/Color Wash for Houston Mag. 1955
3 items
29 Signed Custom Prints. 1929
3 items
30 Commercial Prints in Portfolio. [undated]
3 [of 12] items
31 Complete Portfolio of Six Commercial Prints. [undated]
6 items
32 Assorted Commercial Prints. 1929-1955
8 items
Tackaberry, M.J.
box folder
OVS 9 33 Pen & Ink Sketch. 1948
1 item
Assorted Unidentifiable Original Work
box folder
OVS 9 34 Unsigned Vintage Sketch “Prairie at Smith.” [undated]
1 item
35 Illegibly Signed Sketches-Female Nudes. 1967
4 items
36 Illegibly Signed Sketches Torn from Pad. 1987-1988
4 items
Assorted Unidentifiable Printed Work
box folder
OVS 9 37 Vintage Black & White Engravings. ?-1873
4 items
38 Antique Color Bird Engravings. [undated]
9 items
39 Signed (w/initials M.C.) & Inscribed Woodcut Print. 1949
1 item
40 Initialed (J.K.R.) Pictorial Page Proofs for Esquire Article. 1955
2 items
41 Unsigned Commercial Black & White Prints. [undated]
2 items
G. Artifacts, 1891-1962
12 Items
This box of eleven items consists mostly of pins, medallions and ribbons as well as one City of Houston flag.
box folder
25 1 City of Houston Flag. [undated]
1 item
2 United Confederate Veteran's Reunion Ribbons. 1893-1895
2 items
3 Houston Transit Token. [undated]
1 item
4 Pendant Medals. 1891-1931
3 items
5 Button Pins. 1897-1916
3 items
6 City of Houston Police Uniform Button. [undated]
1 item
7 Rim Fire [local co.] Rifle Cartridge Box. [undated]
1 item
8 Rice Institute Semi-Centennial Medallion. 1962
1 item
9 Prudential Bldg. Commemorative Medallion. 1952
1 item
10 University of Houston belt buckle 1934
11 World Globe, Desk Model 1897
12 Antique Dictionary Stand, undated
box
OVS 10 Large Decorative Serving Tray -- local beer advert, undated
H. Research Files
14 Boxes, 180 Folders
These 14 boxes of research files contain a wealth of information consisting of clipped articles, obituaries, correspondence, photographs, ephemeral items and the signatures of such prominent local notable as Miss Ima Hogg, Mayor Oscar Holcombe and Jesse H. Jones. The series consists of 47 biographical files on local individuals and families, as well as 133 subject files on local organizations and entities.
Biographical Files
box folder
26 1 Abercrombie (James S.) Family
2 Allen Family
3 Anderson, M.D.
4 Biggers, John
5 Blaffer (Robert L.) Family
6 Brown, George & Hermann
7 Clayton (W. L.) Family
8 Cleveland, Tony
9 Collins, Lowell
10 Cullen, Ezekial
11 Cullen, Hugh Roy
12 Cullinan (J.S.) Family
13 De Menil, John & Dominique
14 Dowling, Richard W. (Dick)
15 Heitmann, F.W.
16 Hermann, George
17 Hobby, Wm. P. Family
18 Hofheinz, Roy M.
19 Hogg, Ima
box folder
27 1 Hogg, Gov. James S.
2 Hogg, Will
3 Hogg (J.S.) Family
4 Holcombe, Oscar
box folder
25 5 Houstonians, Other 1
6 Houstonians, Other 2
7 Jones, Jesse H.
box folder
28 1 Kellum, Nathaniel K
2 Kemp, Louis Wiltz
3 Kirby, John Henry
4 McCarthy, Glenn
5 Mecom, John
6 Moers, Clifford
7 Muir, Andrew Forest
8 Noble, A.W.
9 Porter, W. S. (O. Henry)
10 Quinn, Bishop Clinton S.
11 Rice, William Marsh
12 Schiwetz, E. M. (Buck)
13 Sharp (Walter B.) Family
14 Smith, R.E.
15 Sterling, Ross
16 Strake, George W.
17 Welch, Robert A.
18 Welch, Louie
19 West (J.M. Sr.) Family
20 Weiss (Harry C) Family
21 Wortham, Gus
Subject Files
box folder
29 1 Airports/Air Travel
2 Alaska Statehood/Texas
3 Architecture
4 Art
5 Auditoriums
6 Aviation
7 Banks
8 Baseball
9 Bayous
10 Houston: Land of the Big Rich
11 Houston: Land of the Big Rich
12 Boating
box folder
30 1 Books - Houston in,
2 Books - Houston in,
3 Books - Houston in,
4 Buildings
5 Businesses/Firms
6 Catholic Church
7 City, The
8 City, The
9 City, The
box folder
31 1 Clubs, Societies & Orgs
2 Controversy; The Liberal Mind/Other
3 Conventions / American Federation of Labor, 1938
4 Cotton/Anderson, Clayton & Co.
5 Criticisms
6 Culture/Miscellany
7 Directory/Houston
8 Downtown Area
9 Britannica Houston Article
10 Episcopal Church
11 Ethnic Groups
12 Fat Stock Show/Rodeo
13 Fire Department/Fires
14 Foley's
15 Galveston
16 “Giant”, Book and Film
17 Gold Mine 1908
18 Gulf Freeway
box folder
32 1 Harris County
2 Harrisburg
3 Historical Sites
4 Historical Assoc./Houston
5 Holiday Celebrations/Early
6 History I
7 History II
8 History III
9 History IV
10 History V
11 Hospitals
12 Hotels
13 Houses
14 Houston Club
box folder
33 1 Houston Post 1
2 Houston Post 2
3 Houston Post, History 1
4 Houston Post, History 2
5 Houston Post, History 3
6 Houston Post essay by Mrs. Lane
7 Houston Lighting & Power Co.
8 Houston Telegraph/Cushing
9 Humble Building
10 Humble Oil & Refining Co.
11 Land: Facts & Fables
12 Libraries
box folder
34 1 Millionth Citizen Day (7/3/1954)
2 Main Street
3 Market House, City
4 Market Square, Old
5 Mayors (other Public Officers)
6 Medical Center, Texas
7 Medical Societies
8 Mementos & Miscellany
9 Miscellany 1
10 Miscellany 2
box folder
35 1 Motoring & Early License Plates
2 Museums, Art Galleries & Painters
3 Museum of Natural History
4 Music General
5 Name Origins (streets, bayous, etc.)
6 NASA
7 National Dem. Convention 1928
8 Newspapers, Periodicals
9 NO-TSU-OH Carnival
10 Oil
11 Parks, Fairs and Festivals
12 Periodicals - Houston Articles
box folder
36 1 Periodicals - Houston Articles
2 Periodicals - Houston Articles
3 Philanthropy
4 Police Department
5 Population Data (U.S. Census)
6 Political Activities
7 Port & Ship Channel-1
8 Port & Ship Channel-2
9 “Post Cards” of Houston
10 “Post Cards” of Houston
11 “Post Cards” of Houston
12 Post Office, U.S.
box folder
37 1 Railroads
2 Religion / Churches
3 Republic of Texas
4 Restaurants
5 Rice University
6 Rothko Chapel
7 San Jacinto / Battleship Texas
8 Schlueter Photography
9 Schools / Houston Public
10 Seal, City of Houston
11 Shamrock Hotel
12 Sketches of Houston/Kroll
13 Slums
14 Society
box folder
38 1 Song and Verse
2 Song and Verse
3 Stadiums
4 Subdivisions (brochures, etc.)
5 Suburbs
6 Suburbs/Baytown
7 Suburbs/Bellaire
8 Suburbs/Pasadena
10 Suburbs/West University Place
11 Suburbs/other
box folder
39 1 Texas Commerce Plaza
2 Theaters
3 Transportation
4 University of Houston
5 University of St. Thomas
6 Weather Phenomena, Local
7 World War I
8 Yacht Clubs
9 Zoning & Houston Commission on,
10 Zoo

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II. George Fuermann Professional Papers, 11 Series 1952-2001,

This small sub-group consists of 11 series in 3 boxes. It includes biographical information, professional correspondence, information about the above described Historical Collecton, typescripts of Fuermann articles and books, dust jackets and pictorial proofs, as well as notes and collected photographs for a planned but unpublished volume, This is Houston. Of most interest in this sub-group, perhaps, is a selection of Fuermann typescripts with editing and accompanying letters in the hand of both J. Frank Dobie and Walter Prescott Webb.
A. Biographical/Bibliographic Information.
6 items
box folder
40 1 Biographical and Bibliographic Information. 1958-2001
6 items
B. Correspondence.
15 items
box folder
40 2 Assorted Letters to George Fuermann. 1952-1960
9 items
3 Christmas Cards [to and from colleagues]. 1955-19?
6 items
C. Fuermann Collection.
60 items
box folder
40 4 Fuermann Collection Information. 1964-1996
15 items
5 Fuermann Collection at the Humble Building. 1963-1970
45 items
D. Fuermann Articles.
21 items
box folder
40 6 “Post Card” Column Typescripts. 1953-1969
6 items
7 Assorted Published Articles by Fuermann. 1955-1973
5 items
E. The Face of Houston, book.
1 item
box folder
40 18 The Face of Houston Typescript 1963
1 item.
F. Houston: The Feast Years, book.
4 items
box folder
40 19 Houston: The Feast Years Typescript 1962
1 item.
20 Houston: The Feast Years Paste-up page proofs 1962
1 item.
21 Houston: The Feast Years Galley Proofs 1962
1 item.
22 Letter from J. Frank Dobie about Houston: The Feast Years 1962
1 item.
G. Houston: Land of the Big Rich, book.
4 items
box folder
40 23-25 Houston: Land of the Big Rich Typescript 1951
1 item.
26 Houston: Land of the Big Rich Index- Typescript 1951
1 item.
H. Houston: The Once and Future City, book.
3 items
box folder
41 1 Houston: The Once and Future City Typescript 1971
1 item.
2-3 Houston: The Once and Future City Blueline Proof 1971
1 item.
4 Houston: The Once and Future City Galley Proof 1971
1 item.
I.Reluctant Empire, book.
40 items
box folder
41 5 Reluctant Empire Review. 1957
3 items.
6 Letter from Roy Bedichek. [undated]
1 item.
7-8 Reluctant Empire Typescript of Chapters 1-8, with editing by J. Frank Dobie. 1956
8 items
9 Correspondence with J. Frank Dobie. 1952-1956
8 items
10 Reluctant Empire Typescript of Chapters 1-3, with editing by Walter Prescott Webb. 1956
3 items
11 Letters from Walter Prescott Webb. 1956-1957
5 items
12 Reluctant EmpireGalley Proof. 1957
1 item
13 Reluctant EmpireGalley Proof. 1957
1 item
box folder
42 1 Reluctant EmpireOutline. 1957
1 item
2 Reluctant EmpireList of Schweitz Drawings. 1957
1 item
3 Reluctant EmpireTypescript Part 1 "The Mind of Texas". 1957
1 item
4 Reluctant EmpireTypescript Part 2 "Oil". 1957
1 item
5 Reluctant EmpireTypescript Part 3 "Metamorphosis". 1957
1 item
6 Reluctant EmpireTypescript Part 3 "Pride and Prejudice". 1957
1 item
7 Reluctant EmpireTypescript Part 3 "Texas Is Its Own Reward" . 1957
1 item
8 Letter from Lee Barker, Doubleday Executive Editor 1957
1 item
J. Other Fuermann Books
box folder
OVS 1 38 Assorted Dust Jackets, Dust Jacket Proofs and Pictorial Page Proofs. 1957-1963
17 items
K. Planned Photographic Volume, This is Houston.
45 items
box folder
42 9 “Post Card” Column Regarding Planned Volume This is Houston [never published]. 1955
1 item
10 Typescript Notes on Proposed Volume, This is Houston [never published]. c. 1956
26 items
11 Assorted Letters from readers with solicited identification information for This is Houston. 1955-1957
6 items
12 Item list of Assorted Photos assembled for This is Houston
(See Sub-Group I, Series C, Boxes 18-21)

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