University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Houston Alumni Organization Records

Overview of the Collection

Creator Houston Alumni Organization
Collection Title Houston Alumni Organization Records
Dates 1960-2009
Identification 2009-005
Physical Description 1.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: Email: Phone: 713-743-9229

Historical Note:

The Houston Alumni Organization (HAO) was founded in the 1940’s by a group of former students. However, the first alumni association housed on campus was the Alumni Federation, one of many vehicles initiated during the 1940’s and 1950’s to draw alumni back to the University. [1] HAO is governed by an alumni board of directors and is a non-profit organization which operates for the benefit of the University of Houston and its alumni. It is responsible for the overall alumni program and coordinates the constituent programs of the campus’ colleges and departments. Constituent associations are organized by college, school, department, or special interest affiliation. Clubs are organized by geographical area. Each association and club has its own board of directors. [2] (see UH alumni website for current listing).

Mission Statement: The Alumni Association is dedicated to supporting and serving the University of Houston and its worldwide community of alumni and friends.

Vision Statement: UHAA activities reflect priorities of our alumni and complement aspirations of the university, the colleges, schools, and various institutional components such as admissions, advancement, athletics, community and government relations, the faculty, student life, and university events. Through area clubs and constituent and special interest groups, UHAA adds dimension to the outreach capabilities of the institution and provides avenues for active engagement and support.

By administering fiduciary oversight for alumni groups, managing scholarship programs, communicating broadly and effectively, sponsoring leadership recognition and awards ceremonies, and developing and sustaining lifelong relationships, UHAA expands the capacity for the university to prosper. It is a requisite link between the university and its alumni and friends.[3]

Today the HAO is also known as the University of Houston Alumni Association.


[1] Pamphlet - “Alumni Federation” (box 1, folder 1)

[2] Pamphlets – “UHAO Alumni Membership Facts”, “Alumni Organization Membership” (box 1, folder 1)

[3] About UHAA, available from homepage.cgi. 12 August 2009.

Scope and Contents

These records contain 1 box relating to the Houston Alumni Organization. A significant portion of this material was given to the archives from the university Print Plant. Materials include manuals, certificates, event programs and flyers, promotional material, fundraising material, newsletters, published material, reports, correspondence, posters, and stationary. The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically when necessary. Material ranges in date from the 1960’s to 2009.


Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

The material in this collection is in the public domain. However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
University of Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Houston Alumni Organization Records. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Detailed List of Contents

Box Folder
1 1-2 undated

Box Folder
1 3 1950s

Box Folder
1 4 1960s

Box Folder
1 5 1970s

Box Folder
1 6-7 1980s

Box Folder
1 8-10 1990s

Box Folder
1 11-12 2000s

Box Folder
1 13 Stationery undated