University of Houston Integration Records
Through correspondence, applications, pamphlets, and other materials, this collection documents the integration of black students into the University of Houston. The bulk of the 214 items are from the late 1950s and early 1960s, with some dated as early as 1945 and as late as 1969. The...
This collection is the result of a partnership between the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library and the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. It includes the oral histories of people who strongly impacted the built environment in the Houston Area....
HAWK Photographs and Memorabilia
This collection provides a window into the life of the late Houston rapper HAWK, a member of DJ Screw’s rap collective the Screwed Up Click (S.U.C.). Publicity photographs depict the style of HAWK and fellow rappers Fat Pat (his brother) and Big Moe, while snapshots capture HAWK, Lil’...
Civil War Letters
This digital collection of more than 150 Civil War-era letters contains correspondence from the M.L. Calk, W.D. Lowther, and William W. Edgerton letters. Calk and Lowther were Confederate soldiers from Alabama and Texas, respectively, while Edgerton was a Union soldier from New York....
Lt. Robert B. Fulton USS Houston Letters
From August 17, 1941 to February 17, 1942, Lt. Robert B. Fulton corresponded regularly with his parents from aboard the heavy cruiser USS Houston (CA-30), which was sunk on February 28, 1942. This collection also includes homefront letters and documents, and cards made in a Japanese...
Student Art Exhibit
Every spring the University of Houston Libraries hosts a juried exhibit of student artwork. This competitive event is open to students of all classifications and majors. The exhibit is on display annually in the M.D. Anderson Library during the spring semester.
Pen and Pixel
Stylishly dressed rappers, diamond encrusted jewelry, piles of cash, and champagne bottles epitomized the bling aesthetic associated with many 1990s hip hop artists. During this time, Houston-based firm Pen & Pixel Graphics, Inc. began using these visual elements to create album covers...
University of Houston Sports Championship Publications
This digital collection captures the excitement of some of the University of Houston’s finest moments in sports. Featuring images from the Championship Publications Series of the Athletic Department Records, the collection consists of playbooks and scorebooks related to University of...
Captain O.C. McDavid World War II Letters
This 239-item digital collection of World War II-era correspondence, dating between 1943 and 1945, focuses on Captain O.C. McDavid’s tour of duty in the Pacific Theatre of war. These letters consist of his letters to family members and their letters to him. Many of his letters home...
Exotic Impressions, Views of Foreign Lands
This collection is comprised of a diverse array of books from the William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library’s Rare Books Room. Each one depicts a foreign land in etchings, photography, or sketches. Unlike typical travel literature, these books primarily evoke an exotic,...
Travis Street facing south from Texas Avenue
A view looking south onto Travis Street from Texas Avenue. Pedestrians walk along the sidewalks and cross the street. Automobiles travel the street. Streetcar rails are seen in the pavement and wires for the electric trolley cars run overhead.
Carnival flags at the Battle of Flowers Parade
A colorful example from the Historic Texas Postcards collection.
DJ Screw at Samplified Digital Recording Studio during the recording of 3 N tha Mornin' in 1996.
DJ Screw recorded a series of "aboveground" albums for the local label BigTyme Recordz, owned by Russell Washington. They were recorded and mixed by Maestro at Samplified Digital Recording Studio in Missouri City. The popular "3 'N the Mornin'" was released as two records, "Part One"...