1 90 1 http://astrodomememories.org/files/original/85f523d8c165c326019fb84c7ffba675.jpg cf0b2d16a39288c0c3b095955ad64f2b Dublin Core The Dublin Core metadata element set is common to all Omeka records, including items, files, and collections. For more information see, http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/. Title A name given to the resource Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library Description An account of the resource <p><a href="http://houstonlibrary.org" target="new"><img style="padding-right: 10px;" src="http://houstonlibrary.org/sites/all/themes/custom/hpl/images/houston-public-library-logo.png" alt="Houston Public Library logo" align="left" /></a></p> <p>The mission of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) is to locate, preserve, and make available to researchers the documentary evidence of Houston's history. HMRC is located in the historic Julia Ideson Building. Created in 1976, HMRC furthers its mission by providing in-depth reference services using materials including the Texas and local history book collection, archives, photographs, architectural drawings, oral histories, and maps. Librarians and Archivists are responsible for arranging, preserving, and indexing the contents of these unique collections.</p> <p>HMRC collects books with priority given to materials focusing on Houston and Texas in the following categories: non-fiction, biographies and autobiographies, fiction, poetry, young adult and children&rsquo;s materials, and government documents. The map collection concentrates on street maps for Texas communities, key maps for Harris and the surrounding counties, aerial photography maps of greater Houston, specialized book maps, and flood insurance rate maps. The archival collections focus on non-current records of local government, corporations, businesses, public and private associations, religious institutions, cultural and civic organizations, labor groups, educational institutions, and any other organization or group that has played a role in the development of Houston. HMRC also actively solicits the public and private papers of individuals whose records may shed light on important historical events or trends in the history of the area. Other notable holdings include:</p> <ul> <li>Approximately 4 million photographs</li> <li>150,000 architectural drawings</li> <li>15,000 rare books and pamphlets in the John Milsaps Collection</li> <li>Numerous rare books such as a 1520 edition of The Odyssey, a 15th century illuminated Book of Hours, and the Original Houston Town Lot Book</li> <li>Over 300 rare maps of Houston and the Southwest</li> <li>An extensive collection of oral histories, many of which are available through the Houston Oral History Project</li> </ul> <h3>Contact Information</h3> <ul> <li><strong>Online Contact Form: </strong> <a href="&quot;http://houstonlibrary.org/email-reference&lt;/a">http://houstonlibrary.org/email-reference</a></li> <li><strong>Phone: </strong> (832)393-1662</li> <li><strong>Address: </strong> Julia Ideson Building, 500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77002</li> </ul> <h3>Links</h3> <ul> <li><strong>Website: </strong> <a href="http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/hmrc/index.html">http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/hmrc/index.html</a></li> <li><strong>Reproductions and Permission to Publish Form: </strong> <a href="http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/hmrc/docs/ReproForm.pdf">http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/hmrc/docs/ReproForm.pdf</a></li> </ul> <h3>Items from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center</h3> <p><a href="http://omeka.astrodomememories.org/items/browse?collection=16">View All Items</a></p> Oral History A resource containing historical information obtained in interviews with persons having firsthand knowledge. Interviewer The person(s) performing the interview Acosta, Mike Interviewee The person(s) being interviewed Henderson, Ed Digital Format mp4 Dublin Core The Dublin Core metadata element set is common to all Omeka records, including items, files, and collections. For more information see, http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/. Title A name given to the resource Oral History of Ed Henderson Provenance A statement of any changes in ownership and custody of the resource since its creation that are significant for its authenticity, integrity, and interpretation. The statement may include a description of any changes successive custodians made to the resource. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library Is Version Of A related resource of which the described resource is a version, edition, or adaptation. Changes in version imply substantive changes in content rather than differences in format. <strong>Click here to access this oral history:&nbsp;</strong><br /><a href="https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/Interviews/id/479">https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/Interviews/id/479</a> Subject The topic of the resource Henderson, Ed--Interviews Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) Rights Information about rights held in and over the resource <span>The Houston Public Library retains the literary and publishing rights of its oral histories. No part of the interviews or transcripts may be downloaded or published without the written permission of the Houston Oral History Project.</span> Contributor An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource Acosta, Mike Date A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource 08/08/2015 Temporal Coverage Temporal characteristics of the resource. 2015-08-08 Language A language of the resource English Format The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource AVI Type The nature or genre of the resource Oral history Description An account of the resource Ed Henderson is an animation artist and model maker who designed the animations used on the scoreboards in the Astrodome. Henderson describes the process of first designing the animations on film and the process of projecting the images onto photoelectric cells behind the light bulbs of the scoreboards. His designs included Chester Charge, the seventh inning stretch "Deep In the Heart of Texas" animation sequence, and many other cartoons. In this interview, Henderson discusses his career and his memories of events and people he met at the Astrodome over the years. License A legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource. Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item. Rights Holder A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource. Houston Public Library 2000s mascots scoreboard staff