1 90 1 http://astrodomememories.org/files/original/f863b8eb6564210152c962a7ae65a5f5.jpg d4f310f807a452e42fe02a830d3cdb27 http://astrodomememories.org/files/original/905d2b5697bdef8b48e3d8e012e3323f.jpg 8a0d2c9aff07d4d100c97566d84aa6c6 http://astrodomememories.org/files/original/f8235329c3feb826ac6c345ac66ec3f9.jpg f617f9ed7c75e53e84a376ac635d0f33 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> Text A resource consisting primarily of words for reading. Examples include books, letters, dissertations, poems, newspapers, articles, archives of mailing lists. Note that facsimiles or images of texts are still of the genre Text. Digital Format jpg Physical Dimension 20 cm., in envelope 10 x 17 cm. 2 p. 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 Letter to John J. Herrera 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 Identifier An unambiguous reference to the resource within a given context HPLM_MSS160-b1-f16-08 Subject The topic of the resource Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (Tex.) Herrera, John J. License A legal document giving official permission to do something with the resource. Used by permission - limited re-use. Contact the contributing institution for permission to re-use this item. Rights Holder A person or organization owning or managing rights over the resource. Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov Date A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource 05/01/1967 Temporal Coverage Temporal characteristics of the resource. 1967-05-01 Language A language of the resource English Format The file format, physical medium, or dimensions of the resource Letter Type The nature or genre of the resource Text Publisher An entity responsible for making the resource available University of North Texas, Portal to Texas History Spatial Coverage Spatial characteristics of the resource. United States - Texas - Harris County - Houston Creator An entity primarily responsible for making the resource Herrera, Douglas M. Source A related resource from which the described resource is derived <a href="http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248542/">http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248542/</a>