1 90 2 https://astrodomememories.org/files/original/d60fbc62edcc9fd4c23a7b30a8c71baf.jpg fa094df70fc9467d5fadfee1ec8a2969 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 Goldstein, David Interviewee The person(s) being interviewed Chamberlain, L.E. 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 L.E. Chamberlain 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;<a href="https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/54/rec/1">https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/54/rec/1</a></strong> Subject The topic of the resource Chamberlain, L.E., (Lawrence Edward) Police --Texas --Houston --Interviews African American police --Texas --Houston Houston (Tex.) --Race relations Oral histories Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) 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, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov Contributor An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource Goldstein, David Date A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource 4/28/08 Temporal Coverage Temporal characteristics of the resource. 2008-04-28 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 Publisher An entity responsible for making the resource available Houston Public Library Spatial Coverage Spatial characteristics of the resource. United States - Texas - Harris County - Houston Rights Information about rights held in and over the resource 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. not related https://astrodomememories.org/files/original/c932cf85bc8b4878a25e6249832660aa.jpg 6e4d7e3965fbf6e180abca3f99222048 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 Goldstein, David Interviewee The person(s) being interviewed Anderson, Lauren 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 Lauren Anderson 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. Click here to access this oral history:&nbsp;<a href="https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/18">https://cdm17006.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/oralhistory/id/18</a> Subject The topic of the resource Anderson, Lauren, 1965- Ballerinas -- Texas -- Houston African American dancers -- Texas -- Houston Houston Ballet Oral histories Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) 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, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov Contributor An entity responsible for making contributions to the resource Goldstein, David Date A point or period of time associated with an event in the lifecycle of the resource 10/31/07 Temporal Coverage Temporal characteristics of the resource. 2007-10-31 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 Publisher An entity responsible for making the resource available Houston Public Library Spatial Coverage Spatial characteristics of the resource. United States - Texas - Harris County - Houston Source A related resource from which the described resource is derived Rights Information about rights held in and over the resource 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. not related