Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Political Campaigns Collection:

An Inventory of Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Political Campaigns
Title Political Campaigns Collection
Inclusive Date 1906-1976
Identification MSS 115
Extent 2 boxes
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of various materials from campaigns in the Houston area between 1906 and 1976. Candidates whose campaign literature are found in the collection include Oscar Holcombe, Walter Monteith, Mickey Leland, and George Bush. Other local political materials that pertain to taxation and bond issues are also included. While the major portion of the collection is local in nature, some state and national campaign materials are available.



The Political Campaigns Collection sontains two boxes of various materials, including brochures, correspondence, cards, and advertisements. The collection is arranged topically, with city and county election materials first, followed by state and national campaign literature.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Political Campaigns Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968
Monteith, Walter
Leland, Mickey
Robinson, Jusdon, Jr.
Bush, George, 1924-
Eggers, Paul

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Political Campaigns Collection. MSS 115. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Speck, 1979.

Detailed Description


Campaign Materials

Box Folder
1 1 Oscal Holcombe
2 Walter Monteith
3 Mickey Leland
4 Judson Robinson, Jr.
5 George Bush, Paul Eggers
6 Mayoral Races
7 City and County Elections 1906-1940
8 City and County Elections 1942-1976
9 City Amendment Election Materials
10 Miscellaneous City Election Materials


Political Materials

Box Folder
1 11 Houston Area Political Cards: 1921-1952
12 Houston Area Political Cards: undated
Box Folder
2 1 Houston Area Political Materials
2 Taxation Material
3 Poll Tax Material
4 Bond Issue Material
5 Democratic National Convention 1928
6 Governors' Elections: Campaign Materials
7 State and National Elections: Campaign Materials, 1933-1947
8 State and National Elections: Campaign Materials, 1948-1976
9 State and National Political Cards
10 State and National Political Materials