University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Houston Post, Washington D.C. Bureau, Collection, 1963-1995

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Houston Post. Washington D.C. Bureau
Title: Houston Post, Washington D.C. bureau, collection
Dates: 1963-1995
Abstract: The Houston Post, Washington D.C. Bureau, Collection, 1963-1995, contains newspaper clippings, business files, press releases, and campaign finance records pertaining to Texas politicians, including George W. Bush and John Connally, and various related subjects.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01795
Extent: 18.1 linear feet
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The Houston Post was a newspaper, established in February 1880 by Gail Borden Johnson and absorbed into the Houston Chronicle in 1995. The Chronicle, with bureaus in Washington, D.C., and Austin, is a part of the Hearst Corporation.

In 1881, Johnson combined the Post with the Houston Telegraph. Three years later it was sold to William R. Baker and other Houston citizens, but the investment could not save the paper from going under. In April 1885, the longest-running and most recent incarnation of the Post was established via the combination of the Houston Morning Chronicle and the Houston Evening Journal. The Houston Dispatch was also merged into the Post in 1924.

In the 1920s, the Post owned Houston radio station KPRC, and by the 1950s had acquired the KPRC television station as well. The company went on to purchase the News Publishing Company in 1963, which resulted in the ownership of the Galveston News, the Galveston Tribune, and the Texas City Sun. Throughout its history, there has been a number of well-known Texas citizens working for the Post, including Henry F. MacGregor, both William P. Hobby, Sr. and Jr., and William H. Gardner.

Source: Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Houston Post," accessed July 21, 2010.

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings, business files, press releases, and campaign finance records comprise the Houston Post, Washington D.C. Bureau, Collection, 1963-1995. Included in the collection are Washington Bureau Chief (1984-1995) Kathy Kiely's collected files, pertaining to Texans in Washington, the Bush family, George Wallace, column ideas, sports, military issues, and politics. The clippings, organized into Subject Files, Biographical Files, and "Texans in Washington," reflect various people, topics, and issues addressed by the Post, including George and Barbara Bush, Barbara Jordan, Lady Bird Johnson, John B. Connally, Walter Mondale, Tom DeLay, nuclear arms, Afghanistan, and Houston Conventions.


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Index Terms

Personal Names
Baker, James Addison, 1930-
Bush, George, 1924-
Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993
DeLay, Tom D., 1947-....
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Gonzalez, Henry B. (Henry Barbosa), 1916-2000
Hobby, Bill, 1932-
Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995
Hobby, William Pettus, 1878-1964
Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996
Kiely, Kathy
Mondale, Walter F., 1928-
Corporate Names
Houston Post. Washington D.C. Bureau
Nuclear arms control
Washington, D.C.
Document Types

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Houston Post, Washington D.C. Bureau, Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1996-246; 1996-275

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Deborah Bloys, August 1996.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Subsequent revisions were made by Caroline Collins, April 2021.

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Detailed Description of the Collection


Washington Bureau Chief Kathy Kiely's files
Texans in Washington
Bush, George
96-246/1 Files, 1980-1989
Bush trip, July 1989
Bush, Neil, undated
Other files
96-246/1 Pay raise, undated
Sports, undated
Sex and Congress, undated
George Wallace, undated
Flat tax, undated
Fiction and stuff, undated
Column ideas, undated
Drew Lewis, 1982
Nukes and defense, undated
Secret Service, undated
Atlantic City, undated
Grady, 1980-1981
Subject files
96-246/2A ABSCAM-Nostalgia, undated
96-246/2B Nuclear Arms Talks-Women Voters, undated
Biographical files
96-246/2C Allen-Dolan, undated
96-2465/2D Dole-Haig, undated
96-246/2E Haig-Khadafy, undated
96-246/2F Kinsolving-Montgomery, undated
96-246/2G Montgomery-Reagan, 1981
96-246/2H Reagan-Reagan (Women), 1982
96-246/2I Regan-Scott, undated
96-246/2J Scott-Stockman, undated
96-246/2K Stockman-Wright, undated
Texans in Washington
Bush, George
96-246/3 Governor, undated
Foreign policy, undated
Files, 1982-1992
Appointees, undated
December Summit, undated
Appointees, Texas, undated
Biography, undated
Campaign, 1992
Bush, Barbara, undated
Baker, James A., 1975-1985
96-246/4 Houston Conventions, 1971-1988
Clark, Robert, 1991
Jordan, Barbara, undated
Clements, William P., Jr., undated
Dole, Elizabeth, undated
Johnson, Lady Bird, undated
Eckhardt, Robert, undated
Connally, John B., undated
Bush, George
96-246/5 Files, December 1988-September 1989
Iran Contra, undated
Kennebunkport, undated
Bush Library, undated
Bush, Barbara, undated
Baker, James A., July 1987-December 1988
96-246/6 Leland, Mickey, 1978-1989
Mondale, Walter, after July 1984
Regan, Donald, undated
Tower, John, 1987
Scowcroft, Brent, undated
Skinner, Samuel, undated
Manuals, undated
96-246/7 Armstrong, Anne, undated
Dinkins, Carol E., undated
Columbus Day 500, undated
Hobby, Oveta Culp, undated
Hobby, William P., Jr., undated
Hines, Gerald, undated
Halbouty, Michel T., undated
Ford, Gerald R., Appointees, Texas, undated
Hodel, Donald P., undated
Carter, Jimmy, Appointees, Texas, undated
Dukakis, Michael, 1985-1989
Loeffler, Thomas G., undated
Afghanistan, undated
Bush, George
96-246/8 Files, 1963-1988
96-246/9 Pool reports, after November 1988
Press conferences, after November 1988
Relatives, undated
Summit, May 1990
Japan, 1989
Europe, November 1990
Texas, undated
Files, 1972-1979
Appointees, Texas, undated
Reagan, biographical, 1982
96-246/10 Tower, John, 1978-1987
Wright, Glenn I., kidnapping case, [1984-1985]
Wright, Jim, 1986-1989
Tower, Lilla Burt Cummings, undated
96-275/1 Archer, Bill, 1987-1994
DeLay, Tom, 1984-1992
Fields, Jack, 1986-1990
96-275/2 Fields, Jack, 1991-1994
Gonzalez, Henry B., 1963-1993
Baker, James A., III, 1989-1995
96-275/3 Gramm, Phil, 1975-1995