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    • Bayless, Betty Lou (Mrs. James L. Bayless)

    • Bayless, Betty Lou--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Voluntarism -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Humanitarianism -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Charities -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Ballet -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Junior League of...
    • Mrs. Betty Lou Bayless was a fixture in the many volunteer and charitable organizations of Houston. In this interview, Bayless describes her time as the President of the Junior League, Board Trustee of the Houston Ballet Foundation, Founding...
    • Junior League Oral History Collection
    • Waller County

    • Maresh files
    • Contains historical sketch of Waller County, a list of notable people in Waller County, and a sketch of Edwin Waller; includes bibliography.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Courtlandt Place plat Map

    • Courtlandt Place
    • Shows numbered subdivision plots and streets. Title from printed inscription. Scale of map is approximately 100 ft. to 1 in. Relief shown pictorially. Streets shown are Montrose, Avondale, Garrot St., Westmoreland, Brazos St., Stuart St., Smith...
    • Maps Collection
    • Galveston's Slogan

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the origin and history of the slogan of Galveston, Texas.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Orange County Material No. III

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    • This folder contains documents related to the city of Orange, Texas. Included in the contents is a history of the city and information about local industry, government, clubs, schools, and points of interest.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Galveston (Origin of Name)

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the early names of the Galveston area and when the current name Galveston was established. Early names include: Malhado ; St. Louis ; Isle de Culebra ; Galveztown ; Campeachy ; Saccharappa.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Early Settlement of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain the history of the early settlements in Galveston from the original Native American fishing camp to Spanish and Mexican military outposts to pirate headquarters and then to revolutionaries.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Early Hotels in Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain descriptions and histories of some of the early hotels in Galveston, Texas.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Native Americans from Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain a brief history of the Carancahuas, the principal Native American tribe living in the Galveston area.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Texas Navy

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe the history of the Texas Navy during its height during the Texas Republic and its decline.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Early Newspapers in Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain a general history of newspapers in Galveston,Texas as well as specific information on individual papers, including the Galveston News and the Galveston Tribune.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Early Churches of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain a brief history of the early churches established in Galveston,Texas. They cover the Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Baptist, Episcopal, and Catholic churches as well as the German Lutheran Church, the German Methodist...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Battle of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe the Battle of Galveston which occurred on January 1, 1863 during the American Civil War. The battle was a victory for the confederate forces and left them with several Union warships. The last of these documents also...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Fortifications of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the fortifications of Galveston which comprise the harbor defenses. The documents talk about the forts as they were in 1937 when the paper was written as well as the earlier history of the fortifications and who was in...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Folklore and Folktales

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain folktales about the Native American Indians who lived in the lands around Galveston and the pirate Jean Lafitte.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470

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