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Houston History Research Center

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Welcome to the Houston History Research Center Digital Archive, which showcases our unique collections focused on the history of Houston. Here you will find some of our rare treasures and the most frequently requested materials in our holdings.  

HHRC's archives extend beyond our reading room! To increase access to archival materials during this time, HHRC has enabled the "download" feature for collections on our Digital Archives. Customers can now download and save image files using the blue button  on each page. These downloads are intended for personal or research use. To request permission to publish HHRC materials on the HPL Digital Archives, please email

Architectural Drawings

A sampling of drawings from the Stephen Fox Architectural Archives highlighting the work of Houston architects and their designs.

HHRC Image Collections

View digitized images from the more than four million historical images preserved at HHRC.

Texas Medical Center Digital Exhibit

The Texas Medical Center is an important part of Houston's history. It has shaped the city's landscape, as well as its place in the world. Let's take a look at some of the photographs and recordings in HHRC's archives that help tell the story of this important Houston institution.