The Museum of Houston is an online presence for archival materials and exhibits featuring aspects of Houston history. It has been funded by the Houston Endowment and supported and developed by the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance and Rice University. Archival content has been contributed by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (Houston Public Library), the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center (Houston Academy of Medicine / Texas Medical Center), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Southern University, the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park, University of Houston and Rice University, as well as individual contributors.

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  • James Addison Baker portrait 

    Scott, Vera Prasilova, 1899-1996 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1936-01-01)
    Baker practiced law in Houston, where he eventually headed Baker, Botts, Andrews, and Wharton, a 100-year-old law firm (later to be known as Baker Botts). After the Commercial National Bank, which ...
  • Gus and Lyndall Wortham, at unidentified social event 

    Reed, Bill (photographer) (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1965-01-01)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Dr. Richard E. Smalley and Dr.Robert Curl, posing with a buckyball 

    Rice University (photographer). (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 2000-01-01)
    Richard E. Smalley and Robert Curl won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery and characterization of fullerenes, the third elemental form of carbon after graphite and diamond. Smalley ...
  • Letter from Gus S. Wortham to Lyndall Finley concerning a visit 

    Wortham, Gus S., 1891-1976 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1926-07-15)
    Gus Sessions Wortham (1891-1976), businessman, civic leader, cattle rancher and philanthropist, served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of American General for almost five decades. ...
  • Brochure of the work of William Ward Watkin, Architect 

    Watkin, William Ward, 1886-1952 (Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, 1940-01-01)
    Architect William Ward Watkin (1886-1952) served as the first Supervising Architect for Rice Institute, overseeing the construction of the first campus buildings. Watkin also taught in Rice's ...