GIFTS OF THE FTxR TO THE HMRC TO DATE:

  1. Retrospective conversion of the Texas Room map collection to electronic format for the online public access catalog.
  2. Friends of the Texas RoomFull-size reproduction of the 1869 Wood Map of Houston for use by Texas Room patrons.
  3. Purchase of three cabinets for the storage of microfilm copies of newspapers.
  4. Four custom-built wooden atlas stands.
  5. Partnered for three consecutive years with the Houston Public Library for Texas Treasures grant to transcribe and digitize oral history tapes ($5,000 contribution each year for a total of $15,000).
  6. The Golden Age of Texas Court Houses DVD given in honor of Dr. John Kelsey and Dr. Mavis Kelsey.
  7. Copies of In Search of Houston’s History DVD given to all branch libraries including the Central Branch.
  8. Twelve custom-made plinths ordered from Ty Art and installed in the six two-sided wrought iron exhibit cases original to the Julia Ideson Building.

BOOKS GIVEN TO THE TEXAS ROOM

  1. Woodrow Wilson’s Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House by Godfrey Hodgson, Yale University Press, 2006.
  2. Down in Houston (2003) and Texas Zydeco (2006) by Roger Wood, University of Texas Press.
  3. Labor, Civil Rights, and the Hughes Tool Company by Michael Botson, Jr., Texas A&M University Press, 2007.
  4. Historic Houston Streets by Marks Hinton, Archival Press of Texas, 2006.
  5. Houston Deco by Jim Parsons and David Bush, Bright Sky Press, 2008.
  6. Rough Road to Justice: The Journey of Women Lawyers in Texas by Betty Chapman, Texas Bar Books, 2010.