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About the Manuscript Collections

Manuscript Collections are usually a collection of personal papers, but can also include photographs, scrapbooks, and other media, donated by a person. Manuscript collections can sometimes cover a specific topic or may be a collection of items over a given time span.

To view folders from this collection, you must make an appointment.

Below is a list of Manuscript Collections and items in those collections.

Theresa McGinley Research Collection

This collection includes research for the book The History of the Lone Star College System: a Texas Success Story, by Dr. Theresa Kurk McGinley, published in 2010.

Dr. McGinley wrote and edited this boos as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration for the Lone Star College System. The collection consists of newspaper articles, photocopies of important documents, photographs, audiotape interviews, and other materials germane to her research. There are also manuscript copies of chapters submitted by authors for the book.

25th Anniversary Commemorative History
Folder 1 - Chapter 1 Photos
  1 Thorne, W. W. 
  2 Winship, John A.
  3 Hohl, Roy
    Frey, Jack
  4 Board of Trustees - North Harris College
    Morris, M. M.
    Dugan, Hugh E.
    Doering, H. J
    Crozier, W. E., Assistant Secretary
    Wells, E. M., President
    Adams, Lawrence K., Secretary
    Philipp, Charles E., Vice President
     
Folder 2 - Chapter 2 North Harris College Campus Photos
  1 North Harris College Campus
  2 Beckendorf Photo - Dairy
  3 Area Dairy farmers
  4 Theiss, Carl homestead (ca. 1929)
  5 Theiss, Marvin (1946)
  6 Bode, Wilhelm and Louise Strack
  7 Theiss, Howard and Marvin
  8 Hartwell School of Aldine School District
  9 Klein Community, Kleb House
  10 Klein Community, Kleb House
  11 Kriegel Sawmill, Spring, Texas
  12 Wunsche Saloon, ca. 1902
  13 Spring, Texas
  14 Spring Train Depot
  15 Tautenhahn & Son, General Store
  16 Mueschke House, Westfield, Texas
  17 Tautenhahn Sawmill (ca. 1930s)
  18 Aldine Corn Field, 1912
  19 Cabbage Fields, Aldine, Texas
  20 Carpenter (J. C.) Fig Cannery
  21 Aldine Community, 1909
  22 Aldine School District #29, 1913
  23 Humble Oil Well
  24 Humble Oil Fields
  25 Thorne, W. W.
  26 Burks, Lester
  27 First North Harris College Division heads
    Eudy, John
    McMillian, Dr. Joe
    Thorogood, Dr. Nellie
  28 Lazenby, Roy
  29 First NHC classes held at Aldine H.S., 1974
  30 Original North Harris College logo
  31 North Harris College under construction, 1974-1976
  32 Thorne, W. W. (labeled on back Photo 35, Oct 1978)
  33 NHC - Academic Building
  34 NHC - Courtyard Amphitheater
  35 NHC Aerial (labeled Photo 1 Chapter 2)
  36 Wilson, Marion (first student graduate May 9, 1975)
    Thorne, W. W.
  37 Vocational Nursing Graduates, 1975
    Bayard, Marie
    Neal, Tempie
    Benson, Jo
  38 Hurricanes Basketball Team
  39 NHC campus, 1976 (labeled 38)
  40 NHC Cheerleaders
  41 Williams, Dr. Bob
  42 First Commencement Ceremony, 1977
  43 Fine Arts Center
  44 The Learning Resource Center
  45 President's Conference Room
    Lazenby, Roy  Dr.
    Ariola, Dr. Joe
    Thorne, W. W., President
    Burks, Lester
    Phillips, Dr. Larry
  46 Airola, Dr. Joe, First Chancellor
    York, Brad, Pres. Board of Trustees
  47 NHC campus with snow
  48 Pickelman, Dr. John E., Chancellor NHMCCD
  49 District's new logo
  50 Shugart, Dr. Sanford, 4th NHC President
  51 NHCC South Campus marquee
  52 NHC campus
     
Folder 3 Chapter 3 Kingwood College - Photos
  1 Kingwood College
  2 Humble, Pleasant, Founder of Humble, Texas
  3 Humble, Texas train depot
  4 Humble Oil Well (missing)
  5 Promotion of Town Lots, 1886
  6 Groundbreaking ceremony, 1983
    Airola, Dr. Joe, Pres and first Chancellor
    Hohl, Roy, Secretary
    Shirley, Lou, Assistant Secretary
    Crozier, W. E.
    Philipp, Charles
    Robinson, David
  7 Airola, Dr. Joe, Pres and first Chancellor
    Thorogood, Dr. Nellie, second president of Kingwood College
  8 Head, Dr. Steve, third president of Kingwood College
  9 Tenth Anniversary, Kingwood College faculty and staff, 1994
  10 Fountain, Kingwood College
  11 Kingwood College
     
     
     
Folder 4 Chapter 4 Tomball College - Photos
  1 Arial photo of Tomball College
  2 Ball, Thomas, 1859-1944
  3 Tomball, Texas, 1908 (missing)
  4 Tomball Train Depot, 1912
  5 First Oil Strike in Tomball, Texas, 1933
  6 Welcome sign for Tomball Campus
  7 Vobel, Jacob Home (site of Tomball College)
  8 Vobel, Jacob Homestead with Tomball College in the background
  9 Tomball College under construction
  10 Tomball College under construction
  11 Tomball College stairway
  12 Tomball College, coreopsis in bloom
  13 Lazenby, Dr. Roy, founding president, Tomball College
  14 Albracht, Ed
    Shafer, Mary
  15 Tomball College
     
Folder 5 Chapter 5 Montgomery College - Photos (not included with collection)
  1 Montgomery College, The Woodlands, Texas
  2 Montgomery College
  3 Marquee for Montgomery College campus
  4 Bush, George, Montgomery College construction, 1995
  5 Bush, George, Montgomery College dedication, August, 1995 (missing)
  6 Law, Dr. William, Founding president Montgomery College
    Mitchell, George P., chairman and CEO of Mitchell Energy & Development Corp.
     
Folder 6 Chapter 6 Aldine Community Satellite campuses - Photos 
  1 George Washington Carver Center
  2 Parkway Center
     
Folder 7 Chapter 7 The University Center - Photos
  1 Architect drawing of The University Center in The Woodlands, Texas
  2 University Seals of the six University Center Partners
    Sam Houston State University
    Texas A&M University
    University of Houston, Downtown
    University of Houston
    Texas Southern Univeristy
    Prairie View A&M Univeristy of Texas
  3 Pickleman, Dr. John E.
    Mitchell, George P.
    Beckendorf, Elmer
  4 Groundbreaking ceremony buckets and shovels
  5 Groundbreaking ceremony
    Pickelman, Dr. John, Chancellor
    Galatas, Roger, NHMCCD Board & Pres. The Woodlands Corp.
  6 Groundbreaking ceremony
    Hobby, William P. Jr. Chancellor of the Univeristy of Houston system
  7 Pickelman, Dr. John, Chancellor
    Bates, Randy, NHMCCD board
    Mitchell, George P.
    Thorogood, Dr. Nellie, vice chancellor of external affairs
  8 The University Center construction
  9 The University Center construction
  10 Telecommunications Hub for The University Center diagram
  11 RWS Archictects
    Wallace, Bruce
    Robertson, John
    Thorogood, Dr. Nellie, vice chancellor of external affairs
    Hansen, Duane
  12 Evans, Dr. Gail, dean and executive director
    Thorogood, Dr. Nellie, vice chancellor of external affairs
     
Folder 8 - 7 Audiotapes
  1 "Rusty" Morris (2 tapes)
  2 Roy Lazenby 4-10-1996 (1 tape)
  3 _[W. E.]_ Crozier 1996 (1 tape)
  4 Marie Bayard (2 tapes)
  5 Bob Williams (1 tape)
     
Folder 9 - North Harris County College precept KTC Architects & Planners,  Inc. 
  1 One booklet labeled on inside cover "Donated to North Harris County by Edwin M. Wells May 21, 1998" Aerial site for future campus plus mock layout of buildings. 5 images 9cm x 12cm
     
Folder 10 - Manuscript for Kingwood College History Part 1 of 2
  1 From Link Hullar to Theresa McGinley
Folder 11 - Support Material for Kingwood College History Part 2 of 2
    From Link Hullar to Theresa McGinley
    5 Audiotapes
       Rose Austin - Elizabeth Lunden
       Dr. Joe Airola - Lee Topham
       Joan Samuelson - Joseph Minton
       Steve Head - Steve Davis
    Scott Nelson - Patsy Talbert - Lee Topham
    14 Release forms
     
Folder 12 - 1968 Documents
  1 Summary of Criteria to be met and procedures to be followed in the creation of public Junior Colleges in Texas, April 8, 1968
  2 Local Survey Report: A comprehensive survey in support of Application to establish a public junior college in the area of Greater Houston, July 15, 1968
  3 Houston Post August 27, 1968 Page 2, Section I "Community College Aim Is Program Geared to Needs and Questions, Answers On College Program
  4 Photocopy of handwritten … District Education Attainment of Population - (Based on total number of persons 25 years old & older who have completed requirements for h.s. diploma based on 1970 census date)
     
Folder 13 - 1972 Board Documents (Part 1)
  1 Minutes of Steering Committee for Community Jr. College, March 16, 1972
  2 Letter from J. Marcus Mason to W. W. Thorne dated April 12, 1972 explaining that Klein I.S.D. had decided not to participate in the District restricting Tomball I.S.D. from participating
  3 Letters from John A. Winship to the Spring I.S.D. Board Members dated July 11, 1972
       Raymond M. Hawkins letter to W. W. Thorne dated June 23, 1972
       Agenda for July 20, 1972 meeting of the Coordinating Board, Texas College and Unviersity System in Austin, Texas
  4 North Harris County Junior College Site Evaluation by KTC (Koetter Tharp & Cowell Architects & Planners, Inc. Houston, Texas, 1972
  5 Letter from Edwin G. Theiss to Mr.. E. M. Wells dated April 11, 1972
  6 Harris County Junior College Steering Committee Meeting June 15, 1972
  7 Letter from C. Herbert Cowell (KT&C Architects) to Mr. E. M. Wells dated Dec. 18, 1972
  8 Letter from George E. Turner to Mr. E. M. Wells dated Dec. 5, 1972
  9 Letter from Raymond M. Hawkins to Mr. E. M. Wells dated Oct. 11, 1972
  10 Letter from Raymond Cleveland to Mr. E. M. Wells dated July 21, 1972
  11 Press Release from Tax Research Association  "New Junior College Taxing District Proposed" dated Oct. 4, 1972
  12 Letter from John A. Winship to Mr. E. M. Wells dated March 28, 1972
  13 Letter from W. W. Thorne to School Superintendents dated March 22, 1972
  14 Letter from Raymond M. Hawkins to Dr. W. W. Thorne dated March 17, 1972
  15 Petition for Election on Creation of a Union Junior College District, for Trustees, Establishing a Maintenance Tax and for Bonds dated Sep. 13, 1971
  16 Notes from Board meeting (pgs. 10-12 only) dated Jan 21, 1972
  17 Notes from Superintendent's Meeting with Ray Hawkins dated Apr. 6, 1972
  18 Public Hearing on the Proposed North Harris County Junior College District dated June 20, 1972
     
Folder 14 - 1972 Board Documents (Part 2)
  1 Letter from Bevington Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education to County Board of School Trustees Harris County dated July 21, 1972
  2 Signed and dated Order Authorizing further procedure in the establishment of a union junior college district embracing all of the territory within the independent school districts of Aldine, Humble, and Spring dated July 20, 1972
  3 Draft first page of Folder 14 item 2 with clarifying note
  4 Letter from Bevington Reed, Commissioner of Higher Education to Mr. E. M. Wells dated July 21, 1972
  5 Letter from Raymond M. Hawkins to W. W. Thorne dated May 25, 1972
  6 Sttaement of Taxable Values for Denver City I.S.D. dated Aug. 24, 1971
  7 Certificate from Yoakum County Texas dated Sep. 13, 1971
  8 Certificate from County Judge of Yoakum County, Texas dated Sep. 2, 1971
  9 Minutes Pertaining to the Adoption of an order relating to the proposed Plains-Denver City-Deagraves Union Junior College District and the Petition for its creation dated Oct. 14, 1971
  10 Certificate of Secretary for Yoakum County texas dated Oct. 14, 1971
  11 Letter from W. W. Thorne to Members of the Steering Committee including Agenda Item XI dated July 25, 1971
  12 Agenda Item XI Consideration of a request for authorization to conduct an election to create a union community college district in North Harris County composed of the Independent School Districts of Aldine, Humble, and Spring
  13 Certificate for Order for Harris County Texas dated Sep. 11, 1972
  14 By-Laws, Policies and Procedures of North Harris County Junior College District
  15 Letter from Bevington Reed to Mr. E. M. Wells dated July 21, 1972 
    An Order authorizing further procedure in the establishment of a union junior college district embracing all of the territory within the independent school districts of Aldine, Humble, and Spring datedJuly 20, 1972
    Certificate for Order for Harris County Texas dated Oct. 9, 1972
    Order Canvassing Returns and declaring results of election dated Oct. 9, 1972
  16 Organizational meeting of the Harris County Junior College District. Set up Presidential search and site committees dated Oct. 12, 1972
  17 Letter from "Bill" to "Charles & Henry" on site proposal dated Oct. 19, 1972. 
    Price, Terms and Note for 127 acres tract for site received Oct 18, 1972
    Photocopy of land plot and surrounding areas.
  18 Board of Trustees Regular Meeting dated Nov. 9, 1972
  19 Minutes of the Meeting North Harris County Junior College Board of Trustees Special Meeting dated Nov. 30, 1972 [W. W. Thorne extended two-year contract]
  20 Minutes of the Meeting Board of Trustees dated Dec. 14, 1972 [deferred site committee report]
    North Harris County Junior College District Depository Contract dated Dec. 14, 1972
     
Folder 15 - 1972 The North Freeway Leader Clippings
  1 "Junior College Proposal To Go Before State Board" dated June 15, 1972 vol. 1 no. 11 
  2  "700 Acre Tract Bought Near Airport" dated June 29, 1972 
  3 "Aldine Junior College Is Approved By State Board" dated Aug. 3, 1972 vol. 1 no. 18
  4  "Junior College Forum Set At Different AISD Schools" dated Sep. 14, 1972 vol. 1 no. 24
  5 "Voters To Decide On Four Propositions At Polls" dated Oct. 5, 1972 
  6 "Aldine School Board Head Resigns at First Meeting" dated Oct. 19, 1972 vol. 1 no. 29 
  7 "Harris County Jr. College Moves Into Offices" dated Dec. 28, 1972 vol. 1 no. 39 
     
Folder 16 - 1973 Clippings
  1 The Echo dated April 27, 1978 pg. 4 "Ground breaking held for NHCC's new bldg." [Photo Susan Pearson, Teresa Phillips, and W. W. Thorne, Jr.]
  2 The North Freeway Leader dated Aug. 11, 1977 "NHCC breaks ground for Phase II expansion"
  3 The Echo dated Feb. 4, 1981"NHCC fine arts complex: Scene of upcoming top theatre entertainment" [Photo of NHCC fine arts complex]
  4 Northeast Sentinel dated July 23, 1974 Sec. 1 "Williams 1st fulltime NHCC Instructor  for Health-PE Activities"
  5 The Woodlands Sun dated July 28, 1976 pg. 22 "Display Historical Picture Collection" [Photo John Eudy and Walter Lindsey]
  6 Houston Chronicle dated Nov. 7, 1975 Sec. 5 Pg. 3 "North Harris Hoop Victor"
  7 The Houston Post dated Oct. 14, 1976 pg. 21A "Ceremonies Sunday: County college decication set"
  8 Houston Chronicle dated Feb. 4, 1973 pg. 14 sec. 3 "2581 Acres Purchased by Lincoln Associates: $500 Million Project Planned for Northwest Harris County"
  9 Humble New Messenger dated June 30, 1976, B-1 "Cosmetology Laboratory open at North Harris County Jr. College" [Photo of new lab]
  10 Northeast Sentinel dated Oct. 12, 1976 pg. 4 sec. 1 "NHCC dedication Sunday"
  11 News-Messenger dated Aug. 18, 1976 "25 new instructors to start year"
  12 [n.p., n.d.] "Current Status of HCJC Is Featured" [photo Roy Lazenby and Larry Phillips]
  13 1960 Sun dated Feb 28, 1996 pg. 2A "Thorne calls Metro city's 'cash cow'" [photo W. W. Thorne]
  14 [n.p. n.d.] "At schools, money talks (chart Tax Report of 1971)
  15 The Cypress Creek Tribune, Aug. 8, 1973 "First Registration Slated for NHCJC" 
     
Folder 17 Houston North Association 1962-1984 (Overview)
  1 Pamphlet "North Houston's Urban Pioneers" The Houston North Association 1962-1984"
  2 Northwest Houston Business News dated June 15, 1984 "Houston North Assn. Leaves Behind A Pioneering Array Of Achievements" [Photo Jon Lindsay and Tom Miessler]
  3 Northwest Houston Business News dated June 1, 1984 pg. 18 "An Association That Laid Foundation For Growth"
     
Folder 18 Development of Texas Community Junior Colleges
  1 The Coordinating Board Texas College and University System "The Development of Community Junior Colleges in Texas"
  2 Smith, Kathleen Bland. Crossroads in Texas. Junior Colleges 50 States150 years. Edited by Roger Yarrington Amer. Assoc. of Junior Colleges Wahs DC: 1969. pp. 139-149.
  3 Campbell, Dale F. Texas. Community Colleges in the United States: Forty-Nine State Systems. Ben E. Fountain and Terrence A. Tollefson. Amer. Assoc. of Community & Jr. Colleges Wash D. C.: 1989.
  4 Texas School Law Bulletin. 1994. pp. 610614.
  5 Whisenhunt, Donald W. The Encyclopedia of Texas Colleges & Universities. Eakin Pr. Austin, Texas. 1986.
  6 Notes from Introduction to the Community Junior College by Harold F.Landrith, 1971.
  7 Notes from This is the Community College by Edmund Gleazer, Jr. 1968.
     
Folder 19 History of NHCC Leaders
  1 2 pages handwritten notes.
     
Folder 20 Board Minutes - 1973
  1 Letter from Jack C. Byrd to Mr. R. Q. McWhirter dated Sep. 8, 1972 re Kingwood College proposal
  2 Letter from Jack C. Byrd to Mr. W. W. Thorne dated Feb. 7, 1973 re Kingwood proposal
  3 Letter from W. W. Thorne to Mrs. John A. Winship dated Nov. 9, 1973 re naming science building after her husband
  4 Letter from W. W. Thorne to Louie Welch, Mayor of Houston dated Mar 1, 1973 re background information on North Harris County Junior College
  5 Draft letter from Louie Welch to Mr. William S. Barnhill, Jr. n.d. re: North Harris County Junior College
  6 Adenda Sites Study Meeting dated Feb. 7, 1973
  7 President's Contract dated Jan. 11, 1973
  8 Request for State Aid Appropriations Fiscal years ending Aug. 31, 1974 and 1975. Submitted Feb. 9, 1973.
  9 Board of Trustees Minutes Jan. 11, 1973
  10 Board of Trustees Minutes Feb. 8, 1973 [2 copies]
  11 Board of Trustees Minutes March 8, 1973 [2 copies]
  12 Board of Trustees Minutes April 12, 1973
  13 Board of Trustees Minutes May 10, 1973 [3 copies. One missing first page]
  14 Board of Trustees Minutes June 15, 1973 [2 copies]
  15 Order Authorizing Issuance of $2,500,000 North Harris County Junior College District School Building Bonds, Series 1973
  16 Board of Trustees Minutes July 12, 1973
  17 Board of Trustees Minutes Aug. 9, 1973
  18 Board of Trustees Minutes Sept. 13, 1973 [plus pgs. 4 & 5]
  19 Board of Trustees Minutes Sept. 27, 1973
  20 Board of Trustees Minutes Oct. 11, 1973 [2 copies]
  21 Board of Trustees Minutes Nov. 8, 1973 pg. 2 only
  22 Board of Trustees Minutes Dec. 13, 1973 pg. 3 only
  23 Letter to Mr. Van Irl Donaldson from W. W. Thorne dated Nov. 9, 1973
Folder 21 - 1980   
  1 "Up in north Harris County, the arts never had it so good" Dec. 1, 1980, pg. 1+
  2 Letters detailing Fleetwood Construction Company litigation 1979-1980
     
Folder 22 - 1973 Clippings
  1 The Tribune, May 9, 1973 pg. 6 "New Junior College Received Accreditation"
  2 The Houston Post, Feb. 9, 1973 pg. 14A "JC trustees vote to buy land, turn down donation"
  3 [unknown ] dated Jan. 21, 1973 "Elections to Create 2 Junior Colleges in Texas Approved
  4 The Houston Post, May 27, 1973 "10 acres yield $400,000"
  5 Leader, April 5, 1973 "County Jr. College Sets Summer School"
  6 Houston Post, Aug. 2, 1973 "Library to be shared by Aldine High"
  7 The North Freeway Leader, March 8, 1973 "County Jr. College to Offer Any Class"
  8 Houston Chronicle June 17, 1973 "Dream of Junior College for Northside Coming True"
  9 North Freeway Leader, Nov. 8, 1973 "Junior College Described"
  10 North Freeway Leader, Jan. 25, 1973 pg. 3 "College Holds Board of Trustees Meet"
  11 Conroe Courier May 7, 1973 "North Harris County College Accredited, Opens September"
  12 The North Harris County News Sept. 26, 1973 "Future Home of North Harris County College" [photo]
  13 The Daily Curier, March 19, 1973 "Junior College to Open Soon  Within Minutes From County"
  14 North Freeway Leader July 12, 1973 "Harris County Jr. College Sells Building Bonds"
  15 [unknown] "North Harris boom begins" [photos] 
     
Folder 23 - 1975 Clippings Registration
  1 North Freeway Leader, May 8, 1975 pg. 11"Phase one of NHCC building is more than half finished"
  2 The Northeast Sentinel Nov. 11, 1975 "NHCC campus nears finish"
  3 North Harris County College fall registration advertisement [n.d.]
  4 Humble, Texas May 22, 1975 "NHCC Summer Registration Next Week"
  5 [North Suburbia] May 28, 1975 North Harris County College summer registration advertisement
  6 The Humble Echo May 22, 1975 pg. 6 North Harris County College summer registration advertisment
     
Folder 24 - Clippings First Graduation Class
  1 The News Jan. 22, 1975 "Capping Ceremony Held for NHC College's First Vocational Nursing Grads" [2 copies] [photo: Mrs. Joanne Benson, Mrs. Beverly Burgess, Mrs. Dot Burgess, Mrs. Billie Jean Theiss]
  2 The Aldine Texas, May 14, 1975, pg. 1 "NHCC holds commencement Exercises"
  3 The North Freeway Leader April 24, 1975 pg. 6 "NHCC honor society initiates 9"
  4 The News April 23, 1975 pg. 3 "Area Schools Included In Conoco Education Grants"
  5 [np.nd] "22 Students Complete NHCC Vocational Hursing Course" [photo: Mrs. Jo Benson and Mrs. Tempie Neal] 
  6 [np. nd.] "NHCC awards 21 associate degrees" [ 2 copies]
    The North Freeway Leader, Spet. 11, 1975 pg. 10,
  7 Woodlands May 7, 1975 "Sec. Of State To Address First NHCC Commencement" [photo: Mark White]
  8 The News May 14, 1975 pg. 3 "North Harris County College Awarded 21 Degrees At First Commencement" [2 copies]
  9 Northeast Sentinel May 27, 1975 pg. 4 sec. 1 "12 complete NHCC nurse aide program"
  10 The Woodlands Sun May 21, 1975 pg. 9 "NHCC Awards 21 Degrees in First Graduation"
  11 The Northeast Sentinel May 13, 1975 "21 get degrees in first NHCC commencement"
  12 The North Freeway Leader May 15, 1975 "NHCC awards 21 associate degrees" [3 copies]
  13 [np] Jan 22, 1975 p.1+ "1st capping ceremony held"
  14 The North Freeway Leader, Jan. 23, 1975 pg. 1+ "Teens, grandmothers get capped as first NHCC nursing class ends"
     
Folder 25 1975 - Clippings Basketball Team
  1 The North Freeway Leader, Nov. 20, 1975 pg. 8 "NHCC cagers win season's second game"
  2 Northeast Sentinel Oct. 7 pg. 1 "And now, basketball at NHCC"
  3 North Freeway Leader Oct. 9, pg. 1 "NHCC organizes basketball team
  4 The Humble Echo Oct. 9, 1975 pg. 8, "NHCC Hurricanes Open Basketball Season"
  5 The News Oct. 8, 1975, pg. 4, "NHCC Hurricanes To Open First Season Of Basketball"
  6 The News Nov. 26, 1975, pg. 8 "NHCC Hurricanes Win Two Out of Three" [photo: NHC Basketball team] [2 copies]
  7 The North Freeway Leader, Nov. 13, 1975, pg. 9 "New North Harris County College campus almost completed" [photo Alan Hall, Dr. Jennie Wilson]
  8 The North Freeway Leader, Nov. 13, 1975, pg. 9 "NHCC cagers win game 100-85"
  9 The North Freeway Leader, Dec. 4, 1975, pg. 14 "NHCC Champs" [photo of basketball team]
  10 The Woodlands Sun, Dec. 3, 1975, pg. 21 "Tasketball Team" [photo: basketball team]
  11 Northeast Sentinel Dec. 2, 1975, pg. 7 Sec. 1 Photo NHCC Basketball Team
  12 The News Nov. 12, 1975, pg. 8 "Hurricanes Win First Cage Game" 
    The News Nov. 12, 1975, pg. 8 "NHCC Hurricanes edge Angelina College 91-90" 
  13 The Woodlands Sun, Nov. 26, 1975, pg. 20 "NHCC Takes Two OF Three In Basketball"
  14 The Humble Echo Nov. 13, 1975, pg. 6 "Dobbs Scores For Hurricanes"
  15 The North Freeway Leader, Oct. 9, 1975, pg. 19 "NHCC organizes basketball team"
  16 Northeast Sentinel Nov. 11, 1975, pg. 8 "Hurricanes win, 100-85"
    The North Freeway Leader, Nov. 20, 1975, pg. 8 "NHCC cagers win season's second game"
     
Folder 26 Overview - Education in Houston (earleir than 1975)
  1 "Education's growing economic influence" [no source, no date]
  2 Whisenhunt, Donald W. The Encyclopedia of Texas Colleges & Universities. An Historical Profile. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1986. [selected entries]
     
Folder 27 1979  
  1 Letter to Mr. Roger Flood, III from James R. Leahy dated Nov. 12, 1979 re: Fleetwood Construction Co. litigation
     
Folder 28 1981  
  1 Board of Trustees Minutes Sept. 17, 1981
  2 Letter to Board of Trustees from T. R. Wussow dated Sept. 15, 1981 re: Sitel selection for Kingwood College
  3 Board of Trustees Minutes Dec. 10, 1981
     
Folder 29 Chancellor Position - 1st Chancellor Joe Airola, July 22, 1982
  1 Letter of resignation to Board from W. W. Thorne dated April 8, 1982
  2 Board of Trustees Minutes Special Meeting July 22, 1982 Nomination of Dr. Airola as President and Chancellor-designate
     
Folder 30 1983  
  1 Board of Trustees Minutes dated June 9, 1983
     
Folder 31 1982  
  1 Clipping [np.dated April 18, 1982] "President of NHCC retiring, but plans to keep options open"
  2 Northeast News April 20, 1982, pg. 1+ "NHCC's President Thorne Announces Plans to Retire After 36 Year Career in Education"
     
Folder 32 East Campus - 1981-1984 [Dedication]
  1  
     
Folder 33 North Houston - Business/Development
  1 Houston Business Journal Dec. 10, 1979 "North Houston: Land development takes off as city enters jet age" by Raymond Klempin(?)
     
Folder 34 Construction - NHC
  1  

W. E. Crozier Album

Collection Information

Dates: 1975-1985

Size: 11 folders

Acquisition: Gift, 2003

Processed by: Virginia K. P. Rigby

Biographical Sketch

W. E. Crozier was a member of the original board of trustees for North Harris Community College and served on its board of trustees for 12 years. He served as assistant secretary from 1974-75, secretary from 1977 to 78, president from 1979 to 80, and again as assistant secretary from 1981-82. He was also president of the board site committee which recommended the purchase of the 135-acre site for the third NHCC campus in the Tomball area.
He also served as president of Liberty Savings Association until he retired and served as a member of its board of directors. He explained his reason for serving on the board in that he ..."would like to see the college continue to expand its service base in the community and do as the people want it to." Crozier resides in Hidden Valley. [North Freeway Leader 10/3/1985 and Tomball Sun 1/9/1985]

Scope and Content Note

This small collection of commencement brochures and photos was presented to the Board of Trustees by the college president to commemmorate their service to North Harris Community College. Originally the items were placed in a black three-ringed binder. [54 items]

Folder 1
Finding Aid and processing information

Folder 2
1. North Harris County College First Commencement Program May 9, 1975
10 Photos of the Commencement exercises
2. Processional
3. Board of Directors
4. Students and Faculty seated in the auditorium
5. Invocation: Reverend Dewey Fuller - Spring Woods United Methodist Church
6. W. W. Thorne, Jr. at the podium
7. College administrators seated at stage right
8. College administrators seated at stage left
9. Mark W. White, Jr., Secretary of State for Texas (commencement speaker)
10. W. W. Thorne presenting diploma to the first graduate
11. Benediction: Reverend William Steele - St. Mary's Catholic Church, Humble

Folder 3
1. North Harris County College Graduation Program August 22, 1975
7 Photos of Nursing graduation
2. Two honors nursing graduates (Jo Benson and Tempie Neal) and
3. Mrs. Billie Rogers, RN., BSN - Director of Nursing Park Plaza Hospital
4. Mrs. Marie Bayard, R.N., B.SN - presenting award to W. W. Thorne
5. Graduates and Nursing department behind roses and graduation cake
6. Reception after ceremony
7. Faculty and
8. Graduates with roses

Folder 4
7 Photographs, possibly of the building dedication and reception afterward?

Folder 5
1. North Harris County College Fourth Commencement May 12, 1978
7 Photos
2. W. W. Thorne
3. Dr. Kenneth Ashworth, Commissioner of Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System
4. Outdoor photo of graduate procession
5. Outdoor photo of graduate procession
6. Outdoor photo of graduate procession
7. Photo of stage with administrators
8. Reverend Jesse L. Johnson, Pastor Airline United Methodist Church

Folder 6
1. North Harris County College Fifth Commencement May 11, 1979
8 Photos
2. W. W. Thorne
3. Invocation: Father Gene Francis, Pastor St. Edwards Catholic Church
4. W. W. Thorne and
5. W. W. Thorne and
6. Dr. John J. Koldus, III Vice President for Student Services Texas A&M University 7. College administrators seated stage right (Black & White)
8. Faculty before the graduation ceremony (Black & White)
9. Duplicate of 5-8 (Black & White)

Folder 7
1. North Harris County College Sixth Commencement May 9, 1980 (2 copies)

Folder 8
1. North Harris County College Seventh Commencement May 8, 1981

Folder 9
1. North Harris County College Commencement Exercises (no date)

Folder 10
Duplicate photos of folder 5 images
1. 5-2
2. 5-3
3. 5-4
4. 5-5
5. 5-6
6. 5-7

Folder 11
North Harris County College Board of Trustees First Annual Awards Ceremony Program April 27, 1984 (10th Anniversary)
Photo: Dr. Joe Ariola presenting award to W. E. Crozier

COPA Organization Collection

The College Office Personnel Association (COPA) existed from 1974 through 1996. This collection consists of minutes, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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