We’re very excited to offer you a wide-range of tours during our conference.
The African American Library at the Gregory School – FULL
Housed at the original location of the Edgar M. Gregory School, this unique Houston Public Library archive features collections documenting the history of Houston and the surrounding region’s African American community.
McGovern Historical Center, TMC Library – FULL
From weird and wacky medical instruments of yore to documents that tell the story of the Texas Medical Center’s (TMC) institutions, faculty, and staff. You’ll be surprised at what you find at the McGovern.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Archives — FULL
Enjoy a tour of the newly designed archives and reading room space. The archive contains “more than 100 years of institutional records and associated manuscript collections” that “chronicle the Museum’s history as well as the artistic and cultural development of Houston.” (Quoted from: https://www.mfah.org/research/archives)
Woodson Research Center, Rice University — FULL
Not only does Woodson house the archives for Rice University, but it also has a wide-ranging rare books collection (First Folio, anyone?) and special collections documenting art, music, and other topics in Houston and beyond.
Don’t feel like leaving the hotel or travelling on a bus. We’ll be playing virtual tours created by local archives large and small in one of our conference rooms. Feel free to kick back and enjoy the show.