Category Archives: AHA!

AHA! Spring Meeting, April 7, 2016 at The Gregory School

April 7, 2016 at 6 p.m.
The African American Library at The Gregory School
1300 Victor St, Houston, TX, 77019

Topics will include:

  • Billy Glasco, Lead Archivist at The Gregory School, will provide a tour of the library
  • Sarah Gesell has proposed a website redesign. Please take a few moments before the meeting to review the new design here: AHA! Test Site
  • A call for Hospitality Committee members
  • Tabling opportunity at San Jacinto Symposium, Saturday, April 9, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Motion to officially retire the Yahoo! Listserv and to make it part of the AHA! Archives

AHA! Executive Meeting

The first Executive Meeting of 2016 will be next week!

February 18, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Black Walnut Cafe, Rice Village Location
5510 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX

Topics will include:

  • Theme for this year — “Archives and Community Outreach”?
  • Archives Month activities
  • Website updates
  • Other organizational activities

AHA! Holiday party and Elections, December 10

The Holiday Party this year will be held at 6:00pm on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at the Little Art Gallery on the University of St. Thomas campus.

That gallery is housed in the Hughes House on the corner of Yoakum Blvd. and Branard St. and that location does include some parking at the rear of the house.

Feel free to bring your favorite holiday goodies to share.

Mark your calendars and we will see you all then!

AHA! Spring Meeting on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The AHA! spring meeting will be on Wednesday, April 1 at 6 pm at The Heritage Society. Our guest speaker will be author Louis Aulbach.


  • Introductory remarks
  • Acceptance of Minutes/Secretary’s Report
  • President’s Report
  • Vice President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Presentation – Louis Aulbach, Author and Publisher, Guides to the rivers and parks of West Texas: Rio Grande, Devils River, Pecos River, and others. “Keeping up with the changing nature of archival research — an author’s  perspective.”

Directions to The Heritage Society can be found:

Parking Information:

Please park in the Heritage Society’s lot behind the Kellum-Noble House. The best approach to the parking lot is heading east toward downtown on Allen Parkway. Turn right immediately after going under Interstate 45. Be careful not to accidentally turn right onto the interstate just before reaching the parking lot. You can also enter the parking lot from the intersection of Clay and Bagby/West Dallas. Additional parking is available at the Heritage Clay Street Garage for a fee. Tours begin at the Tour Office located in the Museum. The Heritage Society parking lot is open from 8:30 a.m.−5 p.m. Monday−Saturday and for THS special events.

Gulf Coast Reads

Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. This year the selected book is Remember Ben Clayton written by Stephen Harrigan and Winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best American Historical Fiction. World War I plays a central role in Remember Ben Clayton and throughout the month of October, Houston area libraries, archives, and museums will host discussions, movie viewings, exhibits, and more inspired by the book.

For more information please visit the Gulf Coast Reads website:

Digital Images from Local Archives

Soldiers from Colorado County at Camp Travis

Soldiers from Colorado County at Camp Travis. World War I – Images from Local Archives – Showcasing World War I materials from area archives.


AHA! Summer Meeting, Thursday, July 10

The summer meeting of the Archivists of the Houston Area will be held Thursday, July  10th  at 6 pm, at the University of Houston Special Collections at the MD Anderson Library (2nd floor). Jim Parsons, Director of Special Projects at Preservation Houston,  will be our featured guest speaker as he talks about Archival Discoveries from the Texas Centennial Exposition.

Please plan to attend and RSVP to Vince Lee today!

Directions and Parking:


If coming from the north/downtown, take I-45 South. Take exit 44-B. Merge toward Spur 5 South. Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left on Calhoun and you will immediately see the Welcome Center & Parking Garage, a yellow brick building with red trim.


If coming from the south, take I-45 North. Take exit 44-A (Elgin/Lockwood/Cullen). Turn left on Cullen. Drive along Cullen, passing the stadium, and turn left on Wheeler. Turn left again on Calhoun. To your left just past the parking lot you will see the Welcome Center & Parking Garage, a yellow brick building with red trim.


Once you’ve parked, walk in towards the center of campus. You will pass the Hilton Hotel on your left and the University Center (student center) on your right. You will find yourself behind the M.D. Anderson Library, a large cream-colored building. You must go around to the front of the building to enter the Library. Head back to the main circular staircase, and take that, or one of the elevators behind it, up to the 2nd floor.


Special Collections is at the top of the stairs through the glass door.

AHA! Announces its Spring Meeting

The spring meeting of the Archivists of the Houston Area will be held Thursday, April 10th  at 6 pm, at the McGovern Historical Research Center at the Texas Medical Center Library.
AHA Spring Meeting Agenda 2014
Immediately following  items of business, the focus of the meeting will be a roundtable presentation and discussion on low cost and easy to implement ways on making  
archival collections digitally discoverable. Please plan to attend and RSVP to Vince Lee today! 

McGovern Historical Research Center is located:
8272 El Rio, Suite 190, Houston, Texas 77054 (Free parking. The facility is located near the 610 South Loop and Almeda. Call 713-348-7899 for directions or more information.)