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Ima Hogg Papers, 1888-1991 (bulk 1960s)

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Ima Hogg

Inclusive Dates:

1888-1991 (bulk 1960s)


9.75 linear feet; 55 sound recordings; 500 photographs; 31 scrapbooks; 8 bound volumes; 25 objects


The Ima Hogg Papers primarily document the evolution of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens from its construction in 1927 as a private residence to its transformation into the MFAH´s renowned American Decorative Arts house museum in 1966. The papers include correspondence with antique dealers, collectors, and contractors, as well as financial documents. The papers also include records pertaining to the renovation of the Winedale, Varner-Hogg, and Quitman properties. A substantial portion of the papers pertains to Ima Hogg´s civic activities with the Houston School Board, Houston Symphony, and Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. Other noteworthy materials in the Ima Hogg Papers include a sketchbook done by a youthful Miss Hogg, a family letterbook, a scrapbook, and travel itineraries. Photographs include those of the Hogg family and Bayou Bend house and gardens, as well as other properties and friends.

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Materials are in English.
Finding aid written in English


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