The mission of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center (HMRC) is to locate, preserve, and make available to researchers the documentary evidence of Houston's history. HMRC is located in the historic Julia Ideson Building. Created in 1976, HMRC furthers its mission by providing in-depth reference services using materials including the Texas and local history book collection, archives, photographs, architectural drawings, oral histories, and maps. Librarians and Archivists are responsible for arranging, preserving, and indexing the contents of these unique collections.
For more about the Julia Ideson Building please visit the Julia Ideson Library Preservation Partners website.
For more on the The Houston Metropolitan Research Center, (HMRC) please visit the HMRC website.
HMRC is one of three units within Houston Public Library System's Special Collections Division-
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500 McKinney Street; Houston, Texas 77002; Phone: 832-393-1313