the Houston Post archives

The Houston Chronicle’s James Campbell addresses the question: where are the Houston Post archives? in his recent post Houston Post archives permanently unavailable online, maybe, likely, really…, found at the About:Chron blog. I’m certain the answer won’t come as a surprise to any knowledgeable library user:

The Houston Public Library’s Bibliographic Information Center has the Houston Post microfilm from 1880-1995, and the Houston Post Index from 1976-1994. They keep the 1880-1900 microfilm in the Texas and Local History Department, and the 1901-1995 microfilm is in the main library. University of Houston’s main library has the Houston Post microfilm from 1880-1995. They have the Houston Post Index from 1976-1979, and from 1987-1994.

Find more info about the Houston Public Library online, or call 832-393-1313.

P.S., they also have the Houston Chronicle archives.

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11 thoughts on “the Houston Post archives”

  1. I’m looking for information possibly from the late 1940’s about a murder. the woman’s name was Lois Miller and the man that supposely killed her was Willis Paul Miller. Any information would be appreciated. Thank You, Brenda Allen

    1. Brenda,
      I would love to talk to you about Lois Miller and Willis Paul Miller.
      D. Williams

  2. Brenda, my first recommendation is going to be to either call the Houston Public Library at 832-393-1313 or use their online, interactive “Ask A Librarian” chat, available at If they can’t help you, try Harris County. They also have an Ask a Librarian service, at

    Either should be able to help you or get you started.

    Good luck!

  3. I am trying to locate some articles written written in the 60′ by Marge Crumbaker. So my question is: where is the The Houston Pulic Library’s Bibliographic Information Center?

  4. BIC is located in the library’s Central Library… which is under renovation. I think they moved it to the building next door, the historic Julia Ideson Building. From their press release:

    There will be a reference room where customers can find information and consult reference materials including those exclusively available at the Central Library. For faster service, customers may request reference materials in advance by email, through the HPL Web site’s “Ask a Librarian” service, or by telephone at 832-393-1313. Computers will be available in the circulation area to check the catalog and place holds.

  5. I am trying to find a copy of an article on anton dvorak in the dec 30 1965

    written by ben blanton

    It is about my grandfather and his relationship to Dvorak the Czech composer.

    How can I obtain a copy of this for my geneology reseach?
    Thank you for any help you can give to me.

  6. i am looking for an article that was in the houston post in or around 1977. a person named robert curvey was involved in an incident in which an out of state police officer was killed. any information would be appreciated.

  7. I am looking for an article about my mother,Albertha Hunter, being shot by my father,Albert Hunter and my aunt and uncle being shot by my father either in 1967,1968,or 1969.

    1. Lisa, my recommendation is that you call the Houston Public Library’s main number, 832-393-1313, and tell them what you’re looking for. They’ll connect you to the archive librarians, who will be able to help you.

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