1866 – Houston City Directory (1866-1926)
1891 – Albert S. Gatschet, The Karankawa Indians, the Coast People of Texas
1908 – City Federation of Women’s Clubs, The Key to the City of Houston
1910 – Illustrated City Book of Houston
1910 – J. Vance Lewis, Out of the Ditch: A True Story of an Ex-Slave
1912 – Samuel Oliver Young, A Thumb-Nail History of the City of Houston
1912 – B.H. Carroll, Standard History of Houston
1913 – Samuel Oliver Young, True Stories of Houston and Houstonians
1913 – The Rice Institute, Houston as a Setting of the Jewel
1913 – Pen and Sunlight Sketches of Greater Houston
1913 – Jerome H. Farber, Houston: Where Seventeen Railroads Meet the Sea
1915 – The Red Book of Houston: A Compendium of Social, Professional, Religious, Educational, and Industrial Interests of Houston’s Colored Population
1919 – May Harper Baines, Houston’s Part in the World War
1919 – Ilona B. Benda, Our Community War Service Memorial: Houston and Harris County
1942 – Writers’ Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas, Houston: A History and Guide
1942 – Houston City Planning Commission, The Major Street Plan for Houston and Vicinity
1956 – Lewis M. Killian, A Study of the Response to the Houston, Texas, Fireworks Explosion
1999 – Thomas A. Johnson, A History of the Houston Police Department
2005 – Erik Slotboom, Houston Freeways
2009 – Douglas L. Weiskopf, Rails Around Houston

George Fuermann, Houston: Land of the Big Rich
T. R. Fehrenbach, Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans (1968)
Marilyn M. Sibley, The Port of Houston (1968)
Robert V. Haynes, A Night of Violence (1976)
Don Carleton, Back Where We Started: A Brief History of Houston (1979)
David G. McComb, Houston: A History (1981)
Daisy Lauretta Smith, The History of Harrisburg, Texas, 1822-1927 (1981)
Houston Fire Museum, Inc., History of the Houston Fire Department, 1838-1988 (1988)
Marguerite Johnston, Houston: The Unknown City, 1836-1946 (1991)
Dorothy Knox Howe Houghton, Barrie M. Scardino, Sadie Gwin Blackburn, Katherine S. Howe, Houston’s Forgotten Heritage: Landscape, Houses, Interiors, 1824-1914 (1991)
Ray Miller, Ray Miller’s Houston (1992)
Sarah H. Emmott, Memorial Park: A Priceless Legacy (1992)
Steven M. Baron, Houston Electric: The Street Railways of Houston (1996)
Betty Trapp Chapman, Historic Houston: An Illustrated History and Resource Guide (1997)
Claude Dooley, Betty Dooley, Texas Historical Commission, Why Stop? A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers (1999)
Houston Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Houston Architectural Guide, Houston (1999)
Betty Trapp Chapman, Houston Women: Invisible Threads in the Tapestry (2000)
Trevia Wooster Beverly, At Rest: A Historical Directory of Harris County, Texas, Cemeteries (1822-2001) (2001)
Betty Trapp Chapman, 100 Years – 100 Stories: Houston Public Library (1904-2004) (2004)
Betty Trapp Chapman, Historic Photos of Houston (2006)
Betty Trapp Chapman, Remembering Houston (2010)

Galveston Daily News (1874-1897)
Houston Daily Post (12/1/1893-2/28/1903)
The Jewish Herald (Houston) (9/24/1908-12/28/1911)

The Rotarian Magazine, June 1913 (“Houston Number”) (1913)
Port of Houston (1923+)
Texas Monthly (1973+)

Houston History

Bailey Studios Photographic Archive
Downtown Houston Through Postcards
Houston Public Library – Houston Area Digital Archives
University of Houston Digital Library, inc. Historic Houston Photographs

Houston Metropolitan Research Center – Photographic Archives Database

Handbook of Texas Online
History of the Houston Fire Department
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Oral History Project
Houston Radio History
Houston Streetcar History Pages
Museum of Houston
Oral History of Houston


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