Michael Cheers, consists primarily of photographic material documenting the project that, in 1990, dispatched fifty photographers to chronicle the African American experience throughout the United States.
Among the photographers were Pulitzer prize winners Ozier Muhammad, John H. All images from the publication and exhibitions are included, as well as extensive photography created in the course of the project.
An additional 52,000 photographic images reside in manuscript collections.
Many of these images are available in digital format and include people, events, buildings and installations.
The home was opened to the public in 1966 and contains several thousand objects installed in some 28 period room settings, showcasing American decorative arts from 1620 through 1870.Research guides are available to assist patrons in conducting research at the MFAH Archives and the Hirsch Library on a variety of topics.They are not meant to be general bibliographies on any subject.Researchers can find substantial information about Bayou Bend, the Hogg family and Houston history, and American decorative arts, as well as the records of the River Oaks Garden Club.MS21 Ima Hogg Papers The papers offer photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings, bound volumes, paper files and objects.
RG17 Bayou Bend Records Included are the records of the director´s office, curator, education department, gardens, and financial records.