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Annise Parker Papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Finding Aid/Inventory

City Council Race-Defeated

City Council Race-Defeated

City Council Race-Won

City Council Race-Won

City Controller Race-Won

City Controller Race-Won

Mayoral Race-Won

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Annise Parker Papers, 1991-2011 | University of Houston Libraries

By Advaith Krishna, Tosha Miracle, and Sharleen Guide

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Collection Overview

Title: Annise Parker Papers, 1991-2011

Predominant Dates:1991-2005

ID: 02/2008-004

Primary Creator: Parker, Annise

Extent: 9.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/2008

Subjects: City council members - Texas - Houston, Gay politicians, Mayors - Texas - Houston, Parker, Annise, Political campaigns - Texas - Houston, Politicians, Women city council members - Texas - Houston, Women mayors - Texas - Houston, Women politicians

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence, Fliers (printed matter), Photographs, Typescripts, Videocassettes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection is housed in 9 boxes and the arranged in 7 series. Annise Parker’s papers document her campaigns for elected office in the City of Houston from: City Council Race-Defeated-1991; City Council Race-Defeated-1995; City Council Race-Won-1997; City Council Race-Won-2001; City Controller Race-Won-2003; and City Controller Race-Won-2005. Material formats within these series range from newspaper clippings and video recordings to correspondence and typescript. A 7th series includes a single folder containing programs, press clippings, invitations, and other materials related to Parker's 2009 mayoral election that have been collected and added to the collection.

Biographical Note

Annise Parker was born and reared in Houston’s Spring Branch area.  Annise’s mother worked as a bookkeeper, and her father worked for the Red Cross.  The family moved to the U. S. Army base in Mannheim, Germany for two years when Annise was 15. Afterwards, she attended Rice University in 1974 on a National Merit Scholarship and worked several jobs to pay for her room and board. She graduated in 1978, beginning a 20-year career in the oil and gas industry – 18 of them at Houston’s Mosbacher Energy.

Following this period, Annise moved into public service in 1997, as the first openly gay City Council Member to be elected in Houston, Texas.  She and her life partner, Kathy Hubbard, have been together since 1990, and they have two adopted children.  From 1997 to 2003, Parker held a seat on Houston’s City Council, and then served as the City Controller of Houston for six years. Annise Parker was elected mayor of Houston on December 12, 2009.

In addition to her work in city politics, Parker has been the subject and author of numerous newspaper and magazine articles across the country.  Parker is very active in the GLBT Community and the Houston community as a whole.  She serves on various governing bodies such as the Board of Directors of the Holocaust Museum Houston and Girls Inc. and the Advisory Boards of the Houston Zoo, the Montrose Counseling Center, Bering Omega Community Services, and Trees for Houston.

Subject/Index Terms

City council members - Texas - Houston
Gay politicians
Mayors - Texas - Houston
Parker, Annise
Political campaigns - Texas - Houston
Women city council members - Texas - Houston
Women mayors - Texas - Houston
Women politicians

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research

Use Restrictions:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Acquisition Source: Donated by Annise Parker in 2008

Related Materials: ROADWomen Records (http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=504)

Preferred Citation: Annise Parker Papers, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: City Council Race-Defeated, 1991],
[Series 2: City Council Race-Defeated, 1995],
[Series 3: City Council Race-Won, 1997],
[Series 4: City Council Race-Won, 2001],
[Series 5: City Controller Race-Won, 2003],
[Series 6: City Controller Race-Won, 2005],
[Series 7: Mayoral Race-Won, 2010],

Series 1: City Council Race-Defeated, 1991
Box 1
Folder 2: Campaign Finance Report
Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 4: Video-Annise Parker for City Council, District C
Series 2: City Council Race-Defeated, 1995
Box 1
Folder 5: Candidate Support Material
Folder 6: Campaign Promotional Material
Folder 7: Interview Script
Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 9: Photograph- Annise Parker, headshot
Folder 10: Questionnaires
Series 3: City Council Race-Won, 1997
Box 1
Folder 11: Ballot Paper
Folder 12: Campaign consulting services- Snyder, Giles
Folder 13: Campaign Ephemera
Folder 14-17: Campaign Finance Report
Folder 18: Campaign Fundraising & Consulting Services-Miller Group
Folder 19: Campaign Promotional Material
Folder 20: Campaign Recap, by Vanessa Edwards-Foster
Folder 21: Campaign Treasurer Appointments
Folder 22: Cassette Tape- Annise Parker City Council,KCOH-1430 (AM), 11/21/97
Folder 23-24: City Issues/Policy
Folder 25: Congratulatory Notes
Folder 26: Corporate Solicitation List
Folder 27: Correspondence; Miscellaneous
Folder 28: Database Information and Design
Folder 29-30: Donor Roster (pre 1997)
Folder 31: E-mail Correspondence
Folder 32-33: Events
Folder 34: Finance Committee Meetings
Folder 35-37: Fitch, Don-Opponent Information
Box 2
Folder 1: Fundraising Letters
Folder 2: General Election Votes
Folder 3: Hernandez, Rafael-Opponent Information
Folder 4: House Party Planning
Folder 5: Houston AIDS Walk-Team Information
Folder 6: Houston Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Membership Roster
Folder 7: Inaugural Invitation
Folder 8: Media Advertising Questions
Folder 9: Media; Miscellaneous
Folder 10: Merchant Services Correspondence
Folder 11: Miscellaneous
Folder 12: Navarro, Yolanda-Opponent Information
Folder 13: Neosoft (Sponsor)
Folder 14: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 15: Opponents; Miscellaneous
Folder 16: Personal Financial Disclosures
Folder 17: Petition for Place on Election Ballot
Folder 18: Photographs
Folder 19: Positively Parker Campaign Volunteer Forms
Folder 20: Positively Parker Volunteer Guide
Folder 21: Press Release
Folder 22: Scenic Conservation Survey
Folder 23: Various Mailing Lists
Folder 24: Video- Rindy Media, Annise Parker “Parade”, AP-03, 11/19/97
Folder 25: Video-Annise Parker, by Scottie Scott, 11/4/97
Folder 26: Video-Parker Elected, 12/6/97-KTRK-TC (Ch.13) 10pm; KRIV-TV (Ch.26) 9pm, 12/7/97
Folder 27: Video-Annise Parker-City Council Race, KRIV-TV (Ch.26) 9pm; KTRK-TV (Ch.13) 10pm, 11/4/97
Folder 28: Video-Rindy Media, Annise Parker for Houston City Council, “Best Qualified”, “Parade”
Folder 29: Video-Rindy Media, Annise Parker, AP97-1 “Best Qualified”, 10/20/97
Box 3
Item 1: Scrapbook (Binder)
Item 2: Scrapbook (Binder)
Box 4
Folder 1-4: Campaign Finance Reports
Folder 5: Campaign Promotional Material
Folder 6: City Council Agenda
Folder 7: Correspondence
Folder 8: Gay and Lesbian Committee Business Seminar
Folder 9: Inaugural Invitation
Folder 10: Internal Documents
Folder 11: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 12: Press Releases
Folder 13: Questionnaires
Folder 14: Voter’s Survey
Folder 15: Video-Anisse Parker-File Tape, 1/2/98
Folder 16: Video-Houston City Council, 1/2/98
Folder 17: Video-Houston City Council, 1/6/98
Folder 18: Video-Parker City Council Race
Folder 19: Video-Rindy Miller Media-“Parker”
Box 5
Item 1: Newspaper Clippings (Binder)
Item 2: Newspaper Clippings (Binder)
Series 4: City Council Race-Won, 2001
Box 5
Item 3: Campaign Management Forms (Binder)
Item 4: Official Correspondence (Binder)
Box 6
Folder 1-2: Campaign Expenses
Folder 3-5: Campaign Finance Report
Folder 6: Campaign Kickoff Party
Folder 7: Campaign Publicity
Folder 8: Campaign Website Planning
Folder 9: Correspondence
Folder 10: Direct Mail Service Agreement
Folder 11: Events
Folder 12: General Ballot Filing Fees
Folder 13: Membership Dues
Folder 14: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 15: Press Release
Folder 16: Printed Publicity
Folder 17: Questionnaires
Series 5: City Controller Race-Won, 2003
Box 6
Folder 18: Ballot Application
Folder 19: Campaign Corps
Folder 20: Campaign Ephemera
Folder 21-24: Campaign Financial Report
Folder 25: Campaign Insurance Policy
Folder 26: Campaign Office Lease Agreement
Folder 27: Campaign Plan, 2/1/2003
Folder 28: Campaign Tax Filing
Folder 29: Campaign Treasurer Appointment
Folder 30: Candidate Questionnaires
Folder 31: Correspondence
Folder 32: Houston Mayoral Run-off Election Survey
Folder 33: IN-kind Campaign Donation
Folder 34: Inauguration Invitation
Folder 35: Jones, Steve-Opponent Information
Folder 36: Lee, Mark-Opponent Information
Folder 37: Meeting Notes
Folder 38-39: Newspaper Clippings
Folder 40: Photographs
Folder 41: Political Consultant Contracts
Box 7
Folder 1: Potential Voter’s Survey, February 2003
Folder 2: Potential Voter’s Survey, March 2003
Folder 3-4: Potential Voter’s Survey, October 2003
Folder 5: Press Release
Folder 6-7: Printed Publicity Material
Folder 8-12: Tatro, Bruce-Opponent Information
Folder 13: Tatro, Bruce-Opponent Information (Background Report Volume I)
Folder 14: Tatro, Bruce-Opponent Information (Background Report Volume II)
Folder 15: Tatro, Bruce-Opponent Information (Background Report Volume III)
Folder 16: Texas Ethics Commission Investigation
Folder 17: Video-Rindy Miller Media-“Fiscal Watchdog”
Box 8
Folder 1: Confidential Self-Research, Avanti Intl.
Folder 2: Parker, Annise-Self-Research Study (Volume I)
Folder 3: Parker, Annise-Self-Research Study (Volume II)
Folder 4: Parker, Annise-Self-Research Study (Volume III)
Folder 5: Parker, Annise-Self-Research Study (Volume IV)
Folder 6: Parker, Annise-Self-Research Study (Volume V)
Box 9
Folder 1: Video-Annise Parker Controller Race
Folder 2: Video-Channel 2 News
Folder 3: Video-Parker 10/10 Debate
Folder 4: Video-Steve Jones Commercial
Folder 5: Video-The Municipal Channel-“Controller’s Office/Council”
Folder 6: Volunteer Information
Series 6: City Controller Race-Won, 2005
Box 9
Folder 7: Campaign Consulting
Folder 8: Campaign Expenditures
Folder 9-11: Campaign Finance Report
Folder 12: House Parties
Folder 13: Victory Fund
Series 7: Mayoral Race-Won, 2010
Box 9
Folder 14: Inauguration program, press clippings, invitations, and other materials, 2010-2011
These materials have been collected and added to the collection.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: City Council Race-Defeated, 1991],
[Series 2: City Council Race-Defeated, 1995],
[Series 3: City Council Race-Won, 1997],
[Series 4: City Council Race-Won, 2001],
[Series 5: City Controller Race-Won, 2003],
[Series 6: City Controller Race-Won, 2005],
[Series 7: Mayoral Race-Won, 2010],

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