J. Russell Wait Port of Houston records
This collection consists of photographs, documents, and newspaper clippings documenting the Port of Houston.
J. Russell Wait was General Manager of the Port of Houston from 1930 to 1947. While General Manager of the Port of Houston, Wait was responsible for the dredging of the ship channel from Galveston to the Turning Basin and under his leadership Houston grew from twelfth to the nation's third largest port. During these years, Wait amassed detailed information on the history and activities of the port: its construction, facilities, finances, clients and operations.