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William E. Moreland Papers

Identifier: MSS 0006

Scope and Contents

The Moreland Papers contains superintendent agenda materials of the Houston Independent School District, as well as the speeches and correspondence of Dr. Moreland while he served as superintendent.


  • 1933-1957

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the William E. Moreland Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Dr. William E. Moreland served as superintendent of the Houston Independent School District from 1945 until 1957. Dr. Moreland began his career in HISD in 1925, serving as assistant to superintendent E. E. Oberholtzer. Moreland also served as principal, personnel director, and deputy superintendent before accepting the position of superintendent in 1945. Throughout his years as superintendent, Dr. Moreland initiated expansion programs dealing in all aspects of education.


6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials



Series 1: Houston Independent School District

Sub-series 1.1: Superindendent's Agendas

Sub-series 1.2: Publications

Series 2: Personal Papers

Sub-series 2.1: Speeches and Presentations

Sub-series 2.2: Correspondence

Sub-series 2.3: Clippings and Photographs

Acquisition Information

Donated by: William E. Moreland.
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Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002