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RG 0068 Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0068

Scope and Contents

The Matthew W. Dogan Elementary collection span the years from 1949-1995, with the bulk of materials dating from 1949-1961. The collection features the dedication and opening of Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School and the operations under the first principal Mabel Kilpatrick. Scrapbooks illustrate the exterior and interior campus progress since 1959 and the faculty.

Dates

  • 1949-1995
  • Majority of material found in 1950-1961

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School opened in 1949 in the Houston Independent School District. It was named for Matthew Winfred Dogan (1863–1942), president of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas and author of the pioneering study, “The Progress of the Negro.”

The first principal was Mabel Kilpatrick, a member of the Houston Public School System since 1926. She was elected Head Teacher of Grant Park School in 1944, before becoming principal of Matthew W. Dogan Elementary, formerly Grant Park School. Mabel received her A.B. and M.S. degrees from Prairie View A & M University in 1912.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 3 series by topic and type of material.

Series I: Mabel E. Kilpatrick and M.W. Dogan Elementary

Series II: Photographs

Series III: Scrapbooks

Custodial History

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as RG 1118 Matthew Winfred Dogan Elementary School Collection and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in April 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Sheena Wilson, July 2020
Title
RG 0068 Matthew W. Dogan Elementary School Collection
Subtitle
An inventory of records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Status
Completed
Author
Sheena Wilson
Date
August 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository

Contact:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662