Bessie Hughes Collection
Scope and Content
The Bessie Hughes Collection houses the personal records of Bessie Huhges and Dee Franklin. This collection, which dates from 1973 to 1970, consists of certificates, degrees, correspondence, research notes, and photos that were compiled and gathered by family members of Bessie Hughes and Dee Franklin.
- 1937 - 1970
Materials are in english.
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Bessie Hughes Collection must be obtained from African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Bessie Hughes and Dee Addie Chambers were African American educators in the Houston, Texas area. Hughes earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the Houston College for Negroes and a Master’s from the Texas State College for Negroes, both renamed Texas Southern University. Dee Addie Chambers earned a Bachelor of Science from the Houston College for Negroes and a Master’s of Science from Texas State University for Negroes. They earned an education when African Americans had few options and limited resources. Records in this collection highlight black women in education.
0.25 Linear Feet (1)
Collection is arranged by subject and material type.
Donated by: Gwendolyn Goins and Amands Goins, February 2009
Processed by: Vince Lee, October 2009
Modified by: Miguell Ceasar, August 2013
Edited by: Billy R. Glasco, Jr., August 2013
- African American Intellectuals Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- African American educators Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- African American women -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- MSS 0008 Bessie Hughes Collection
- An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
- October, 2009
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the African American History Research Center Repository