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Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection

Identifier: MSS 0054

Scope and Contents

The Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection contains the personal papers of Madeline and Booker Wright. This collection, which dates from 1991 to 1998, consists of correspondence, books, newspaper clippings, photographs, sketchbooks of Booker's drawings, architectural plans, and business documents pertaining to Madeleine and Booker Wright practices in and the Caroline Medical Plaza. This collection is valuable for research on African American medical professionals and entrepreneurs.

Series I: Correspondence (1989-1997) contains Correspondence to Sponsors, Correspondence to Madeleine Wright, and other Correspondence.

Series II: Literary Material (1987-2007) contains "Sisters Helping Sisters", written by Madeleine Wright, and other authors. This series also includes a family history book of the Pate-Paradise family.

Series III: Photographs (no dates given) contains photographs of Caroline Medical Plaza and Booker T. Wright. This series also contains photographs of portraits painted by Booker T. Wright.

Series IV: Printed Materials (1994-2010) contains Newspaper Clippings related to Madeleine Wright, an advertisement for Madeleine Wright's lecture, "What's Different About Haiti?", and her report "Strengthening Developing Institutions". It also contains a program for a leadership conference at Harvard University.

Series V: Legal Documents (1989) contains the Madeleine Wright's Oath of Office for the Governor's Commission for Women.

Series VI: Sketchbooks (2003) contains the sketchbook of drawings by Booker T. Wright.

Series VII: Audio Visual (2005) contains HCC Newsline program including interview with Dr. Madeleine Wright speaking about HCC's Psychology Fair.

Series VIII: Caroline Medical Plaza (1992-1994) contains floor plans, architectural plans, billing documents, architect's certificate, budgetary guesstimates, permits, release of lien, logo, and appraisal of Caroline Medical Plaza. It also includes announcements, flyers, and the logo for the Metropolitan Orthopaedics Associates.

Series IX: Houston Gladden Society (2003-2004) contains the club roster, membership forms, newsletters, and minutes of meetings from the Houston Gladden Society.

Series X: Architectural Plans (1998) contains the architectural plans for the Wright Residence.


  • 1987 - 2010
  • Majority of material found within 1991 - 1998


Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection, must be obtained and from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Booker and Dr. Madeleine Wright were longterm residents and medical professionals in Houston. Dr. Madeleine E. Wright was a psychologist and long time professor at Houston Community College. She received her undergraduate degree in Family Life Education from Wayne State University in 1969. She received her PhD in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Michigan in 1975. For six years she served on the board of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Girl's Rites of Passage program. She directed the African American Dance Society for ten years. Dr. Booker T. Wright, MD was a physician in Houston Texas who specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery. He attended Wayne State Universiy where he recieved an undergraduate degree; he received his MD from the University of Michigan. Wright is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedics. His offices were located in Caroline Medical Plaza.


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This collection is arranged by subject and forman into ten series, with several series further organized into subseries.

Series I: Correspondence

Series II: Literary Material

Series III: Photographs

* Subseries I: Caroline Medical Plaza

* Subseries II: Photographs of Portraits Painted by Booker T. Wright

Series IV: Printed Material

* Subseries I: Newspaper Clippings

* Subseries II: Advertisements

* Subseries III: Reports

* Subseries IV: Programs

Series V: Legal Documents

Series VI: Sketchbooks

Series VII: Audio Visual

Series VIII: Caroline Medical Plaza

Series IX: Houston Gladden Society

Series X: Architectural Plans

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by: Dr. Madeleine Wright, August 2012

Processing Information

Processed by: Ingrid Grant, June 2014
Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection
An Inventory of their Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School 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