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Boy Scouts of America Time Capsule Collection

Identifier: RG 0005

Scope and Contents

Scope and Content of the time capsule will be determined by the future archivist, when the time capsule has been opened and processed at a future date.


  • 2010 - 2010


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the Time Capsule is restricted and sealed until May 16, 2035. It is not to be opened until that time.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Boy Scouts of America Time Capsule Collection must be obtained from African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

In conjunction with the ALA National Preservation Week (May 9-15, 2010), the African American Library at the Gregory School celebrated collecting and preservation in the community, highlighting the institution as a source of preserving information. Local Boy Scout troops from the greater Houston area participated in the event by performing demonstrations on crafts, making various hats and flowers out of everyday paper products at the Gregory School.

The highlight of the event was the creation of a time capsule to house items of 2010 collected by the Boy Scouts. The Archivist presiding over the sealing and storage of the time capsule was Vince Lee. The items selected and included were done with the intent that they would best communicate to future generations, what life was like during this period. The capsule has been sealed and locked within the archives, with express instructions that it is not to disturbed or reopened until 25 years hence on May 16th, 2035 at 11:00am Central Standard Time by the future Lead Archivist.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Arrangement will be determined by future processing archivist

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Troop 242, Troop 500, and Sam Houston Area Council –W.L. Davis District (May 15, 2010)

Processing Information

Vince Lee, May 15, 2010

RG 0005 Boy Scouts Of America Time Capsule Collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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