Dr. Gladys Forde Collection
Identifier: MSS 0015
Scope and Contents
The Dr. Gladys Forde houses the papers of Gladys Inez Forde. This collection, which dates from 1932 to 2008, includes newsclippings, obituaries for family and friends, funeral programs, publications related to blacks and politics in Texas, and family photographs.
- 1932 - 2008
- Forde, Gladys, Dr., 1920-2014 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in English.
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Dr. Gladys Forde Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.
Gladys Inez Forde was born in Ashdown, Arkansas on April 1st, 1920. She moved to Houston, Texas with her family because her father, Dr. George Patrick Alfonso Forde, had taken a position at the newly opened Houston Negro Hospital, now known as Riverside General. She graduated from Spelman College in 1940. She was a professor at Fisk University, teaching Dramatics and Speech for 41 years before her retirement in 1985. She moved back to Houston in 1985. Despite her retirement, she taught writing to students in the area who were interested in entering the health professions, as well as those preparing for the MCAT examinations up until the summer of 2004. Dr. Gladys Forde died on June 29, 2014.
0.25 Linear Feet (1)
The collection is arranged by subject and material type.
Donated by: Gladys Inez Forde, January 2010
Processed by: Vince Lee, January 2010
- MSS 0015 Dr. Gladys Forde Collection
- An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
- Vince Lee
- January, 2010
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.