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Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection

Identifier: MSS 0019

Scope and Contents

The Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection holds the personal records of Malinda Bryant Stinson. This collection, which dates from 1919 to 1982, contains letters, newsclippings, vital records, programs, financial records, military records, photographs, and ephemera. This collection while not extensive, provides a glimpse into the life and activities of Malinda Stinson. This collection contains few materials related to her career in education, yet is rich in family history.


  • 1919 - 1982

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Please ask reference staff for information and assistance on the possibility of photo duplication and any associated fees. The library reserves the right to restrict duplication.

Biographical note

Malinda Edmond was born around 1906. She married her first husband, Willie Bryant, on December 19, 1929. After her first husband’s passing she remarried Joseph Arthur Stinson on June 28, 1965. A former school teacher for the Houston Independent School District, she was a member of Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Church where she was the president of the Missionary Society, a member of the choir and the Torchbearers Club. She was also the member of the NAACP, Open Doors Missionary Society, and the YWCA Garden Club.

Her two daughters, Barbara Bryant Solomon and Faye Beverly Bryant, a were also educators. Barbara Solomon would go on to become a faculty member of the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California, teaching and publishing articles on empowerment and social work within the African American community. Her sister, Faye Bryant would become the first African American Deputy Superintendent for the Houston Independent School District (HISD) in 1998, under then Superintendent Rod Paige. In 2002, after 42 years of service, she retired from her Executive Deputy Superintendent postion on the school board.


0.25 Linear Feet (1)

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged by subject and material type.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Faye B. Bryant, February 2010

Processing Information

Processed by: Vince Lee, May 2010

MSS 0019 Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection
An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
May 2010
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the African American History Research Center Repository


African American History Research Center
Houston Public Library
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston History Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002