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Linda Austin Collection

Identifier: MSS 0024

Scope and Contents

The Linda Austin Collection houses the personal papers of Linda Austin. This collection, which dates from 1944 to 2009, contains personal materials related to her parents which included materials related to her mother’s graduation from the Franklin Beauty School in 1944, and her father’s Driver License from the 1940s and 1950s. Additionally it includes materials associated with his membership in the fraternal order of the Eastern Star. There are also news clippings, programs, photographs personal items that and a directory that chronicles the Acres Homes Community and is designation as a historic African American community. The collection reflects her family history and the significance of certain events and institutions that had special meaning within their lives.


  • 1944 - 2009

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Linda Austin 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.


0.25 Linear Feet (1)

Language of Materials


Arrangement note

The collection is arranged by subject and material type.

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Linda Austin, March 2010

Processing Information

Processed by Vince Lee, June 2010

MSS 0024 Linda Austin Collection
An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Updates Needed
June, 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Language of description note
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