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African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0007

Scope and Contents

The African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection is comprised of programs, brochures, photographs, and slides that document their inaugural opening on September 1, 1988.

Dates

  • 1988 - 1989

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the African American Heritage Museum of Houston 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.

Historical note

The African American Heritage Museum of Houston’s inaugural opening occurred on September 1, 1988. The museum was founded by Dr. Robert E. Galloway. The museum served as a repository for showcasing a collection of works from the permanent student collection of Texas Southern University, as well as documenting the artistic and cultural history of African American artists from the South and Southwest.

The goals of the African American Heritage Museum of Houston were to provide a link between the present and the past cultural heritage of African Americans and to provide for the general public, of all ages, an educational resource for the research and study of the artistic contributions of African American artists. The Museum was also a center for training minority students in the field of museum work through internships and apprenticeships in museum education, conservation, registration, and curation of exhibits.

There is no further evidence to suggest that the institution is still in existence. The archivist has been told via several sources that the institution is now defunct, but the date and reason is still unknown.

Extent

0.54 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged by material type.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the African American Heritage Museum of Houston.

Processing information

Processed by: Vince Lee, July 2010

Modified by: Miguell Ceasar, August 2013

Edited by: Billy Glasco, Jr., August 2013
Title
RG 0007 African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection
Subtitle
An Inventory of Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository

Contact:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662