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Ora Chryar Gibbs Collection

Identifier: MSS 0035

Scope and Contents

The Oyra Chyra Gibbs collection contains papers collected as a part of the community outreach program. This small collection, which dates from 1953 to 2003, contains biographies on Barbara Jordan, black cowboys, and black women in the west. It also contains newspaper clippings on African Americans in Houston. This collection is relevant to the black women in Texas and the black life in Houston.


  • 1953-2003

Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Ora Chryar Gibbs Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The collection was donated as part of African American Gregory School community outreach program.


0.25 Linear Feet (1)


The collection is arranged into three series.

Series I: Literary Productions (1995-1999) Sub Series I: Biographies Series II: Printed Material (1953-2003) Sub Series I: Funeral Programs Sub Series II: Newspapers/Clipping

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by: Ora L. Gibbs

Processing Information

Processed by: Miguell Ceasar

MSS 0035 Ora Chryar Gibbs Collection
An Inventory of Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Miguell Ceasar
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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