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Sandra Wilson Collection

Identifier: MSS 0050

Scope and Contents

The Sandra Ann Wilson Collection houses the personal papers of Sandra Wilson. This collection, which dates from 1945 to 1985, contains correspondence, special event programs, newspaper clippings, and digital only photographs. Records highlight her experiences as a student at Booker T. Washington High School.

The digital only photographs are available online at the Houston Public Digital Archive.


  • 1945 - 1985
  • Majority of material found within 1948 - 1958

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Sandra Wilson Collection must be obtained from 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 / Historical

Sandra Ann Wilson is a native Houstonian, teacher, former Gregory Elementrary School student and long time Fourth Ward resident. She was born at Jefferson Davis Hospital, December 25th, 1934, the only child born to Johnnie Wilson Jr. and Jerusha Wilson. She was a former student at the Gregory Elementary School, having attended from the second through the sixth grade under the principalship of Mrs. Libbey Boutte. She attended Booker T. Washington High School from 1950 to 1953 and finished fifth in her class. She was active in extracurricular activities while at Booker T. Washington, being a cheerleader, member of the band, pianist for the high school orchestra under Conrad Johnson, vice-president of her senior class, and reporter and editor in chief for the high school newspaper. Upon graduation she enrolled at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Missouri in September, 1953. There she majored in Journalism with a minor in Music. She graduated from Lincoln University in 1957 and returned to Houston. She took her first job at Booker T. Washington High School as an English teacher. She also started the Washington Mirror Newspaper at Booker T. Washington, which was a student run paper published monthly. After a long career spent in teaching, Ms. Wilson is retired and living in the Third Ward near the campus of Texas Southern University.


0.5 Linear Feet

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The collection is arranged by subject and material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sandra Wilson, February 2011

Processing Information

Processed by Erin Norris, August 2011
MSS 0050 Sandra Wilson Collection
An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Updates Needed
Erin Norris
January, 2015
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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