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, and newspaper clippings. Records highlight her experiences as a student at Booker T. Washington High School.
- 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
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by subject and material type.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Sandra Wilson, February 2011
Processed by Erin Norris, August 2011
- African American leadership Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- African American women -- History -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- African American women -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Booker T. Washington High School Subject Source: Local sources
- MSS 0050 Sandra Wilson Collection
- An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
- Under Revision
- Erin Norris
- January, 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Gregory School Repository