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Houston Business and Professional Men's Club

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0020

Scope and Contents

The Houston Business and Professional Men's Club Collection houses the records of the organization. This collection, which dates from 1948 to 2006 contains materials that documents its founding, strategic operations, and membership throughtout its history. Materials include constitution and by-laws, past presidents, committee duties, parliamentary procudures, meeting formats, financial reports, member biographies, annual banquet programs and honorees, membership directories, mailing lists, templates, and renewal applications.

Dates

  • 1948 - 2006
  • Majority of material found within 2000 - 2006

Access restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Houston Business and Professional Men's Club 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 Houston Business and Professional Men's Club (HB&PMC) was organized on October 14, 1948. Its purpose was to promote friendship, fellowship and to uphold the principles of good citizenship among its members. It also provided a forum for public discussion on all matters of public interest. The organization encouraged efficiency and high ethical standards in all businesses and in all professions. The organization was non-political and non-sectarian, accepting members regardless of their religion, political affiliation or economics status.

The club had its beginning when J.H. Jemison, Hobart T. Taylor and C.A. Dupree had a meeting concerning starting a forum to discuss the important issues of the day. It was from this meeting the idea of the Houston Business and Professional Men's club originated.

HB&PMC has held an annual banquet featuring renowned local or national speakers. Over its fifty plus years the club has had many memorable ashievements and had sponsored many worthwhile programs and projects.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged by subject and material type.

Acquistion Information

Arthur Fuller, Executive Secretary of the Houston Business and Professional Men's Club, April 2011

Processing information

Processed by: Audrey Ellison
Title
RG 0020 Houston Business and Professional Men's Club
Subtitle
An inventory of their Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Status
Completed
Author
Audrey Ellison
Date
August 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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