Houston Business and Professional Men's Club
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.
- 1948 - 2006
- Majority of material found within 2000 - 2006
This collection is open for research.
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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.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged by subject and material type.
Arthur Fuller, Executive Secretary of the Houston Business and Professional Men's Club, April 2011
Processed by: Audrey Ellison
- RG 0020 Houston Business and Professional Men's Club
- An inventory of their Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
- Audrey Ellison
- August 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Gregory School Repository