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Charles A. Ingram Collection

Identifier: MSS 0075

Scope and Contents

The Charles A. Ingram Collection contains gives a glimpse into the activities of Bradley Jackson from 1969-2003. Materials are mostly textual and contains biographical materials, reproduction photographs of Jackson, autographed vinyl record and a variety of printed resources which included flyers, community brochures, and geographic and community maps related to the Acres Homes neighborhood.


  • 1969 - 2003

Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Charles A. Ingram Collection must be obtained from the African American Library Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Bradley Jackson was born on December 12, 1922 to Bradley Sr. and Sarah J. Jackson in Ashville, North Carolina. Graduating high school early, Bradley attended Tuskegee Institute from 1939-1943. During this time, he was worked on campus to pay for tuition. Through his matriculation he was in the ROTC and eventually became a Senior ROTC Cadet. After his studies, he joined the military and attended officer training where he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry. Participating in the European Theater and the Pacific Theater in World War II, his military career ended in 1946. He returned to military service two years later and served an additional seven-year term.

Bradley moved to Waco where he taught at a vocational school. He married Katherine E. Lewis (? -1991) and they raised a family of four children. Bradley relocated his family to Houston in 1955 where he worked at an auto shop before gaining employment at the post office, where he remained for the next twenty-one years.

Bradley Jackson resided in Acres Homes and was actively involved at the Antioch Baptist Church as a youth Sunday School teacher, trustee and deacon. In 1977 be begin working at National Car Rental, now known as Enterprise, and eventually remarried Willie Jean. Actively involved in the commounity, they created the nonprofit Time Out, Inc.

Taken from collection materials.


0.25 Linear Feet (1)


This collection is arranged by material type.

Series I: Printed materials

Series II: Photographs

Series III: Audio Recordings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by: Charles A. Ingram, 2014

Related Materials

MSS 0069 Beulah Shepard Collection

MSS 0094 Eulundia Shepard Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Sheena Wilson on November 2017.

MSS 0075 Charles A. Ingram Collection
An Inventory of his Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Sheena Wilson
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.

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