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Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0131

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of 59 photographs of African-Americans dating from 1885 to 1979, which feature members of the Collins, Gay, Ligons, Johnson, and Williams families, as well as their relatives and friends, who were farmers, teachers, railroad employees, and active churchgoers. The images are set in Houston, as well as the counties of Houston, Willard, and Trinity. The photographs are both studio and snapshot portraits and include a few tintypes and silver gelatin prints.

The photographs are accompanied by a 66-page family history written by Mrs. Lola Collins Gay.

Dates

  • 1885-1979

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as MSS 182 Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in March 2019.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Lola Collins Gay, 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Howard Beeth, 1982.
Title
MSS 0131 Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs
Subtitle
An inventory of records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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