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Helen G. Perry Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0145

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the written and photographic records of a family of Black Houstonians who were active in civic affair from the 1930s to the 1980s. Materials document their involvment in several social clubs and in civic clubs with meeting minutes and correspondence for Fidelity Park Civic Club and Clinton Park Civic Club. Also includes several phonographic records. Both the photographic and documentary portions of the collection will be of interest to those researching the cultural history of African Americans in Houston.

Dates

  • 1930's-early 1980's

Creator

Access Restrictions

Examination and use of phonograph records requires the permission of an Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Helen G. Perry Family Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Arranged in three series by material type.

Series

  1. Written Records
  2. Phonographic Records
  3. Photographs

Custodial History

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as MSS 276 Helen G. Perry Family Collection and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in April 2019.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Helen G. Perry in 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by Howard Beeth, 1985.

Creator

Title
MSS 0145 Helen G. Perry Family Collection
Subtitle
An inventory of records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
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:

(832) 393-1662

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