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Rev. M. L. Price Collection

Identifier: MSS 0146

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of the papers of Rev. Moses L. Price and those of the organizations with which he was affiliate during the 1920s to 1980s. Materials consist of correspondence, sermons, writings, biographical text, records that reflect some activities of Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, clippings, phonographic records, and photographs. It contains an incomplete run of the (Houston) Globe Advocate from 1970-1984.


  • 1920s-1980s

Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Rev. M. L. Price Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

Rev. Price, himself the son of a pastor, was born in 1909 near Bryan, Texas, in Brazos County. He graduated from Samuel Huston College in Austin in 1933 and subsequently earned a graduate degree from Houston College for Negroes

Rev. Price entered the ministry in 1930 and remained a clergyman until his death in 1984. He pastored Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church for over forty-five years. During that time he served as First Vice-President of the National Baptist Convention of America, President of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas, and Moderator of the Lincoln District Association.

In addition to his church affiliations, Rev. Price was an active member of the Y.M.C.A. and the N.A.A.C.P. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Eliza Johnson Home for Aged Negroes, Riverside National Bank, Standard Savings & Loan Association, Bishop College, and Texas Southern University. Rev. Price also belonged to Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, the American Woodmen, and the Prince Hall Masons.


2.75 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged by topic, and the material pertaining to each topic is arranged chronologically.


  1. Personal Materials
  2. Churches
  3. Colleges and Universities
  4. Press and Publicity
  5. Photographs
  6. (Houston) Globe Advocate

Custodial History

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as MSS 277 M.L. Price Papers and were transferred to the African America Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in May 2019.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Gwendola Crawford Price

Related Material

RG 0047 Eliza Johnson Home for Aged Negroes Collection

MSS 0139 Rev. L.H. Simpson Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Howard Beeth, 1985

MSS 0146 Rev. M. L. Price Collection
An Inventory of Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002