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Prairie View A&M Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0056

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of black and white photographs dating from approximately 1910-1940, as well as supplmental materials incluing a handbook from Prairie View A&M University and papers from the Retired Teacher's Association.

Dates

  • 1910 - 1940

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Prairie View A&M Photographsmust be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Historical Note

Prairie View A&M University was established in 1876,forming during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. The university is the second oldest public institution in the state of Texas and was established in response to the founding of the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Texas (Texas A&M University), to provide a seperate school for African Americans. In 1878, eight African American men became the first students to enroll in the school, also becoming the first of their race to enroll in a state-supported college in Texas. Following an expansion project, the college created a four-year academic program, and in 1937 a graduate program was developed offering masters degrees in agricultural economics, rural education, agricultural education, school administration, and supervision, and rural sociology. Today Prarie View A&M University offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 37 masters degree tracks, and four doctoral degree programs.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 negative box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Transfer Note

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as RG 0004 Prairie View A&M Photo Collection and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Willie Lee Gay, 1998

Processing Information

Processed by: Laney McAdow, 2009
Title
RG 0056 Prairie View A&M Photograph Collection
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
Finding aid written in 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