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Charles E. Cade Collection

Identifier: MSS 0030

Scope and Contents

The Charles E. Cade Collection contains the personal papers of Charles E. Cade. This collection, which dates from 1957 to 2011, consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and awards of Charles E. Cade. This collection represents his academic achievements through letters, certificates, and documents. Most materials, including photographs are copies. Researchers seeking information on educators will find this collection helpful.


  • 1957 - 2011
  • Majority of material found within 2003 - 2010

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 E. Cade Collection must be obtained from African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Charles E. Cade was a history teacher, coach assistant principal in the public-school system for 34 years. He also was a notable member of the United States Army, from April 1969 to April 1971 . Cade graduated from Texas Southern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s degree. Cade joined the Johnston Middle School, a magnet school for fine arts in H.I.S.D, staff as teacher in 1986 and later became the head Basketball and assistant football coach. In 1991 he was promoted to assistant principal and worked in this capacity for eighteen years. Cade recognized early, a need to create a space for mentoring young boys. In 1992, he created the Young Gents Club for sixth grade boys to teach them discipline and school safety, importance of education build self-esteem, to teach respect, how to tie a neck tie and the etiquette for upscale dining. The club would later include money management, business and investment. Within his community, Cade was recognized as a beneficial educator receiving many educational awards. The school auditorium, which he helped redesign, was renamed in his honor and dedicated as the Charles E. Cade Performing Arts Center in 2008. Cade also founded the Cade and Whittie Scholarship which requires both academic and athletic qualifications from its participants.


0.25 Linear Feet (1)


Collection is arranged by subject and material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by: Charles E. Cade, August 16, 2010

Processing Information

Processed by: Brittany M. Cryer, March 2011; updated by Sheena Wilson June 2018
MSS 0030 Charles E. Cade Collection
An inventory of records at the African American Library at the Gregory School
Brittany Cryer
March 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository


The African American Library at the Gregory School
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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