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Baltrip Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 0055

Content Description

The Baltrip Family Collection contains 25 photographs of the Baltrip family of Huntville, Texas and a funeral program. The photographs are undated. The collection is not comprehensive but provides a visual of the members of the Baltrip family.


  • 2002

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

Biographical / Historical

Maude Esther Baltrip was a longtime Houston Independent School District and community volunteer. She was the youngest of three children born on March 3, 1920, in Huntsville, Texas to Willie Phillips and Texanna Williams. Maude attended Sam Houston High School in Huntsville Public Schools, where she was active in the glee club and in the oratorical program. She had very supportive teachers and was able to develop effective speaking skills at a young age.

She married Gilford Baltrip of Huntsville and they had three children Arthur R. Baltrip, Sr., Tessie Marie (Sharp), and Paulette (McGhee). After Gilford's death in October 1978, she would later remarried Edgar Sherman, a deacon of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. She and Edgar had one child Anthony Sherman. Maude was a member of the church for 40 years taking on multiple roles including Sunday school teacher and teacher for the Deborah Mission Society. Maude actively volunteered in the community until her death on April 19, 2002.

From Collection Materials


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection is arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Arthur R. Baltrip, Sr. Tessie Marie Sharp and Paulette McGhee in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Sheena Wilson, 2018

MSS 0055 Baltrip Family Collection
An Inventory of their Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School
Sheena Wilson
August 17, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the African American History Research Center Repository


African American History Research Center
Houston Public Library
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
Houston History Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002