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Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0072

Content Description

The Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection contains several artifacts including a identification card from 1933, a dog tag and name badge from the Harris County Sheriff's Department. This small collection, documents the existence and role of black law enforcement in the Houston area.

Dates

  • 1933, 1965

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 Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Roy Cosey was a Sargent in Harris County Sheriff department during the 1960s. Cosey was born August 2, 1933, in Harris County, Texas to William Cosey and Serena Hayes. While little is known about his life, his family resided in Houston's fourth ward for an unknown period. He was an Army Private during the Korean War, specific details surrounding his military service are unknown. He died on April 24, 1999 and is buried in the Houston National cemetery.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Angela Nolan, 2011.

Related Materials

MSS 0018 Barbara Joe Jones Ellison Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Sheena Wilson on September 14, 2018.
Title
Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Sheena Wilson
Date
September 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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