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Martha C. Whiting (Yates Granddaughter) and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Identifier: MSS 0090

Content Description

The Martha C. Whiting Antioch Baptist Church Collection contains materials collected by Martha as a member of the church. Materials date from 1902-2006 with most materials covering 1976-2006. Includes financial reports, meeting minutes, letters, memos, event programs, funeral programs, books, various Yates family bibles, ephemera, photographs, church history, and newsletters.


  • 1902-2006
  • Majority of material found in 1976-2006


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 Martha C. Whiting (Yates Granddaughter) and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Collection must be obtained from African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Martha Countee Whiting was the grandaughter of Reverend Jack Yates of Antioch Baptist Church. She Was a teacher in the Houston Independent School District for thirty years until 1973. After her retirement Martha's focus to preserve and teach Houston's African American History. She served on the Board of Directors for the Heritage Society. After Jack yates Home was relocated from Andrews street in Freedmans town to Sam Houston Park, Martha gave tours of the home for ten years. She married Samuel Whiting.


2.25 Linear Feet (4)


This collection is arranged in six series by function and format. Church Records and History are further arranged into subseries. Leadership records were arranged at the time of donation, chronologically by date. This arrangement was continued by the archivists; funeral programs materials are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Series I Church Records and History

*Subseries Church History

*Subseries Leadership

*Subseries Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Series II Financial Records and Reports

Series III Building and Legal Records

Series IV Printed Materials

Series V Photographs

Series VI Books

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donoated by the Estate of Martha Whiting, 2015

Related Materials

RG 0032 Antioch Baptist Church Collection

OH-GS-0002 Martha Whiting Oral History

Additional materials are held by the Houston Metropolitan Research Center in the following collections:

MSS 0281 Reverend Jack Yates and Antioch Baptist Church Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Sheena Wilson, November 2018

MSS 0090 Martha C. Whiting (Yates Granddaughter) and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Sheena Wilson
November 27, 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