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Hazel Hainsworth Young Collection

Identifier: RA 0003

Content Description

Artifacts and memorabilia in the Hazel Hainsworth Collection consist of 8 three-dimensional objects related to Hazel Hainsworth’s life and family in Texas, primarily dating from 1900-2009. Many objects in the collection have little or no accompanying information to provide context for when they were made; these have been assigned date ranges to approximate the time period in which they were created, based on what information is available and limited research. When known, the owner of the object and a description of its historical relevance is included.


  • 1900-2009


Conditions Governing Access

Due to preservation, security, and privacy concerns, some artifacts may not be brought out of storage. Researchers may view the digital photos of restricted artifacts in this collection rather than the originals. Access copies of these materials will have to be created prior to use. Consult Archives staff in advance of your visit to ensure access to these materials is available.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from RA 0003 Hazel Hainsworth Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Hazel Hainsworth Young was born on September 12, 1905 in Navasota, Texas to Harry and Beatrice Hainsworth. In 1910, she and her family moved to Houston when her father worked first for the Stowers Furniture Company and later became a mail carrier. She attended Bruce Elementary and graduated from "Old Colored High," which subsequently became known as Booker T. Washington High School, in 1920. She graduated from Howard University in 1925 and began teaching Latin at Jack Yates High School the following year. She transferred to Wheatley High School during integration efforts during the 1950s. She retired from H.I.S.D in 1972. Hazel founded Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, which is the oldest graduate chapter of in the Houston Area, in 1928.


4.75 Linear Feet (2 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials



Materialss are arranged in by alphabetically by object title

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Marianne Young Walker, 2010.

Related Materials

PH 0002 Hazel Hainsworth Photographs

MSS 0031 Hazel Hainsworth Young and Robert Hainsworth Papers

Processing Information

Vince Lee, May 2011; Findng Aid updated Sheena Wilson, March 2020

RA 0003 Hazel Hainsworth Young Collection
An Inventory of Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Sheena Wilson
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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