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MSS 0128 Anna Dupree Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0128
Scope and Contents This collection consists of biographical information on Anna Johnson and C. A. Dupree, as well as information on the Eliza Johnson Home, Camp Robinhood, the children’s orphanage, and the African American Community Council of Houston. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1900-1977; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s
Found in: Gregory School

Hardy Anderson Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0004
Dates: 1/13/2010
Found in: Gregory School

Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0184
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of 59 photographs of African-Americans dating from 1885 to 1979, which feature members of the Collins, Gay, Ligons, Johnson, and Williams families, as well as their relatives and friends, who were farmers, teachers, railroad employees, and active churchgoers. The images are set in Houston, as well as the counties of Houston, Willard, and Trinity. The photographs are both studio and snapshot portraits and include a few tintypes and silver gelatin prints. ...
Dates: 1885-1979
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0015 Dr. Gladys Forde Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0015
Scope and Contents The Dr. Gladys Forde houses the papers of Gladys Inez Forde. This collection, which dates from 1932 to 2008, includes newsclippings, obituaries for family and friends, funeral programs, publications related to blacks and politics in Texas, and family photographs.
Dates: 1932 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0020 Wells Sessums Famliy Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0020
Scope and Contents The Wells Sessums Family Collection contains materials relating specifically to Cameron Wells Jr. and Cameron Wells, Sr. participation within the Boys Scouts. This collection, dated from 1919 to 1945, contains annual charter certificates, family photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous items and memorabilia. The collection is small and not comprehensive but provides a glimpse into what being a Boy Scout was like for African American children during the time of segregation in Texas.
Dates: 1919 - 1945
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0023 Rodney L. Griffin Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0023
Scope and Contents The Rodney L. Griffin collection contains personal materials, which date from 1961 to 2009, that chronicle his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. This collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, and an election flyer. Researchers interested in urban high school clubs and activities after desegregation will find this a valuable resource.
Dates: 1961 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0024 Linda Austin Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0024
Scope and Contents The Linda Austin Collection houses the personal papers of Linda Austin. This collection, which dates from 1944 to 2009, contains personal materials related to her parents which included materials related to her mother’s graduation from the Franklin Beauty School in 1944, and her father’s Driver License from the 1940s and 1950s. Additionally it includes materials associated with his membership in the fraternal order of the Eastern Star. There are also news clippings, programs, photographs...
Dates: 1944 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0028 Velma M. Johnson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0028
Scope and Contents The Velma M. Johnson Collection consists of a book entitled New-World Speller and an Uncle Tom's Cabin Log pencil. Series I: School Materials (1920), contains New-World Speller Book, by Julia H. Wohlfarth and Lilian Emily Rogers and Uncle Tom's Cabin log pencil.
Dates: 1920
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0034 Reverend Elias and Beatrice Burnett Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0034
Scope and Contents The Reverend Elias and Beatrice Burnett Collection contains materials related to Richard G. Lockett. This small collection which dates from 1964 to 1966, consists of a Parade of Arts Program from the Richard G. Lockett Junior High School. The Parade of Arts program is a 52-page booklet that documents the events of May 17, 1964. There were many performances from groups such as the Glee Club, the band, the Dance Ensemble, an all girls’ choir and featured military tap dance from the Osbornettes....
Dates: 1964-1966
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0035 Ora Chryar Gibbs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0035
Scope and Contents The Oyra Chyra Gibbs collection contains papers collected as a part of the community outreach program. This small collection, which dates from 1953 to 2003, contains biographies on Barbara Jordan, black cowboys, and black women in the west. It also contains newspaper clippings on African Americans in Houston. This collection is relevant to the the black women in Texas and the black life in Houston.
Dates: 1953-2003
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0043 Judson Robinson Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The Judson Robinson, Jr. Collection documents the professional and family life of Judson Robinson, Jr. and the Robinson family of Houston, Texas. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2012, includes correspondence, city planning reports, bids, motions, campaign related materials. The bulk of the materials relate to Judson Robinson, Jr.’s election to the Houston City Council in 1971 and the activities of Judson Robinson during his tenure on city council. Newspapers and clippings comprise a...
Dates: 1941-2012; Majority of material found in 1965-2012
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0064 John Fonteno Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0064
Scope and Contents The John Fonteno Collection houses the personal and business papers of John Fonteno. This collection, which dates from 1917 to 2008, includes correspondence with political figures, George Bush and Mickey Leland, several Texas governor and local officials, greeting cards and invitations,photographs, funeral programs newsclippings, event program, legal documents, family genealogy records for Myrtle Fonteno's family, ephemera, and literary publications collected by Fonteno. Academic related...
Dates: 1917 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1999
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0072 Sargent Roy & Tracy Cosey Collection

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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 of black law enforcement in the Houston area.
Dates: 1933
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0075 Charles A. Ingram Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0075
Scope and Contents The Charles A. Ingram Collection contains gives a glimpse into the activities of Bradley Jackson from 1969-2003. Materials are mostly textual and contains biographical materials, reproduction photographs of Jackson, autographed vinyl record and a variety of printed resources which included flyers, community brochures, and geographic and community maps related to the Acres Homes neighborhood.
Dates: 1969 - 2003
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0080 Barbara Jordan Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0080
Scope and Contents The Barbara Jordan collection contains materials that highlights the life and legacy of Jordan’s work and political career. This collection, which dates from 1963 to 2011, consists of photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, flyers and various souvenir and memorabilia materials.
Dates: 1963 - 2011
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0084 Carverdale School/ La Faye Lee Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0084
Scope and Contents The Carverdale School/ La Faye Lee Collection houses the history of the Carverdale Colored School and the personal papers of La Faye Johnson Lee. The collection which, dates from 1963-2014, consists of photographs, news clippings, flyers, voter candidate cards, directory, ledger, memorabilia and two books on the history of Carverdale School in Cy-Fair Independent School Distict and the school's desegregation. Also, includes a ledger for the Joseph H. Crawford Elementary Parent Teacher...
Dates: 1963-2011
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0137 Black Photographic Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0137
Content Description This collection is composed of mostly photographic images having to do with African Americans in the Houston area from 1896 to 1968. Some of the items were donated individually, and the donor and record of ownership is unknown. Except for its singular focus on images of African Americans this collection is miscellaneous. Several of the photographs are of Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion and a Juneteenth Parade float. Some images are tintypes of...
Dates: 1896-1968
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0140 Elbert Terry Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0140
Content Description The collection is comprised of black and white photographs of African Americans that date from 1933 through 1976. Photographs include the Terry family, along with relatives and friends in Terry's Grocery Market, the Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church, the Terry family residence, Jack Yates High School, Harris County Court House, and several residential and community areas in Sunnyside. The collection includes photo identification sheets of descriptions of photographs.
Dates: 1933 - 1976
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0149 Sneed Family Photographs

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Identifier: MSS-0149
Scope and Contents This collection is composed entirely of photographs (34 in number) which document the lives of two sisters in Houston from 1900 to the 1907s. The photographs capture important events, such as graduations and weddings, while tracing the careers of these black women as professional educators and club women who were active in LINKS, the Smart Set Club, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and the Married Ladies Social, Art, and Charity Club.Every photograph in this collection has a...
Dates: 1900 - 1980
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0158 Jubal L. Taylor Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0158
Scope and Contents This small collection contains information on the life of Jubal L. Taylor, a Houston resident and employee of the railway mail service in the 1930s. The collection contains news clippings, land records, and various family materials including a WWI draft card.
Dates: 1928 - 1936
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0159 Black Music in Houston Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0159
Content Description The Black Music in Houston Collection contains newspaper articles, programs, correspondence, and photographs of African American musicians and musical activity in Houston during the 1980s. Most materials are newspaper clippings and photographs of local musicians. While the content of the collection mostly focuses on the music styles jazz and blues, it also contains items about fashion, theater, personal interviews, poets, biography, performance profiles, cowboys’ painters, black baseball, and...
Dates: 1981-1997; Majority of material found in 1981-1990
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0170 Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0170
Dates: 1928-1966
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0316 Judson Robinson Sr. Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0316
Scope and Contents This collection consists mostly of photographs and a few newsclippings regarding his activities with the Y.M.C.A. during the 1950's and into the 1970's.
Dates: 1950's-1970's
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0452: Thelma Scott Bryant and Ira B. Bryant Collection

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Identifier: MSS-0452
Scope and Contents This collection contains articles, artifacts, certificates, correspondence, course outlines, diplomas, a dissertation, journals, oral history tapes, photographs, programs, reports, resumes, and studies.
Dates: 1900 - 1984
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0007 African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection

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Identifier: RG 0007
Scope and Contents The African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection is comprised of programs, brochures, photographs, and slides that document their inaugural opening on September 1, 1988.
Dates: 1988 - 1989
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0012 Rollins Jewelry Collection

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Identifier: RG 0012
Scope and Contents The Rollins Jewelry Collection houses the business records of Rollins Jewelry from 1943 to 2010. some This collection contains administrative and business records, meeting minutes and notes, By-laws and articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence to Frank from various community leaders, business owners and customers. Also includes awards from various organizations he held membership in, programs from St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, and various sports related and church ephemera....
Dates: 1943 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0056 Prairie View A&M Photo Collection

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Identifier: RG 0056
Scope and Contents The collection consists of black and white photographs dating from approximately 1910-1940, as well as supplmental materials incluing a handbook from Prairie View A&M University and papers from the Retired Teacher's Association.
Dates: 1910 - 1940
Found in: Gregory School

Thompson Family Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0232
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 117 photographs offering a visual portrait of several generations of a family of black Houstonians from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It includes images of family members at home, school, work, and play. Many of the photographs are set in the vicinity of the family home at 3401 Ennis Street in Houston’s Third Ward, although a few are from California, Kansas City, France, and elsewhere. Chester Thompson, Sr., Leona Rasmus Thompson, Chester Thompson,...
Dates: 1890s-1960s; Majority of material found within 1918-1947
Found in: Gregory School
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