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MSS 0021 Samuel Collins III Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0021
Scope and Contents The Samuel Collins III Family Collection consists of the Juneteenth painting entitled, “Free at Last” by the artist Ted Ellis in 2006. Also included is a paper on about painting written by Samuel Collins III.
Dates: 1915 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0022 Oscar and Maudene McNary Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0022
Scope and Contents The Oscar and Maudene McNary Collection reflectss the lives of Oscar and Maudene McNary as art collectors and art consultants, and the many artists they have known both professionally and personally over the years. This collection, which dates from 1915 to 2008 consists of newsclippings, correspondence, programs, photographs, art books, art related publications, and art and artifacts created by African American artists including John Biggers, Carroll Harris Simms, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert...
Dates: 1915 - 2008
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 0025 Carl Walker Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Carl Walker Jr. Collection contains the papers of Judge Carl Waker, Jr. This collection which dates from 1946 to 2002, contains newsclippings, photographs, certificates and awards, correspondence, speeches, funeral programs, and materials on oath of office. Materials document his career as a lawyer, judge, and civic leader to his community.
Dates: 1946 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0026 Roscoe Cavitt Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0026
Scope and Contents Note The Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt Collection houses the professional and personal papers of Roscoe and O'netta Cavitt. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2002, consists of documents, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, meetings and conferences, photographs, newsclippings, and press releases pertaining to the business and operations of the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce from 1941 to 2002. Also contained are personal files and records of Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt.
Dates: 1941 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0027 Johnnie Hart Brooks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0027
Scope and Content Note The Johnnie Hart Brooks collection contains personal records of Johnnie Hart Brooks childhood and career. This collection, which dates form 1909 to 1993, contains correspondence, photographs from Brooks’ childhood, teaching career, family life, award ceremonies, and a retirement banquet. Several news clippings note her achievements. Artifacts included personal effects BrooksSeveral items provide detailed view of her family.
Dates: 1909 - 1993; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1983
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 0029 Minnie Majorie Harvey Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0029
Scope and Contents Minnie Majorie Harvey Collection contains the papers of Minnie majorie Harvery. This collection, which dates from 1927 to 1962, consists of a biography of Minnie Ratcliff, a photograph and diploma of her high school graduation, and sheet music from Phillis Wheatley High School. This small collection provides a glimpse in to the life of a former student at Gregory Elementary School and Phillis Wheatley High School.
Dates: 1927 - 1962
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0030 Charles E. Cade Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0030
Scope and Contents The Charles E. Cade Collection contains the personal papers of Charles E. Cade. This collection, which dates from 1957 to 2011, consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and awards of Charles E. Cade. This collection represents his academic achievements through letters, certificates, and documents. Most materials, including photographs are copies. Researchers seeking information on educators will find this collection helpful.
Dates: 1957 - 2011; Majority of material found within 2003 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0032 Hugh and Versie Shelton Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0032
Scope and Contents The Hugh and Versie Shelton Collection contains the personal papers of Versie Shelton. This collection,, which dates from 1906 to 2004, consists of correspondence between Rita Shelton and here parent and correspondonce from Adelphi College. Photographs showcase the intimate family bond and acheivements of the Shelton family. Most of the collection pertains to information relating to the community involvement, relationships and accomplishments of the Shelton family.
Dates: 1906 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1948 - 2003
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 0036 Naomi Polk Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0036
Scope and Contents The Naomi Polk Collection contains programs, news clippings, photographs, and official documents that chronicle her family history and works as an artist from 1935-2003. Also includes some works of Rosalie Taylor and an oral history of Taylor.
Dates: 1935-2003
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0039 Conrad O. Johnson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0039
Content Description The Conrad O. Johnson Collection contains papers that highlight his career accomplishments. This collection evidences the life and legacy of the African American band and music director during the 1960s and the long-term impact of mentorship on youth. Includes funeral programs, newspaper clippings, event programs, promotion DVDs related to Kashmere Reunion Stage Band and Thunder Soul and posters.
Dates: 1991-2011; Majority of material found in 2008
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 0050 Sandra Wilson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0050
Scope and Contents The Sandra Ann Wilson Collection houses the personal papers of Sandra Wilson. This collection, which dates from 1945 to 1985, contains correspondence, special event programs, and newspaper clippings. Records highlight the experiences of a student at Booker T. Washington High School.
Dates: 1945 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1958
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0052 Ernestine Mitchell Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0052
Scope and Contents The Ernestine Mitchell Collection contains personal and profressional papers of Ernestine Mitchell. This collection, which dates from 1946 to 2011, contains letters, certificates, and newsclippings that chronicle her career in education and of her family history in her hometown of Angleton, Texas.Much of the materials within the collection reflect a period in Houston’s educational history in which schools were desegregated by federal law. What followed were “Crossover Teachers,”...
Dates: 1946 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1969
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0054 Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0054
Scope and Contents The Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection contains the personal papers of Madeline and Booker Wright. This collection, which dates from 1991 to 1998, consists of correspondence, books, newspaper clippings, photographs, sketchbooks of Booker's drawings, architectural plans, and business documents pertaining to Madeleine and Booker Wright practices in and the Caroline Medical Plaza. This collection is valuable for research on African American medical professionals and entrepreneurs. ...
Dates: 1987 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1991 - 1998
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0055 Baltrip Family Collection

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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.
Dates: 2002
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0056 Ballard Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0056
Scope and Contents The Ballard Family Collection details the life and career of Lillie M. Ballard and the Ballard Family of Houston, Texas. This, which dates from 1940 to 1985 contains photographs, certificates and newspaper clippings. As a child growing up in segregated Houston during the 1940s and 50s, much of the photos and materials within the collection chronicle her educational and professional development from kindergarten to her career and retirement from nursing. She was able to overcome and achieve ...
Dates: 1940 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1982
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0058 Noah Rattler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0058
Scope and Contents The Noah Rattler Collection is comprised of book authored by Noah rattlers titled "Noah’s Walk."
Dates: 2014
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0061 Senator Rodney Ellis Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0061
Content Description The Rodney Ellis Collection contains materials related to the personal and professional activities of Rodney Ellis from 1972 to 2012. Newspaper clippings, which make up the greatest quantity of materials, highlight his legislative work during the early twenty first century. Clippings cover the legislative activities surrounding the veto of Senate Bill 750, a death penalty bill to limit the execution of the intellectually challenged. Includes a small quantity of letters, programs, an award,...
Dates: 1972-2012
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0063 C.B. Rice Sr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0063
Content Description The C.B. Rice Sr. Collection contains a book on black aviation, a video clip of Black Houston radio from 1946-1950 and photographs of Azelia White Sky Ranch, and black disc jockeys, newsclippings and a certificate thatwere reproduced from the book in the collection. The materials are mostly undatedundated.
Dates: 1946-1951
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 0065 Lee P. Brown Collection

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Identifier: 2010-0086
Content Description The Lee P. Brown Collection is an artificial collection of materials related to the administration of Lee P. Brown during his tenure as mayor from 1998-2004. Includes speeches, annual reports, brochures, Publications on Quentin Mease, a city newsletter, a DVD, and VHS tapes of city events.
Dates: 1989-2002; Majority of material found in 1998-2004
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0067 Walls-Patterson-Wallace-Hinchen Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0067
Content Description This collection consists of a single unpublished family history entitled "Walls-Patterson-Wallace Hinchen and Allied Families." The manusctipt contains biograpical family profiles and black and white family photographs that detail the family's history from the mid-ninteenth century to 1986. This collection is helpful for genealogy related research on family history in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Dates: 1986
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0069 Beulah Shepard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0069
Scope and Contents The Beulah Shepard Collection comprises the personal papers of Beulah Shepard from 1940 to 2012. This collection contains correspondence of congratulatory letters on her election to Secretary of the Harris County Democratic Party in 1976. There is also some political correspondence to Beulah Shepard from Texas and various United States Congressmen discussing issues that impacted the late 1970s such as minimum wage increase and women’s rights. This series also contains greeting cards and...
Dates: 1940 - 2012
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0071 Elmore and Mae P. Randle Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0071
Content Description The Elmore and Mae P. Randle Collection consists of a photograph of Randles' Unisex Salon in Fifth Ward Houston and a poem about Elmore Randle.
Dates: 2012
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

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