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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

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

Barbara Joe Ellison Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0018
Scope and Contents The Barbara Joe Jones Ellison Collection houses the personal paper of Barbara Joe Ellsion. This collection, which dates from 1974 to 2007, contains a Houston Police Department yearbook, funeral program, and newsletter. This small colelction give a glimple into the life of black women in the police field.
Dates: 1974 - 2007
Found in: Gregory School

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

Bessie Hughes Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0008
Scope and Content The Bessie Hughes Collection houses the personal records of Bessie Huhges and Dee Franklin. This collection, which dates from 1973 to 1970, consists of certificates, degrees, correspondence, research notes, and photos that were compiled and gathered by family members of Bessie Hughes and Dee Franklin.
Dates: 1937 - 1970
Found in: Gregory School

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

C.F. & Hortense Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0003
Scope and Content The collection houses the personal papers of C.F. Smith and Eve Hortense Smith. This collection, which dates from 1922 to 2008, consists of printed materials, photos, news clippings, personal ephemera, and awards related to their life. These materials provide a glimpse into their early lives together and Smith family history.
Dates: 1922 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

Chat-an-Hour Social and Cultural Club Records

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Identifier: RG 0045
Scope and Contents The Chat-an-Hour Social Club Records documents the activites of the organization from 1949-1981. It contains a pamphlet a single photograph and mostly meeting minutes. Meeting minutes are incomplete, as some were either lost or misplaced at the time of donation.
Dates: 1949 - 1981
Found in: Gregory School

Christia Adair Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0017
Scope and Contents The Christia V. Adair Collection is comprised of newsclippings, photographs, programs, correspondence, publications, artifacts, and textiles from 1894 to 1985 which she had accumulated during her life. Many of the materials document her family history, her career in civil rights and suffrage for women, and also personal items that had special meaning to her.
Dates: 1894 - 1985
Found in: Gregory School

Christia Adair Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0109
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Documents are in the forms of some personal items from Adair, correspondence to and from Adair, and organizational records from associations and organizations she was a part of. The newspaper clippings are representative of the issues she was concerned about, mainly civil rights, and politics and government. This includes school segregation and integration, youth and education, the democratic party, and election...
Dates: 1893-1989; Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s
Found in: Gregory School

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

Elizabeth Montgomery Collection

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Identifier: PH 0003
Scope and Contents The Elizabeth Montgomery Photo Collection is comprised of fifteen scanned images. Each of the images scanned were assigned a unique identifier number and scanned in numerical order based on the numbers given. The scanned images are stored digitally at the Gregory School. The collection consists of images of a Douglas Elementary music class, Franklin Beauty School Graduates, and family photos.
Dates: 1924 - 1990
Found in: Gregory School

Ernestine S. Mitchell Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0052
Scope and Contents The Ernestine Mitchell Collection contains personal and professional papers of Ernestine Mitchell. This collection, which dates from 1946 to 2011, contains letters, certificates, newsclippings, and photographs that chronicle her career in education and of her family history in her hometown of Angleton, Texas. The majority of the photographs are digital only and are available online at the Houston Public Library Digital Archive.Much of the materials within the collection reflect a...
Dates: 1946 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1959 - 1969
Found in: Gregory School

Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Club

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Identifier: RG 0059
Scope and Contents The Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Club records documents the activities of the club from 1927-1935. Items include meeting minute and a membership list. Materials are Xerox copies of the Club's earliest records which were donated under the presidential tenure of Claudia J. Lewis.
Dates: 1927 - 1935
Found in: Gregory School

Eulundia Kay Shepard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0094
Scope and Contents The Eulinda Kay Shepard collection contains materials that document the political and community activities of Beulah Shepard mostly from the 1980s through the mid-1990s. Items included correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, financial and legal records, land deeds biographical materials, family tree, newspaper clippings, newsletters, directories, posters, flyers, awards and photographs, photo cd and da planners. This collection is valuable for researchers seeking information on...
Dates: 1956-2005; Majority of material found in 1979-1999
Found in: Gregory School

Hazel McCullough Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of Hazel McCullough that were significant to her life. The materials include funeral programs, birthday programs, high school reunion materials for Booker T. Washington High School, programs and booklets on the Progressive Order of Pilgrims, correspondence, and personal effects. Materials are from 1894 to 2008, with the majority of items from the 1970s through the 2000s. The collection is not comprehensive but provides a glimpse into the people and...
Dates: 1894-2008
Found in: Gregory School

Hicks Family Collection 1890s-1960s

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Identifier: MSS 0133
Content Description This collection partially documents the lives of Maggie Johnson Hicks and daughter Betty Hicks Wilson. Over 300 photographs in this collection offer those interested in African-American history a good pictorial review of three generations of a family living in Houston’s 6th and 4th Wards in the early and mid-20th century. It also includes various certificates, diplomas, and transcripts. Of note are two Texas Southern University yearbooks from 1948 and 1949.
Dates: 1900s-1960s
Found in: Gregory School

Hilliard Taylor Family Photographs

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Identifier: PH 0007
Scope and Content This collection consists of 229 black and white photographs and biographical materials. Photographs depict the Taylor family and home life in Houston, Boley, Oklahoma and Hot Springs, Arkansas from 1914 to 1997. This collection provides a glimpse into black family life and during the early 20th century. Most images are related to James and Josie’s life in Houston, but several are of Hilliard’s success after migration.
Dates: 1914 - 1997
Found in: Gregory School

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

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

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

Lois Brantley Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0014
Scope and Contents The Lois Brantley Collection houses the professional papers of Lois Brantley. This collection, which dates from 1930 to 2003, includes records such as teachers’ notice of appointments, transcripts, letters of recommendation, teaching credientials, certificates, correspondence, photographs, degrees, and event programs. Many of the materials within the collection document her career and professional development as an educator within the Houston Independent School District.
Dates: 1930 - 2003
Found in: Gregory School

Lorenzo Williams Photograph Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0111
Content Description Materials in the Lorenzo Williams Photograph Collection are largely photographic in nature, but does contain some correspondence and news clippings. This collection consists of 49 photographs, one is a tin type, presumably of relatives of Lorenzo Williams during the early to mid-twentieth century. Photographs are mostly of individuals that depict military service, graduation and the daily life during the twentieth century.
Dates: undated
Found in: Gregory School

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

Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0019
Scope and Contents The Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection holds the personal records of Malinda Bryant Stinson. This collection, which dates from 1919 to 1982, contains letters, newsclippings, vital records, programs, financial records, military records, photographs, and ephemera. This collection while not extensive, provides a glimpse into the life and activities of Malinda Stinson. This collection contains few materials related to her career in education, yet is rich in family history.
Dates: 1919 - 1982
Found in: Gregory School

McCullough Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0016
Scope and Contents The McCullough Family Collection is houses the papers of the McCullough Family froom 1923 to 2009. This collection consists of documents, photos, correspondence, vital records, an oral history on Independence Heights and scrapbooks that document the history of the McCullough Family in Houston.
Dates: 1923 - 2013
Found in: Gregory School

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

Nellye Joyce Punch Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0004
Scope and Content The Nellye Joyce Punch Collection houses the personal papers of Nellye Joyce Punch. This collection, which dates from 1964 to 2009 includes newsclippings, awards, publications, ephemera and community materials that chronicle her professional and personal involvement with issues that she has championed in community. The collection also contains a scrapbook with congratulatory notes and photos from the 1992 Savvy Awards. This collection evidences community activism in Houston and Fifth Ward.
Dates: 1964 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

O.J. and Bessie Thomas Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0166
Scope and Contents The O. J. and Bessie Thomas Collection is comprised of documents reflecting primarily the education and achievements of Bessie Thomas and Oscar John Thomas. There is correspondence, awards, photographs and published materials. Many of the records are related to their years at Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Dates: 1894 to 1977 1960 to 1969; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Found in: Gregory School

Olee Yates McCullough Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0155
Scope and Contents This collection contains material collected by Olee Yates McCullough over the on her various personal and professional interests. It includes information on her and her husband, Arthur McCullough Jr., and their teaching careers at the Houston Independent School District; organizations she was involved in, including Delta Sigma Theta and the Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Club; newspaper clippings of Fourth Ward redevelopment and the preservation of Jack Yates’ home; and on her efforts to...
Dates: 1989-1996; Majority of material found in 1930s-1960s
Found in: Gregory School
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