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A. E. Warner Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0141
Scope and Content Note The A.E. Warner collection covers mostly his career in sales and various other ventures from 1935-1984. Materials within the collection include an autobiography, business organization papers, copies of sales awards, correspondence, state employment agency licenses, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a sales tax permit.
Dates: 1935-1984; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1970
Found in: Gregory School

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

African American Miscellaneous Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0135
Scope and Contents This collection gathered from many sources, is composed of an assortment of material having to do with the history of Black Houstonians and Texans. Some of the items into were donated to the research center individually, while other were part of a larger body of donated materials that bore no direct historical relation. Thus except for the it singular focus on Black Americans, this collection is truly miscellaneous. Some of the major topics are local churches, politics and campaign materials,...
Dates: 1917-1987; Majority of material found in 1940-1987
Found in: Gregory School

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

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

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

Black History Calendars of Liberty County Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0100
Scope and Contents The Black History Calendar of Liberty County Collection is comprised of annual calendars jointly produced by the Liberty County Historical Commission and the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. The calendars were produced to recognize the rich history of African Americans in Liberty County. The years covered by the collection are from 2001-2010.
Dates: 2001 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

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

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

Burns Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0007
Scope and Content The Burns Family Collection contains personal papers of the Burns family of Houston, Texas. This collection, which dates from 1955 to 2009, consists of funeral programs, school programs, and ephemera of individuals and places that had special meaning to the family.
Dates: 1955 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

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 District and the school's desegregation. Also, includes a ledger for the Joseph H. Crawford Elementary Parent Teacher...
Dates: 1963-2011
Found in: Gregory School

Catchings Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0012
Scope and Contents The Catchings Family Collection houses a self-published manuscript of family history and biographies of the Catching Family of Houston, Texas. The manuscript, compiled by family historian Harold Clayton Catchings, traces the family history from the days of slavery to 2009. Also includes a computer disk with additional family history through 2014.
Dates: 2009 - 2014
Found in: Gregory School

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 undated.
Dates: 1946-1951
Found in: Gregory School

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

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

Diana Fallis Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0157
Dates: 1970 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1987
Found in: Gregory School

Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0170
Dates: 1928-1966
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

Hardy Anderson Oral History

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

Harrison Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0130
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Harrison Family of Houston, Texas from 1880 to 1980. Most materials relate to the activities of Edwin Harrison, a civic and community leader, from 1939 to 1980. It contains personal materials including biographical materials, vital records, education records, political materials and materials documenting his time as a Scout Executive of the Sam Houston Area Council and as minister at the United Methodist Church.Materials are largely textual, comprising...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1880-1980
Found in: Gregory School

Helen G. Perry Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0145
Scope and Contents This collection contains the written and photographic records of a family of Black Houstonians who were active in civic affair from the 1930s to the 1980s. Materials document their involvment in several social clubs and in civic clubs with meeting minutes and correspondence for Fidelity Park Civic Club and Clinton Park Civic Club. Also includes several phonographic records. Both the photographic and documentary portions of the collection will be of interest to those researching the cultural...
Dates: 1930's-early 1980's
Found in: Gregory School

Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0131
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

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

Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church

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Identifier: RG 0028
Content Description The Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of the church from 1937 to 2014, with most materials from the pastorship of Danny Davis. This collection contains the church history, annual reports, insurance statements, financial receipts, invoices and some financial correspondence. Also includes weekly bulletins, worships programs, event programs, the church newsletters, news clippings, photographs, ephemera and yearbook.
Dates: 1937-2014
Found in: Gregory School

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

Judson Robinson Sr. Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0143
Scope and Contents The Judson Robinson Sr. Family Collection consists mostly of photographs and a few newsclippings documenting activities of the Y.M.C.A. during the 1950's and into the 1970's.
Dates: 1950's-1970's
Found in: Gregory School

Kappa Alpha Psi - Prairie View Alumni Chapter

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Identifier: RG 0015
Scope and Contents The Kappa Alpha Psi - Prairie View Alumni Chapter Collection houses the records of the fraternity. This collection, which dates from 1973 to 1993, contains correspondence, financial documents, memberships rosters, programs, photographs and artifacts that gives a concise documentation of the fraternity’s function at the campus of Prairie View A&M University.
Dates: 1973-1993; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1990
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

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
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