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Alkebu Motapa Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0150
Scope and Contents

The collection contains artwork created by Alkebu Motapa and includes photographs, letter-sized copies of posters, post cards and posters duplicated on T-shirts. Contains some original artwork, most are reproductions. The remaining items include an application for an Individual Artist Grant, audiotapes, a civil rights lawsuit, a compact disc, correspondence, newspaper clippings, tee shirts, and videotape. His work show cases community relations affecting the Black community.

Dates: 1966-2002 1986-1989; Majority of material found within 1986 - 1989
Found in: Gregory School

Beulah Shepard Collection

 Collection
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

Christia Adair Papers

 Collection
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

Felix H. Morales Collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0122
Scope and Content Note

The Morales Collection contains documents pertaining to the family businesses including the Morales Funeral Home, KLVL Radio, a notary business, and the Union Fraternal. In addition, the Morales Collection contains approximately 700 pictures that include family, business, travel, hunting and fishing, the KLVL radio station, religion, the Morales funeral home in Houston, and areas that pertain to the childhood of Mr. and Mrs. Morales.

Dates: 1926 - 1991; Majority of material found in 1930s - 1960s

Hector Garcia / Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0092
Scope and Contents

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Dates: 1972-1978

Huelga Schools of Houston

 Collection
Identifier:  RG G 0003
Scope and Contents This collection contains the administrative and educational materials related to the Huelga Schools as well as correspondence, press, and legal papers documenting the formation and response to the schools by HISD and the general public. This collection also contains photographs.Of note are records pertaining to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), Mexican American Education Council (MAEC), reports of the Biracial Committee on HISD, pychological and...
Dates: 1965-1975

John W. Davis and Mrs. Martha Sneed Davis Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0010
Scope and Contents The Dr. John W. Davis, Jr. and Mrs. Martha Sneed Davis Family Collection consists of professional and some family papers of John Davis, Jr., Martha Sneed Davis, and Algenitia Scott Davis from 1940 to 2003. This collection contains news clippings, event programs, a funeral program, publications, committee reports, meeting minutes, video recordings of Old Colored High School alumni, correspondence, photographs, certificates, a family history, articles about Heman Sweatt, and 2 scrapbooks. ...
Dates: 1940 - 2003
Found in: Gregory School

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60

 Collection
Identifier:  RG E 0021
Scope and Contents This collection contains administrative records of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council #60. This includes meeting minutes (1945-1989), correspondence (1935-1990), financial statements (1944-1990), and records of various LULAC events and programs such as the Junior LULAC organization and many annual conventions. There is a significant number of publications in this collection, both published by LULAC and other organizations. Additionally, there are photographs,...
Dates: 1935 - 1991

Moody Park Riots Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 1466
Scope and Contents

This collection is almost entirely composed of printed, digitally accessed or photocopied newspaper articles pertaining to the May 7, 1977 slaying of Joe Campos Torres by Houston police officers, and the subsequent 1978 Cinco de Mayo riot at Moody Park fueled by it and other incidents of police brutality against Latinos during the 1970s.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1977-1978; 1976-2003

Moses Leroy Collection, 1945-1976

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0127
Scope and Contents

The Moses Leroy Collection contains correspondence, clippings on local and national politics, photographs, awards and miscellaneous relevant to a study of the civil rights movement in Houston and in the United States. Also it contains publications related to the model citites program. The materials date from 1945-1976.

Dates: 1945-1976
Found in: Gregory School

Tony Campos Collection

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 0360
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the private and public papers of Antonio (Tony) Campos. The emphasis is on his involvement with LULAC leadership initiatives, and most notably, “The Little School of the 400’. Particular items of interest include letters to Tony Campos signed by Lyndon Baines Johnson, Robert Kennedy, and other political leaders (Box 1, Folder 8).

Dates: 1953-1987; Majority of material found in 1953-1959
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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