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Antioch Baptist Church Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0032
Scope and Contents

The Antioch Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of The Antioch Baptist Church from 1925-1968. This collection contains newsletters and programs that detail church related activities and services. Significant gaps exist for newsletter with most of the newsletters from 1946-1949. Church programs cover the Annual Women’s a Day and Men’s Day events and order of service. Two photographs depict congregation members during the early twentieth century and the early church leaders.

Dates: 1925 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1950
Found in: Gregory School

Elbert Howze Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0171
Scope and Contents

The Elbert Howze collection contains newspaper articles, photographs, drawings, and his “Fourth Ward” photography book. The contents of the collection primarily focuses on structures, people, and life in Fourth Ward Houston during the 1980s.

Dates: 1975 - 1997
Found in: Gregory School

Freedmen's Town Association Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0052
Scope and Contents

The Freedmen’s Town Association Collection contains documents and published materials pertaining to the efforts of the Freedmen’s Town Association in preserving the Fourth Ward from 1983 to 1986.

Dates: 1983-1986 ; Majority of material found in 1984 - 1984
Found in: Gregory School

General S. and Mary L. Johnson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0129
Scope and Contents The General S. and Mary L. Johnson Collection is reflective of Mrs. Johnson’s life and career, spanning mostly through the 1920s to the 1970s. The papers include original writings, correspondence, biographical material, and newspaper clippings. Significant portions of the collection represent her time as a teacher and educator, showcase her editorial writings, and signify the Johnson’s involvement with the Antioch Baptist Church in Houston. Most of the content is limited to the Houston,...
Dates: 1912-1979
Found in: Gregory School

Hicks Family Collection 1890s-1960s

 Collection
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

Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0178
Content Description

Collection contains landmark nominations, protected landmark nominations, National Residential Historic District applications and research created by Preservation Houston staff members that detail the history of buildings structures in black neighborhoods. Researchers interested in the history of black neighborhoods in Houston will find this collection a valuable resource.

Dates: 1997- 2016
Found in: Gregory School

Martha C. Whiting (Yates Granddaughter) and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0090
Content Description

The Martha C. Whiting Antioch Baptist Church Collection contains materials collected by Martha as a member of the church. Materials date from 1902-2006 with most materials covering 1976-2006. Includes financial reports, meeting minutes, letters, memos, event programs, funeral programs, books, various Yates family bibles, ephemera, photographs, church history, and newsletters.

Dates: 1902-2006; Majority of material found in 1976-2006
Found in: Gregory School

Olee Yates McCullough Papers

 Collection
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

MSS 0281 Reverend Jack Yates and Antioch Baptist Church Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0281
Scope and Contents Much of the material donated by Whiting is documentation on her brother Samuel A. Countee, a celebrated African-American artist, who died in 1959; material from her aunt Pinkie Yates, whom Whiting lived with for a time and taught at the Gregory School in the Fourth Ward; documentation of Whiting’s successful efforts to establish Antioch Baptist Church as a historical landmark; and photographs.Much of the material donated by McCullough is related to her husband, Arthur McCullough...
Dates: 1872-1994; Majority of material found in 1900s-1980s
Found in: Gregory School

Sneed Family Collection 1900-1970s

 Collection
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
The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662