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MSS 0149 Sneed Family Photographs

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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

MSS 0154 Slave Narratives

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Identifier: MSS 0154
Content Description The Slave Narratives Collection contains 45 first-person accounts of former slaves conducted during the 1930s in Galveston County, Harris County, and Jefferson County, Texas and 55 black-and-white photographs. Administrative files include correspondence between Works Progressive Administration interviewers and their supervisors.
Dates: 1930s
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0155 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

MSS 0159 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

MSS 0170 Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0170
Dates: 1928-1966
Found in: Gregory School

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 1013
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection are mainly of a narrative historical nature. They include manuscripts from individuals and collections of clippings and group interviews compiled in an attempt to chronicle the history of the church and its school. Also included are bulletins from various fiestas and masses. Although the documents do not provide a comprehensive history of the church and school (the documents addressing these entities having last been updated in 1984 and 1966, respectiely), they...
Dates: 1911-1987

RG 0003 Texas Southern University Collection

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Identifier: RG 0003
Scope and Contents The Texas Southern University Collection consists of publications of the university. This collection, which dates from 1956 to 1995 includes annual reports, general catalog bulletins, reports, and newspapers published by the university and its students.
Dates: 1956 - 1995
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0028 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

RG 0032 Antioch Baptist Church

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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. Select folders may contain separation sheets indicating that items were removed from the collection due to their condition and rehoused. Church programs cover the Annual Women’s a Day and Men’s Day...
Dates: 1925 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1950
Found in: Gregory School

River Oaks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0012
Scope and Contents The River Oaks Collection is an accumulation of scrapbooks, brochures, pamphlets, and correspondence documenting the founding and development of the River Oaks subdivision in Houston, Texas. The collection contains 28 volumes of scrapbooks and one document box of related material. The scrapbooks were the personal collection of Mr. Hugh Potter, one of the founders of River Oaks, and President of the River Oaks Corporation. The boxed material was collected from various sources.The first...
Dates: 1924-1968

Robert P. Boyce Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0038
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of a scrapbook, which contains newspaper clippings and mementos, a handwritten memoir and corresponding typescripts, maps, and photographs from the life of Robert P. Boyce. Included are souvenir ribbons from Confederate soldier reunions and Confederate currency with the serial numbers written by hand.
Dates: 1836-1889 1870-1889; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1889

Roberto R. Trevino Catholic Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1415
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 7 audio interviews with parishioners, nuns and clergy concerning the history of some of Houston’s predominately Mexican-American Catholic parishes from the 1910s to the 1970s. These interviews were conducted for Trevino’s research when developing his book "The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston”. Specifically, Trevino interviewed Teresa Villagómez Zavala and Hope G. Jimenez, Joe E. and Raquel A Gonzales, Petra Guillen, Mary C....
Dates: 1990-1991; Event: 1910s-1970s

Texas Jazz Archive Collection

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Identifier: RG E 0071
Scope and Contents Collection strong points are the oral history interviews and the number of photographs chronicling these musicians’ professional careers. The name of the collection, the Texas Jazz Archive, is lenient, as there are other musical genres and artistic professionals associated with the collection, however documentation suggests that this was the determined group of artists to be associated with the Texas Jazz Archive. It could have been in anticipation of expanding it to a blues and jazz...
Dates: 1975-1991

Theater LaB Houston

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Identifier: RG E 0100
Content Description This collection consists of programs, mailers, reviews, and photos of the majority of Theater LaB Houston's 150+ productions. Also included is historical and foundational documentation, architectural drawings of the renovation of 1706 Alamo Street, theater signage, promotional material, documentation about Thespian Park, original set design renderings from Rudy Zarka and Boris Kaplun, needlepoint ornaments by patron Kathleen Gay Peeples, and various autographs, playbills, and other media that...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1993-2018; 1950s-2018

William Marsh Rice Papers

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Identifier: MSS-0140
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection consist primarily of Rice's personal and financial correspondence as well as financial records covering his residency in Houston, with the earliest papers dating from 1841. There are some financial records dating back to 1869. The collection also contains personal and financial papers of Frederick Rice, Rice's brother, and of John H. Brown, a business associate of Rice and the first husband of Rice's second wife, Julia Elizabeth Baldwin. A grouping of...
Dates: 1831-1869
The African American Library at the Gregory School
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