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

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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

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

Judge John W. Wildenthal Records

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Identifier: MSS 0313
Scope and Contents Much of the research included in this collection – saltwater barriers on the Trinity River, bus service, etc. – are projects Wildenthal addressed during his time as Houston City Attorney. Material also inlcudes his religious activities and political campaign information.
Dates: 1959-1982; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

Judson Robinson Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0043
Scope and Contents The Judson Robinson, Jr. Collection documents the professional and family life of Judson Robinson, Jr. and the Robinson family of Houston, Texas. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2012, includes correspondence, city planning reports, bids, motions, campaign related materials. The bulk of the materials relate to Judson Robinson, Jr.’s election to the Houston City Council in 1971 and the activities of Judson Robinson during his tenure on city council. Newspapers and clippings comprise a...
Dates: 1941-2012; Majority of material found in 1965-2012
Found in: Gregory School

Lee P. Brown Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0065
Content Description The Lee P. Brown Collection is an artificial collection of materials related to the administration of Lee P. Brown during his tenure as mayor from 1998-2004. Includes speeches, annual reports, brochures, Publications on Quentin Mease, a city newsletter, a DVD, and VHS tapes of city events.
Dates: 1989-2002; Majority of material found in 1998-2004
Found in: Gregory School

Leopold Meyer Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0067
Dates: 1908-1978

Louise Kennedy Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection contains clippings, pamphlets, and other material relating to elections and issues from 1952 through 1974.
Dates: 1952-1974

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

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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

MetroRail Expansion Collection

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Identifier: RG C 0009-
Scope and Contents Documentation of the Judge Alfred Hernandez Tunnel was accomplished in February 2007 to mitigate the effects of demolition of the tunnel to allow for transportation-related improvements by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro), Harris County’s transit authority. The tunnel is an historic property eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. At the site, large format photographs were taken and the character and condition of the tunnel were...
Dates: February-March 2007

Mildred "Hausy" Hausinger and Marguerite "Margy" Austin Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0477
Scope and Contents Mildred Hausinger and Marguerite Austin were born and raised in the Houston and Gulf Coast area and worked for the Spring Branch Independent School District. Their photo collection offers a view into their public and private lives as a lesbian couple living in Houston throughout the 20th century.This collection consists of papers, photographs, audiovisual material, and objects. Material comes from Margy’s family, Mildred’s family, and the time they shared together. ...
Dates: Inclusive Date Range: 1900-2012; Majority of material found within Bulk Dates: 1950s-1990s

Moses Leroy Collection

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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

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

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Identifier: RG 0021
Scope and Contents The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Collection documents the activities of the church from 1933 to 2011. the majority of materials are from 1962 to 1968 under the pastorship of Rev. A. Doyal McCraw. This collection contains the church history, constitution and by-laws, correspondence related to the "Guess Work of Church Support" requesting donations for building renovations and the annual women's day events, and anniversary programs pastor anniversary programs and Sunday services programs. Also...
Dates: 1933 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1998
Found in: Gregory School

Nicholson Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0024
Scope and Contents The Nicholson Family Papers is comprised primarily of transcriptions of William Nicholson's Civil War correspondence. William Nicholson served with the Texas Rangers and died in battle at Coosville, Georgia, in 1864. The Nicholsons were related to the House family (early Houston bankers) through marriage.
Dates: 1850-1880; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

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

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

Palmer Bradley Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0075
Scope and Contents The collection documents Bradley's involvement with the States' Rights movement from 1948 to 1950 and includes correspondence, printed materials, and clippings, arranged chronologically.
Dates: 1948-1956

Richmond Corridor Building Survey

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Identifier: MSS-1444
Scope and Contents The collection is four folders with a black-and-white copy in another set of four folders, all in the same document box. The first four folders contain maps, eighty-one survey forms with color photographs, and copies of articles reviewing the project results and discussing the major developers. The survey forms are text and color photographs of eighty-one buildings along Richmond Avenue and Wesleyan in southwest Houston. The buildings are described according to site number, address, name of...
Dates: 1958-2002

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

Roscoe Cavitt Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0026
Scope and Contents Note The Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt Collection houses the professional and personal papers of Roscoe and O'netta Cavitt. This collection, which dates from 1941 to 2002, consists of documents, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, meetings and conferences, photographs, newsclippings, and press releases pertaining to the business and operations of the Houston Negro Chamber of Commerce from 1941 to 2002. Also contained are personal files and records of Roscoe and O’Neta Cavitt.
Dates: 1941 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

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

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

Sylvia Brooks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0011
Scope and Contents The Sylvia Brooks Collection houses the papers of Sylvia Brooks. This collection, which dates from, 1990 to 2007 includes newsclippings, publications, awards, scrapbooks, and photographs that document her tenure and accomplishments as the President of the Houston Area Urban League. This collection is valuable for topics on women's leadership and community work in urban areas.
Dates: 1990 - 2007
Found in: Gregory School

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

Texas Southern University Collection

 Collection
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

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

Town of Independence Heights

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Identifier: RG 0063
Content Description The Independence Heights collection contains materials about the town’s history, development and preservation efforts. The collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, a map, church programs, VHS tapes, a DVD, incorporation papers, church displays and the city history. Of note are the Delinquent Tax Record ledgers from 1921 to 1922. Many of the original documents were retained by the donor; reproductions are available. It also contains copy negatives and prints which were likely...
Dates: Other: 1921-1986
Found in: Gregory School

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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