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Bennie R. Jackson Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0001
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...
Found in: Gregory School

Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0170
Found in: Gregory School

George and Marshall Brown Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0003
Found in: Gregory School

Hardy Anderson Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0004
Found in: Gregory School

Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0184
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. ...
Found in: Gregory School

Martha Whiting Oral History

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Identifier: OH.GS.0002
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0001 Hazel McCullough Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0001
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of Hazel McCullough that were significant to her life. The materials include funeral programs, birthday programs, high school reunion materials for Booker T. Washington High School, programs and booklets on the Progressive Order of Pilgrims, correspondence, and personal effects. Materials are from 1894 to 2008, with the majority of items from the 1970s through the 2000s. The collection is not comprehensive but provides a glimpse into the people and...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0002 Roett Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0002
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of original family photos, correspondence, clippings, printed materials, an autobiography of Rupert Orlando Roett and a studio portrait of Dr. Catherine Roett dating from 1975-1988. The collection is not comprehensive but provides background on her family.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0003 C.F. & Hortense Smith Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0003
Scope and Content The collection houses the personal papers of C.F. Smith and Eve Hortense Smith. This collection, which dates from 1922 to 2008, consists of printed materials, photos, news clippings, personal ephemera, and awards related to their life. These materials provide a glimpse into their early lives together and Smith family history.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0004 Nellye Joyce Punch Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0004
Scope and Content The Nellye Joyce Punch Collection houses the personal papers of Nellye Joyce Punch. This collection, which dates from 1964 to 2009 includes newsclippings, awards, publications, ephemera and community materials that chronicle her professional and personal involvement with issues that she has championed in community. The collection also contains a scrapbook with congratulatory notes and photos from the 1992 Savvy Awards. This collection evidences community activism in Houston and Fifth Ward.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0005 Patricia Smith Prather Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0005
Scope and Content The Patricia Smith Prather Collection houses the personal and professional papers of Patricia Smith Prather. This collection, which dates from 1931 through 2008, consists of personal and business correspondence with historical associations and various Houston businesses, news clippings, a Phillis Wheatley High School Yearbook, a poster, publications, articles written by Prather, awards that illustrate her works as a historian and author in preserving the legacies of African Americans in Texas...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0006 Willie Lee Gay Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0006
Scope and Content The Willie Lee Gay Collection contains the professional and personal papers of teacher and historian Willie Lee Gay. This collection which dates from 1897 to 2012 includes newsclippings, publications, photos, research materials, programs, assorted photocopied images, and organizations that highlight her work as a historian in documenting and preserving the history of African American communities in Houston. This collection contains invaluable research on local houston history and prominent...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0007 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0008 Bessie Hughes Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0008
Scope and Content The Bessie Hughes Collection houses the personal records of Bessie Huhges and Dee Franklin. This collection, which dates from 1973 to 1970, consists of certificates, degrees, correspondence, research notes, and photos that were compiled and gathered by family members of Bessie Hughes and Dee Franklin.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0009 Willie Blackmon Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0009
Scope and Content The Willie Blackmon Collection consists of newsclippings, events programs, funeral programs, correspondence, photos, family history materials, professional awards, athletic accomplishments, and other ephemera from 1927-2009 that were saved and compiled by Judge Blackmon throughout his career.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0010 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. ...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0011 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0012 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0013 Thelma Scott Bryant Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0013
Scope and Contents The Thelma Scott Bryant Collection houses the personal papers of Thelma Scott Bryant. This collection, which dates from 1940 to 2008, includes newsclippings, correspondence, manuscripts, church materials, publications, funeral programs, photos, a scrap book from here college years at Howard University and personal ephemera that document events, individuals, and organizations that had special meaning in her life. She leaves behind a legacy that touched many in the community through her...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0014 Lois Brantley Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0014
Scope and Contents The Lois Brantley Collection houeses the professional papers of Lois Brantley. This collection, which dates from 1930 to 2003, includes records such as teachers’ notice of appointments, transcripts, letters of recommendation, teaching credientials, certificates, correspondence, photographs, degrees, and event programs. Many of the materials within the collection document her career and professional development as an educator within the Houston Independent School District.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0015 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0016 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0017 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0018 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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0019 Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0019
Scope and Contents The Malinda Bryant Stinson Collection holds the personal records of Malinda Bryant Stinson. This collection, which dates from 1919 to 1982, contains letters, newsclippings, vital records, programs, financial records, military records, photographs, and ephemera. This collection while not extensive, provides a glimpse into the life and activities of Malinda Stinson. This collection contains few materials related to her career in education, yet is rich in family history.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0020 Wells Sessums Famliy Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0020
Scope and Contents The Wells Sessums Family Collection contains materials relating specifically to Cameron Wells Jr. and Cameron Wells, Sr. participation within the Boys Scouts. This collection, dated from 1919 to 1945, contains annual charter certificates, family photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous items and memorabilia. The collection is small and not comprehensive but provides a glimpse into what being a Boy Scout was like for African American children during the time of segregation in Texas.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0021 Samuel Collins III Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0021
Scope and Contents The Samuel Collins III Family Collection consists of the Juneteenth painting entitled, “Free at Last” by the artist Ted Ellis in 2006. Also included is a paper on about painting written by Samuel Collins III.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0022 Oscar and Maudene McNary Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0022
Scope and Contents The Oscar and Maudene McNary Collection reflectss the lives of Oscar and Maudene McNary as art collectors and art consultants, and the many artists they have known both professionally and personally over the years. This collection, which dates from 1915 to 2008 consists of newsclippings, correspondence, programs, photographs, art books, art related publications, and art and artifacts created by African American artists including John Biggers, Carroll Harris Simms, Jacob Lawrence, and Robert...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0023 Rodney L. Griffin Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0023
Scope and Contents The Rodney L. Griffin collection contains personal materials, which date from 1961 to 2009, that chronicle his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. This collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, and an election flyer. Researchers interested in urban high school clubs and activities after desegregation will find this a valuable resource.
Found in: Gregory School
The African American Library at the Gregory School
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