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Christia Adair Papers

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Identifier: MSS 109
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

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

John E.T. Milsaps Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0033
Scope and Contents Along the way Major Milsaps kept a meticulous seventy-three volume diary which chronicles not only his army activities, but also a host of general observations useful to researchers. In addition, the Milsaps Papers contain extensive scrapbooks of personal and salvationist material, personal correspondence and an extensive photographic collections. Similarly, the papers contain a significant body of Salvation Army literature and ephemera unique in this country. When the only complete...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

MSS 0024 Linda Austin Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0024
Scope and Contents The Linda Austin Collection houses the personal papers of Linda Austin. This collection, which dates from 1944 to 2009, contains personal materials related to her parents which included materials related to her mother’s graduation from the Franklin Beauty School in 1944, and her father’s Driver License from the 1940s and 1950s. Additionally it includes materials associated with his membership in the fraternal order of the Eastern Star. There are also news clippings, programs, photographs...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0028 Velma M. Johnson Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0028
Scope and Contents The Velma M. Johnson Collection consists of a book entitled New-World Speller and an Uncle Tom's Cabin Log pencil. Series I: School Materials (1920), contains New-World Speller Book, by Julia H. Wohlfarth and Lilian Emily Rogers and Uncle Tom's Cabin log pencil.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0034 Reverend Elias and Beatrice Burnett Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0034
Scope and Contents The Reverend Elias and Beatrice Burnett Collection contains materials related to Richard G. Lockett. This small collection which dates from 1964 to 1966, consists of a Parade of Arts Program from the Richard G. Lockett Junior High School. The Parade of Arts program is a 52-page booklet that documents the events of May 17, 1964. There were many performances from groups such as the Glee Club, the band, the Dance Ensemble, an all girls’ choir and featured military tap dance from the Osbornettes....
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0035 Ora Chryar Gibbs Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0035
Scope and Contents The Oyra Chyra Gibbs collection contains papers collected as a part of the community outreach program. This small collection, which dates from 1953 to 2003, contains biographies on Barbara Jordan, black cowboys, and black women in the west. It also contains newspaper clippings on African Americans in Houston. This collection is relevant to the the black women in Texas and the black life in Houston.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0043 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...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0054 Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0054
Scope and Contents The Madeleine and Booker Wright Collection contains the personal papers of Madeline and Booker Wright. This collection, which dates from 1991 to 1998, consists of correspondence, books, newspaper clippings, photographs, sketchbooks of Booker's drawings, architectural plans, and business documents pertaining to Madeleine and Booker Wright practices in and the Caroline Medical Plaza. This collection is valuable for research on African American medical professionals and entrepreneurs. ...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0058 Noah Rattler Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0058
Scope and Contents The Noah Rattler Collection is comprised of book authored by Noah rattlers titled "Noah’s Walk."
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0063 C.B. Rice Sr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0063
Content Description The C.B. Rice Sr. Collection contains a book on black aviation, a video clip of Black Houston radio from 1946-1950 and photographs of Azelia White Sky Ranch, and black disc jockeys, newsclippings and a certificate thatwere reproduced from the book in the collection. The materials are mostly undatedundated.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0064 John Fonteno Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0064
Scope and Contents The John Fonteno Collection houses the personal and business papers of John Fonteno. This collection, which dates from 1917 to 2008, includes correspondence with political figures, George Bush and Mickey Leland, several Texas governor and local officials, greeting cards and invitations,photographs, funeral programs newsclippings, event program, legal documents, family genealogy records for Myrtle Fonteno's family, ephemera, and literary publications collected by Fonteno. Academic related...
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0069 Beulah Shepard Collection

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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...
Found in: Gregory School
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