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A. E. Warner Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0141
Scope and Content Note The A.E. Warner collection covers mostly his career in sales and various other ventures from 1935-1984. Materials within the collection include an autobiography, business organization papers, copies of sales awards, correspondence, state employment agency licenses, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a sales tax permit.
Dates: 1935-1984; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1970
Found in: Gregory School

African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection

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Identifier: RG 0007
Scope and Contents The African American Heritage Museum of Houston Collection is comprised of programs, brochures, photographs, and slides that document their inaugural opening on September 1, 1988.
Dates: 1988 - 1989
Found in: Gregory School

African American Miscellaneous Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0135
Scope and Contents This collection gathered from many sources, is composed of an assortment of material having to do with the history of Black Houstonians and Texans. Some of the items into were donated to the research center individually, while other were part of a larger body of donated materials that bore no direct historical relation. Thus except for the it singular focus on Black Americans, this collection is truly miscellaneous. Some of the major topics are local churches, politics and campaign materials,...
Dates: 1917-1987; Majority of material found in 1940-1987
Found in: Gregory School

Anna Dupree Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0128
Scope and Contents This collection consists of biographical information on Anna Johnson and C. A. Dupree, as well as information on the Eliza Johnson Home, Camp Robinhood, the children’s orphanage, and the African American Community Council of Houston. The collection also includes newspaper clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1900-1977; Majority of material found in 1950s-1970s
Found in: Gregory School

Antioch Baptist Church Collection

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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

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.
Dates: 1974 - 2007
Found in: Gregory School

Barbara Jordan Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0080
Scope and Contents The Barbara Jordan collection contains materials that highlights the life and legacy of Jordan’s work and political career. This collection, which dates from 1963 to 2011, consists of photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, flyers and various souvenir and memorabilia materials.
Dates: 1963 - 2011
Found in: Gregory School

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...
Dates: 1940 - 2012
Found in: Gregory School

Black History Calendars of Liberty County

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Identifier: MSS 0100
Scope and Contents The Black History Calendar of Liberty County Collection is comprised of annual calendars jointly produced by the Liberty County Historical Commission and the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. The calendars were produced to recognize the rich history of African Americans in Liberty County. The years covered by the collection are from 2001-2010.
Dates: 2001 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

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

Black Photographic Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0137
Content Description This collection is composed of mostly photographic images having to do with African Americans in the Houston area from 1896 to 1968. Some of the items were donated individually, and the donor and record of ownership is unknown. Except for its singular focus on images of African Americans this collection is miscellaneous. Several of the photographs are of Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion and a Juneteenth Parade float. Some images are tintypes of...
Dates: 1896-1968
Found in: Gregory School

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.
Dates: 1955 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

C. W. Rice Family & Negro Labor News Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0142
Scope and Contents The C. W. Rice Family & Negro Labor News Collection contains Mr. Rice's personal and professional correspondence as well as some of his financial records and photographs. Some significant topics represented in these files are black employment and labor activities and local communist activities. Additionally, it contains the most complete run of the Negro Labor News newspaper known to exist. Materials are dated from 1919 to 1976 with the majority of the items from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1934-1976; 1919-1976
Found in: Gregory School

Carverdale School/ La Faye Lee Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0084
Scope and Contents The Carverdale School/ La Faye Lee Collection houses the history of the Carverdale Colored School and the personal papers of La Faye Johnson Lee. The collection which, dates from 1963-2014, consists of photographs, news clippings, flyers, voter candidate cards, directory, ledger, memorabilia and two books on the history of Carverdale School in Cy-Fair Independent School District and the school's desegregation. Also, includes a ledger for the Joseph H. Crawford Elementary Parent Teacher...
Dates: 1963-2011
Found in: Gregory School

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.
Dates: 2009 - 2014
Found in: Gregory School

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 undated.
Dates: 1946-1951
Found in: Gregory School

Charles A. Ingram Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0075
Scope and Contents The Charles A. Ingram Collection contains gives a glimpse into the activities of Bradley Jackson from 1969-2003. Materials are mostly textual and contains biographical materials, reproduction photographs of Jackson, autographed vinyl record and a variety of printed resources which included flyers, community brochures, and geographic and community maps related to the Acres Homes neighborhood.
Dates: 1969 - 2003
Found in: Gregory School

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.
Dates: 1894 - 1985
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...
Dates: 1893-1989; Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s
Found in: Gregory School

Diana Fallis Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0157
Dates: 1970 - 1990; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1987
Found in: Gregory School

Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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

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.
Dates: 1932 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

Elbert Terry Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0140
Content Description The collection is comprised of black and white photographs of African Americans that date from 1933 through 1976. Photographs include the Terry family, along with relatives and friends in Terry's Grocery Market, the Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church, the Terry family residence, Jack Yates High School, Harris County Court House, and several residential and community areas in Sunnyside. The collection includes photo identification sheets of descriptions of photographs.
Dates: 1933 - 1976
Found in: Gregory School

Eulundia Kay Shepard Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0094
Scope and Contents The Eulinda Kay Shepard collection contains materials that document the political and community activities of Beulah Shepard mostly from the 1980s through the mid-1990s. Items included correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, financial and legal records, land deeds biographical materials, family tree, newspaper clippings, newsletters, directories, posters, flyers, awards and photographs, photo cd and da planners. This collection is valuable for researchers seeking information on...
Dates: 1956-2005; Majority of material found in 1979-1999
Found in: Gregory School

Francis Page, Sr. Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0156
Content Description The Francis Page, Sr. collection contains b/w and color images from his personal collection during the 1980s. Many are of him and his guests during his fiftieth birthday celebration. A few capture his work in newspaper publishing or are of family members. Photograph identification sheets are available for images 1-94.
Dates: 1980s
Found in: Gregory School

Hardy Anderson Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0004
Dates: 1/13/2010
Found in: Gregory School

Harrison Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0130
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Harrison Family of Houston, Texas from 1880 to 1980. Most materials relate to the activities of Edwin Harrison, a civic and community leader, from 1939 to 1980. It contains personal materials including biographical materials, vital records, education records, political materials and materials documenting his time as a Scout Executive of the Sam Houston Area Council and as minister at the United Methodist Church.Materials are largely textual, comprising...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1880-1980
Found in: Gregory School

Helen G. Perry Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0145
Scope and Contents This collection contains the written and photographic records of a family of Black Houstonians who were active in civic affair from the 1930s to the 1980s. Materials document their involvment in several social clubs and in civic clubs with meeting minutes and correspondence for Fidelity Park Civic Club and Clinton Park Civic Club. Also includes several phonographic records. Both the photographic and documentary portions of the collection will be of interest to those researching the cultural...
Dates: 1930's-early 1980's
Found in: Gregory School

Jeff Collins Family History and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0131
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. ...
Dates: 1885-1979
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...
Dates: 1531-1986; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1930
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