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MSS 0128 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

Benjamin C. Allin Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0302
Dates: 1919-1955

MSS 0148 Bertron M. Jackson Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0148
Scope and Contents This collection document the career and family life of Berton Jackson, the editor and publisher of the Galveston Examiner, president of Houston National Association of Industrial Labor for Colored Pople, President of Goldsound Recording Studio and Dance Band, founder of the First Universial Church of Christ Astrology and author. the collection contains legal documents, newspapers, photos, real estate deals, business licenses, essays, literary writings, programs and...
Dates: 1918-1986
Found in: Gregory School

C. A. "Neal" Pickett Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0003
Scope and Contents The Pickett Collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, and speeches of the former mayor.
Dates: 1924-1976 1940-1946; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1946

Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0064
Scope and Contents The Calvin Wheat Photographs and Papers contain photographic works from Mr. Wheat's personal collection. Many of these photographs are relevant to Houston history during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to photographs, Mr. Wheat's personal records are part of the collection. The documents contained in the collection reflect Mr. Wheat's interest in photography and photographic equipment.
Dates: 1915-1917

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

City of Houston Aviation Department Records

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Identifier: RG A 0005
Scope and Contents This collection covers a range of activities at Houston Municipal Airport, later Hobby Airport, from 1937-1981. There are also files on the concept and development of Houston Intercontinental Airport, which was intended to replace Houston Municipal Airport. Topics covered range from dealings with airlines to counts of landings, departures and passenger flow to accident reports. Materials in this collection are primarily correspondence and inter-office correspondence, and include annual reports,...
Dates: 1937-1981

Courtlandt Place Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1130
Scope and Content Note This collection contains material created during the Courtlandt Association's work for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places in the mid-1970s.
Dates: 1906-1982; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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

Dr. S.O. Young Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0010
Scope and Contents The Dr. S.O. Young Papers is a small collection of newspaper clippings, manuscripts, pamphlets, and correspondence relating to the activities of Dr. S.O. Young and his mother, Maude J. Young. The major part of the collection relates to S. O. Young.
Dates: 1836-1934

Ed Kilman Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0080
Abstract Ed Kilman was a newspaperman in Houston for many years, working as a reporter, columnist, and an editor for the Houston Post. He also wrote a number of books on Texas history. This collection contains many of his writings, as well as personal correspondence and papers.
Dates: 1905-1989

Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Edwin A. Bonewitz Papers is a small holding of manuscripts, maps, drawings, correspondence, and notes of a lay historian relating to the history of Texas and especially Houston during the Republic and early statehood periods. Although Bonewitz researched most of his adult life, the collection consists of material he compiled after 1950; the rest was destroyed. After Ed's death in 1969, his brother Fred Bonewitz deposited these remaining papers with the Houston Public Library....
Dates: 1830's-1960's

Houston Heights Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0229
Scope and Contents MSS 0229 Houston Heights Photographs is an artificial collection consisting of 181 images documenting the Houston Heights neighborhood from 1904 to 1975. The collection consists largely of copy negatives and copy prints, many or all of which were likely produced by HMRC staff. In most cases, the donor(s) appear to have retained the original photographs. Photographs 1-8 are original prints, with at least three of these attributed to Frank Schlueter. Pictured in the collection are homes,...
Dates: 1904 - 1974

Reverend Jack Yates and Antioch Baptist Church Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0281
Scope and Contents Much of the material donated by Whiting is documentation on her brother Samuel A. Countee, a celebrated African-American artist, who died in 1959; material from her aunt Pinkie Yates, whom Whiting lived with for a time and taught at the Gregory School in the Fourth Ward; documentation of Whiting’s successful efforts to establish Antioch Baptist Church as a historical landmark; and photographs.Much of the material donated by McCullough is related to her husband, Arthur McCullough...
Dates: 1872-1994; Majority of material found in 1900s-1980s
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

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

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

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

RG 0021 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

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. ...
Dates: 1940 - 2003
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.
Dates: 1990 - 2007
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0025 Carl Walker Jr. Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0025
Scope and Contents The Carl Walker Jr. Collection contains the papers of Judge Carl Waker, Jr. This collection which dates from 1946 to 2002, contains newsclippings, photographs, certificates and awards, correspondence, speeches, funeral programs, and materials on oath of office. Materials document his career as a lawyer, judge, and civic leader to his community.
Dates: 1946 - 2002
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0026 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

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...
Dates: 1941-2012; Majority of material found in 1965-2012
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0056 Ballard Family Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0056
Scope and Contents The Ballard Family Collection details the life and career of Lillie M. Ballard and the Ballard Family of Houston, Texas. This, which dates from 1940 to 1985 contains photographs, certificates and newspaper clippings. As a child growing up in segregated Houston during the 1940s and 50s, much of the photos and materials within the collection chronicle her educational and professional development from kindergarten to her career and retirement from nursing. She was able to overcome and achieve ...
Dates: 1940 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1982
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0065 Lee P. Brown Collection

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Identifier: 2010-0086
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

MSS 0090 Martha C. Whiting (Yates Granddaughter) 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

MSS 0109 Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports

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Identifier: MSS 0109
Content Description Collection contains landmark nominations, protected landmark nominations, National Residential Historic District applications and research created by Preservation Houston staff members that detail the history of buildings structures in black neighborhoods. Researchers interested in the history of black neighborhoods in Houston will find this collection a valuable resource.
Dates: 1997- 2016
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0129 General S. and Mary L. Johnson Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0129
Scope and Contents The Johnson Papers collection is reflective of Mrs. Johnson’s life and career, spanning mostly through the 1920s to the 1970s. The papers include original writings, correspondence, biographical material, and newspaper clippings. Significant portions of the collection represent her time as a teacher and educator, showcase her editorial writings, and signify the Johnson’s involvement with the Antioch Baptist Church in Houston. Most of the content is limited to the Houston, Texas region. While...
Dates: 1912-1979
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0140 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
The African American Library at the Gregory School
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