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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 0012: 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 boxed material was collected from various sources. The scrapbooks, however, were the personal collection of Mr. Hugh Potter, one of the founders of River Oaks, and President of the River Oaks Corporation....

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: Joseph W. Evans Collection

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Identifier: MSS-0016
Scope and Contents The Joseph W. Evans Collection is comprised of financial records from Evans & Company between 1912 and 1962. There are also two boxes of correspondence related to the business. Bibliographic materials which were dedicated in Mr. Evans' name are located at The University of Houston.

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

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 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.
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.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0027 Johnnie Hart Brooks Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0027
Scope and Content Note The Johnnie Hart Brooks collection contains personal records of Johnnie Hart Brooks childhood and career. This collection, which dates form 1909 to 1993, contains correspondence, photographs from Brooks’ childhood, teaching career, family life, award ceremonies, and a retirement banquet. Several news clippings note her achievements. Artifacts included personal effects BrooksSeveral items provide detailed view of her family.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0028: Abner J. Strobel Collection

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Identifier: MSS-0028
Scope and Contents The papers of Abner J. Strobel, lay historian, local politician, plantation manager, expectant oilman and longtime resident of Brazoria County are especially useful for documenting the impact of oil discoveries on the agricultural economy of Brazoria County. Particularly interesting in this regard are a collection of documents relating to the activities of the Union Cooperative Oil and Refining Association in which Strobel was active. Slightly less extensive, but rather significant, are several...

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 0029 Minnie Majorie Harvey Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0029
Scope and Contents Minnie Majorie Harvey Collection contains the papers of Minnie majorie Harvery. This collection, which dates from 1927 to 1962, consists of a biography of Minnie Ratcliff, a photograph and diploma of her high school graduation, and sheet music from Phillis Wheatley High School. This small collection provides a glimpse in to the life of a former student at Gregory Elementary School and Phillis Wheatley High School.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0030 Charles E. Cade Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0030
Scope and Contents The Charles E. Cade Collection contains the personal papers of Charles E. Cade. This collection, which dates from 1957 to 2011, consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and awards of Charles E. Cade. This collection represents his academic achievements through letters, certificates, and documents. Most materials, including photographs are copies. Researchers seeking information on educators will find this collection helpful.
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0032 Hugh and Versie Shelton Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0032
Scope and Contents The Hugh and Versie Shelton Collection contains the personal papers of Versie Shelton. This collection,, which dates from 1906 to 2004, consists of correspondence between Rita Shelton and here parent and correspondonce from Adelphi College. Photographs showcase the intimate family bond and acheivements of the Shelton family. Most of the collection pertains to information relating to the community involvement, relationships and accomplishments of the Shelton family.
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 0036 Naomi Polk Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0036
Scope and Contents The Naomi Polk Collection contains programs, news clippings, photographs, and official documents that chronicle her family history and works as an artist from 1935-2003. Also includes some works of Rosalie Taylor and an oral history of Taylor.
Found in: Gregory School

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