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MSS 0158 Jubal L. Taylor Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0158
Scope and Contents This small collection contains information on the life of Jubal L. Taylor, a Houston resident and employee of the railway mail service in the 1930s. The collection contains news clippings, land records, and various family materials including a WWI draft card.
Dates: 1928 - 1936
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0159 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

MSS 0166 O.J. and Bessie Thomas Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0166
Scope and Contents The O. J. and Bessie Thomas Collection is comprised of documents reflecting primarily the education and achievements of Bessie Thomas and Oscar John Thomas. There is correspondence, awards, photographs and published materials. Many of the records are related to their years at Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Dates: 1894 to 1977 1960 to 1969; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1969
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0170 Dr. Benjamin Covington Family Papers and Photographs

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

MSS 0178 Houston Historic Landmark and Protected Landmark Reports

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Identifier: MSS 0178
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

Johnny Goyen Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0198
Scope and Contents This Collection consists primarily of correspondence, copies of charters, ordinances, City Council meeting minutes, proposals, assorted city documents, scrapbooks, and maps created between 1959 and 1981. All materials in this collection came directly from Houston City Hall, where Goyen held office from 1956-1981. While most materials in this collection pertain to city affairs, Series 9 includes materials from Goyen’s alma mater, the University of Houston, and Series 12 includes...
Dates: 1955-1983; Majority of material found within 1964-1972

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

MSS 0452: Thelma Scott Bryant and Ira B. Bryant Collection

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Identifier: MSS-0452
Scope and Contents This collection contains articles, artifacts, certificates, correspondence, course outlines, diplomas, a dissertation, journals, oral history tapes, photographs, programs, reports, resumes, and studies.
Dates: 1900 - 1984
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 1144: Houston Telephone Directory Covers Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1144
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection consists of Houston telephone directory covers printed by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1905-2004. Of particular interest are several covers from the 1950s forward which are decorated with drawings from artists Karl Hoefle (1959, 1960-1971), Norman Baxter (1978-1980, and B. Wallace (1987-1990). In addition to these, the earliest directories feature advertisements for several local businesses including H.W Lottman Furniture Company, Henke and Pillot...
Dates: 1905-2004

Nathaniel Davis Oral History

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Identifier: OH-GS-0005
Dates: 1/13/2010
Found in: Gregory School

National Council of Jewish Women Collection

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Identifier: RG E 0023
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of scrapbooks, correspondence, publications and photographs of of the many internal and community services and programs sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women in Houston.
Dates: 1913-1976 1945-1959; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1959

National Women's Conference Collection

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Identifier: RG O 0001
Scope and Content Note This collection includes administrative files of the local organizers of the conference, including lists of volunteers, delegates, and visitors, as well as agendas, reports, correspondence, and publications. The materials provide information both about the convention itself and concerning issues the participants discussed.
Dates: 1977-1978

Nicholson Family Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0024
Scope and Contents The Nicholson Family Papers is comprised primarily of transcriptions of William Nicholson's Civil War correspondence. William Nicholson served with the Texas Rangers and died in battle at Coosville, Georgia, in 1864. The Nicholsons were related to the House family (early Houston bankers) through marriage.
Dates: 1850-1880; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Oscar Holcombe Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0020
Scope and Contents The collection, consisting of 8 boxes and 48 scrapbooks, deals with a wide range of subjects pertaining to Holcombe's years as mayor. The material deals primarily with the later years of Holcombe's career. Some correspondence is available for the 1924 mayoral campaign. Material for the later years includes speeches, official statements, and a large number of clippings. Some clippings also exist for the early years. Of particular interest is the material available on the development of the...
Dates: 1921-1957

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 1013
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection are mainly of a narrative historical nature. They include manuscripts from individuals and collections of clippings and group interviews compiled in an attempt to chronicle the history of the church and its school. Also included are bulletins from various fiestas and masses. Although the documents do not provide a comprehensive history of the church and school (the documents addressing these entities having last been updated in 1984 and 1966, respectiely), they...
Dates: 1911-1987

Oveta Culp Hobby Papers and Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1356
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of photographs of various generations of the William P. Hobby family and the Houston Post building and events. The collection also includes photographs from Oveta Culp Hobby’s army career. Also included is a book titled "Around the World in 13 Days with Oveta Culp Hobby", comprised of articles written by Oveta Culp Hobby regarding her experience on the Clipper "America's” June 17-30, 1947 flight around the world. The collection includes a few photographs from the...
Dates: 1917-1970s; Majority of material found within 1960-1978

Palmer Bradley Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0075
Scope and Contents The collection documents Bradley's involvement with the States' Rights movement from 1948 to 1950 and includes correspondence, printed materials, and clippings, arranged chronologically.
Dates: 1948-1956

Paul C. Roemer Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0085
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence and newsletters concerning Roemer's involvement with politics and real estate.
Dates: 1929-1965

Paul E. Ward Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0011
Scope and Contents The collection includes material relating to the Harris County Sheriff's Air Patrol such as membership lists, applications, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

In addition to the air patrol material, there is a large colection of newspaper clippings relating to the bail bond business.
Dates: 1947-1972

PH 0007 Hilliard Taylor Family Photograph Collection

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Identifier: PH-0007
Scope and Content This collection consists of 229 black and white photographs and biographical materials. Photographs depict the Taylor family and home life in Houston, Boley, Oklahoma and Hot Springs, Arkansas from 1914 to 1997. This collection provides a glimpse into black family life and during the early 20th century. Most images are related to James and Josie’s life in Houston, but several are of Hilliard’s success after migration.
Dates: 1914 - 1997
Found in: Gregory School

Project Mohole Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1319
Dates: 1962-1974; Majority of material found within 1962-1967

Ray Wood Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0008
Scope and Contents The main focus of the collection is upon Wood's years as a columnist for the Houston Chronicle and is rich in folklore verses. A small segment of the collection deals with the earlier years of his life. The collection should have special appeal for social-cultural historians and students of literature and folklore. A portion of the collection consists of World War II Associated Press photographs. Another portion, consisting of a large but incomplete file of...
Dates: 1889-1969; Majority of material found within 1950-1969

RG 0001 Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc (S.C.A.A.S.I)

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Identifier: RG 0001
Scope and Contents The Records of the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. contains back issues of the journal, The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, from 1980 through the Spring 2009 edition. The journal contains papers and articles presented at the annual meetings that center on black history and culture that originated in or affected the South.
Dates: 1980 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0002 Franklin Beauty School Collection

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Identifier: RG 0002
Scope and Contents The Franklin Beauty School Collection records houses documents realted to the operation of the beauty school from 1938 to 1976. These documents include student registration forms, the Franklin Beauty School's publications and flyers, correspondence relating to students, payroll records, taxes and business records. There are also records relating to agencies and organizations auxiliary to The Franklin Beauty School, but were important to the school's practice. Documents were retained from state...
Dates: 1938 - 1976
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0003 Texas Southern University Collection

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Identifier: RG 0003
Scope and Contents The Texas Southern University Collection consists of publications of the university. This collection, which dates from 1956 to 1995 includes annual reports, general catalog bulletins, reports, and newspapers published by the university and its students.
Dates: 1956 - 1995
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0004 Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Collection

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Identifier: RG 0004
Scope and Contents The Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Collection houses the records and papers of the Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity. This collection, which dates from 1987 to 2010 consists of charter documents, constitution and bylaws, mission statement, photographs, manual, programs, and artifacts that document the history of the fraternity and its members.
Dates: 1987 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0005 Boy Scouts Of America Time Capsule Collection

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Identifier: RG 0005
Scope and Contents Scope and Content of the time capsule will be determined by the future archivist, when the time capsule has been opened and processed at a future date.
Dates: 2010 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0007 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

RG 0008 African American Library at the Gregory School

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Identifier: RG 0008
Scope and Contents The Records of the Gregory School Project contains records, plans, meetings, reports, and correspondence that documents the collaborative process of the City of Houston, the Mayor’s Office, the Houston Public Library, architects, contractors, and the surrounding community in their efforts to completely restore the building into the African American Library at the Gregory School.
Dates: 1994 - 2009
Found in: Gregory School

RG 0009 Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church Collection

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Identifier: RG 0009
Scope and Content Note The Sloan Memorial United Methodist Church collection houses the records of the cuhurch from 1871 to 2010. This colleciton is compromised of deed contracts, news clippings, church history documents, church directories, souvenir program booklets, anniversary service programs and administrative documents.
Dates: 1871 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1962 - 2010
Found in: Gregory School
The African American Library at the Gregory School
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