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Nicholson Family Papers

 Collection
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

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."
Dates: 2014
Found in: Gregory School

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

Olee Yates McCullough Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0155
Scope and Contents This collection contains material collected by Olee Yates McCullough over the on her various personal and professional interests. It includes information on her and her husband, Arthur McCullough Jr., and their teaching careers at the Houston Independent School District; organizations she was involved in, including Delta Sigma Theta and the Ethel Ransom Art and Literary Club; newspaper clippings of Fourth Ward redevelopment and the preservation of Jack Yates’ home; and on her efforts to...
Dates: 1989-1996; Majority of material found in 1930s-1960s
Found in: Gregory School

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 black women in Texas and the black life in Houston.
Dates: 1953-2003
Found in: Gregory School

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...
Dates: 1915 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

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

Pan African Orthodox Christian Church Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 0057
Scope and Contents The Pan African Orthodox Christian Church, described in its literature as "apocalyptic, apostolic, Pentecostal and messianic," is part of a long tradition of separation and nationalism in African American History. Documents in this collection show the church combines religion, psychology, history, and political theory into a cosmology designed to motivate members to an intensive collective effort to change their lives as well as the structure of their community. Photographs, 26 in total,...
Dates: 1980s
Found in: Gregory School

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...
Dates: 1943 - 2008
Found in: Gregory School

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

Paul Hester Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 0155
Content Description The Paul Hester Photographs contains three major groups:Series A: Using a retrofitted R. B. Cycle Graphic from the Folmer and Schwing Division of the Eastman Kodak Co., Hester teamed with Curtis Beane and a writer on a project to photograph locations that had been shown in early 1900s panoramic photos in various HMRC collections. Hester and Beane each used the camera. Hester shot about 90 images. These images are negatives 8 inches tall and about 60 inches long. Series ...
Dates: Other: 1978-1998

Prairie View A&M Photograph Collection

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Identifier: RG 0056
Scope and Contents The collection consists of black and white photographs dating from approximately 1910-1940, as well as supplmental materials incluing a handbook from Prairie View A&M University and papers from the Retired Teacher's Association.
Dates: 1910 - 1940
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

Records of the Gregory School Project

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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 0011 Reen's Beauty Salon

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Identifier: RG 0011
Content Description Reens Beauty Salon Collection contains business flyers for products and services and a photo of the owner Odie Reen Fowler. This small collection provides a look at the hair trends and styles in Houston during the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
Dates: 1978-1991
Found in: Gregory School

Rev. M. L. Price Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0146
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of the papers of Rev. Moses L. Price and those of the organizations with which he was affiliate during the 1920s to 1980s. Materials consist of correspondence, sermons, writings, biographical text, records that reflect some activities of Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, clippings, phonographic records, and photographs. It contains an incomplete run of the (Houston) Globe Advocate from 1970-1984.
Dates: 1920s-1980s
Found in: Gregory School

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....
Dates: 1964-1966
Found in: Gregory School

MSS 0281 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

Richmond Corridor Building Survey

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Identifier: MSS-1444
Scope and Contents The collection is four folders with a black-and-white copy in another set of four folders, all in the same document box. The first four folders contain maps, eighty-one survey forms with color photographs, and copies of articles reviewing the project results and discussing the major developers. The survey forms are text and color photographs of eighty-one buildings along Richmond Avenue and Wesleyan in southwest Houston. The buildings are described according to site number, address, name of...
Dates: 1958-2002

River Oaks Collection

 Collection
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 scrapbooks were the personal collection of Mr. Hugh Potter, one of the founders of River Oaks, and President of the River Oaks Corporation. The boxed material was collected from various sources.The first...
Dates: 1924-1968

Robert A. Welch Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0077
Scope and Contents The collection contains the original papers from most of Mr. Welch's vast estate in oil and gas production. The documentation from the companies that Mr. Welch set up, Mound Oil Company, Fidelity Oil and; Royalty Company, and the R. A. Welch Company, are represented in this collection. All banking and other federal and state legal documents are enclosed. A large amount of the collection is the individual business correspondence as well as private correspondence, including letters between Mr....
Dates: 1880s-1961

Robert L. Browning Photographs

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Identifier: MSS 1220
Scope and Contents This collection consists of aerial photos of the Houston and Gulf Coast area taken between 1946 and 1950. Many focus on downtown Houston, the area around the San Jacinto Monument, the Ship Channel, and other industrial sites. Images also document other parts of Texas--especially industrial areas around Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Baytown--as well as a few photos of Cuba and New Orleans. The collection includes primarily 4x5" negatives There are also a handful of original contact prints...
Dates: 1946-1950

Robert P. Boyce Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0038
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of a scrapbook, which contains newspaper clippings and mementos, a handwritten memoir and corresponding typescripts, maps, and photographs from the life of Robert P. Boyce. Included are souvenir ribbons from Confederate soldier reunions and Confederate currency with the serial numbers written by hand.
Dates: 1836-1889 1870-1889; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1889

Roberto R. Trevino Catholic Oral History Collection

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Identifier: MSS 1415
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of 7 audio interviews with parishioners, nuns and clergy concerning the history of some of Houston’s predominately Mexican-American Catholic parishes from the 1910s to the 1970s. These interviews were conducted for Trevino’s research when developing his book "The Church in the Barrio: Mexican American Ethno-Catholicism in Houston”. Specifically, Trevino interviewed Teresa Villagómez Zavala and Hope G. Jimenez, Joe E. and Raquel A Gonzales, Petra Guillen, Mary C....
Dates: 1990-1991; Event: 1910s-1970s

Rodney Ellis Collection

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Identifier: MSS 0061
Content Description The Rodney Ellis Collection contains materials related to the personal and professional activities of Rodney Ellis from 1972 to 2012. Newspaper clippings, which make up the greatest quantity of materials, highlight his legislative work during the early twenty first century. Clippings cover the legislative activities surrounding the veto of Senate Bill 750, a death penalty bill to limit the execution of the intellectually challenged. Includes a small quantity of letters, programs, an award,...
Dates: 1972-2012
Found in: Gregory School

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