Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-;
African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History;
Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...
Contains an excerpt from Frederick Olmstead's "A Journey Through Texas", which describes his travel by horseback through the state. Also includes an excerpt from "Diary & Letters of Josiah Gregg", which describes Gregg's experiences in the Houston...
This folder contains documents related to the city of Orange, Texas. Included in the contents is a history of the city and information about local industry, government, clubs, schools, and points of interest.
These documents discuss the history of Liberty county and how the events that occurred there helped the state of Texas to gain its independence from Mexico. The documents begin: "Little has been told of the early history of Liberty County and of...
The drum in the center reads: "Marco-Botsaris. Lodge 81, Houston, Texas. Juniors of G. A. P. A. Band." The banner in the back reads: "G. A. P. A. Marco Botsari Lodge No. 81. Houston, Texas. Instituted 18, February 1930."
Contains short essays on Houston public school buildings, detailing the personal lives of the people they are named after, the buildings' funding and beginnings, the buildings' locations, and highlights of the schools.