African American Library at the Gregory School

Hazel McCullough Collection: MSS.0001

An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library

creator McCullough, Hazel
creator Semedo, Hazel B., Mrs.
Title: Hazel McCullough Collection
Dates: 1894-2008
Identification: MSS.0001
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet1 document box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: African American Library at the Gregory School

Biographical note

Hazel B. McCullough Semedo was born to Phillip and Oletta McCullough of Houston, Texas on September 28, 1920. Her father was one of the founding members of Freedman's Town. She was a lifelong member of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ. She became their Pianist in March, 1937 and later became their Organist until 1999.

She attended and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and went on to Bishop College. She worked at the Franklin Beauty School, first as secretary and then as an office manager playing a vital role in the school's growth from 1937 until the mid 1970s. She was a facilitator, connecting students to the school’s administration and to professionals within the field of Cosmetology. After leaving the Franklin Beauty School, she worked for the Progressive Order of Pilgrims. In retirement she was a Swinging Senior at the Julia C. Hester House. She died on December 17, 2008.


Arrangement note

This collection is arranged by subject.

McCullough, Hazel
Williams, Lisa Semedo
African American churches--Texas--Houston
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Bethel Baptist Church
African American women--Texas--Houston

Related Material

PH 0017 McCullough Family Photo Collection

PH 0021 Hazel McCullough Photo Collection

RG 0002 Franklin Beauty School Collection

(HMRC) RG D 44 Franklin Beauty School Collection

(HMRC) RG I 21 Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Collection

Detailed Description of the Collection

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1 1 Personal Effects

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1 2 Funeral Service Programs

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1 3 Zodiac Calendar Contest

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1 4 High School Graduation Program

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1 5 Award Certificate

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1 6 Class Reunion Roster

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1 7 Scholarship Banquet Program

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1 8 Birthday Programs

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1 9 Progressive Order of Pilgrims

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1 10 The Eastern Star Magazine

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1 11 Miscellaneous Correspondence

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1 12 Abstract of Title