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Descriptive Summary

Biographical note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

African American Library at the Gregory School

Catchings Family Collection MSS.0012

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



Descriptive Summary

Creator Catchings, Harold Clayton, Mr., 1948-
Title: Catchings Family Collection
Dates: 2009
Identification: MSS.0012
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: African American Library at the Gregory School

Biographical note

The self published manuscript was written and compiled by Harold Clayton Catchings. The author was born June 15, 1948 to Harold Edgar Allen Catchings and Ethedia Mae Smith Catchings at the Houston Negro Hospital, now currently known as Riverside General Hospital.

The genesis for the book was a result of the author’s retirement in 2003 and his work on the family tree based on a spreadsheet that contained data on Robert Merritt Catchings and his descendants. Additional information was discovered and compiled by the author through a signed document of Robert Merritt Catchings that named his brothers, sisters, mother, and father. Subsequently the author utilized additional information from Rootsweb and Ancestry.com to fill in the missing pieces as well as consulting with historians in Gonzales, Texas.

The purpose of the book is to disseminate and share the family history with surviving descendants. The author currently lives in Houston, Texas and has founded the National Afro-American Corvette Club, displaying vintage Corvettes. He attends Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and gives back to the community through his Corvette Club.

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Scope and Contents

The Catchings Family Collection is a self-published manuscript of family history and biographies compiled by family historian, Harold Clayton Catchings. The manuscript traces the family history from the days of slavery to 2009.The Catchings Family Collection is a self-published manuscript of family history and biographies compiled by family historian, Harold Clayton Catchings.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Catchings Family Collection must be obtained from African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

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Index Terms

Catchings
African American families--Texas--Houston
African Americans
African Americans--Texas--Biography
Family histories--Texas

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Harold Clayton Catchings, November 17, 2009

Processing Information

Processed by: Vince Lee, December 2009

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box Folder
1 1
0.25 Linear feet
The Lineage, the lives, the legacy of the Catchings—Premier Edition 2009 (Self Published Book)

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