African American Library at the Gregory School

Linda Austin Collection MSS.0024

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator Austin, Linda
Title: Linda Austin Collection
Dates: 1944-2009
Identification: MSS.0024
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: African American Library at the Gregory School

Biographical note

The materials and items contained within the Linda Austin Collection are a result of her mother’s graduation from the Franklin Beauty School in 1944, her father’s driver's license from the 1940s and 1950s, as well as materials relating to his membership in the fraternal order of the Eastern Star. There are also newsclippings, programs, and a directory that chronicles the Acres Homes Community and designates it as an historic community for African Americans.

Scope and Contents

The Linda Austin Collection, a small collection, contains a newsclipping, photograph, programs, and personal items that belonged to her parents. The materials contained reflect her family history and the significance of certain events and institutions that had special meaning within their lives.


Arrangement note

The collection is arranged by subject and material type.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Linda Austin Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder. Please ask reference staff for information and assistance on the possibility of photo duplication and any associated fees. The library reserves the right to restrict duplication.

Index Terms

Linda , Austin, Mrs
Linda , Austin, Mrs
African American Intellectuals
African American women
African Americans
African Americans--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Linda Austin Collection.MSS0024,Afican American Library at the Gregory School,Houston Public Library.Linda Austin, March 2010

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Linda Austin, March 2010

Processing Information

Processed by: Vince Lee, June 2010

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Diploma
Franklin School of Beauty Culture Diploma for Willia Hazeley (1944)

Box Folder
1 2 Photograph
MSS0024.001-Franklin Beauty School-Graduating Spring Class (1944)

Box Folder
1 3 Newsclippings
Acres Homes: Largest U.S. "Negro" Community Receives Official Texas Historical Marker-by Marvin D. Cloud, African American News & Issues (2009)

Box Folder
1 4 Programs
Dedication Program for the Historic Marker issued to Acres Homes Community by the Harris County Historical Commission (2009)


Miscellancous Items

Texas Driver License-Eddie Benny Hazley (1946)
Texas Driver License-Eddie Ben Hazley (Expiration 1952)
Order of the Eastern Star Syllabus (n.d.)
Quarterly and Annual dues for Eastern Star members (n.d.)
Box Folder
1 5 Directory
Acres Homes Citizen Chamber of Commerce Directory (1993)