African American Library at the Gregory School

Minnie Majorie Harvey Collection MSS.0029

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator Harvey, Minnie Majorie
Title: Minnie Majorie Harvey Collection
Dates: 1929 - ND
Identification: MSS.0029
Quantity: 0.16 Linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: African American Library at the Gregory School

Biographical Note

Minnie Ratcliff was an active member in the Fifth Ward community of Houston, Texas for more than 35 years. She was a mother of four daughters and was within the first graduating class of Phillis Wheatley High School in 1929. Ratcliff also attended Old Chew School and the Gregory School. Minnie Ratcliff supported her community, her church, and Wheatley High School throughout her life.

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of a biography of Minnie Ratcliff, a photograph and diploma of her high school graduation, and two sheets of music from Phillis Wheatley High School.


Arrangement note

Collection is arranged by subject and material type.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

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

Index Terms

Owner (own) Minnie Marjorie Harvey -- Archives
Minnie Marjorie Harvey
Donor (dnr) Williams, Arthur L., Mr.
Gregory Elementary School
Old Chew School
Phillis Wheatley High School

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Minnie Majorie Harvey Collection.MSS0029, African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated By: Arthur Williams, March 15, 2010

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1
Biography of Minnie Majorie Harvey Ratcliff ND

Box Folder
1 2 Sheet Music
"Miss Wheatley, Our Queen" Composed by Consuela Lee Moorehead in 1962 ND
"Our Alma Mater" Composed by Ilma Lawrence Smith and Mattie Overton Roberts. Original written in 1927 ND

Box Folder
1 3 Photographs
2" x 3 1/2" Graduation photo of Minnie Ratcliff from Phillis Wheatley High School 1929

2 Diploma
12" x 14" Phillis Wheatley High School Diploma of Minnie M. Harvey June 5, 1929