African American Library at the Gregory School

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Collection RG.0010

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



Descriptive Summary

CreatorWheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Title: Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Collection
Dates: Bulk, 1997-2010
Dates: 1968 - 2010
Identification: RG.0010
Quantity: 2.58 Linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: African American Library at the Gregory School

Biographical/Historical Notes

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church originated in March of 1962 as one of the leading African American churches of Houston. The original members served to improve social justice and demand change.

The church is active in its community giving back to those in need. In addition, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church is involved with the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention to provide aid to Haiti relief. The Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Collection displays congregates of the church that made a difference in their community.

Pastor William A. Lawson is the founder of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. Lawson has been involved in international missions and is an evangelism speaker. He is known as an advocate, preacher, pastor, leader, scholar, and teacher. In addition, Lawson was a Director of the Baptist Student Union and a Professor of Bible Studies at Texas Southern University. Lawson has given back to his community, received many awards and is known for his close associate, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Scope and Contents Note

The Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Collection is mainly comprised of Obituary Programs of notable congregates that have influenced the Houston community. In addition, the collection holds vital news clippings, programs, and documents of church members and Houston citizens pertaining to their contributions to the community.


Ararngement Note

The collection has been arranged by material type.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church 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

Donor (dnr) Diana Jordan
Donor (dnr) Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. -- Archives
African American churches--Texas--Houston
African American men--Texas--Houston
African American women--Texas--Houston
African Americans--Texas--Biography
Artists--Texas--Houston
Rev. Willian A. Lawson
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, RG0010, African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Diana Jordan, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, Texas.

Processing Information

Processed by Brittany Cryer, February 2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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11Newspaper Clippings: Houston Chronicle
"Ever Proud of Him" March 31, 1996
"Criticize of Capitalize" April 7, 1996
"Black Houston's Perspectives" April 30 - May 6, 2003
"Geraldine Coleman Davis" September, 2005
"Malvis R. Green" September, 2005
"Louise Green" September 2005
"Mantie Love Porter-Alley" July 2006
"Turning Pointe" November 26, 2006
"Eddie Robinson" April 8 - 14, 2007
"David Alexander, HISD educator for 40 years" June 15, 2007
"Samuel Nabrit, TSU's second president, scientist, activist" 2004
"Christina Loyd Sigler" December 2007
"Evelyn V. Scott" June 2006
"Corine Jackson" January 2007
"Warren A. 'Olu' Chapman" August 2005
"As good as their words" December 23, 2007
"Spearman" January 2008



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12Newspaper Clippings: Houston Defender
"Elvin Bethea joins Pro Football Hall of Fame" February 2 - 8, 2003
"Riverside General Hospital demonstrates victory over the odds" February 8, 2003
"Lauren Anderson: The Final Bow" December 24 – 30, 2006
"Stacey Thomas finds success on the field and in the classroom" December 24 - 30, 2006
"Legendary coach left lasting legacy" 2007
"Lady Panthers win Conference Championship" 2007
"Local groups continue to pursue MLK’s dream" January 14 – 20, 2007
"Barbara Jordan: A look at a lifetime of achievement" February 5 – March 3, 2007
"Conrad Johnson: The Rhythm of Excellence" April 15 – 21, 2007
"Coming home: Black veterans face new battles" March 16 – 22, 2008



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13Newspaper Clippings: Miscellaneous Sources
"Mom Modest about Successes" May 10, 1987
"Like Mother, Like Father, Like Daughter" ND ~1980s
"Mother dearest: Melanie Lawson" November 1, 1987
"The United Way: Bill Lawson" ND ~1994-1995
"Houston Ebony Opera Guild founder dies" ND
"Tuskegee Airmen HBO Movie" August 28, 1995
"Hometown Hero: Under Secretary of Defense" April 18 – 24, 1996
"Bernard Harris leaves NASA" April 18 – 24, 1996
"Supt. Paige Goes Back to School" ND ~1995
"Bayou Classic a family affair for Washingtons" November 28, 1997
"Robinson Says Goodbye" November 29, 1997
"Wilson-Fields" May, 2001
"Schools named after Hills, Marcellas" Winter 2006
"Longtime AISD Trustee A.W. Jones retiring from board" Winter, 2006



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14Publications
Issue of "Our Texas" (Rising to Life: The Story of Four Cancer Survivors) Volume 4 Fall 1995
Issue of "Our Texas" (Mr. Mayor: Dallas' Ron Kirk) Summer 1995



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15African-American Artists
Biography of John Biggers ND
John Biggers art exhibit brochure ND
Biography of Ava Cosey ND
Biography of Ted T. Ellis 2001
Ted T. Ellis art exhibit brochures ND
Biography of Gifts From the Heart ND
Biography of MacThaddeus Lindsey ND
Biography of Tony Sherman ND
Tony Sherman sample work for NAACP May, 2002



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16Celebration Programs
Service of 50 years program of Rev. William A. Lawson April 15, 1996
Shelton Family Reunion Program August 29-31, 1997
Majic102 "Celebrating Black Cowboys" 1998
Pastoral Installation Program for Rev. Marcus D. Cosby October 24, 2004
History of Prarie View A&M University College of Nursing 2005
25th Annual Scholarship Luncheon for Prarie View A&M University Nurses Alumni Program April 26, 2008
99th Birthday Celebration of Lillie M. Burnes September 26, 2009
80th Birthday Celebration of Rev. William A. Lawson June 28, 2008
Biography of Rev. William A. Lawson ND



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17Church Annual Fashion Show Programs
42nd Annual Fashion Show Luncheon of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church February 19, 2005
43rd Annual Fashion Show Luncheon of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church March 4, 2006
46th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church October 17, 2009



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18Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Annual Reports
2005 Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Annual Report 2005
2007 Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Annual Report 2007
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25Obituary Programs (I - J)
Irvin, Deacon Curtis June 5, 2010
Irvin, Mae J. February 22, 2008
Issac-Dixon, Andrea Darcel October 21, 2006
Jackson, Mary Lee Wheeler May 31, 1997
Jackson, Prentiss "PJ" July 14, 2004
Jackson, Jeffery July 19, 2008
Jackson, Willie June 29, 2009
Jeantet, Jean-Phillippe April 7, 2009
Johnson, Adam Douglas December 15, 2009
Johnson, Eddie Marie January 23, 2007
Johnson, Jr., King February 4, 2006
Jones, Geneva Amos September 12, 2003
Jones, Marie Pearl January 20, 2008
Joy, Norma Lee Lawson "Gram" August 13, 2004



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19Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Anniversary Programs
33rd Anniversary Church Program June 4, 1995
36th Anniversary Church Program June, 1998
40th Anniversary Church Program June, 2002



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110Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Anniversary Programs
43rd Anniversary Church Program June 5, 2005
45th Anniversary Church Program May 25, 2007
47th Anniversary Church Program 2009
48th Anniversary Church Program 2010



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21Obituary Programs (A - B)
Aaron, La Verne Constance September 18, 2004
Allen, Deacon James Lee February 14, 2003
Anderson, Deacon Mose Earl Anderson September 7, 1991
Bacon, Sr., Robert J. March 21, 2009
Bailey, Jr., Johnny Lee August 27, 2010
Barnett, Reginald Feburary 22, 1997
Batiste, Verda M. Green June 11, 2002
Beatty, Ida M. December 31, 2004
Beecher, Faye Beatrice Young March 12, 2007
Bell, Robert "Bobby" C. August 13, 2005
Benjamin, Vada Joyce Polley January 17, 2008
Berry, Luline Barnes December 2, 2006
Boss, Linda Faith November 6, 2004
Boston, Tommy O. December 20, 2007
Boykin, Robert February 12, 2004
Brathwaite, James December 30, 1994
Brawley, Oletha Daniels July 18, 2003
Brooks, Georgia M. Spiller July 20, 2007
Bryant, Byron James July 25, 2005
Bryant, Leroy July 13, 2009
Buffalo, Joseph Q. October 4, 2010
Bynam, Rosa Marie Derry November 29, 2006
Byrd, Gilla Reid Lewis June 23, 2006



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22Obituary Programs (C - De)
Carraway, Modria A. Norris
Carrington, Gerald Leroy April 1, 2009
Carter, Leroy April 1, 2005
Champion, Warren A. "Olu" August 27, 2005
Clement, Thelma Adell June 26, 2010
Coates, Jamesarnold November 7, 2009
Cole, Emma Lee Harris November 29, 2005
Cole, Nell Grovey August 11, 2010
Coleman, Sr., Frank Junior May 28, 2005
Collins, Daryl Donovan September 9, 1995
Cosby, Rogers October 12, 2006
Cooper, Donald LaMont "Chuck" April 18, 2003
Covington, Jr., Ulysses September 12, 1998
Davenport, Lois December 10, 2009
Davis, Gene Earl November 24, 2007
Davis, Odessa Hilliard May 26, 2010
Davis, Thenoris February 18, 1997
Dawson, Patrick L. July 28, 1998
DeKova, Cynthia Ann McAdams May 26, 2006
Demby, Willow B. May 24, 2003



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23Obituary Programs (Di - G)
Dial, Ora Lee April 5, 2003
Dixon, Annie T. January 29, 2005
Dobbins, Helen "Meme" August 11, 2007
Douglas, Mary Lawrence July 21, 2007
Ealy, Betty Joyce September 5, 2008
Engram, Beatrice May 3, 2010
Fears, Lora McGhee July 9, 2003
Flewellen, IV, Johnnie December 29, 1999
Ford, Deidre L. December 9, 2006
Francis, Michael January 4, 2008
Franklin, Doris Nell January 19, 2008
Gardner, Rachael Devoe October 23, 2009
Garland, Jr., Chauncey "CL" April 17, 2009
Gilford, Remonica Wells May 17, 2008
Glodd, Lawrence Adam July 21, 2007
Green, Bill June 26, 2008
Gooden, John Edwards December 22, 1997
Gorham, Gloria J. April 25, 2009
Grant, Sr., J. D. November 19, 2009
Grant, Willie M. February 23, 2005



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24Obituary Programs (H)
Haller, Sr., Robert L. December 28, 2005
Hankins, Grover Glenn April 9, 2009
Hanks, Janie Lee October 2, 2010
Harper, Houston March 14, 2009
Harper, Ronald David July 8, 2008
Harris, Helen Grant June 20, 204
Harris, Louise Carey October 26, 2007
Harrison, John Herbert Simeon December 29, 2000
Henderson, Deaconess Nelwyn November 28, 2005
Hill, Carole Athene March 16, 2006
Hodge, Joyce Lee May 20, 1992
Hollins, Jr., Blanchard Tucker September 15, 2007
Hopson, Margaret L. January 4, 2007
Horace, Roderick Alphonso December 2, 2008
Howard, Annie Belle July 23, 2003
Howard, Bettey Jean July 23, 2003
Howard, Edna Louise June 1, 1991
Howard, Sr., Ernest March 18, 2004
Howard, Estella Rebecca Smith May 2, 1987
Howard, Jr., Thomas E. December 29, 2008
Howard, Sr., Thomas Edward August 27, 1994
Hill, Annie Laura Robinson 2008
Hubert, Sr., Brother Floyd Hubert July 1, 2004
Huntsberry, Sr., Joseph Dallon "J.D." July 5, 2002



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31Obituary Programs (K - Mc)
King, Jerald Francis May 16, 2006
Lafleur, III, Albert Eric September 18, 2005
Le Blanc, Maragret Ann White April 3, 1993
Lewis-Coleman, Sleopatra March 3, 2001
Lewis, Sr., Vernon Dwayne January 20, 2007
Ligons, Deacon Freddie November 21, 2005
Lilly, Erica Denise June 21, 2003
Linton, Ruth Humble 2008
Lord, Madelyn Parsons June 20, 2005
Love, Sr., Bob C. August 23, 2006
Magee, Deacon John Calvin October 30, 2010
Martel, Sr., Joe Herman March 28, 1998
Martin, Helen March 15, 2009
Martin, Tamyra Renee Gailord May 30, 2007
Mason, Ruby Lee October 2, 2004
Mathis, Elizabeth June 18, 2009
Maxwell, Buena West January 14, 2009
Mays, Jacqueline C. December 21, 2002
McQueen-Gooden, Delores Robinson August 17, 2004



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32Obituary Programs (Mi - O)
Millard, Bettie J. August 19, 2008
Miller, David O. January 23, 2010
Miller, Jr., Frank May 19. 2007
Misback, Jr., Louis Sidney January 16, 2010
Mitchell, Allee J. March 12, 2005
Mitchell, Barbara Mitchell December 28, 2009
Moore, Evergene Simpson February 5, 2008
Moore, Ruth Williams "Puddin" "Nancy" April 7, 2007
Myers, Louis August 18, 1989
Nelson, Jr., Richard T. November 6, 2004
Newsome, Kenneth Warren October 16, 2008
Nicholas, Jr., Jospeph Caldwell October 23, 2008
Nowlin, Elziree Howard September 16, 2007
Oliver, Amy Marie June 1, 2006



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33Obituary Programs (P - R)
Parker, Dorothy January 13, 2006
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34Obituary Programs (S)
Sandles, Ahmed H. May 20, 2009
Scott, Sevenson January 7, 2006
Scott, Willie February 25, 2010
Sexton, Wendell Phillip James August 15, 2008
Sigler, Christina "Christy" Loyd May 31, 2007
Singleton, Ruth Brown May 31, 2007
Simple, Sr., Michael September 20, 1997
Small, Marvin LaVan May 2, 2009
Smith, Cedric Gerard December 20, 1999
Smith, Sr., Sam Allen March 7, 2009
Sorey, James Arthur August 22, 2008
Sparks, Kent Gerard April 24, 2010
Spiller, Dorothy Lee July 1, 2010
Springer, Gennetta June 5, 2009
Starks, Aubrey "Glenn" November 27, 2007
Stephens, Gwendolyn Elaine March 21, 2003
Stevens, Nelson McKinley "Danny" December 27, 1999
Stewart, Barbara Stephens February 4, 2010
Stewart, Rose L. Vernon September 5, 2005
Parkins, Lawrence Iven August 31, 2001
Parkins, Mavola McFadden February 19, 2010
Parks, Rosa Louise October 24, 2005
Phillips, Joseph Lee October 16, 2010
Pierre, Opal Fay February 5, 2004
Pinkard, Darnelle Delores June 14, 2003
Plummer, Sr., Matthew Wesley October 27, 2007
Porter-Alley, Mantie L. July 8, 2006
Poster, Kenneth Tyrone January 11, 2006
Price, Lillian Ynean June 21, 2008
Ray, Rosa Lee
Rayford, Bircendia Antonyce Churchwell October 15, 2009
Reed, Jerome Donald December 30, 2007
Richardson, Dorothy December 7, 1997
Rigsby, Deacon Olon November 17, 2007
Robinson, Demitreus La Mall April 20, 2002
Robinson, Lily M. July 28, 1998
Roy, Jr., Bennie Joseph November 3, 2005



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35Obituary Programs (T - V)
Tapscott, Valeria Ellen March 26, 2010
Taylor, Ray Anthony November 2, 1991
Thomas, Patricia Ann August 13, 2008
Thompson, Calvin R. October 15, 2009
Thompson, Lillian Wyche June 24, 2006
Thompson-Muldrow, Stella Mae December 30, 2006
Thomas, Jr., William November 5, 2010
Trotty, Sr., Luther 2001
Ventures, Jr., Jesse April 12, 1997



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36Obituary Programs (W - Z)
Wagner, Shelia November 14, 2008
Walker, Edna Mae "Nannie" January 16, 2010
Washington, Sr., Richard W. April 15, 2000
Watson, Delores July 7, 2008
Weathers, Ruby Lenora February 9, 2008
White, Bettie Mosley April 22, 2005
Wilburn-Mitchell-Rippetoe, Deacon David Allen January 21, 2005
Wiley, Shiree Ann March 3, 2006
Williams, Billie Joann January 19, 2009
Williams, Gloria Harmon April 18, 2009
Williams, Jr., Henry A. April 15, 2009
Williams, Mercidee Taylor February 29, 2000
Williams, Dillard July 19, 2004
Williams, Tena L. November 30, 2006
Willis, Jacqueline "Jackie" January 8, 2005
Wilson, Sr., John H. April 27, 2002
Wise, Frannie C. September 27, 2010
Woodson, Lori Theresa June 16, 2005
Woodson, Samuel May 21, 2010
Wright, Catherine Ann December 22, 2004
Young, Inez Hardin May 23, 2009
Young, Nathan June 2, 2009
Youngblood, Diann Price March 7, 2009



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4Artifacts, Realia
Prarie View A&M University College of Nursing 20th Anniversary Scrapbook 1968 - 1988
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Directory Book 1992
40th Anniversary of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Directory Book June, 2002
Cardboard poster of William Thomas, Jr. ND
Large Poster of Barbara Jordan with Biography ND