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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Florence Hawkins Temple's Personal Records, 1953

II. Biographical Materials on L.C. Anderson Alumni, 1914-2007

III. L.C. Anderson High School Materials, 1952-1953

IV. O.L.C.A High School Clippings, 1953-2006

V. O.L.C.A Reunion Administrative Material, 1973-2007

VI. L.C. Anderson Reunion Material, 1972-2003

VII. L.C. Anderson Reunion Ephemera, undated

VIII. L.C. Anderson Reunion Photographs, 1973-2006

IX. General photographs, 1950-1999

X. Negatives, 1983-2003,undated

Austin History Center

Florence Hawkins Temple Original L.C. Anderson High School Reunion Papers

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Temple, Florence Hawkins
Title: Florence Hawkins Temple Original L.C. Anderson High School Reunion Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1953-2007
Bulk Dates: 1973-1993
Abstract: Florence Hawkins Temple is a native of Austin, who is an alumna of the Original L.C. Anderson High School. In 1953, her class was the last segregated class to graduate before the school integrated. This collection contains personal documents, as well as biographies, clippings, programs, and ephemera related to the Original L.C. Anderson High School Reunions.
Identification: AR.2007.012
Quantity: .4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: Archives Stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

L.C. Anderson High School (originally called E.H. Anderson High School) opened in East Austin in 1907 as a high school for African American students. Anderson High School would educate Austin's African American students for sixty-four years until its forced closure in the early 1970s. Anderson High had four locations in East Austin before a federal judge ordered the Thompson Street iteration of Anderson High School to close in 1971 because it was still racially segregated years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The closing of the school was not a popular decision among some of the former students and community members because they felt that the school was integral part of the East Austin African American community. The Austin Independent School District (AISD) opened a new high school campus in Northwest Austin and named the school L. C. Anderson High School in honor of the East Austin High School. Today the former East Austin locations of the High School are often referred to as the "Original L. C. Anderson High School."

Austin native, Florence Hawkins Temple is an alumna of the O.L.C.A High School class of 1953. Her class was the last segregated class to graduate before the school integrated.

The class of 1953 held its first reunion in 1973. As part of the steering committee, Temple took part in the organization of O.L.C.A. High School reunions and held the position of record keeper.

In 1989, O.L.C.A High School alumni Joseph Reid and Dorothy Carter Hunter founded the Original L.C. Anderson Alumni Association (O.L.C.A.A.A). The O.L.C.A.A.A was formed as a way for Anderson High School graduates to honor the legacy of L.C. Anderson High School in Austin, Texas. The O.L.C.A.A.A took over the organization of school reunions and in 1991, after gathering student rosters from each class; they held the first All School reunion. These reunions continue to be held every three years.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of reunion related material primarily for the class of 1953, the last segregated Anderson High School class. It also consists of information and programs from the All School reunions presented by the O.L.C.A.Alumni Association. The collections contains graduation material from the donor (1953-1973), documents relating to the history of L.C. Anderson High School (1952-1953), clippings relating to the L.C. Anderson High School (1953-2006), biographical information and obituaries of alumni (1914-2007), reunion programs (1973-2003), administrative documents relating to the organization of the reunions (1973-2007), photos and negatives of the reunions (1973-2006), ephemera from the reunions (undated); general photos of people and places in east Austin (1950-1999).

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 10 series:
I. Florence Hawkins Temple's Personal Records
II. Biographical Materials on L.C. Anderson Alumni
III. O.L.C.A High School Materials
IV. O.L.C.A High School Clippings
V. O.L.C.A Administrative Reunion Material
VI. O.L.C.A Reunion Material
VII. O.L.C.A Reunion Ephemera
VIII. O.L.C.A Reunion Photographs
IX. General photographs
X. O.L.C.A Reunion Negatives

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Banks, Martin, 1936-2004
Turner, Dorothy, 1935-2005
Conley,Onie B.,
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
African Americans--Education (Secondary)--Texas--Austin.
High schools--Texas--Austin.

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Related Material

Archives and Manuscripts


  • AR.K. 005 - Anderson High School Papers

General Collection


  • A 370.9764 AU - Evaluation of the Anderson High School: Report of the Visiting Committee: Austin Public Schools,1948.
  • A 373.05 GE - The Geyser:1926.
  • A 373.05 YE - The Yellow Jacket: various years.
  • A 373.76431 AL - The History and Memory of Old Anderson High School: 1907-1970: Allen, Bertram, 1988.
  • A 373.76431 FI - First Original L.C. Anderson Alumni Association All-School Reunion 1907-1971, June 28-30, 1991, Austin, Texas: O.L.C.A.A.A., 1991.
  • A 373.76431 L - L.C. Anderson High School Class of 1970-20th Reunion: Reunion Committee, 1990.
  • A 373.76431 OR - O.L.C.A.A.A. Second All-School Reunion: June 30-July 3, 1994, Doubletree Hotel, Austin, Texas: O.L.C.A.A.A, 1994
  • A 373.76431 TH - They became, we became one: L.C. Anderson High School class of '81, 10-year reunion: Reunion Committee, 1991
  • A 976.40074 OWAN - Marker dedication for L.C. Anderson /Kealing HS site: J.M. Owens, 1988

Austin Files


  • AF-Public Schools - High Schools - Anderson P8620 Organization(2)
  • AF-Public Schools - High Schools - Anderson P8620 Reunion(1)

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by the creator

Preferred Citation

Florence Hawkins Temple Original L.C. Anderson High School Reunion Collection (AR 2007.064). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2007/064

Donation Date: 2007

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Cynthia Evans/2011

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Florence Hawkins Temple's Personal Records, 1953

Box Folder
1 1 Album of Memories, 1953
2 Commencement Exercises, invitation, commencement program, Baccalaureate Sermon program, 1953
3 Photo of Florence Hawkins Temple, undated

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II. Biographical Materials on L.C. Anderson Alumni, 1914-2007

Box Folder
1 4 Dorothy Nell Turner, 1935-2005
5 Onie B. Conley, 1914-2003
6 Banks, Martin, 1936-2004
7 Wilson, James, undated
8 Obituaries, 1977-2007

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III. L.C. Anderson High School Materials, 1952-1953

Box Folder
1 9 History of L.C. Anderson High School, undated
10 O.L.C.A High School Song by Joyce D. Arnold, undated
11 O.L.C.A High School sports program, 1953
12 The Yellow Jacket, the official Publication of O.L.C.A High School, , 1952-1953

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IV. O.L.C.A High School Clippings, 1953-2006

Box Folder
1 13 O.L.C.A High School, 1953-2006, undated
14 O.L.C.A Band, 2004, undated
15 O.L.C.A High School Class of 1953 Reunion, 1973-2003,undated
16 People, 1973-2005, undated

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V. O.L.C.A Reunion Administrative Material, 1973-2007

Box Folder
1 17 O.L.C.A High School Class of 1953 Reunion, Steering committee minutes, 1982-2003
18 O.L.C.A High School Class of 1953 Reunion planning, 1973-2003, undated
19 O.L.C.A High School Class of 1953 Reunion planning notes, undated
20 O.L.C.A High School Class of 1953 Reunion Correspondence, 1973-2007, undated
21 O.L.C.A High School Class of 1953 Reunion Financial Material, 2003, undated
22 O.L.C.A High School Reunion Newsletters, 1973-1983
23 O.L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion evaluations /questionnaire, 1993-2000, undated
24 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion Class List, 1973-1983
25 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion Press Release, 1973
26 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion Invitation, 1973
27 O. L.C. A.A.A High School Reunion Nominating Committee, undated

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VI. L.C. Anderson Reunion Material, 1972-2003

Box Folder
1 28 Wesley UMC Programs, 1972-1993
29 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion Banquet Program, 1997-2000
30 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion events and agendas, 1993-2003,undated
31 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion documents, 1991-2003
32 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion Programs, 1973-2003
33 O.L.C.A High School All School Reunion Programs, 1991
Box Folder
2 34 O.L.C.A High School All School Reunion Program, 1994
35 O.L.C.A High School All School Reunion Program, 2000
36 O.L.C.A High School All School Reunion Program, 2003

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VII. L.C. Anderson Reunion Ephemera, undated

Box Folder
2 37 Ephemera from reunions, undated

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VIII. L.C. Anderson Reunion Photographs, 1973-2006

Box Folder
2 38 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion, 1973, undated
39 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion, 1983
40 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion, 1988
41 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion, 1993
42 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion, 2003
43 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion, 2003
44 O.L.C.A.A.A High School Reunion, 2006
45 O. L.C. A. High School Class of 1953 Reunion, undated

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IX. General photographs, 1950-1999

Box Folder
2 46 Olive School, undated
47 American Woodman, undated
48 O.L.C.A High School activities, 1950, undated
49 Children, undated
50 Everett Williams, 1953-1956
51 LaVon Jackson, Bobbie Sauls, O.L.C.A High School Prom Night, 1953

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X. Negatives, 1983-2003,undated

Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault Color Negatives drawer O.L.C.A High School Reunions, 1983-2003
Color Negatives drawer O.L.C.A. High School Reunions , unidentified

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