Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Franklin Beauty School Collection RG.D.0044



Descriptive Summary

Creator Franklin Beauty School, Inc..
Title: The Franklin Beauty School Collection
Dates: 1937-1977
Identification: RG.D.0044
Quantity: 52.0 Linear feet, Manuscripts: 36 record storage boxes, 1 document box, 1 oversize document box, 1 long box, 4 flat boxes. Photographs: 3 - 5 x 7 boxes, 7 - 4 x 5 boxes, 1 - 8 1/2 x 11 box, 5 document boxes, 1 record storage box, 1 flat box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

In the segregated Southern United States, cosmetology offered women of color employment options substantially more desirable than domestic work, field labor, or assemblage in a factory. Not only did the Black beauty schools train their students in cosmetology, but also bestowed them with an understanding of culture, gender norms, socio-political issues, and marketing strategies.

In the late Nineteenth Century, African-American women began making and selling hair dress and tonics. Jim Crow Laws created barriers for minorities in obtaining small business loans for beauty schools and salons. As they grew, black entrepreneurs were forced to be resourceful in saving their own money and collaborating with others having like goals. Racial segregation ensured a viable market in this area for the fledgling Black entrepreneurs. Until the end of World War II, Black-owned companies dominated the beauty industry within the Black community.

Post-World War II African-American populations were growing rapidly nationwide; particularly in the South. In 1935 when the Jemisons came to Houston, the city was inhabited by 64,000 African-Americans. Texas laws requiring beauty operators to complete 1,000 hours of training. The thriving African-American population, and leadership within the Black community provided a fruitful environment for new businesses in ethnic beauty culture.


Biographical Note

The Franklin School of Beauty was formally established by Nobia Franklin in 1917 after several years of creating and selling beauty products from her home in San Antonio, Texas. Following a few initial moves that included Houston, the school was eventually based in Chicago.

When Nobia died, her property and business were left to her daughter Abbie. When she came of age, Abbie married J. H. Jemison, who then managed the Franklin Beauty School. The young couple soon made the decision to close the Chicago location and re-open the salon and school permanently in Houston in 1935. Positive decisions were made that greatly facilitated the expansion of the business. It soon became apparent that J. H. possessed the marketing and leadership acumen that would make the Franklin Beauty School a great success in Houston. In partnership with Abbie, Jemison spent 35 years in business making a vast contribution to raising the civil status of young beauticians of color.

J. H. Jemison also dedicated himself to leadership in the community. His involvement was pivotal in such endeavors as desegregating Houston's city golf courses, establishing a Girl Scout camp so young black girls could participate in camping activities, and serving as President of the Youth Council of the N.A.A.C.P.


Scope and Contents

The Franklin Beauty School Collection records consist of many different types of documents from the operation of the beauty school. These include student registration forms, the Franklin Beauty School's publications and flyers, correspondence relating to students, payroll records, taxes and business records. There are also records relating to agencies and organizations auxiliary to The Franklin Beauty School, but were important to the school's practice. Documents were retained from trade organizations such as the City Wide Beautician's Association as well as state agencies governing labor laws, including the Texas State Board and the Texas State Employment Commission. J.H. Jemison's personal business records are included in this collection as well.


 

Arrangement

There are 45 boxes housing this collection in record groups.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

None.


Index Terms

African American beauty operators--United States
African American business enterprises
African American businesspeople
African American leadership
African American women--History--20th century
Beauty culture--Study and teaching--Texas--20th century
Franklin Beauty School, Inc.
Franklin, Nobia Anita, 1880-1934.
Jemison, Abby F., 1908-
Jemison, Glenda.
Jemison, James H., 1906-1981.
Jemison, Ronald.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Franklin Beauty School, Inc. Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by J. H. Jemison in April 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Tammy Jordan, December 2005

Digitized Materials

A portion of this collection has been digitized and is available through the Houston Area Digital Archives. Please view the digitized material at: http://digital.houstonlibrary.org/cdm/search/collection/images/searchterm/Franklin%20Beauty%20School/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/nosort/page/8


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Student Registration Forms

Box Folder
1 1 Registration Forms I, 1947-
2 Registration Forms J, 1945-1947
5 Registration Forms K, 1945-1947
3 Registration Forms L, 1945-1948
4 Registration Forms M and Mc, 1945-1949
6 Registration Forms N, 1946-1948
7 Registration Forms O, 1945-1947
9 Registration Forms Q, 1945
10 Registration Forms R, 1945-1948
11 Registration Forms S, 1945-1949
8 Registration Forms P, 1945-1948
12 Registration Forms S, 1947-1949
13 Registration Forms T, 1945-1949
14 Registration Forms V, 1945-1946
15 Registration Forms W, 1945-1946
16 Registration Forms W, 1947-1949
17 Registration Forms Y, 1945-1948
18 Registration Forms, 1956
19 Registration Forms, Jan. 1963
20 Registration Forms, Feb. 1963
21 Registration Forms, March 1963
22 Registration Forms, April 1963
23 Registration Forms, May 1963
24 Registration Forms, June 1963
25 Registration Forms, Jan. 1964
26 Registration Forms, Feb. 1964
Box Folder
2 1 Registration Forms, March 1964
2 Registration Forms, April 1964
3 Registration Forms, May 1964
4 Registration Forms, June 1964
5 Registration Forms, July 1964
6 Registration Forms, August 1964
7 Registration Forms, Sept. 1964
8 Registration Forms, Oct. 1964
9 Registration Forms, Nov. 1964
10 Registration Forms, Dec. 1964
11 Registration Forms, Jan. 1965
12 Registration Forms, Feb. 1965
13 Registration Forms, March 1965
14 Registration Forms, April 1965
15 Registration Forms, May 1965
16 Registration Forms, June 1965
17 Registration Forms, July 1965
18 Registration Forms, Aug. 1965
19 Registration Forms, Sept. 1965
20 Registration Forms, Jan. 1966
21 Registration Forms, Feb. 1966
22 Registration Forms, March 1966
23 Registration Forms, April 1966
24 Registration Forms, May 1966
25 Registration Forms, July 1966
26 Registration Forms W, 1939-1943
27 Registration Forms W, 1940-1944
28 Registration Forms W, 1944-1945
29 Registration Forms A, 1945-1949
30 Registration Forms B, 1947-1949
31 Registration Forms C, 1945-1949
Box Folder
3 1 Registration Forms D, 1945-1948
2 Registration Forms E, 1945-1948
3 Registration Forms F, 1945-1948
4 Registration Forms W, 1939-1944
5 Registration Forms G, 1944-1949
6 Registration Forms H, 1944-1949
7 Registration Forms Y, 1952-1954
8 Attendance Records A, 1951-1952
9 Registration Forms B, 1950-1952
10 Registration Forms C, 1950-1952
11 Registration Forms D, 1950-1952
12 Registration Forms E, 1950-1952
13 Registration Forms F, 1950-1952
14 Registration Forms G, 1950-1952
15 Registration Forms H, 1950-1952
16 Registration Forms J, 1950-1952
17 Registration Forms K, 1948-1950
18 Registration Forms L, 1950-1952
19 Registration Forms M-Mc, 1950-1952
20 Registration Forms N, 1950-1951
21 Registration Forms O, 1951-1952
22 Registration Forms P, 1950-1952
23 Registration Forms R, 1950-1952
24 Registration Forms S, 1950-1952
25 Registration Forms T, 1950-1952
26 Registration Forms U, 1952
27 Registration Forms V, 1952
28 Registration Forms W, 1950-1952
29 Registration Forms entering 1955
30 Registration Forms A, 1940-1945
Box Folder
4 1 Registration Forms B, 1940-1945
2 Registration Forms B, 1940-1942
3 Registration Forms C, 1938, 1940-1944
4 Registration Forms D, 1938-1944
5 Registration Forms E, 1939-1945
6 Registration Forms F, 1939-1944
7 Registration Forms G, 1940-1945
8 Registration Forms H, 1937-1944
9 Registration Forms H, 1940-1946
10 Registration Forms, Students entering July 1963
11 Registration Forms, Students entering August 1963
12 Registration Forms, Students entering November 1963
13 Registration Forms, Students entering December 1963
14 Registration Forms, Students entering January 1962
15 Registration Forms, Students entering February 1962
16 Registration Forms, Students entering March 1962
17 Registration Forms, Students entering April 1962
18 Registration Forms, Students entering May 1962
19 Registration Forms, Students entering June 1962
20 Registration Forms, Students entering July 1962
21 Registration Forms, Students entering August 1962
22 Registration Forms, Students entering September 1962
Box Folder
5 1 Registration Forms, Students entering October 1962
2 Registration Forms, Students entering November 1962
3 Registration Forms, Students entering January 1961
4 Registration Forms, Students entering February 1961
5 Registration Forms, Students entering March 1961
6 Registration Forms, Students entering April 1961
7 Registration Forms, Students entering May 1961
8 Registration Forms, Students entering July 1961
9 Registration Forms, Students entering August 1961
10 Registration Forms, Students entering September 1961
11 Registration Forms, Students entering October 1961
12 Registration Forms, Students entering December 1961
13 Registration Forms, Students entering September 1963
14 Registration Forms, Students entering November 1971



 

Series 2: Receipts

Box Folder
5 15 Receipt Book, 1952-1953
16 Receipts, and n.d. 1958-1959, 1964 and n.d
17 Rent Receipts Book, 1955-1956
18 Rent Receipts Book, 1957-1958
19 Receipts, 1958
20 Receipts, January 1965
21 Receipts, February 1955
22 Receipts, March 1965
23 Receipts, April 1965
24 Receipts, May 1965
25 Receipts, June 1965
26 Receipts, July 1965
27 Receipts, August 1965
Box Folder
6 1 Receipts, September 1965
2 Receipts, October 1965
3 Receipts, November 1965
4 Receipts, December 1965
5 Receipts, January 1966
6 Receipts, February 1966
7 Receipts, March 1966
8 Receipts, April 1966
9 Receipts, May 1966
10 Receipts, June 1966
11 Receipts, July 1966
12 Receipts, August 1966
13 Receipts, September 1966
14 Receipts, October 1966
15 Receipts, November 1966
16 Receipts, December 1966
17 Receipts, January 1967
18 Receipts, February 1967
19 Receipts, March 1967
20 Receipts, April 1967
21 Receipts, May 1967
22 Receipts, June 1967
23 Receipts, July 1967
24 Receipts, August 1967
25 Receipts, February 1967
26 Receipts, March 1967
27 Receipts, April 1967
28 Receipts, May 1967
29 Receipts, June 1967
30 Receipts, July 1967
31 Receipts, August 1967
32 Receipts, September 1967
33 Receipts, October 1967
34 Receipts, November 1967
35 Receipts, December 1967
36 Receipts, January 1968
37 Receipts, February 1968
38 Receipts, March 1968
39 Receipts, April 1968
40 Receipts, May 1968
Box Folder
7 1 Receipts, July 1968
2 Receipts, August 1968
3 Receipts, September 1968
4 Receipts, October 1968
5 Receipts, November 1968
6 Receipts, December 1968
7 Receipts, January 1969
8 Receipts, February 1969
9 Receipts, March 1969
10 Receipts, April 1969
11 Receipts, May 1969
12 Receipts, June 1969
13 Receipts, July 1969
14 Receipts, August 1969
15 Receipts, September 1969
16 Receipts, October 1969
17 Receipts, November 1969
18 Receipts, December 1969
19 Receipts, January 1970
20 Receipts, February 1970
21 Receipts, March 1970
22 Receipts, April 1970
23 Receipts, May 1970
24 Receipts, June 1970
25 Receipts, July 1970
26 Receipts, August 1970
27 Receipts, September 1970
28 Receipts, October 1970
29 Receipts, November 1970
30 Receipts, December 1970
Box Folder
8 1 Receipts, 1973-1976
2 Receipts, November 1963
3 Receipts, December 1963
4 Receipts, January 1964
5 Receipts, February 1964
6 Receipts, March 1964
7 Receipts, April 1964
8 Receipts, May 1964
9 Receipts, June 1964
10 Receipts, July 1964
11 Receipts, August 1964
12 Receipts, September 1964
13 Receipts, October 1964
14 Receipts, November 1964
15 Receipts, December 1964
Box Folder
9 1 Receipts, January 1965
2 Receipts, February 1965
3 Receipts, March 1965
4 Receipts, April 1965
5 Receipts, May 1965
6 Receipts, June 1965
7 Receipts, July 1965
8 Receipts, August 1965
9 Receipts, September 1965
10 Receipts, October 1965
11 Receipts, November 1965
12 Receipts, December 1965
13 Receipts, January 1966
14 Receipts, February 1966
15 Receipts, March 1966
16 Receipts, April 1966
17 Receipts, May 1966
Box Folder
10 1 Receipts, February 1967
2 Receipts, March 1967
3 Receipts, April 1967
4 Receipts, May 1967
5 Receipts, June 1967
6 Receipts, July 1967
7
8 Receipts, September 1967
9 Receipts, October 1967
10 Receipts, November 1967
11 Receipts, December 1967
12 Receipts, January 1968
13 Receipts, February 1968
14 Receipts, March 1968
15 Receipts, April 1968
16 Receipts, May 1968
17 Receipts, June 1968
18 Receipts, July 1968
19 Receipts, August 1968
20 Receipts, September 1968
21 Receipts, October 1968
Box Folder
11 1 Receipts, November 1968
2 Receipts, December 1968
3 Receipts, January 1969
4 Receipts, February 1969
5 Receipts, March 1969
6 Receipts, April 1969
7 Receipts, May 1969
8 Receipts, June 1969
9 Receipts, July 1969
10 Receipts, September 1969
11 Receipts, October 1969
12 Receipts, November 1969
13 Receipts, December 1969
14 Receipts, January 1970
15 Receipts, February 1970
16 Receipts, March 1970
17 Receipts, April 1970
18 Receipts, May 1970
19 Receipts, June 1970
20 Receipts, July 1970
21 Receipts, August 1970
Box Folder
12 1 Receipts, February 9-13, 1970
2 Receipts, February 16-20, 1970
3 Receipts, April 6-10, 1970
4 Receipts, April 13-17, 1970
5 Receipts, April 20-24, 1970
6 Receipts, April 27-May 1, 1970
7 Receipts, May 11-15, 1970
8 Receipts, May 18-22, 1970
9 Receipts, May 25-29, 1970
10 Receipts, June 8-11, 1970
11 Receipts, July 13-17, 1970
12 Receipts, August 3-7, 1970
13 Receipts, September 18-30, 1970
14 Receipts, October 1-2, 1970
15 Receipts, October 5-9, 1970
16 Receipts, October 12-16, 1970
17 Receipts, October 19-23, 1970
18 Receipts, October 26-30, 1970
19 Receipts, September 1970
20 Receipts, October 1970
21 Receipts, November 1970
22 Receipts, December 1970
Box Folder
13 1 Auditor’s Report, 1970
2 Receipts, December 30, 1970-January 2, 1971
3 Receipts, January 1971
4 Receipts, February 1971
5 Receipts, March 1971
6 Receipts, April 1971
7 Receipts, May 1971
8 Receipts, June 1971
9 Receipts, July 1971
10 Receipts, August 1971
11 Receipts, September 1971
12 Receipts, October 1971
13 Receipts, November 10, 15-16, 22, 1971
14 Receipts, December 7, 1971
15 Receipts, January 12, 1972
16 Receipts, August 1974-April 1976
17 Receipts, August 1975-September 1976
18 Receipt Book, May 1976-July 1977
19 Receipt Book, September 1976-August 1977



 

Series 3: Student Records

Box
14 Student Records, 1967-1971
Box
15 Student Records, 1967-1971
Box
16 Student Records, 1938-1941, 1969-1971
Box
17 Student Records, 1966-1971
Box
18 Student Records, 1939-1941, 1944-1945, 1968-1972
Box Folder
18 31 Record of student hours, 1938-1939
32 Monthly record of student hours, 1941
33 Monthly record of student hours, 1942
34 Monthly record of student hours, 1943
35 Monthly record of student hours, 1944
36 Monthly record of student hours, 1945
37 Monthly record of student hours, 1946
38 Monthly record of student hours, 1947
39 Monthly record of student hours, 1948
Box Folder
19 1 Monthly record of student hours, 1949
2 Monthly record of student hours, 1950
3 Monthly record of student hours, 1951
4 Monthly record of student hours, 1952
5 Student hours, 1953
6 Student hours, 1954
7 Student hours, 1955
8 Student hours, 1956
9 Student hours, 1957
10 Student hours, 1958
11 Student hours, 1959
12 Student hours, 1960
13 Student hours, 1960
Box
20 Book, Records of Graduates Who Took State Board Examinations 1/1945-8/1949
Box Folder
21 1 Graduate file A, 1942-1944
2 Graduate file A, 1943-1944
3 Graduate file B, 1942-1944
4 Graduate file B, 1943
5 Graduate file B, 1944
6 Graduate file C, 1942-1944
7 Graduate file C, 1943-1944
8 Graduate file C, 1943-1944
9 Graduate file D, 1943
10 Graduate file D-E, 1943-1944
11 Graduate file D-E, 1943-1944
12 Graduate file F, 1943
13 Graduate file E-F, 1943-1944
14 Graduate file G, 1941-1944
15 Graduate file G, 1943-1944
16 Graduates G, 1944
17 Graduates H, 1942-1943
18 Graduates H, 1942-1944
19 Graduates H, 1944
20 Graduates J, 1943-1944
21 Graduates J, 1943-1944
22 Graduates J, 1943-1944
23 Graduates K, 1943-1944
24 Graduates K-L, 1944
25 Graduates L-M, 1941-1943
26 Graduates L, 1942-1944
27 Graduates Mc, 1945, 1951
28 Graduates M, 1942-1944
29 Graduates M, 1943-1944
30 Graduates M, 1949-1951
31 Graduates N, 1949, 1951-1952
32 Graduates N-O, 1943-1944
33 Graduates O, 1949-1951
34 Graduates P-Q, 1942-1944
35 Graduates P, 1943-1944
36 Graduates P, 1943-1944
37 Graduates P, 1949-1951
38 Graduates R, 1941-1944
39 Graduates R, 1943-1944
40 Graduates R, 1943-1944
41 Graduates R, 1949-1952
42 Graduates S, 1943-1944
43 Graduates S, 1943-1944
44 Graduates S, 1943-1944
45 Graduates T, 1941-1944
46 Graduates T, 1943-1944
47 Graduates T, 1943-1944
48 Graduates T, 1948-1952
49 Graduates U, 1947, 1949-1951
50 Graduates V, 1949
51 Graduates V-W, 1943-1944
52 Graduates W, 1943-1944
53 Graduates W, 1944
54 Graduates W, 1948-1952
55 Graduates A, 1947, 1949-1951
56 Graduates B, 1949-1952
57 Graduates C, 1949-1952
58 Graduates D, 1948-1951
59 Graduates E, 1949-1951
60 Graduates F, 1949, 1951-1952
61 Graduates G, 1948-1952
62 Graduates H, 1947, 1949-1951
63 Graduates J, 1945-1946, 1948-1952
Box Folder
22 1 Graduates K, 1950-1951
2 Graduates L, 1948-1952
3 Graduate S, 1949-1952
4 Graduating students, no date
Box Folder
22 5 Diploma, Betty Jean Williams, 1954 1947-1951
6 Diploma, Marvis Jean Holman, 1954
7 Diploma, Ruby Mae Adams, 1957
8 Diploma, James Marshall, 1960
9 Record of Graduation Fees, 1955-1964
Box Folder
22 10 Drop Students A, 1943-1946
11 Drop Students A, 1946-1949
12 Drop Students B, 1943-1947
13 Drop Students B, 1947-1951
14 Drop Students C, 1942-1947
15 Drop Students C, 1945, 1947-1951
16 Drop Students D, 1944-1945, 1947
17 Drop Students D, 1948-1951
18 Drop Students E, 1944-1947
19 Drop Students E, 1949-1950
20 Drop Students F, 1944-1946
21 Drop Students F, 1948, 1951
22 Drop Students G, 1944-1946
23 Drop Students G, 1944-1946
24 Drop Students H, 1944-1947
25 Drop Students H, 1946-1951
26 Drop Students I, 1942-1945
27 Drop Students I, 1948-1949
28 Drop Students J, 1944-1946
29 Drop Students J, 1948-1951
30 Drop Students K, 1944-1947, 1949
31 Drop Students L, 1944-1946
32 Drop Students L, 1944-1946
Box Folder
23 1 Drop Students L, 1947-1950
2 Drop Students Mc, 1947, 1950
3 Drop Students M, 1944-1948
4 Drop Students M, 1947-1950
5 Drop Students N, 1940, 1945-1946
6 Drop Students N, 1948
7 Drop Students O, 1944-1945, 1947
8 Drop Students O, 1947
9 Drop Students P, 1944-1947
10 Drop Students P, 1947, 1949-1951
11 Drop Students R, 1943-1947
12 Drop Students R, 1947-1949
13 Drop Students S, 1944-1947
14 Drop Students S, 1947, 1949-1951
15 Drop Students T, 1944-1946
16 Drop Students T, 1947-1951
17 Drop Students U, 1948
18 Drop Students V, 1939-1940, 1943-1944
19 Drop Students V, 1951
20 Drop Students W, 1944-1946
21 Drop Students W, 1946-1951
Box Folder
23 22 Prospective Students, did not enter, 1970-1971
23 Students Enrolling, 1942
24 Enrollments, 1938-1943
Box Folder
23 25 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1938
26 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1939
27 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1940
28 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1941
29 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1942
30 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1943
31 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1944
32 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1945
33 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1946
34 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1947
35 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1948
36 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1949
37 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1950
38 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1951
39 Students taking State Board Examinations, 1952
Box Folder
23 40 Student, Ethel Mae Bell, 1948-1949, 1951
41 Student, Myrtle Blackwell, 1947
42 Student, Bertha Mae Bowman, 1947
43 Student, Willie Mena Clark, 1949-1951
44 Student, Ruby Lee Cross, 1946-1947
45 Student, Laura C. Flenory, 1947-1948
46 Student, Ernest R. Kimble, 1947-1948
47 Student, Vivian King, 1948
48 Student, Lydia Melancon, 1948
49 Student, Lena Bell Norris, 1949
50 Student, Ruby Phelps, 1950
51 Student, Louise Pierson, 1946-1947
52 Student, Gertrude Renfro, 1947-1948
53 Student, Bessie Smith-Jones, 1949-1950
54 Student, Vernon Marie Turner, 1947-1949
55 Student, Verna Washington, 1944
56 Student, Espontila Woodards, 1947-1948



 

Series 4: Salon Tickets of Services Rendered

Box Folder
23 57 Tickets not paid, 1968-1970
58 Tickets, 1936-1937
59 Tickets, 10/1966
60 Tickets, 11/1966
61 Tickets, 12/1966
Box Folder
24 1 Tickets, 1/1967
2 Tickets, 2/1967
3 Tickets, 4/1967
4 Tickets, 3/1967
5 Tickets, 4/1967
6 Tickets, 5/1967
7 Tickets, 6/1967
8 Tickets, 7/1967
9 Tickets, 8/1967
10 Tickets, 9/1967
11 Tickets, 10/1967
12 Tickets, 11/13/1973-11/17/1973
13 Tickets, 11/20/1973, 11/21/1973, 11/24/1973
14 Tickets, 11/27/1973-11/30/1973
15 Tickets, 12/4/1973-12/5/1973
16 Tickets, 1/2/1974
17 Tickets, 4/1974
18 Tickets, 10/29/1971-10/30/1971
19 Tickets, 11/1/1971-1/6/1971
20 Tickets, 11/8/1971-11/13/1971
21 Tickets, 11/15/1971-11/20/1971
22 Tickets, 11/22/1971-11/27/1971
23 Tickets, 11/30/1971-12/4/1971
24 Tickets, 12/7/1971-12/11/1971
25 Tickets, 12/14/1971-12/18/1971
26 Tickets, 12/21/1971-12/23/1971
27 Tickets, 12/28/1971-12/31/1971
Box Folder
25 1 Tickets, 1/4/1972-1/8/1972
2 Tickets, 1/18/1972-1/22/1972
3 Tickets, 1/25/1972-1/29/1972
4 Tickets, 2/1/1972-2/5/1972
5 Tickets, 2/8/1972-2/12/1972
6 Tickets, 2/15/1972-2/19/1972
7 Tickets, 2/22/1972-2/29/1972
8 Tickets, 4/1/1972-4/4/1972
9 Tickets, 4/7/1972-4/11/1972
10 Tickets, 4/14/1972-4/18/1972
11 Tickets, 4/21/1972-4/25/1972
12 Tickets, 4/28/1972-4/31/1972
13 Ticket totals, 4/1972-6/1972
14 Ticket totals, 7/1972-9/1972
15 Tickets, 9/1/1972-9/2/1972
16 Tickets, 9/5/1972-9/9/1972
17 Tickets, 9/12/1972-9/16/1972
18 Tickets, 9/19/1972-9/23/1972
19 Tickets, 9/26/1972-9/30/1972
20 Tickets, 10/3/1972-10/7/1972
21 Tickets, 10/10/1972-10/14/1972
22 Tickets, 10/17/1972-10/21/1972
23 Tickets, 10/24/1972-10/28/1972
24 Tickets, 12/11/1972-12/15/1972
25 Ticket totals, 12/1972
26 Tickets, 10/27/1969-10/31/1969
27 Tickets, 11/3/1969-11/7/1969
28 Tickets, 11/10/1969-11/14/1969
29 Tickets, 11/17/1969-11/21/1969
30 Tickets, 11/24/1969-11/28/1969
31 Tickets, 12/1/1969-12/5/1969
Box Folder
26 1 Tickets, 12/8/1969-12/12/1969
2 Tickets, 12/15/1969-12/19/1969
3 Tickets, 12/22/1969, 12/23/1969, 12/29/1969-12/31/1969
4 Tickets, 1/5/1970-1/9/1970
5 Tickets, 1/12/1970-1/16/1970
6 Tickets, 1/191970-1/231970
7 Tickets, 1/26/1970-1/30/1970
8 Tickets, 2/2/1970-2/6/1970
9 Tickets, 2/23/1970-2/27/1970
10 Tickets, 3/2/1970-3/6/1970
11 Tickets, 3/9/1970-3/13/1970
12 Tickets, 3/16/1970-3/20/1970
13 Tickets, 3/23/1970-3/27/1970
14 Tickets, 3/30/1970-4/4/1970
15 Tickets, 5/4/1970-5/8/1970
16 Tickets, 6/1/1970-6/5/1970
17 Tickets, 6/12/1970
18 Tickets, 6/15/1970-6/19/1970
19 Tickets, 6/22/1970-6/26/1970
20 Tickets, 6/29/1970-7/3/1970
21 Tickets, 7/6/1970-7/10/1970
22 Tickets, 7/20/1970-7/24/1970
23 Tickets, 7/27/1970-7/31/1970
24 Tickets, 8/10/1970-8/14/1970
25 Tickets, 8/17/1970-8/21/1970
26 Tickets, 8/24/1970-8/28/1970
27 Tickets, 8/31/1970-9/4/1970
28 Tickets, 9/8/1970-9/11/1970
29 Appointments, 7/1967-10/1967



 

Series 5: Check Registers

Box Folder
27 1 Check Register, 10/1939-1/1940
2 Check Register, 1/1940-4/1940
3 Check Register, 4/1940-7/1940
4 Check Register, 7/1940-10/1940
5 Check Register, 10/1940-1/1941
6 Check Register, 1/1941-4/1941
7 Check Register, 5/1941-8/1941
8 Check Register, 8/1941-12/1941
9 Check Register, 12/1941-3/1942
10 Check Register, 3/1942-6/1942
11 Check Register, 6/1942-10/1942
12 Check Register, 10/1942-1/1943
13 Check Register, 1/1943-4/1943
14 Check Register, 4/1943-8/1943
15 Check Register, 8/1943-11/1943
16 Check Register, 11/1943-2/1944
17 Check Register, 2/1944-5/1944
18 Check Register, 5/1944-8/1944
19 Check Register, 10/1944-1/1945
20 Check Register, 1/1945-3/1945
21 Check Register, 3/1945-6/1945
22 Check Register, 6/1945-8/1945
23 Check Register, 8/1945-11/1945
24 Check Register, 11/1945-1/1946
25 Check Register, 1/1946-3/1946
26 Check Register, 3/1946-6/1946
27 Check Register, 6/1946-9/1946
28 Check Register, 9/1946-11/1946
29 Check Register, 11/1946-1/1947
30 Check Register, 1/1947-3/1947
31 Check Register, 3/1947-6/1947



 

Series 6: Payroll Records

Box Folder
28 1 Check Register, 6/1947-8/1947
2 Check Register, 8/1947-10/1947
3 Check Register, 8/1944-11/1944
4 Payroll Records, 1945-1946
5 Payroll Records, 10/1946-12/1946
6 Payroll Records, 1/1946-3/1946
7 Payroll Records, 3/1946-6/1946
8 Payroll Records, 1/1945-1/1946
9 Payroll Tax Receipt Book, 1945-1946
10 Payroll Records, 3/1946-6/1946
11 Payroll Records, 6/1946-9/1946
12 Payroll Records, 12/1946
13 Payroll Records, 10/1946-12/1946
14 Payroll Records, 9/1946-1/1947
15 Payroll and Rental Income, 1950-1951



 

Series 7: Daily Reports

Box Folder
28 16 Daily Accounting Reports, 8/17/1976-12/3/1977
17 Daily Accounting Reports, 12/4/1977-10/25/1977
18 Daily Accounting Reports (notes), 10/1975-8/14/1976 (intermittent)
19 Daily Accounting Reports, 7/1975-11/1975
20 Daily Accounting Reports, 1/1974-9/1975
21 Daily Accounting Reports, 7/1976-3/1977
22 Daily Accounting Reports, 1961-1963
23 Accounting Book, 1936-1939



 

Series 8: Business Records

Box Folder
29 1 Miscellaneous Pamphlets
2 Pay Statement Receipts, 1/1937-3/1937
3 Employer/Employee Taxes, n.d.
4 Employer/Employee Taxes, 1937
5 Employer/Employee Taxes, 1938
6 Employer/Employee Taxes, 1939
7 Employer/Employee Taxes, 1940
8 Employer/Employee Taxes, 1941
9 Financial Reports
10 Treasury Dept. of the Collector of the Internal Revenue Service, 1937-1938, 1940, 1942, n.d.
11 Social Security Board, Retirement Benefits
12 Hair Style Contest Applications
13 Miscellaneous Business Records, n.d.
14 Miscellaneous Business Records, 12/1936-5/1937
15 Miscellaneous Business Records, 6/1937-12/1937
16 Miscellaneous Business Records, 1/1938-5/1938
17 Miscellaneous Business Records, 6/1938-12/1938
18 Utility Receipts, 1939
19 Miscellaneous Business Records, 1/1939
20 Miscellaneous Business Records, 2/1939
21 Miscellaneous Business Records, 3/1939
22 Business Receipts, 4/1939
23 Business Receipts, 5/1939
24 Miscellaneous Business Records, 6/1939
25 Miscellaneous Business Records, 7/1939
26 Miscellaneous Business Records, 8/1939
27 Miscellaneous Business Records, 9/1939
28 Miscellaneous Business Records, 10/1939
29 Miscellaneous Business Records, 11/1939
30 Miscellaneous Business Records, 12/1939
31 Miscellaneous Business Records, 1/1940
32 Miscellaneous Business Records, 2/1940
33 Miscellaneous Business Records, 3/1940
34 Miscellaneous Business Records, 4/1940
35 Miscellaneous Business Records, 5/1940
36 Miscellaneous Business Records, 6/1940
37 Miscellaneous Business Records, 7/1940
38 Miscellaneous Business Records, 8/1940
39 Miscellaneous Business Records, 9/1940
40 Miscellaneous Business Records, 10/1940
41 Miscellaneous Business Records, 11/1940
42 Miscellaneous Business Records, 12/1940
43 Miscellaneous Business Records, 1/1941
44 Miscellaneous Business Records, 5/1942
45 Utility Receipts, 1945
46 Alumni Association, 1936-1939
47 YMCA New Member’s Program, 1936 1936-1939
48 Information Requests 1953
49 Form Letters, 1938, 1940-1943, 1961, 1964, n.d.
50 Flyers and Advertisements
51 Examination Notes
52 Blank Registration Forms
53 Blank Inventory Forms
54 School Letterhead
55 Miscellaneous



 

Series 9: Professional Organizations

Box Folder
30 1 N. A. Franklin Association Beauty Culturists Convention Program, 1937, 1940-1943, n.d.
2 Beauty Associations Listing, 1958-1960
3 City Wide Beautician’s Association, 1938-1941, n.d.
4 N. A. Franklin Association of Beauty Culture Operators Journal, n.d.
5 B. M. & E. Minister’s Conference of Texas, Souvenir Program, 1944
6 National Convention, 1960
7 United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association, 1952-1954
8 City Wide Beautician’s Association, 1952-1956, 1959-1960, n.d.
9 City Wide Beautician’s Association, 1952, 1955-1956, 1958, 1961, n.d.
10 N. A. Franklin Association of Beauty Culturists, Silver Anniversary Programs, 5/5/1941-5/6/1941
11 “The Texas Standard” Published by the Colored Teacher’s State Association of Texas, 4/1941
12 N. A. Franklin’s Association of Beauty Culturists 4th Texas Convention Program, 1936
13 Southern Beauty Congress, Inc. Program, 4/25/1948-4/28/1948
14 Convention of the Texas State Association of Negro Beauty Culturists Program, 1947
15 National Convention of United Beauty School Owners Information Forms, 1952



 

Series 10: State Board

Box Folder
30 16 Correspondence, Senate of the State of Texas, 1941
17 Correspondence, Texas State Board, 1938-1950, 1953, 1964, n.d.
18 Correspondence, State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, 1950-1952
19 Cosmetologists State Board Exam Review, 1963
20 Correspondence, Other State Boards, 1942, 1944-1949, 1953-1954, n.d.



 

Series 11: Operations Records

Box Folder
30 21 Flyers, letterhead, n.d.
22 Catalog, 5/1966
23 50th Anniversary Program, 1965
24 Reunion Program, 1979
25 N. A. Franklin’s Improved System of Hair Culture, 1921
26 Invitation, Golden Anniversary
27 Greeting cards 1973-1977
28 Orders, Madame N. A. Franklin Manufacturing Company, 1937, n.d.
29 Form Letters
30 Redeemed Coupons
31 Registration Form
32 Stationary, Phi Beta Sigma
33 Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, 1950-1956, n.d.
34 Catalog, Gasthoff’s Parade Floats and Decorations, n.d.
Box Folder
31 1 Account Book, Dormitory Room Rent, 1962-1965
2 Pamphlet, Eadward Deason Lectures, Los Angeles, 1954-1956
3 Press Releases, Hair and Fashion Shows, 1954-1957, 1961, n.d.
4 Papers, Franklin School of Charm, 1950-1952
5 Requests for Beauty School Applications, 1952
6 Correspondence, High School Recruitment, 1957-1966, 1969
7 Transcript Requests, 1957-1973
8 Name Plate and Class Ring Orders, 1945-1946, 1946-1971
9 Invoice, Palm Beach Beauty Products 1937-1977
10 Inventory Listing, Cosmetics of California, 1957-1964, 1969
11 Vouchers, Madam N. A. Franklin School of Beauty Culture
12 Flyers, Franklin Beauty School



 

Series 12: Publicity and Promotions

Box Folder
31 13 Newspaper Clippings and Advertisements, 1936-1937, n.d.
14 Newspaper Clippings, 1937
15 Clippings, 1970, n.d.
16 Obituaries, 1973
Box Folder
31 17 Old Programs, 1953-1959, 1963, 1967
18 Booklets: “Playing the Game,” “Practical Information,” “Learn Beauty Culture,” “Emblems” 1937-1977
19 Book, “Standard Textbook of Cosmetology”
20 Sepia USA, 2/1953
21 School Selection Publications, 1970
22 Glendora Stingley Publications
23 Cosmetology Booklets, 1962, 1973-1974
24 Jet Magazine, 7/22/1976, These Days Magazine, 7/1973-8/1973
25 Graduation Materials, 1963-1974
26 Beauty Supply Promotional Materials, n.d.
27 Program, Rosemeta: The 6th Annual Hair Style Show, n.d.



 

Series 13: Correspondence

Box Folder
32 1 Standard Oil and Buckeye Stamping Company, 1949-1951 1937-1977
2 Personal Correspondence, J. H. Jemison, 1940 1937-1977
3 Business Correspondence, 1926, 1933, 1935-1936, n.d. 1937-1977
4 Business Correspondence, J. H. Jemison, 1949, 1952 1937-1977
5 Office Supplies Correspondence and Forms, 1967-1968 1937-1977
6 Diploma Orders, 1954-1974 .
7 Miscellaneous Business Correspondence, 1942-1947, 1950-1951, 1955-1959, 1964, n.d. 1937-1977



 

Series 14: Adult Education

Box Folder
32 8 Program, National Beauty Culturists League Convention, 8/6/1951
9 2 Receipt Books, 1970-1972
10 Account Book, 1972
11 Labor Manuals, 1973-1976
12 VGS Adult Work Experience, 5/10/1975-5/23/1975
13 VGS Adult Work Experience, 4/26/1975-5/9/1975
14 VGS Adult Work Experience, 7/5/1975-7/18/1975
15 CETA Training Progress Report, 6/7/1975
16 CETA Training Progress Report, 4/10/1975
17 VGS Adult Work Experience, 3/15/1975-3/28/1975
18 VGS Adult Work Experience, 4/12/1975-4/25/1975
19 VGS Adult Work Experience, 3/29/1975-4/11/1975
20 VGS Adult Work Experience, 3/1/1975-3/14/1975
21 VGS Adult Work Experience, 2/15/1975-2/28/1975
22 VGS Adult Work Experience, 2/1/1975-2/4/1975
23 VGS Adult Work Experience, 12/21/1974-1/31/1975
24 VGS Adult Work Experience, 12/17/1974-1/31/1975
25 VGS Adult Work Experience, 1/2/1975-1/31/1975
26 Miscellaneous Cards and Programs, .1938, 1968-1970, n.d.
27 Beauty Trade Magazine, 4/1973, 4/1974
28 Sheet Music, 1923, 1948 , 1963-1964, n.d.
29 Sheet Music 1937-1977
30 VGS Joy Project, 1973-1975. n.d. 1937-1977
31 Federal Publications, CETA Timesheets, 1974-1975, n.d.
32 VGS Adult Work Experience, 10/1947-12/1974



 

Series 15: Financial Records

Box Folder
33 1 J. H. Jemison Bank Book, 1948-1955
2 Franklin Beauty School #2, Financial Records, 1971-1973
3 Account Books, 1954-1957
4 Financial Records, 1955-1956
5 Bank Records, 1972-1976
6 Trial Balances, 1949, 1952-1953
7 Trial Balance, 1952-1953
8 Trial Balance, 1954-1955
9 Trial Balances, 1954-1964
10 Trial Balance, 1956
11 Trial Balance, 1957
12 Trial Balances, 1958
13 Trial Balances, 1959
14 Trial Balances, 1960
15 Trial Balances, 1961
16 Trial Balances, 1962
17 Trial Balances, 1963
18 Trial Balances, 1964
19 Trial Balances, 1965
Box Folder
33 20 Income Tax Records, 1938-1942
21 Tax Records, 1954-1959
22 Income Tax, 1939-1949
23 Income Tax Audits and Trial Balances, 1951-1955
24 Income Tax, J. H. Jemison, 1954-1958
25 Income Tax Annual Audit, 1965
26 Tax Statements, 1947-1960
27 Income Tax Annual Audit, 1964
28 Gift Tax Return, named J. H. and Abbie Jemison, 1960-1961
Box Folder
33 29 Social Security and Withholding Accounts, 1952
30 Social Security and Tax Accounts, 1960-1962



 

Series 16: Labor Commissions

Box Folder
34 1 State Approval Agency Catalog, 1947-1950
2 Veteran’s Administration Correspondence, 1949-1951
3 Veteran’s Administration Bills, 1946
4 Veteran’s Administration Employee File, 1945-1946,1948, 1951
6 Veteran’s Administration Contracts, 1946-1951
5 State Approval Agency Correspondence, 1947, 1949-1951
7 Automobile Insurance Policy, 1956-1957
8 William H. (Bill) Shireman for Congress Papers, 1954
9 Blank Employee Forms
10 State Law, House Bill No. 79
11 Recommended Bond Election, City of Houston, 1959
12 Real Estate, 1958-1963
13 Papers for new school location, 3402 Dowling St., 1961-1962
14 United Fund, Board of Directors Membership, 1961-1962
15 Royalties, J. H. Jemison, Gulf Oil Corporation, 1958-1959, 1961-1964
16 Texas Beauty School List and Supporting Materials, 1955, 1961
17 Rules and Regulations for Cosmetics, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, 1932, 1938-1939
18 Civil Defense Documents, 1955
19 Anita Sheffield & A. E. Gordon and Co., 1954-1963, n.d.
20 Lease, Franklin Beauty Parlor, 1951, 1954
21 Contracts, Franklin Beauty School, 1961-1964
22 Automobile Accident Documents, Reliant Insurance, 1967
23 Travel Receipts, J. H. Jemison to Mayo Clinic
24 Sponsorship and Advocacy for Negro Golf Course, J. H. Jemison, 1951-1952



 

Series 17: Miscellaneous

Box Folder
35 1 License Renewal Procedure, Texas Cosmetology Commission
2 Record Book, Texas Cosmetology Commission, 1937-1943
3 Texas Employment Compensation Act, Texas Employment Commission, 1955-1956
4 Social Security Withholding, Texas Employment Commission, 1955
5 Federal Income Tax Withholding, Texas Employment Commission, 1953-1955
6 Requisitions, Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 1971-1972
7 Field Economic Mobilization Course Materials, J. H. Jemison, 1951-1953, n.d.
8 Miscellaneous, 1947-1949, 1953-1958, n.d.
9 Work Incentive Program Documents, 1972-1973, 1976-1977, n.d.
10 Election Judge Materials, Harris County Clerk to J. H. Jemison, 1966
11 Invoices and Bids, Pilgrim Auditorium, 1949-1951
12 Financial Report, Pilgrim Building Corporation, 1921-1952
13 Personal File, J. H. Jemison and Pilgrim Building Corporation, 1959-1960, n.d
14 Receipts, Pilgrim Building Auditorium, 1950
15 Correspondence, Pilgrim Building Corporation, 1954-1955
16 Financial Records, Pilgrim Building Corporation, 1953-1954
17 Financial Reports and Correspondence, N. A. Manufacturing Company, 1937-1945
18 YMCA, Building Budgets and Papers, 1952-1956, 1959, n.d.
19 Building Campaign Papers, YMCA, 1952-1953
20 Building Campaign Bulletins, YMCA, 1952-1954
21 Board of Director’s Bylaws, YMCA, 1956, 1958, 1961, n.d.
22 Miscellaneous Notes, . 1949-1951, n.d
23 Invoices for Uniforms, 1971
24 Diploma, 1921
25 Franklin Beauty School Reunion 1915-1979 Booklet, 1915-1965 50th Anniversary Booklet, Franklin Beauty Schools: A History in Summary Flyer
26 Intention to Graduate Forms, Contest/Convention Reminder, Listing of Equipment Needed to Take the State Exam
27 Rules and Regulations Governing Sanitary Conditions of Beauty Shops and Beauty Culture Schools
28 Miscellaneous Invoices, Notes, Receipts
29 Miscellaneous Correspondence



 

Series 18: Artifacts

Box
36 Items related to beauty culture
Box
37 Financial Ledger
Box
38 Financial Ledger
Box
39 Scrapbooks (2)
Box
40 Scrapbooks (4)
Box
41 Scrapbooks (6)



 

Series 19: Photographs

Box Folder
42 1 Box: Class Photos (23), Diplomas (36), Commencement Program 5/1/1966
2 Box: Class Photos (7), Diplomas (9), Commencement Programs 5/2/1965, Madam N. A. Franklin Hair Tonic Original Labels
3 Box: Class Photos (11), Commencement Program May 19, 1963
4 Box: Group Class Photos (6), 1958 from box
5 Box: Class Photos (12), Commencement Programs 5/3/1964, Class Song Flyers
6 Box: Class Photos (2), Diplomas (6), November 1964
7 Box: Group Class Photos (20), List of Photo Recipients, May 1957
8 Box: Group Class Photos (17), List of Names, November 1957
9 Box: Group Class Photos (34), November 1956
Box Folder
43 1 Box: Class Photos (32), May 1959
2 Box: Group Class Photos (3), List of Photo Recipients, May 1958
3 Box: Class Photos (17), Commencement Program, November 1960
4 Box: Class Photos (31), Class Roll List, November 1961
5 Box: Salon Models March 13, 1959
6 Box: Class Photos (21),Commencement Program, November 1959
7 Box: Class Photos (13), Commencement Program,
8 Box: Class Photo, Photos of Mary Comier (12), Diploma, May 1962
Box
44 Photographs
Box
45 Photographs