Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Anna Dupree Collection MSS.0110

Descriptive Summary

Creator Dupree, Anna Johnson
Title: Anna Dupree Collection
Dates: 1900?-1952?
Identification: MSS.0110
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet, 1 document box.
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Prominent black philanthropist Anna Johnson Dupree began life in Carthage, Texas in 1891. As a young woman, she worked as a domestic in Galveston, where her family moved in 1904, and later in Houston, where she learned hairdressing, eventually building a clientele among well-to-do white Houstonians. In the 1940's, Anna and her husband, Clarence, donated funds to build the Negro Child Center. In 1952, they opened the Eliza Johnson Home for Aged Negroes. The Duprees also raised funds for Camp Robinhood, the first Girl Scout camp for blacks. They contributed funds to the Houston College of Negroes, now Texas Southern University, and the United Negro College Fund, among other charities.


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Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Anna Dupree Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Dupree, Anna Johnson
African Americans--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Anna Dupree Collection. MSS 110. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Suzanne Summers, 1990.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Biographical sketch; copy of sermon

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1 2 Awards; list of child care institutions

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1 3 Brochures on the Eliza Johnson Home for Aged Negroes, Our African American Community Council, the Negro Child Care Center

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1 4 Correspondence to Anna Dupree

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1 5 Newspaper clippings

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1 6 Telegrams

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1 7 Pamphlets for the Eliza Johnson Home, Negro Community Council, etc.

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1 8 Papers on the Eliza Johnson Home

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1 9 Biographical information