Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Jeff Collins Family Collection MSS.0184

Descriptive Summary

Creator Collins family
Title: Jeff Collins Family Collection
Dates: 1885-1979
Identification: MSS.0184
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet, 2 boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of 59 photographs of African-Americans dating from 1885, which feature members of the Collins, Gay, Ligons, Johnson, and Williams families, as well as their relatives and friends, who were farmers, teachers, railroad employees, and active churchgoers. The photographs are accompanied by a 66-page family history written by Mrs. Lola Collins Gay.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

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

Index Terms

Gay family
Gay, Lola Collins
Johnson family
Ligons family
Williams family
African Americans--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jeff Collins Family Collection. MSS 184. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Lola Collins Gay, 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Howard Beeth, 1982.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 The Collins Family History, by Mrs. Lola Collins Gay

Box Folder
1 2 Photograph identification sheets for each photograph in the collection which, when possible, gives the date, place, and contents portrayed. Each sheet carries the same numerical designation as the photograph it describes.

Box Folder
2 1 Photographs, 1885-1979