Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Thompson Family Collection: MSS.0232

Descriptive Summary

Creator Thompson family
Title: Thompson Family Collection
Dates: 1890's-1960's
Identification: MSS.0232
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet1 box
Language: Materials are in Engliah.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Scope and Contents

The collection, composed entirely of photographs, offers a visual portrait of several generations of a diverse and energetic family of black Houstonians from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It includes images of family members at home, school, work, and play. The Photographic Identification Sheets which accompany the pictures contain additional biographic information about family members and their activities.



The collection has two parts: the photographs themselves and the Photographic Identification Sheets which specify the date, location,a nd contents of each individual picture in the collection. The ID Sheets also usually contain biographic information about those pictured, such as their birth and death dates, their profession and place of employment, and so forth. Each ID Sheet is coded with the same number as the photograph it describes, and all of them are grouped together at the beginning of the collection.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

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

Index Terms

Thompson family
African Americans--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thompson Family Collection. MSS 232. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Chester Thompson and Exvelma Thompson, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Howard Beeth, 1983.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Photograpic Identification Sheets

Box Folder
1 2-112 Photographs 1890's-1960's