Forms part of Houston History Archives Collection consisting of 19 boxes of very rich material: drafts of film scripts, topical files on significant segregation issues, film project proposals, VHS and Beta video tapes, correspondence related to fundraising, chapter drafts, publicity material, and a photocopy of Negro Politics and the Rise of the Civil Rights Movement in Houston, Texas (1968), a dissertation by Franklin Chandler Davidson currently available in the library’s general collection. Subject scope includes primarily 1950s and 1960s. Scope of work performed by originator occurred mostly during 1990s.
Archival order follows publication order, The Strange Demise of Jim Crow (1997), No Color is My Kind (1997), and Quentin Mease Memoirs (2001).
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Houston’s history is under-examined generally, and the African American community specifically has been overlooked. This small collection helps redress that omission with tremendous primary sources on several important local civil rights activists and probably the only video study on Houston’s desegregation process, which was itself something of an anomaly in the history of local civil rights movements.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Thomas R. Cole, Ph.D. on March 6, 2007.
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections MD Anderson Library 4333 University Drive
Thomas R. Cole Desegregation Papers. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting. See the Citing Special Collections Materials page for more information. https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/resources/237 Accessed May 30, 2020.