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    Ben and Deanna (Guillory) Morgan Collection

    Summary: Donated by Donna Matney in the name of her son and daughter-in-law.

    Several hundred images and items related to African American families in Fort Worth and Texas. Collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, travel guides, marriage and death records, information on African American rural churches in the South and Fort Worth churches. Names that reappear most often are the Murray family of Fort Worth (Willie and Mae Ollie), the McMurtrey family, and the Turnerhill family.

    Angelic Gospel Singers
    Artie Judie
    Bobbie Mae Roberts
    Bob Braxton
    Candy Johnson
    Catherine Cooper
    Charles Newton Hodges (married to Linnie Jane Hodges)
    Darlene Vonn Harlon
    Demetria Robertson
    Eva Wilson
    Ezekiel Hopkins
    Floyd Duberry
    Gertrude Coit
    Gwendolyn Murray
    Herman Lee
    Hubert Lee Lewis Pitts
    Miss Hubert Lee Lewis
    Iressa Drake
    Jackie P. Morris
    Jamie Mershon Edwards Graves
    Jane Cherry (married to J. R. Cherry)
    Jerry Carson
    Joe Simon
    Johnny Robert Johnson
    Keith Robertson
    Lattimore Brown
    Latturna Chase
    Leigh Andrew Harrell
    Lou Watson
    Mae Ollie Murray (married to Willie Murray)
    Mae Olive Hill
    Marie Stella Adams
    McMurtrey family
    Myrtle Hopkins
    Nathaniel Royal
    Ralph Sheilds
    Reverend Givens
    Reverend Hopkins
    Reverend Humble
    Reverend L. R. Lockridge
    Robbie Loleta Roberts
    Rosetta Williams
    Sgt. Lee Caywood
    Sgt. Walter Coit
    Thelma Black
    Tom Black
    Turnerhill family
    Velma M. Morris
    William Yates

    three unknown African-American women, ca. 1900

    Image shown: Three unidentified women, ca. 1900.

    Booker T. Washington High School
    East Magnolia Church of God in Christ, Fort Worth
    Fort Worth
    Iloido City, Philippines
    I. M. Terrell High School
    Itasca High School
    James E. Guinn Junior High School
    Littlejohn Studio
    Negros Occidental, Philippines
    New Orleans
    Tolar, Texas
    Wayside Church of God in Christ, Fort Worth
    Williamson County

    Fort Worth Churches
    Fort Worth Schools
    Funeral Programs
    Land Titles and Deeds
    Littlejohn Photography Studio
    Minister and Workers Convocation, April 1942


    Booklets and Documents:

    • American Travelers Guide to Negro Monuments, [1950s] and 1963
    • Constitution and By-Laws for Branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1954
    • Fort Worth Churches, undated, 1953-1985
    • Funeral Programs, 1970-2002
    • Marriage License, Elisha Franklin McMurtrey and Mamie Barnett, 1903
    • Memorial Record, Frances Ellen McMurtrey, 1931
    • Newspaper Clipping (Marie Stella Adams hospitalized), undated
    • “The Guinn Reflector” – James E. Guinn Junior High School, 1944
    • These My Brethren: A Study of 570 Negro Churches and 1542 Negro Homes in the Rural South, by Ralph A. Felton, 1950
    • The Texas Methodist, Volume XI, July 1934
    • Williamson County Elementary Grade Sheet for Jewel Edwards, 7th Grade, Colored School, ca. 1910s
    • La Vida weekly paper, partial copies, September 5 and November 28, 1964
    • Booklet, “The Drawn Sword or Guide for Christian Workers,” 1908, and Obituary for Jane Cherry (1845-1916), 1916
    • Commencement Invitations and Memory Book (I.M. Terrell High School, Itasca High School, and Booker T. Washington High School), 1939-1940, 1944, 1949
    • Correspondence from Amon Carter Jr. to Willie Murray Sr., via Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1958
    • Land Title and Property Records for Charles Newton and Linnie Jane Hodges, undated, 1952-1972
    • Religious Magazine, The Message, Third Quarter, 1936
    • Religious Magazine, The World’s Messenger, April 1950
    • Program, Annual Session of the Isabel Smith District and the Texas Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, April 5-7, 1946
    • Rotary Golden Anniversary Envelope, addressed to Ben W. McKie (no letter), 1955
    • Senior Scholar Sunday School Quarterly, Second Quarter, 1937
    • The Teacher’s Quarterly (Published by Sunday School Union of the African Methodist Episcopal Church), First Quarter, 1917
    • Materials related to Church of God in Christ and Olllie and Willie Murray, undated, 1952-1953, 1980
    • War Department Application for Dependency Benefits, Gilbert Fuller, December 5, 1944


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