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Debra Blacklock-Sloan stands next to the AAHGS- H-Town Chapter Black History Month display at the Clayton Genealogical Library

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AAHGS- H-Town member Bettye Nelson White talks to the group researching her family.

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Marjorie J. Lowe gave a presentation on Native-American genealogical research

IN MEMORIAM

MARQUITA ELAINE WALKER ANDERSON

Co-organizer & first Secretary of AAHGS-H-Town Chapter transitioned from this realm February 18, 2004.  In fact, the idea to revive the then defunct AAHGS Houston Chapter was conceived in her office late September 2002.  A trained historian and professional librarian, Anderson possessed the ingredients required to take charge of her “dream job,” as University Archivist & Coordinator of Special Collections at Texas Southern University.  Her proclivity to preserve matters of historical value inspired her to develop plans to host a local history conference.  Probably her single most contribution is cataloging (80% completed) the Barbara Jordan Archives, by applying modern archival principles.  She was in process of creating comprehensive finding aids, specifying the arrangement and description of the numerous artifacts, papers, books, ephemeral, etc. owned by the late Honorable Barbara Jordan.  It is within this capacity that AAHGS-Willie Lee Gay-H-Town Chapter immortalizes her—as a guardian of preserving the legacies of historical & social significance for the benefit of future posterity.

Dedication of the Willie Lee Gay Collection

Dedication of the Willie Lee Gay Collection
November 9, 2002
Exhibit Hall
Robert James Terry Library
Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas

Front: The Late Mrs. Marquita Anderson
Middle: Mother Willie Lee Gay & Mother Thelma Scott Bryant
Back: Karim T. Aldridge-Rand

Opening of the 2003-2004 Term
September 27, 2003
Exhibit Hall
Robert James Terry Library
Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas

 Front Row (left to right): Elma Jean Matthews (kneeling) & Karim T. Aldridge-Rand (sitting)
Standing (left to right): Janice Watts, Thomas Arrington III, Bettye N. White, Dr. Dorothy L. Franzone, Lonnie Wilson, Thomasine Jarmon, Debra Sloan, Jocelyn Cooper & Maurice Allen.

Opening of the 2003-2004 Term
September 27, 2003
Exhibit Hall
Robert James Terry Library
Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas

 Kneeling (left to right): Elma Jean Matthews, Luther Brown & Karim T. Aldridge-Rand
Standing (left to right): Janice Watts, Thomas Arrington III, Dr. Dorothy Franzone, Bettye N. White, Thomasine Jarmon, Lonnie Wilson, Jocelyn Cooper & Maurice Allen

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