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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