African American Library at the Gregory School

MSS.0028 Velma M. Johnson Collection

An Inventory of her Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library

Descriptive Summary

CreatorJohnson, Velma M.
Title: Velma M. Johnson Collection
Dates: 1920
Identification: MSS.0028
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: African American Library at the Gregory School

Biographical note

The New-World Speller: First book for Grades One, Two and Three was written by Julia Helen Wohlfarth and Lillian Emily Rogers in 1920 and published by The World Book Company. This book seeks to apply to the teaching of spelling and the principles which underlie successful teaching of other branches. The vocabulary begins with the simplest combinations of letters and proceeds systematically from the simpler to the more difficult, and from the known to the unknown.

Wooden log pencils like the Uncle Tom's Cabin pencil in this collection, were used by grade school students in the late 19th to the early 20th century.

Scope and Contents

The Velma M. Johnson Collection consists of a book entitled New-World Speller and an Uncle Tom's Cabin Log pencil. Series I: School Materials (1920), contains New-World Speller Book, by Julia H. Wohlfarth and Lilian Emily Rogers and Uncle Tom's Cabin log pencil.


This collection is arranged in one series.
Series 1: School Materials


Access Restrictions

Open to the public for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Velma M. Johnson Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

African Americans--Texas--Houston

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by: Velma M. Johnson, March 2011

Processing Information

Processed by: Miguell Ceasar

Detailed Description of the Collection

School Materials 1920

11New-World Speller Book 1920
2Uncle Tom's Cabin Log Pencil