Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Moses Leroy Collection MSS.0090

Descriptive Summary

Creator Leroy, Moses
Title: Moses Leroy Collection
Dates: 1945-1976
Identification: MSS.0090
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet, 1 box
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Biographical Note

Moses Leroy became a noted labor and Civil Rights leader in the Houston area. An employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad for more than forty years, Moses Leroy fought to end discrimination and oppression for railway workers. Leroy was also involved in civic and political affairs. He became active in the Model Cities program in Houston in the 1970's and served on the Board of Directors of the Y.M.C.A. Leroy also served on the executive board of the NAACP in the 1940's, and later served as Vice-President of the Texas Council of Voters.

Scope and Contents

The Moses Leroy Collection contains correspondence, clippings, and other miscellaneous materals relevant to a study of the civil rights movement in Houston and in the United States.


The Moses Leroy Collection contains one box which is arranged according to types of materials.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Moses Leroy Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Leroy, Moses
Civil rights--Texas--Houston
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Moses Leroy Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Moses Leroy, 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Speck, 1979.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Box Folder
1 1 Outgoing, 1945-1948, 1962-1976
2 Incoming, 1946, 1948, 1962, 1968, 1973, 1975,

Publications and Clippings

Box Folder
1 3 Publications
4 Newspaper Publications, Political
5 Clippings: Moses Leroy
6 Clippings: Political, National

Miscellaneous Political Materials

Box Folder
1 7 Texas
8 National

Personal Materials

Box Folder
1 9 Awards and Certificates
10 Tributes to Moses Leroy
11 Brochures and Invitations
12 Cards