Jane Howe Gregory was a researcher and advocate for prison reform in Texas. She was an active member of the Houston community as President of the Houston Museum of Science Guild, a member of the Board of the Houston Seminar and the Advisory Board of Neuhaus Education Center. She volunteered at the Harris County jail and helped organize literacy programs in the Texas prison system.
The materials of this collection represent Jane Howe Gregory’s extensive research into the Texas Penitentiary, mostly focusing on issues surrounding female inmates. Journal articles, class notes and photocopied prison records are the most common types of materials in this collection. Prison statistics and prison reform pertaining to female prisoners are the most common themes throughout the collection. Also present are newspaper articles, correspondence and records of prison statistics.
View a detailed finding aid of her collection at Sam Houston State University’s Archon page and see just what materials are in the collection.