A variety of people have contributed to the work on this project.
Norie Guthrie, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, conceived of the initial idea of mapping the book, guided the students through the project, did data clean-up, and created the Story Map.
Dr. Fay Yarbrough, History, served as a faculty advisor from the inception of the project in 2019 to its completion in 2021.
Dr. Rachael Pasierowska extracted data from The Red Book and performed outside research, serving as a Fondren Fellow from August 2019 to May 2020 and as a Woodson student employee from May 2020 until the project's completion in April 2021.
Ryan Chow assisted in extracting data from The Red Book. He focused mainly on businesses and compared the addresses against the Houston city directory.
Susanna Yau, funded by Dr. Alexander X. Byrd, extracted information about the teachers and schools during the fall of 2019.
Tanvi Jadhav is helping the project move to another phase as part of Farès el-Dahdah's “Black Life in Houston: An Atlas of Racial Inequity, Displacement, and Integration" grant. She is collecting data on churches in The Red Book of Houston from the beginnings to the present day.
We couldn't have completed this work without the help of Fondren Library's GIS/Data Center. Amy Ferguson and Jean Aroom helped us through the various stages, and we are appreciative of the time they took to make this project come alive.