Prepared by: Sheena Wilson (May 2022) Edited and Curated by: T. DeWayne Moore (November 4, 2022)
Title of Collection: UA0019 – Curtis Augustus Thomas Papers
Extent: 2 folders
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research
Use Restrictions: Written permission must be obtained from the Special Collections/ Archives Department and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts, or images from any materials in this collection.
Biographical Note: Curtis Augustus Thomas was a professor and University Registrar at PVAMU. Born in Lockhart, Texas on April 17, 1917, he attended school in the small town of Luling. In 1941, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education and economics from Sam Houston State University. Thomas served in the U.S. Army from 1941-1946 as an instructor for basic training, and he served in Europe for two and a half years in the 654th Army Ordinance Unit. After his discharge, he organized the Veterans Foreign War post in San Antonio, Texas and the Willie J. Williams Post of the American Legions in Luling, Texas.
He went on to earn a master’s degree from PVAMU, and his master’s thesis focused on the Rosenwald School system in Luling. He taught at Luling High School and the Williamson County School system. Later, he served as principal of Carver High School in Midland, Texas before joining the faculty at PVAMU. Thomas died on January 7, 1990, and he is buried in Prairie View Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Scope & Contents: The Curtis A. Thomas Papers documents some of his professional endeavors in 1917. This small collection contains a resume and a speech given at the Teachers Association of Texas. Contains no information on his teaching career or military service.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by subject.
Preferred Citation: Curtis A. Thomas Papers, UA 0019. Special Collections/Archives Department, John B. Coleman Library, Prairie View A&M University
Thomas, Curtis A.
Teachers State Association of Texas