July 28, 2011 / News

Security guard history buff discovers 1924 yearbook

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Here’s a fun story that Houston TV station Fox-26 did this week on security guard and history buff Thomas Howard.

Howard is currently a security guard at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, but several years ago while working on a job at an apartment building demolition site, he stumbled across some valuable collectibles. Among them was a 1924 yearbook from Houston Central High School.

Howard determined the mementos belonged to then 18-year-old Guinevere Oatley, and he’s been looking for her family since.

Security Guard Stumbles Upon Historical Treasure: MyFoxHOUSTON.com

  • marvin

    very interescing

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.