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    • Adair, Christia V.

    • Adair, Christia V.--Interviews ;
      African American Civil Rights Activists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      NAACP--Texas--Houston ;
      Parks--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Christia V. Adair was born in Victoria, Texas in 1893. She attended Sam Houston College in Austin and Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College (now Prairie View A&M) where she received her teaching certificate in 1914. Mrs. Adair worked as...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Ankenman, Fred

    • Ankenman, Fred--Interviews ;
      Baseball team managers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Minor league baseball
      Houston Buffaloes ;
      Oral histories
    • Fred Ankenman was the manager and president of Houston’s minor league baseball team, the Houston Buffs. He discusses the business aspects of baseball and the other managers, teams, and players he interacted with over the years.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Arnold, Edwin

    • Arnold, Edwin, 1881-1984--Interviews ;
      Oral histories;
      Law -- Texas -- Houston;
      Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston;
      Railroads -- United States -- Employees;
      Texas -- History -- 1846-1950;
      Depressions -- 1929 -- Texas --...
    • When he was born in 1881, his father planned to make him a butcher, but Edwin Arnold decided to work in insurance and on the railroad before becoming a well-respected lawyer in Houston. A man of many talents, Arnold also wrote a historical novel,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bringhurst, Ethel Bocock

    • Bringhurst, Ethel Bocock--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Social life and customs ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race Relations ;
      Oral histories
    • Ethel Bocock Bringhurst married into the Bringhurst family, one of the first prominent families in Houston. In the beginning of the interview, Bringhurst remembers living next door to some of the Allen family, and she recalls a Miss Allen telling...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Brown, Jewel

    • Brown, Jewel, 1937- ;
      African American women jazz singers--Texas--Houston ; Performance artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Singers--Texas--Houston ;
      Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 ;
      Oral histories
    • Jewel Brown discusses her career as a jazz singer in Texas. She talks about the bands, the clubs, and the people associated with her career.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Butler, Asberry

    • Butler, Asberry--Interviews ;
      African American lawyers--Texas--Houston ;
      African American school board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Asberry Butler received his law degree from Texas Southern University and was the first African American man to be elected to the Houston school board in 1965. He speaks about his efforts towards the integration of schools and in achieving...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Cano, Luis

    • Cano, Luis--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Mexican American teachers ;
      MAYO (Organization) ;
      Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Chicano movement ;
      Mexican...
    • Luis Cano was born in Corpus Christi and was inspired by his grandfather, Juan Bautista Galaviz, who worked to educate the Mexican American community of Del Rio, Texas, about their history and heritage. In the 1970s, Cano came to Houston and taught...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Card, Richard L.

    • Card, Richard L.--Interviews ;
      School principals--Texas--Houston ;
      High schools--Texas--Houston ;
      Race relations--Texas--Houston ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston ;
      Harrisburg (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Richard L. Card was the principal of Edison Junior High School when it opened in 1925. At the time this school was part of the Harrisburg School District, which shortly merged with the Houston Independent School District once Harrisburg became part...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Carper, Joseph

    • Carper, Joseph--Interviews ;
      African American advertising executives--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American civic leaders--Texas--Houston ;
      African American newspapers ;
      Oral histories
    • Joseph Carper was born in Gonzalez, Texas, attended school in Seguin, and later worked as a hotel manager after graduating from Sam Houston College. He moved to Houston around 1935 and began working for The Informer newspaper in the advertising...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon--Interviews ;
      African American Educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews ;
      Distributive education--Marketing--Interviews ;
      Race...
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was radio broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH radio station. Originator of the Distributive Education program, Chambers...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Clements, Rosalie

    • Clements, Rosalie--Interviews ;
      Shamrock Hotel (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Hotels--Employees--Interviews ;
      Women tailors--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • By answering an ad in the Houston Press, Rosalie Clements became an employee of the Shamrock Hotel, which opened on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1949. She began working as an assistant to the hotel’s developer, Glenn McCarthy, and later ran a successful...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Connally, Ben C.

    • Connally, Ben C.--Interviews ;
      Judges--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      School Integration--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Judge Ben C. Connally served as a chief judge in the Southern District of Texas for over 10 years and then achieved senior status. In this interview, Connally discusses the responsibilities of a judge, the influence of the Warren court, his...
    • HMRC Oral History Interviews
    • Daily, Ray K.

    • Daily, Ray--Interviews ;
      Houston Independent School District (Tex.)--Board of Education ;
      School board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      University of Houston ;
      Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) ;
      Oral histories
    • Dr. Ray K. Daily was an ophthalmologist and an active Houston community leader from the 1920s until her death in 1975. She was the first woman elected to the HISD school board in 1928 and served for 24 years. In this interview she discusses Houston...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • David, Dianne

    • David, Dianne--Interviews ;
      Art museum directors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Art museums--Texas--Houston ;
      Art dealers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Dianne David was born in Corpus Christi and raised in Houston. In 1964, after seeing a need for more art galleries in Houston, she started to open her own art galleries. As a gallery director, she envisioned art galleries as vibrant places,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Eckels, Bob

    • Eckels, Robert, 1957---Interviews ;
      Houston Independent School District (Tex.). Board of Education--Interviews ;
      County commissioners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Bob Eckel's interest in politics started early, when got involved in the political aspect of teachers' organizations. In 1960 he was elected to the HISD Board. He ran for the Commisioner's Court and got elected. According to Eckels, his proudest...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Edwards, Arenia

    • Edwards, Arenia--Interviews ;
      African American community organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Midwifes--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Volunteers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Public welfare--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral...
    • Arenia Edwards moved to Houston in 1941. She spent some time working in a cafe, but her true passion was volunteer work. Edwards loved volunteering, and volunteered for 20 years at the VA Hospital and at other places. In Louisiana, she took midwife...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Fernandez, Arturo

    • Fernandez, Arturo--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      City clergy--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston(Tex.)--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects ;
      Charities,...
    • Reverend Arturo Fernandez began his urban ministry in Dallas, then later was transferred to Houston where he became minister of El Mesias United Methodist Church. In this interview, Reverend Fernandez shares his experiences setting up faith-based...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye

    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye; Actresses -- Texas --Houston -- Interviews; Theater -- Texas --Houston; Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) --History; Vance, Nina, 1914-1980; Oral histories
    • In 2008 Bettye Fitzpatrick celebrated her 52nd year with the Alley Theater as a company member. Throughout her impressive career she has played numerous roles. In this interview she talks about her life as stage manager and actress; the theater...
    • The Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Furlow, Birdie and Booker T. Bonner

    • Furlow, Birdie--Interviews ;
      Booker T. Bonner--Interviews ;
      Teaching--Education ;
      Race relations--Texas--Austin County--History ;
      Race relations--Texas--Houston--History ;
      School integration ;
      Prairie View...
    • Birdie Furlow began teaching at the age of 19 in her hometown of Wallis, Texas. At that time, segregation was still practiced in all facets of life and Furlow recounts her experiences as an educator in that environment. B.T. Bonner, a former...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Garcia, E.J.

    • Garcia, E. J.--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories
    • E. J. Garcia was born in San Antonio and moved to Houston in 1919 to work in the oil industry. Starting in 1925, he worked as an insurance agent for American National Insurance where he primarily sold life insurance policies to the Mexican-American...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection

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