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    • Parker, Mayor Annise

    • Annise Parker, 1956- -- Interviews; Mayors -- Houston -- Interviews; Lesbians in politics.
    • Mayor Annise Parker served in the Houston City Council from 1998 to 2003, and City Controller from 2004 to 2009. Born in Houston, and graduating from Rice University in 1974, she worked in the oil and gas industry for 20 years. Mayor Annise Parker...
    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan--Interviews ; African-Americans--Texas--Houston ; Educators--Houston Texas--Oral histories.
    • Born in Austin in 1898, Mary Jourdan Atkinson had home schooling. At the age of 21, she enrolled in the University of Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Science and MB degree in Education. She taught at the Texas Southern University as a...
    • Barnstone, Gertrude

    • Barnstone, Gertrude, 1925- ; Theater -- Texas -- Houston -- History; School board members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Gertrude Barnstone talks to Jane Ely about her life in the theatre arts, her memories of Houston and Houstonians and her election to the Houston School Board during the desegregation of the Houston School System.
    • Becker, Alan J.

    • Becker, Alan J. -- Interviews; Life insurance agents--Interviews; Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development;
    • Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
    • 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...
    • Denkler, Joan

    • Denkler, Joan--Interviews ; Fourth Ward (Houston, Tex.) ; Housing and authorities ; Housing--Texas--Houston ; Neighborhoods--Texas--Houston ; League of Women Voters of Houston ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Joan Denkler is a self-proclaimed "activist" for affordable housing in Houston and has been included in many areas as an advocate for affordable housing in the Houston area, especially Fourth Ward and Allen Parkway Village. In her interview...
    • Denkler, Joan

    • Denkler, Joan--Interviews ; Fourth Ward (Houston, Tex.) ; Housing and authorities ; Housing--Texas--Houston ; Neighborhoods--Texas--Houston ; League of Women Voters of Houston ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Joan Denkler is a self-proclaimed "activist" for affordable housing in Houston and has been included in many areas as an advocate for affordable housing in the Houston area, especially Fourth Ward and Allen Parkway Village. In her interview...
    • 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 histories.
    • Arenia Edwards lived in Houston since 1941. Born poor, she worked in a cafe. She loved volunteering, and volunteered for 20 years at the VA Hospital and other places. In louisiana, she took midwife training from two doctors and helped the needy...
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936- -- Interviews ; Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; African American Police--Interviews ; Police--Race discrimination ; Houston Police Department ; Oral histories.
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Ariz. He loved driving motor cycles. In 1958, he joined the Houston Police Department as a motor cycle officer. He talks about the prejudice some people had about Black Police...
    • Falls, Bob

    • Falls, Bob -- Interviews ; Ministers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Metropolitan Community Church ; Gay rights ; Gays -- Catholic Church ; Homosexuality, religious aspects -- Catholic church -- Interviews ; Clergy -- Church, Minorities --...
    • An advocate of the rights of homosexuals in Church and in marriage, Reverend Bob Falls is the Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church in Houston. Before coming to Houston in 1975, he served as a District Coordinator for the states of Texas,...
    • 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...
    • Vaughan, Gene

    • Gene Vaughan, 1933-; Business men--Houston (Tex.); Financial planners--United States--Texas--Houston; Investment advisors;
    • In this interview, Gene Vaughan talks about his multifarious interests and activities. In 1970 he started the Vaughan Nelson Investment Management Company. He became Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership and President & Chairman of the...
    • Grant, Paulette

    • Grant, Paulette Williams; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.); Race relations--Texas--Houston; Engineering--Financial Services; Oral histories
    • Paulette Williams Grant talks about attending Gregory elementary school, a school that tended to black children during desegregation years, and race relations in Houston during those times.
    • Griffin, Rodney

    • Griffin, Rodney--Interviews ; African American students ; Segregation--1960-1970 ; Jack Yates High School (Houston, Tex.) ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; Chess--Tournaments ; Oral histories
    • Mr. Griffin discusses his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. He discusses the different attitudes and the relationships he shared with other tournament participants.
    • Griffin, Rodney

    • Griffin, Rodney--Interviews ; African American students ; Segregation--1960-1970 ; Jack Yates High School (Houston, Tex.) ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; Chess--Tournaments ; Oral histories
    • Mr. Griffin discusses his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. He discusses the different attitudes and the relationships he shared with other tournament participants.
    • Herskowitz, Mickey

    • Herskowitz, Mickey -- Interviews; Sportswriters -- Houston (Tex.) -- Interviews; Reporters and reporting; Sports journalism;
    • The passion for sports writing was imbibed in Mickey Herskowitz from an early age. Growing up in Houston, he started writing for the Houston Post when he was only 14 years old. When the Chronicle purchased The Post, he started writing for the...
    • Holcombe, Oscar

    • Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston ; Mayors--Election ; Radio addresses, debates, etc. ; Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966 ; Oral histories
    • A collection of radio addresses from Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Mayor Holcombe gave some of these radio addresses in 1940 during his re-election campaign. He spoke about the achievements of the Holcombe Administration and the proposed projects...

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