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    • Streit, Yvonne

    • Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews; People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation; Brookshire (Tex.)
    • Yvonne Streit, a native Houstonian, graduated in Education from SMU and started teaching. Born from the despair of her deeply disabled daughter, she relied on her faith-driven resolve to assist the disabled adults and young children. She used a...
    • 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...
    • Carr, Billie

    • Carr, Billie, 1928-2002 -- Interviews ; Politicians -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Texas -- Harris County -- Houston -- Politics and government ; Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Texas -- Harris County ; Political participation -- Texas --...
    • Billie Carr came from a family interested in politics. Her interest in politics started in 1950s, when she went to a meeting of the Steel Workers' Union of which her husband was the President, and saw the appalling living conditions of the Chicano...
    • 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...
    • Long, Bert, 1940-2013.

    • Long, Bert L.-- Interviews; Artists, African American -- Houston (Tex.)-- Interviews; Artists -- Awards; African American sculptors; Cooks, African American.
    • Eldest of four children,Bert L. Long born in 1940, was raised in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. He is a born artist with no formal education in arts, and a born chef. As artist and sculptor, he won many, many awards. Specially notewothy among...
    • Walker, May

    • Walker, May--Interviews ; Policewomen--Texas--Houston ; African American police--Texas--Houston ; Harris County (Tex.) [also has a book titled The History of the Black Police Officers in the Houston Police Department 1878-1988]
    • Constable Walker discusses her journey to becoming the first female and first African American female Constable in Harris County as well as the state of Texas.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • White, Governor Mark

    • White, Mark, (1940-)-- Interviews; Governors -- Texas -- Interviews; Attorney Generals -- Texas; Secretary of State -- Texas; Education -- Texas
    • Governor Mark White came in very tough economic times. As Governor, he regulated the utility industry and cut the price of electricity. He raised taxes twice, to save schools, building roads and to provide services to people. He also raised the...
    • McLane, Drayton

    • McLane, Drayton (1936-)-- Interviews; Entrepreneurs -- Houston -- Texas --Interviews; Houston Astros (Baseball team)
    • Born in Cameron, Texas, Drayton McLane Jr., followed his father's footsteps in learning various aspects of the wholesale grocery business. Having an MBA in marketing, he moved into management and became the CEO and Chairman of the McLane Company in...
    • Gottlieb, Dick

    • Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ; City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ; Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ; Television personalities--Texas--Houston ; Television broadcasting--Employees--Texas--Houston...
    • Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
    • Van Ulm, Sydney

    • Van Ulm, Sydney -- Interviews ; Artists -- United States -- Texas ; Photographers -- United States -- Texas ; Cartoonists -- United States -- Texas -- Houston ; Oral histories
    • Artist, Cartoonist and Photographer, worked in the Houston Press, Houston Post and in the Houston Chronicle.
    • 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...
    • Wong, Martha

    • Wong, Martha, 1939-; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
    • Phillips, O.A. "Bum"

    • Phillips, Bum, 1923-; Football coaches--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Oilers (Football team); Oral histories
    • When Coach Bum Phillips was head coach of the Houston Oilers, the team achieved the most wins in franchise history. In this interview Bum talks about his career as a football coach for the Oilers and for several other teams.
    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Retail trade--Texas--Houston; Sakowitz Department Store -- History; Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History; Oral histories
    • Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
    • Blackmon, Willie

    • Blackmon, Willie--Interviews ; African American students ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; African America college athletes ; African American college students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. ; Integration ; Texas A & M University ...
    • Judge Willie Blackmon discusses his life growing up in Houston including high school and college athletics, integration of Texas A&M University, serving in the United States Air Force and completing his Juris Doctorate at Texas Southern University.
    • Bland, Mrs. William W.

    • Bland, Mrs. William W. -- Interviews ; Houston Grand Opera ; Houston Grand Opera Association -- History ; Houston Opera Guild -- History; Opera -- Texas -- Houston -- History;
    • Not a native Houstonian, Mrs. William W. Bland came to Houston when she was 20 years old. She loved music and the opera. The Houston Grand Opera and the Opera Guild was founded in 1955, and she was asked to head the Guild. Very active in...
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon -- Interviews ; African American Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Theatrical producers and directors -- Biography ; Distributive education -- Marketing -- Interviews ; Race Relations -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ;...
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was a Broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH Television station. Originator of the Distributive Education program at Houston,...
    • Heard, Jack, (1918-2005)

    • Heard, Jack--Interviews ; Sheriffs--Texas--Harris County ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Police professionalization ; Police women--Houston--Texas ; Oral histories
    • Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...

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