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    • Oil Weekly 1927

    • Maresh files
    • This is an excerpt from a 1927 issue of The Oil Weekly which provides a history of petroleum-related developments in Harris County's Pierce Junction Salt Dome.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Abraham's #1 oil well in West Columbia, Texas

    • Oil Industry
    • Abraham's #1 (oil well), West Columbia, TX, flowing over 25,000 bbls. Daily from 7 P.M., July 20, 1920.
    • MSS0100 Frank J. Schlueter/Bank of the Southwest Collection
    • Administration Building, Rice Institute

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    • Administration Building, Rice Institute, Houston, TX. Inscribed in margin: "April 1932."
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Postcard Collection, MSS 0187
    • All Forms of Insurance, Including Life

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    • Building: "Home of Cravens, Dargan & Co. Insurance Managers, Houston, TX" Postdate: 1928
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Postcard Collection, MSS 0187
    • Allen, Charles

    • Allen, Charles--Interviews ;
      Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      First United Methodist Church ;
      Oral histories
    • Charles Allen grew up in Georgia and became a minister of the Methodist church when he was 19 years old in 1934. He moved to Houston in 1960 and served as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in downtown Houston until 1983. During his time...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Anderson, Lauren

    • Anderson, Lauren, 1965- ; Ballerinas -- Texas -- Houston; African American dancers -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Ballet; Oral histories
    • When she was named Principal Dancer for the Houston Ballet in 1990, Lauren Anderson became the first African American to hold such a position in a major ballet company. Anderson talks with Linda Lorelle about growing up in Houston, her ballet...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • 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, Dan

    • Arnold, Dan (1930-) -- Interviews; Social service; City and County Hospital (Houston, Tex.); Harris County Hospital District; Texas Medical Center; Houston Urban League.
    • A native Houstonian, Dan Arnold grew up in the Depression era. Graduating from the Univ. of Texas in Law, he worked for Vinson and Elkins. Dan Arnold has shown an exemplary record of community service. He was involved in the City and County Charity...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • 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
    • Astrodome

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    • Describes the features and technological advances reached with the construction of the Houston Astrodome, the world's first covered sports arena, which opened on April 9, 1965. Includes footage of the ground breaking on January 3, 1962 as well as...
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    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan--Interviews ;
      African-Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Educators--Houston Texas--Oral histories
    • Born in Austin in 1898, Mary Jourdan Atkinson was home schooled. At the age of 21, she enrolled in the University of Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Science and MB degree in Education. Atkinson taught at the Texas Southern University as a...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Auditorium - Democratic National Convention, 1928

    • buildings
    • View of the Auditorium constructed for the 1928 Democratic National Convention, with flags and banners decorating the front exterior.
    • MSS0187 Houston Metropolitan Research Center Postcard Collection
    • Ayala, Hector

    • Ayala, Hector--Interviews ;
      Mexican American Social Workers--Texas--Houston ;
      Juvenile delinquency ;
      Oral histories
    • Hector Ayala was born in Virginia and lived and was educated in both Mexico and the United States during his childhood. Graduating from the University of Kansas, Ayala got his PhD in Developmental Psychology, in May 1975. His research was in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • B. A. Shepherd Building

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    • Benjamin A. Shepherd founded one of the first independent banks in Texas in 1854--The Houston Savings Bank. The Constitution of 1845 deemed banks and the private dispersal of paper money illegal, but Shepherd operated in the open despite...
    • Architectural Vertical Files, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
    • B. A. Shepherd Building

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    • Benjamin A. Shepherd founded one of the first independent banks in Texas in 1854--The Houston Savings Bank. The Constitution of 1845 deemed banks and the private dispersal of paper money illegal, but Shepherd operated in the open despite...
    • Architectural Vertical Files, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

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