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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...
    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • 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,...
    • Baggett, Alvin D.

    • Baggett, Alvin D.--Interviews ;
      Mayors--Texas--Galena Park ;
      Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) ;
      Galena Park (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview, Alvin D. Baggett had served as the mayor of Galena Park for 11 years, since 1964. Baggett shares his thoughts on Galena Park city and government structure, planning, and its tax system. He also discusses growth in the...
    • Banning, Earl

    • Banning, Earl--Interviews ;
      Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Assemblies of God -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Assemblies of God -- History ;
      Pentecostalism ;
      Gifts, Spiritual ;
      Psychology ;...
    • Reverend Earl Banning recounts his experiences as a man of God with certifications and interests in mental health and social welfare: from his beginnings in San Francisco to his eventual place as Pastor of Braeswood Assembly of God in Houston....
    • Barnes, Betty

    • Barnes, Betty--Interviews ;
      Feminists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Women's rights ;
      National Organization for Women ;
      Discrimination in employment ;
      Harris County Women's Political Caucus ;
      Oral histories
    • An active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1970, Betty Barnes was an advocate for women's rights and equal employment opportunities for Women. Barnes was an Instructor of Government at San Jacinto College, in Houston, Texas.
    • Barnes, Nathaniel

    • Barnes, Nathaniel--Interviews ;
      African American gospel musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American gospel singers--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in D'Lo, Simpson County, Mississippi, on September 26, 1910, Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes had an inborn gift of singing. Despite having no formal education in reading or writing music, Barnes could pick up and sing songs from hearing others sing....
    • Bass, Tom

    • Bass, Tom--Interviews ;
      County Commissioners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ; Legislators -- Texas ;
      Political ethics ;
      Political corruption -- Texas ;
      Apportionment (Election law) -- Texas -- Houston
    • After teaching for the Houston Independent School District, Tom Bass was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1962. During his time as a representative, Bass was a member of the "Dirty Thirty," in opposition to the corruption...
    • Bayless, Betty Lou (Mrs. James L. Bayless)

    • Bayless, Betty Lou--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Voluntarism -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Humanitarianism -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Charities -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Ballet -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Junior League of...
    • Mrs. Betty Lou Bayless was a fixture in the many volunteer and charitable organizations of Houston. In this interview, Bayless describes her time as the President of the Junior League, Board Trustee of the Houston Ballet Foundation, Founding...
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • Blackburn, Mary Jane

    • Blackburn, Mary Jane--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Political consultants--Texas--Houston ;
      Political campaigns--Texas ;
      Paul, Ron 1935- ;
      Gammage, Robert A.
    • In this interview, Mary Jane Blackburn discusses how she was selected as the campaign manager for Ron Paul. She discussed the 1974 campaign in which Paul ran for Congress. Blackburn details Paul's campaign strategy and his views on government. She...
    • 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 ;
      Oral histories
    • 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...
    • Blattner, Russel J.

    • Blattner, Russel J.--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Texas Children's Hospital ;
      Texas Medical Center ;
      Cooley, Denton A., 1920- ;
      DeBakey, Michael E. (Michael Ellis), 1908-2008 ;
      Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)
    • Dr. Russel J. Blattner came to Houston in 1947. In his oral history, Dr. Blattner details his medical career and describes the Houston medical center in the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Blattner shares stories about many well known doctors such as Dr....

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