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    • Mighty Orq

    • Blues musicians ;
      Brown, Texas Johnny ;
      Guitarists ;
      Mighty Orq--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Vega, Tony ;
      Haynes, Alan ;
      McLendon, Tom
    • Mighty Orq is a blues guitarist who was born and raised in Houston. He started playing the violin when he was 5 years old. When he was 10, he started taking guitar lessons from Eve Woodward, who is a jazz guitarist. He took lessons from her for 4...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Soliz, Roy

    • Soliz, Roy--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Community organization--Texas--Houston ;
      Discrimination against Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories
    • Roy Soliz was born in Houston where he graduated from Jefferson Davis High School and attended the University of Houston before fighting briefly in World War II. He was a well-known civic activist in the Hispanic, Mexican American, and Chicano...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Latimer, Truett

    • Truett, Latimer (1928-) -- Interviews; Politicians -- Texas -- Interviews; Businessman -- Texas -- Interviews; Historic preservation; Cultural property -- Protection.
    • Born in Lenders, Texas, Truett Latimer entered the insurance business in Abilene, Texas after graduation till 1955. During that time, he won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives, and was elected four times as a State Representative. He...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • Syal, Raj Kumar

    • Syal, Raj Kumar Highway engineering Texas Highways
    • Raj Kumar Syal came from a little village, Bilga, in Punjab. After completing his undergraduate degree from Punjab, India, he moved to USA to study engineering. His undergraduate degree in engineering was from Texas A&M, and Master's degree from...
    • Indo-American Oral History Collection
    • Lyons, E. A.

    • Lyons, E. A. (Everett Augustus)--Interviews ;
      County officials and employees--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      County council members--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • E. A. (Everett Augustus) Lyons was first elected as Harris County commissioner in 1942, when road conditions were a major issue in the county because 85% of the roads were unpaved. Throughout the war, the county could not get parts and materials...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Johnson, Whitt

    • Johnson, Whitt--Interviews ;
      City Managers--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ;
      Municipal officials and employees--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ;
      Texas--West University Place--Politics and government ;
    • As city manager of West University Place in the 1940s, Mr. Whitt Johnson dealt with various major issues including finance, zoning, and adequate facilities for city administration. He managed challenges to the city tax rates and tax valuations as...
    • Flash Video (FLV); Text
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • HMRC Oral history Interviews
    • 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....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Kesselus, Richard K.

    • Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ;
      Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ;
      Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ;
      West University Place (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Franklin, Sonny "Boy"

    • Franklin, Sonny--Interviews ;
      Jazz Musicians--United States--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Houston, Sonny Franklin is a Jazz musician, and comes from a music family. He joined the Yakes and Wiley Band and performed in various places in the United States.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Love, Miron

    • Love, Miron--Interviews ;
      Judges--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Courts--Officials and employees--Texas--Houston ;
      Criminal courts--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Judge Miron Love was a former civil lawyer without criminal practice experience. He eventually became the Democratic nominee to fill a vacancy for the criminal bench in 1958 and then later got elected in the general elections. Judge Love discusses...
    • 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
    • Caldwell, Bobby

    • Caldwell, Bobby--Interviews ; Texas Southern University--Alumni and alumnae--1950-1960 ; African American lawyers ; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston ; Civil rights workers--United States--History--20th century ; Black Panther Party ; Race...
    • Mr. Bobby Caldwell discusses his work as a lawyer in several civil rights cases, his work relationship with the Black Panther Party and the People's Party, and several life defining moments such as winning his first case, his first trial, and the...
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • 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


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