Wong, Martha, 1939-;
Texas--Politics and government;
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government;
Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
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...
David Goldstein and Jill Jewitt interview former Mayor Louie Welch. Louie served as Mayor of the city of Houston from 1964 to 1973. Prior to that he served on the City council from 1950 to 1952, and then again from 1956 to 1962.
Welch, Louie--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; City council members--Texas--Houston ; Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968 ; Cutrer, Lewis Wesley ; Oral histories
In this interview from 1975, Louie Welch discusses his history as a politician in Houston. He began his career as a council member and served under Mayors Oscar Holcombe and Lewis Cutrer. Welch was then elected as Mayor to the City of Houston first...
Baseball coaches--United States;
Baseball players--United States.
Wayne Graham is one of the most distinctive coaches in Baseball, and is credited with more than 1400 wins as a Collegiate Head Coach. He played 11 years as a professional with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, and was named Texas Minor...
Augustin Villagomez came to Houston in the 1920s. His first job was in the V.A. Hospital, working as an Order for cleaning rooms for 38 cents per hour. After saving some money, he went to Morelia to marry his girlfriend, Anavelia Rivera. They had 3...
This original branch building, opened to the public on October 7th, 1957, was named for Mrs. Alice McKean Young, who was a member of the Library Board for five years before her death in 1953. The memorial plaque on the inside of Young Branch...
Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-;
Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
Mexican Americans--Civil rights;
University of Houston Central Campus;
Tatcho Mindiola, director of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Houston, describes race relations in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s, and talks about his career as a community activist.
Jackson, Bradley--Interviews ; Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 ; Tuskegee University--People--1940-1950 ; World War, 1939-1945 ; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps ; Korean War, 1950-1953 ; United States Postal Service ;...
Mr. Jackson discusses his attending Tuskegee University and serving as a pallbearer at Dr. George Washington Carver's funeral. He also served in the United States military in the Korean War. Afterwards, he came to Houston and worked at the United...
Advertising flyer for the The 1957 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for an event celebrating their silver jubilee. Flyer indicates Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were going to be the star performers during the event. Flyer is dated August 26, 1956.
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.
John "Big John" Glaze, the locomotive engineer for the miniature railroad at Hermann Park, shares his experiences driving, maintaining, and repairing the locomotives and tracks for the miniature train; and talks about his role entertaining children...