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    • Young, Hazel

    • Young Hazel Hainsworth, 1905-2009 ;
      African American teachers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--History--Anecdotes ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ;
    • Hazel Young was born in 1905 in Navasota, Texas. Her family moved to Houston when she was five years old. In this interview, Young describes her life, schooling and neighborhood in the Fifth Ward. She attended college at Howard University and...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Wilson, Welcome

    • Wilson, Welcome; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews
      Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Oral histories
    • Businessmen Welcome Wilson has served as Assistant Director of Civil Defense for the city of Houston; assistant to former Mayor Roy Hofheinz; State Director for the Defense Mobilization headquarters in Denton, Texas; and real estate and financial...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Samuels, Vic

    • Samuels, Vic; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston Independent School District -- History; Citizens for Good Schools (Houston); Oral histories
    • Vic Samuels talks with David Goldstein about his participation in the school integration movement in Houston in the 1960s.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • In this interview, Robert Sakowitz discusses how his family came from Ukraine and started a haberdashery business in Galveston. After the hurricane in 1915, they moved the business to Houston. In 1929, they moved to the new Gulf building, thanks to...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Letter from NAACP Special Counsel to C.F. Richardson,Sr., October 8, 1937

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    • Letter from NAACP Special Counsel, dated October 8, 1937, to C. F. Richardson with acknowledgment and thanks for the marked copy of the October 2nd issue of the Houston Defender. The NAACP Counsel also asks that he be kept advised of the progress...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • Letter  from C. F. Richardson, Sr. to James V. Allred, August 29, 1938

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    • Letter from C. F. Richardson to Governor James Allred thanking the governor for his participation in the National Negro Business League meeting on August 17, 1938 in Houston. Richardson also informs Governor Allred that he plans to be in Austin on...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • Lydia Mendoza

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    • Portrait of guitarist Lydia Mendoza.
    • MSS0123 Lydia Mendoza Collection, 1930s-1980s
    • Mease, Quentin

    • Mease, Quentin, 1908-2009; Centenarians--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Segregation--United States; African Americans--Social conditions; Houston (Tex.)--Race relations; Oral histories
    • Centenarian and civil rights activist Quentin Mease is interviewed by David Goldstein. Quentin describes his work with the African American community, the YMCA, and his involvement with the creation of the Harris County Hospital District
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Marino, Johnnie

    • Marino, Johnnie--Interviews ;
      Veterans ;
      United States. Army ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945 ;
      Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) ;
      Operation Neptune ;
      Oral histories
    • Johnnie Marino discussed his early life prior to enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces. Born in Houston Texas in 1922, Marino attended several schools and worked numerous jobs before volunteering for active duty for the U.S. Army in 1941, following...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Lower, Ann

    • Lower, Ann--Interviews ;
      Campaign managers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government--20th century ;
      Political campaigns--Texas--Houston ;
      United...
    • Ann Lower was the campaign manager for Representative Robert C. Eckhardt between the years of 1976-1980. At the time of this interview, Eckhardt was running for the United States Congress representing Texas's 8th congressional district for the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Lee, El Franco

    • Lee, El Franco--Interviews ; Harris County (Tex.) ; African American politicians ; Oral histories
    • Harris County's first African American commissioner shares his experiences growing up and serving Houston.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • La Porte School

    • LaPorte School
    • Image of a school building; it has a bell tower at the top center of the roof of the square building.
    • MSS0273 Gertrude Ackerly/La Porte, Texas, Collection
    • Palace Livery Stable

    • La Porte Palace Livery Stable
    • Several people and two horses stand in front of a long building.
    • MSS0273 Gertrude Ackerly/La Porte, Texas, Collection
    • King, Otis

    • King, Otis, 1935-; African American law teachers--Houston--Interviews; African American civil rights workers--Texas--Houston; Segregation--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • Otis King, an African American law professor talks about his career, the social conditions for African Americans in Houston during the 1950's and 1960's, and the political scene of the time.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Kanellos, Nicolás

    • Kanellos, Nicolás; Hispanic American scholars--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Minority college teachers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; American literature--Hispanic American authors--Publishing; Hispanic American literature (Spanish); Hispanic...
    • Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, a scholar whose expertise is the literature of the Hispanics in the United States, talks about the contributions of this minority group in all aspects of cultural life; his career as a scholar, college professor, and...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Jefferson, Andrew

    • Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934---Interviews ;
      African American Judges--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Attorneys, General ;
      Oral histories
    • Judge Andrew Jefferson details his education and accomplishments in this oral history from 1974. Judge Jefferson attended Law School at the University of Texas at Austin from 1956-1959, after attaining an undergraduate degree at Texas Southern...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Letter from Sam Houston to Thomas Bagby, October 11, 1842

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    • Letter from Sam Houston written after he arrived in Washington, to Thomas M. Bagby. Houston relates the troubles he faced during the journey and mentions efforts to stop Mexican forces from invading Texas.
    • MSS0113 Old Vault Collection

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