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    • Woods, Georgia Lee

    • Woods, Georgia Lee--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1930-1940 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; African American teachers and the community ; African American music teachers ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Georgia Lee Woods discusses being a student at the Gregory School, living in Fourth Ward and being a piano teacher at her music school.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Wong, Martha

    • Wong, Martha, 1939-; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • 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 : a great city voices its past.
    • Wilson, Sandra

    • Wilson, Sandra--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1950-1960 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--20th century ; African American teachers and the community ; Journalism, High school--United States ; African American...
    • Former Gregory Elementary student Sandra Wilson discusses growing up and attending Gregory and Booker T. as well as her passion and career in Journalism.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Letter from J. H. Harmon, Jr. to Roy Wilkins, December 14, 1937

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    • Letter from J. H. Harmon, Jr. to Roy Wilkins, Assistant Secretary, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, dated December 14, 1937. Attached to the letter is a listing of the officers and committee chairmen of the Houston branch...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • Letter from C. F. Richardson, Sr. to Walter White, February 18, 1939

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    • Letter from C. F. Richardson, Sr. to Walter White, Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Richardson recently noted a news piece in the Kansas City Call that mentioned that White will be visiting Dallas during...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • White, Governor Mark

    • White, Mark, (1940-)-- Interviews; Governors -- Texas -- Interviews; Attorney Generals -- Texas; Secretary of State -- Texas; Education -- Texas
    • Governor Mark White came in very tough economic times. As Governor, he regulated the utility industry and cut the price of electricity. He raised taxes twice, to save schools, building roads and to provide services to people. He also raised the...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • Weiner, Freida

    • Weiner, Freida--Interviews ;
      Jewish women ;
      Jewish community centers ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Frieda Wiener was born in Kiev in 1890 and immigrated to Detroit, Michigan around 1911. She came to Houston in 1915 and settled with her family in Galveston in 1921. She speaks about the difficulties of making a living in Galveston’s small Jewish...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Walker, May

    • Walker, May--Interviews ; Policewomen--Texas--Houston ; African American police--Texas--Houston ; Harris County (Tex.) [also has a book titled The History of the Black Police Officers in the Houston Police Department 1878-1988]
    • Constable Walker discusses her journey to becoming the first female and first African American female Constable in Harris County as well as the state of Texas.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Streit, Yvonne

    • Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews; People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation; Brookshire (Tex.)
    • Yvonne Streit, a native Houstonian, graduated in Education from SMU and started teaching. Born from the despair of her deeply disabled daughter, she relied on her faith-driven resolve to assist the disabled adults and young children. She used a...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • 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
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Letter C. F. Richardson, Sr. to James V. Allred, July 12, 1938

    • Sam Houston Coliseum ; conventions
    • Letter from C. F. Richardson, Sr. to Governor James V. Allred congratulating Governor Allred on his presidential appointment as judge of the recently created federal district court for Southern Texas. Richardson also reminded Governor Allred of his...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • 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
    • Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Roussel, Peter

    • Roussel, Peter,(1941-)--Interviews; Journalists --Interviews; Press secretaries --United States --Interviews; Journalism teachers.
    • Born in Houston, Peter Roussel followed his parents' footsteps in becoming a journalist. He worked as a Press spokeman for several Presidents and Secretary of State. After moving to Houston from Washington, he became a TV-Radio commentator and...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great history voices its past.
    • Letter from the National NAACP to C. F. Richardson, Sr., February 24, 1937

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    • Letter to C. F. Richardson from Juanita E. Jackson, Special Assistant to the Secretary, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, about reorganizing the Houston branch of the NAACP. The letter is dated February 24, 1937. Jackson...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • Letter from Thurgood Marshall to C. F. Richardson, Sr., December 7, 1938

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    • Letter from Thurgood Marshall, Assistant Special Counsel, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to C. F. Richardson, Sr., dated December 7, 1938. Marshall writes about a proposed damage law suit that the NAACP Legal Committee...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • Letter from Roy Wilkins to C. F. Richardson, Sr., August 16, 1938

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    • Letter from Roy Wilkins, Assistant Secretary, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to C. F. Richardson, Sr., President of the Houston Branch of the NAACP, dated August 16, 1938. Wilkins congratulates Richardson and the...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers
    • Letter from the National NAACP to C. F. Richardson, Sr., June 15, 1937

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    • Letter from Juanita E. Jackson, Special Assistant to the Secretary, to C. F. Richardson, Sr., asking Richardson to send her copies of The Houston Defender to her home address. Jackson also reminds Richardson to make sure that the youth branch of...
    • MSS1457 C.F. Richardson Sr. Papers

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