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    • Eckels, Judge Robert

    • Eckels, Robert ;
      County judges-Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Harris County (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Hurricane Katrina, 2005 ;
      Emergency management--Texas--Harris County ;
      Disaster relief--Gulf States ;
    • Robert Eckels served as Harris County judge from 1995 to 2007. Eckels shares his memories growing up in Bellaire and spending time with his family in the summers at Baycliff. He discusses his career, politics in Harris County and Houston, and his...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Dierker, Larry

    • Dierker, Larry, 1946- ;
      Baseball players--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Baseball writers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston Astros (Baseball team) ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Larry Dierker is a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Colt 45s and the Astros in Houston and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also later served as manager for the Houston Astros. Dierker talks about his impressions of the city, his years...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Moore, Michael

    • Moore, Michael; Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Disaster relief -- Gulf States; Emergency management -- United States; Emergency management -- Texas -- Houston; Intergovernmental cooperation -- Gulf States; Oral histories
    • Michel Moore talks about how he, as the city of Houston Mayor's Chief of Staff, his staff, and the city of Houston in general, handled the influx of evacuees from the city of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Judge Roy M. Hofheinz Scrapbook : Domed Stadium

    • Hofheinz, Roy, 1912-1982
    • Scrapbook put together by Judge Roy M. Hofheinz containing clippings about the Houston Astrodome from the years 1965 through 1967. Clippings cover early events at the newly opened Domed stadium to the beginning of the construction of Astroworld.
    • MSS1036 Judge Roy M. Hofheinz Collection
    • Buri, John

    • Buri, John--Interviews ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ;
      Oral histories
    • John Buri recalls memories of his first time visiting the Astrodome and the numerous events he attended there after.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Hofheinz, Mayor Fred

    • Hofheinz, Fred, 1938-; Hofheinz, Roy Mark, 1912-; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas -- Houston -- Politics and government; Oral histories
    • In this interview, former Houston Mayor Fred Hofheinz discusses the political scene in Houston during the 1970s; accomplishments during his administration as mayor of the city; African American community social and political aspects; minorities'...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Becker, Alan J.

    • Becker, Alan J.--Interviews ;
      Life insurance agents--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development ;
    • Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Monahan, John

    • Monahan, John--Interviews ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ;
      Oral histories
    • John Monahan recalls his memories of the Astrodome where he worked and spent the majority of his teenage years.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Long, David

    • Long, David--Interviews ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ;
      Oral histories
    • David Long discusses his memories of opening night at the Astrodome along with seeing Mickey Mantle hit the first homerun.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Ruiz, Diann

    • Ruiz, Diann--Interviews ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ;
      Ushers ;
      Oral histories
    • Diann Ruiz recalls working at the Astrodome as a Spacet--a female usher at the staduim--in the 1970s.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Buri, Fred

    • Buri, Fred--Interviews ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ;
      University of Houston ;
      University of California Los Angeles ;
      Oral histories
    • Fred Buri discusses his memories of events at the Astrodome including the 1968 game of the century between University of Houston (U of H) Cougars and the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Bond, Donald

    • Bond, Donald--Interviews ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ;
      Houston Astros (Baseball Team) ;
      Bond, Walter (1937-1967) ;
      Oral histories
    • Donald Bond, son of Astros player Walter Bond, discusses his memories of the Astrodome and the different events he attended there.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Laney, Betty

    • Laney, Betty--Interviews ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ;
      Ushers ;
      Oral histories
    • Betty Laney talks about her memories as one of the original Spacets and opening night of the Astrodome.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Hammond, Emily Lee

    • Hammond, Emily Lee--Interviews ; Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ; Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ; Ushers ; Oral histories
    • Emily Lee Hammond discusses her memories of working the Astro games and other special events at the Astrodome.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Herskowitz, Mickey

    • Herskowitz, Mickey--Interviews ;
      Sportswriters--Houston (Tex.)--Interviews ;
      Reporters and reporting ;
      Sports journalism ;
      Oral histories
    • The passion for sports writing was imbued in Mickey Herskowitz from an early age. Growing up in Houston, he started writing for the Houston Post when he was only 14 years old. When The Houston Chronicle purchased The Post, he started writing for...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Morris, Suzy

    • Morris, Suzy--Interviews ;
      Morris, S. I. ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Hofheinz, Roy, 1912-1982 ;
      Architects--Texas--Houston ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston
    • Seth Morris was one of the architects for the Astrodome at the firm of Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson. He was also the coordinator of the contractors, architects, engineers and county. In this interview his wife, Suzy Morris, shares some of her...
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Astrodome

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    • Describes the features and technological advances reached with the construction of the Houston Astrodome, the world's first covered sports arena, which opened on April 9, 1965. Includes footage of the ground breaking on January 3, 1962 as well as...
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    • Welch, Mayor Louie

    • Welch, Louie, 1918-2008; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Thompson Family

    • Thompson, Susan--Interviews ; Thompson, Joseph--Interviews ; Thompson, Wilbur--Interviews ; Hansen, Joshua--Interviews ; Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ; Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ; Oral histories ; Houston Astros (Baseball Team)
    • This oral history recalls three generations of Astrodome memories. Wilbur Thompson worked as a parking cashier starting in the mid-1970's. He was at the Astrodome for Astros and Oilers games, as well as the Houston Rodeo and Livestock show, plus...
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Henderson, Ed

    • Henderson, Ed--Interviews ; Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ; Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ; Oral histories.
    • Ed Henderson is an animation artist and model maker who designed the animations used on the scoreboards in the Astrodome. Henderson describes the process of first designing the animations on film and the process of projecting the images onto...
    • Astrodome Memories

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