Olshan, Helen B.--Interviews ; Immanuel Olshan ; Construction industry--Interviews ; Olshan (Houston, Tex.) ; Texas Music Festival ; Oral histories
Helen B. Olshan was the second wife of Immanuel Olshan, founder of the well-known local demolition, construction, and foundation repair business in Houston. Mrs. Olshan was a teacher for 38 years in New Jersey and was friends with the Olshans...
Jamail, Joseph D., 1925- ;
Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
Joseph "Joe" Jamail talks about growing up in Houston in the 1930s and his career as one of the top lawyers in America. He is considered one of the wealthiest lawyers in the nation and is often referred to as the King of Torts. Joe has given...
The founder of Texas Heart Institute, Denton Cooley is interviewed by Dr. William H. Kellar. Dr. Cooley has pioneered many techniques used in cardiovascular surgery including the first successful human heart transplant and the first implant of an...
Jones, Edith Irby, 1927- ;
African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography;
Southern states -- Race relations -- Anecdotes;
African Americans -- Social...
Dr. Jones talks about growing up in Hot Spring, Arkansas as a poor and ambitious girl, the events that shaped her life, her years in medical school, her career as a physician in Houston, and her life as a civil rights activist.
Baker, James Addison, 1930- ;
Law firms -- Texas -- Houston;
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography;
Statesmen -- United States -- Interviews;
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography;
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Interviews;
Statesman James Baker III examines his political career. He served as the 10th White House Chief of Staff during President Ronald Regan administration, and the 16th White House Chief of Staff during George H.W. Bush administration. He also served...
Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ;
Houston (Tex.) -- Social life and customs;
Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes;
Philanthropist and social activist, Jane Blaffer talks about the social life in Houston during the first half of the 20th century. She talks about the philanthropic contributions of her family as well as people like the Cullens, Imma Hogg, James...
African American school administrators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Houston Independent School District;
Wheatly High School -- Houston (Tex.);
Bellaire High School -- Houston (Tex.);
Howard Jefferson, civil rights activist, former HISD administrator, talks about the public school system and race relations in Houston.
African American political activists--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
African American lawyers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Houston (Tex.)--Race relations;
University of Houston Central...
Gene Locke discusses issues about race relations in Houston during the 1960s and 1970s. He describes the transformation of the University of Houston, and his involvement in civil rights and politics in the city of Houston. Gene Locke served as...
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...
Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-;
Sakowitz Department Store -- History;
Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History;
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.
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
Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-;
African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History;
Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...