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    • Noriega, Rick

    • Noriega, Richard Joel "Rick"; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Oral histories
    • Richard Joel "Nick" Noriega was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. Since then he has served 5 terms in this capacity. During hurricane Katrina Mayor Bill White requested his help to oversee the evacuee shelter operations...
    • Kesselus, Richard K.

    • Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ;
      Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ;
      Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ;
      West University Place (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...
    • Ely, Jane

    • Ely, Jane; Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Post (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Jane Ely describes her career as a journalist working for the Houston Post. She talks about gender discrimination in her field, the coverage of the J.F. Kennedy assassination, and other events that made news at the time.
    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936---Interviews ;
      Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American police--Interviews ;
      Police--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston (Tex.). Police Department ;
      Race discrimination ;
      Oral...
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Arizona. Elkins loved driving motorcycles and in 1958 he joined the Houston Police Department as a motorcycle officer. In his oral history, Elkins talks about the prejudice he...
    • Journey Through Texas

    • Maresh files
    • Contains an excerpt from Frederick Olmstead's "A Journey Through Texas", which describes his travel by horseback through the state. Also includes an excerpt from "Diary & Letters of Josiah Gregg", which describes Gregg's experiences in the Houston...
    • Grant, Paulette

    • Grant, Paulette Williams; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.); Race relations--Texas--Houston; Engineering--Financial Services; Oral histories
    • Paulette Williams Grant talks about attending Gregory elementary school, a school that tended to black children during desegregation years, and race relations in Houston during those times.
    • Brown, Jewel

    • Brown, Jewel, 1937- ;
      African American women jazz singers--Texas--Houston ; Performance artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Singers--Texas--Houston ;
      Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 ;
      Oral histories
    • Jewel Brown discusses her career as a jazz singer in Texas. She talks about the bands, the clubs, and the people associated with her career.
    • Heard, Jack

    • Heard, Jack, 1918-2005--Interviews ;
      Sheriffs--Harris County--Texas--Interviews ;
      Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Police professionalization ;
      Police women--Houston--Texas ;
      Houston (Tex.). ǂb Police...
    • Jack Heard served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Sheriff. He advocated and promoted college education for police officers and updated professional training for all officers. In his oral history, Heard discusses some of his proudest...
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Local transit--Texas--Houston ;
      Affirmative action programs--Texas--Houston ;
      Discrimination in employment--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the mass transit problems in Houston started in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the metropolitan bus system....
    • Chamberlain, L.E.

    • Chamberlain, L.E., (Lawrence Edward); Police --Texas --Houston --Interviews; African American police --Texas --Houston; Houston (Tex.) --Race relations; Oral histories
    • A 30-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, L.E. Chamberlain, talks about racial relations, the evolution of the department, and local crime.
    • Foster, Charles

    • Foster, Charles, 1941-; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Emigration and immigration -- United States; Houston (Tex.) -- Population; Oral histories
    • Immigration lawyer Charles Foster describes his law career in Houston. He talks about some of the events that shaped his life and discusses one of his most famous cases.
    • 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; Intergovernmental...
    • Robert Eckels describes his experiences as former Harris County judge. He discusses politics in Harris county and in the city of Houston, as well as his involvement in handling the influx of the evacuees from New Orleans during hurricane Katrina,...
    • Dierker, Larry

    • Dierker, Larry, 1946-; Baseball players--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Baseball writers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Astros (Baseball team); Astrodome (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Houston Astros player Larry Dierker talks about his impressions of the city, his years with the Astros baseball team, and his career as a sports writer for the Houston Chronicle.
    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye

    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye; Actresses -- Texas --Houston -- Interviews; Theater -- Texas --Houston; Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) --History; Vance, Nina, 1914-1980; Oral histories
    • In 2008 Bettye Fitzpatrick celebrated her 52nd year with the Alley Theater as a company member. Throughout her impressive career she has played numerous roles. In this interview she talks about her life as stage manager and actress; the theater...
    • Whitmire, Mayor Kathy

    • Whitmire, Kathy, 1946-; Women mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Women politiciansTexas--Houston--Interviews; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Race relations--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor, Kathy Whitmire describes the Houston political scene of the 1970s and 1980s, her work as city controller and as the first women Mayor in the history of the city.

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