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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Tunchez, Patricio

    • Tunchez, Patricio--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy ;
      United States--Army ;
      Oral histories
    • Patricio Tunchez was born in Corpus Christi Texas on March 17, 1924. During WWII, he would be drafted into the U.S. Army on March 27, 1943, and be assigned as a Cook for the 33rd Chemical Decontamination Company. He would be involved in the...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Shops in Corpus Christi

    • Shops in Corpus Christi including a grocery. Men walking in the streets.
    • MSS0717 Views in Texas 1895-1896
    • Crossroads in Corpus Christi

    • Horse-drawn carriage crossing at the crossroads. Homes can be seen in the background.
    • MSS0717 Views in Texas 1895-1896
    • 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, Ed

    • Smith, Ed.-- Interviews; Foley's (Firm)
    • Ed Smith discusses his career and his fondest memories with Foley's. He started with Foley's as Manager of Credit promotion, and gradually rose to the rank of Vice-President of Public Relations, Special events and Community Affairs and Visitor...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Russell Bros. Circus: Tents and crows

    • Advertisement for the Russell Bros 3 Ring Circus. Tents and gathered crowd. Performance: Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9, 1939.
    • MSS0257 Heiser-Alban Collection of Circus Historical Materials, 1882-1987
    • Reyes, Frumencio

    • Reyes, Frumencio; Hispanic American lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers in politics -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
    • Hispanic American lawyer and political activist, Frumencio Reyes talks about some of his most famous cases, his involvement in local politics and the city of Houston political scene.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Reagan, Billy

    • Reagan, Billy, 1938-; School superintendents--Texas--Houston--Interviews; School integration--Texas--Houston; Magnet schools--Texas--Houston; Houston (Tex.)--Race relations; Houston Independent School District; Oral histories
    • Billy Reagan talks about the desegregation of the schools in the city of Houston and his participation in this movement when he was superintendent of the Houston Independent School District.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Portrait of Harry Verges

    • Portrait of Harry Verges standing outside sister Bessie's apartment.
    • MSS0199 Greek Community Collection
    • Corpus Christi Monthly, July 1988

    • Reproduction of the July 1988 issue of the magazine Corpus Christi Monthly featuring Florence "Bu" Pleasant on the cover and an article about her by Ken Kruse entitled "The lady is a champ", (pp. 4-5;14-18). Pleasant was a reknown African American...
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant Collection
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant

    • Photograph of Florence "Bu" Pleasant, a renowned African American jazz pianist and singer born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933.
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant Collection
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant holding a microphone

    • Photograph of Florence "Bu" Pleasant, a reknown African American jazz pianist and singer born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933.
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant Collection
    • Florence Pleasant with Jimmy Ford

    • Photograph of Florence "Bu" Pleasant and Jimmy Ford after induction into the Texas Jazz Archives. Florence was a renowned African American jazz pianist and singer born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1933. Jimmy Ford, also a renowned jazz musician,...
    • MSS0336 Florence Pleasant Collection
    • Pleasant, Florence

    • Pleasant, Florence, 1933--Interviews ;
      Pianists--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American women musicians--Texas --Interviews ;
      Cobb, Arnett, 1918-1989 ;
      Oral histories
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant talks about her career as a professional musician in Texas, New York, and California; her style; and the people she has met and played music with.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Nold, Bishop Wendelin

    • Nold, Bishop Wendelin--Interviews ;
      Catholic Church--Bishops--Texas--Interviews ;
      Dioceses--Galveston-Houston ;
      Church and social problems--Catholic Church--Interviews ;
      Segregation--Catholic Church--Interviews ;
    • Bishop Wendelin Nold grew up in Texas and went to Rome to study theology from 1921 to 1925. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. He built 47 parishes, 14 missions, besides seminary and other institutions. He served under...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection


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