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    • Villagomez, Augustin

    • Villagomez, Augustin--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston ;
      Immigrants--Mexico ;
      Oral histories
    • Augustin Villagomez came to Houston in the 1920s. His first job was in the V.A. Hospital, working as an Order for cleaning rooms for 38 cents per hour. After saving some money, he went to Morelia to marry his girlfriend, Anavelia Rivera. They had 3...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Card, Richard L.

    • Card, Richard L.--Interviews ;
      School principals--Texas--Houston ;
      High schools--Texas--Houston ;
      Race relations--Texas--Houston ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston ;
      Harrisburg (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Richard L. Card was the principal of Edison Junior High School when it opened in 1925. At the time this school was part of the Harrisburg School District, which shortly merged with the Houston Independent School District once Harrisburg became part...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Daily, Ray K.

    • Daily, Ray--Interviews ;
      Houston Independent School District (Tex.)--Board of Education ;
      School board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      University of Houston ;
      Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) ;
      Oral histories
    • Dr. Ray K. Daily was an ophthalmologist and an active Houston community leader from the 1920s until her death in 1975. She was the first woman elected to the HISD school board in 1928 and served for 24 years. In this interview she discusses Houston...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Lanier, Mayor Bob

    • Lanier, Robert, 1925-; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier is interviewed by Jim Barlow. Mr. Lanier discusses his years as a businessman in the real estate business, his law practice, and the highlights of his public career. He served three consecutive terms as Mayor of...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Strange, Ray

    • Ray, Strange--Interviews; Rice University -- History.
    • Mrs. Ray Strange reminiscences about her life in Houston before and after the Depression. Her interest in writing the history of Rice University was noteworthy.
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • Kempner, Harris L. (1903-1987)

    • Kempner, Harris L., (Harris Leon),1903-1987--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Industrialists--Texas--Interviews ;
      Imperial Sugar Company ;
      Kempner Trust ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in an industrial family in Galveston, Texas, had a large share in the development of the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas, and the development of industries there. Also was involved in the cotton industry and US Bank
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Espinosa, Tomas

    • Espinosa, Tomas--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Baseball--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Tomas Espinosa was born in 1900 in Crockett, Texas and moved to Houston’s Second Ward neighborhood in 1909. In this interview Espinosa discusses various jobs he held throughout the years, changes in the Second Ward area, his family history, and the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Ellifrit, Ralph

    • Ellifrit, Ralph S.--Interviews ;
      City planners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Architects--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Landscape architecture--Texas ;
      Parks--Designs and plans--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • With a degree in landscape architecture and city planning, Ralph S. Ellifrit was employed by architectural firm Hare & Hare. Ellifrit was responsible for the development of the pool and grounds in front of the City Hall Annex, Hermann Park, and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Lack, Abe

    • Lack, Abe--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas -Houston--Interviews ;
      Lack's Wholesalers ;
      Oral histories ;
      Small business--Texas--Houston ;
      Immigrants--Texas--Houston--Interview
    • Abe Lack, a Latvian immigrant, came to the United States in 1910. He and his family eventually settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by 1914. His early business ventures included a grocery store and an auto supply store. After a brief period in Florida real...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bryant, Thelma Scott

    • Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-; Centenarians--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Segregation--Texas--Houston--History; African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History; Oral histories
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Furlow, Birdie and Booker T. Bonner

    • Furlow, Birdie--Interviews ;
      Booker T. Bonner--Interviews ;
      Teaching--Education ;
      Race relations--Texas--Austin County--History ;
      Race relations--Texas--Houston--History ;
      School integration ;
      Prairie View...
    • Birdie Furlow began teaching at the age of 19 in her hometown of Wallis, Texas. At that time, segregation was still practiced in all facets of life and Furlow recounts her experiences as an educator in that environment. B.T. Bonner, a former...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Garcia, E.J.

    • Garcia, E. J.--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories
    • E. J. Garcia was born in San Antonio and moved to Houston in 1919 to work in the oil industry. Starting in 1925, he worked as an insurance agent for American National Insurance where he primarily sold life insurance policies to the Mexican-American...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Del Valle, Felix

    • Del Valle, Felix--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Southern Pacific Railroad Company ;
      Oral histories
    • Felix Del Valle came to Texas from La Paz, Mexico at age 19. He found work in San Antonio with the Southern Pacific Company building rail lines in 1927. Later that year he moved on to Sanguine and continued work on the rail despite the Depression....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Karff, Rabbi Samuel

    • Karff, Samuel E., 1931-.; Rabbis -- United Sates -- Biography; Rabbis -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Rabbi Samuel Karff talks about his early religious formation and his spiritual, intellectual and community life in Houston.

      Rabbi Samuel Karff is a native of Philadelphia. He came to Houston in 1975 where he served as Senior Rabbi of...

    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Barnstone, Gertrude

    • Barnstone, Gertrude, 1925- ; Theater -- Texas -- Houston -- History; School board members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Gertrude Barnstone talks to Jane Ely about her life in the theatre arts, her memories of Houston and Houstonians and her election to the Houston School Board during the desegregation of the Houston School System.
    • Mayor Bill White Collection;
      Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Equia, Ernest

    • Equia, Ernest--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy ;
      League of United Latin American Citizens ;
      Oral histories
    • Ernest Equia grew up in the Sixth Ward neighborhood of Houston. He joined the armed services and was drafted in 1941, assigned to the 144th Field Artillery Battalion. In this interview, Equia discusses his early family life, his participation in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Gallardo, Juan

    • Gallardo, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories ;
      Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920 ;
      Celaya, 1st Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1915 ;
      Celaya, 2nd Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico,...
    • As a young man, Juan Gallardo faced hardships in his hometown of Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico, after the Mexican Revolution. Fearing that conditions would not improve after the war, Gallardo left for America in 1919. After he arrived in Houston with no...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Flores, Juan N.  Rosa (Barrera) Flores

    • Flores, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Galveston (Tex.)--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--History ;
      League of United...
    • Juan Flores came to Galveston, Texas from Mexico in 1924, at the age of 16, to make a better life for himself away from the difficult circumstances that existed in his home country after the Mexican Revolution. In this interview, Flores recounts...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Arnold, Edwin

    • Arnold, Edwin, 1881-1984--Interviews ;
      Oral histories;
      Law -- Texas -- Houston;
      Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston;
      Railroads -- United States -- Employees;
      Texas -- History -- 1846-1950;
      Depressions -- 1929 -- Texas --...
    • When he was born in 1881, his father planned to make him a butcher, but Edwin Arnold decided to work in insurance and on the railroad before becoming a well-respected lawyer in Houston. A man of many talents, Arnold also wrote a historical novel,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Fraga, Félix

    • Fraga, Félix, 1929- ; Hispanic American social workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Mexican American politicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Ripley House (Houston, Tex.); Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History --...
    • Félix Fraga discusses his life as a Hispanic growing up in Houston; race relations; his work as a social worker; and his long career at Ripley House, a recreational, educational and health center in Houston founded in 1940.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.

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