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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...
    • 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...
    • 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
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

    • 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.
    • Shapiro, Marc

    • Shapiro, Marc.(1947-) -- Interviews; Financial executives -- United States; Bankers -- Texas -- Interviews; Financial institutions -- Management.
    • A successful Banker and a top graduate from Stanford Business School, Marc Shapiro was the President and Chief Executive of the Texas Commerce Bank. He retired in 2003 as Vice Chairman for finance and risk management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He is...
    • 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...
    • Loewenthal, Goldie Rose Geller

    • Teachers--High School ;
      Jewish educators--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories ;
      Loewenthal, Goldie Rose Geller--Interview
    • Goldie Loewenthal was born in 1902. Her father came to Galveston, Texas in 1892 to answer a need for a Rabbi. He had eight children, out of that only 3 survived. Goldie went to Rice University in Houston. After a bad marriage, she entered the...
    • Arnold, Dan

    • Arnold, Dan (1930-) -- Interviews; Social service; City and County Hospital (Houston, Tex.); Harris County Hospital District; Texas Medical Center; Houston Urban League.
    • A native Houstonian, Dan Arnold grew up in the Depression era. Graduating from the Univ. of Texas in Law, he worked for Vinson and Elkins. Dan Arnold has shown an exemplary record of community service. He was involved in the City and County Charity...
    • 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.
    • Collier, Everett

    • Collier, Everett, 1914-1992--Interviews ;
      Newspaper editors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston chronicle (Houston, Tex : 1912)--History ;
      Race discrimination--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Long Beach, Mississippi, Everett Collier came to Houston in 1929 when he was 14 years old. He went to Sam Houston High School, where one of his teachers was Lyndon B. Johnson, who was to become his lifelong friend. Later, Collier would...
    • Olshan, Helen B

    • 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...
    • Phillips, O.A. "Bum"

    • Phillips, Bum, 1923-; Football coaches--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Oilers (Football team); Oral histories
    • When Coach Bum Phillips was head coach of the Houston Oilers, the team achieved the most wins in franchise history. In this interview Bum talks about his career as a football coach for the Oilers and for several other teams.
    • 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.

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