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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.

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