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    • Cobb, Arnett

    • Cobb, Arnett, 1918–1989--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Arnett Cobb and His Mobb (Musical group) ;
      Oral histories
    • Arnett Cobb, a saxophonist and band leader, started playing music professionally in the 1930s. After playing with several groups including Lionel Hampton's, he formed his own band in 1947. In this interview Cobb answers questions about the...
    • HMRC Oral History Interviews
    • Streit, Yvonne

    • Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews; People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation; Brookshire (Tex.)
    • Yvonne Streit, a native Houstonian, graduated in Education from SMU and started teaching. Born from the despair of her deeply disabled daughter, she relied on her faith-driven resolve to assist the disabled adults and young children. She used a...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • KHOU-TV Film Box 6501, Reel 26 : footage from November, 1965

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    • Grand Jury, Date: "11/23/65": Courtroom scenes. -- Domed Stadium, Date: "11/24/65": Footage of a group of people on a tour of the Domed Stadium; interview with one of the visitors. -- {Title not provided}, Date: No date: An interview with a man...
    • RGD033 KHOU-TV Film Collection
    • 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
    • Mighty Orq

    • Blues musicians ;
      Brown, Texas Johnny ;
      Guitarists ;
      Mighty Orq--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Vega, Tony ;
      Haynes, Alan ;
      McLendon, Tom
    • Mighty Orq is a blues guitarist who was born and raised in Houston. He started playing the violin when he was 5 years old. When he was 10, he started taking guitar lessons from Eve Woodward, who is a jazz guitarist. He took lessons from her for 4...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Sanchez, Raymond

    • Sanchez, Raymond--Interviews ; Mexican Americans ; Veterans ; World War II ; United States Army ; Oral histories
    • Raymond Sanchez was born in Victoria, Texas in 1927. In this oral history, Sanchez recalls picking cotton all over South Texas at four years old with his father and siblings. Sanchez is the youngest of eight children. In 1937, the family moved to...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Annual reports, 1914 - 1915, Houston Independent School District

    • school reports
    • Contains the annual report for the Public Schools of the Independent School District of Houston for the fiscal year 1914 - 1915. Annual report contains remarks from the school district superintendents, a list of graduates from the districts schools...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center - Texas Room 379.764 H843
    • Jones, Dr. Edith Irby

    • Jones, Edith Irby, 1927- African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography ; Southern states -- Race relations -- Anecdotes ; African Americans -- Social...
    • Dr. Jones talks about growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas as a poor but ambitious girl, the events that shaped her life, her years in medical school, her career as a physician in Houston, and her life as a civil rights activist.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Cerda, Efran "Frank"

    • Cerda, Efran--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      United States--Army ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      Mexican American business enterprises--Texas--Houston ;
      Barbers ;
      Oral histories
    • Efran "Frank" Cerda discusses his childhood in Lovelady and Seven Oaks, Texas. Soon after moving to Houston as a teenager, Cerda was drafted into the United States Army and served during the reconstruction of Germany. After the war Cerda owned and...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Silva, Jose

    • Silva, Joe--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      Migrant labor--Texas ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;< br />United States--Army ;
      Oral histories
    • Jose Silva discusses growing up in Brownsville, Texas and Houston. Between the ages of eight and thirteen years Silva labored as a migrant work with his father on farms across Texas. Silva joined the United States Army at age 16 and recalls his...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Marino, Johnnie

    • Marino, Johnnie--Interviews ;
      Veterans ;
      United States. Army ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945 ;
      Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) ;
      Operation Neptune ;
      Oral histories
    • Johnnie Marino discussed his early life prior to enlisting in the U.S. Armed Forces. Born in Houston Texas in 1922, Marino attended several schools and worked numerous jobs before volunteering for active duty for the U.S. Army in 1941, following...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • De la Cruz, David

    • De La Cruz, David--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Veterans ;
      United States. Army ;
      Foley's (Firm) ;
      Oral histories
    • David De la Cruz was born on June 19, 1928 in Benavides, Texas. When World War II began, De la Cruz was too young to enlist or be drafted. Eventually he volunteer into military service in June 1946 at the age of 18. Serving as a Private First...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Parker, Mayor Annise

    • Annise Parker, 1956- -- Interviews; Mayors -- Houston -- Interviews; Lesbians in politics.
    • Mayor Annise Parker served in the Houston City Council from 1998 to 2003, and City Controller from 2004 to 2009. Born in Houston, and graduating from Rice University in 1974, she worked in the oil and gas industry for 20 years. Mayor Annise Parker...
    • Houston Oral History Project

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