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    • Young boys build a boat

    • YWCA ; Y.W.C.A. ; Young Women's Christian Association
    • Unidentified young boys build a boat
    • RGF0017 Houston Young Women's Christian Association Collection
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Two men lighting a candle

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    • Two unidentified men lighting a candle.
    • MSS0255 Alex Arroyos / John F. Kennedy Collection
    • 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
    • Tinsley, Eleanor

    • Tinsley, Eleanor, 1926-2009 ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Houston Community College (Houston, Tex.)--History ;
      School board...
    • Eleanor Tinsley talks about her years as president of the board of the Houston Independent School District, and as member of the city council. She was involved in the school integration movement and was instrumental in the creation of the Houston...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • 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
    • Senate Resolution No. 70, Proclamation for Gus Garcia Day

    • Gus Garcia Day ; Garcia, Gustavo "Gus" C.
    • Senate Resolution No. 70 of the 83rd Legislature, 2nd Called Session, declaring July 27, 2013 as Gus Garcia Day in honor of the late Gustavo "Gus" C. Garcia (1915-1964), a civil rights attorney in Texas.
    • MSS 0352.111 Mexican American Small Collections - Proclamation for Gus Garcia Day
    • 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
    • Samuels, Vic

    • Samuels, Vic; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston Independent School District -- History; Citizens for Good Schools (Houston); Oral histories
    • Vic Samuels talks with David Goldstein about his participation in the school integration movement in Houston in the 1960s.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938- ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Retail trade--Texas--Houston ;
      Sakowitz Department Store--History ;
      Family-owned business enterprises--Texas--History ;
      Oral histories
    • In this interview, Robert Sakowitz discusses how his family came from Ukraine and started a haberdashery business in Galveston. After the hurricane in 1915, they moved the business to Houston. In 1929, they moved to the new Gulf building, thanks to...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Reyes, Jesus

    • Reyes, Jesus--Interviews ;
      Discrimination against Mexican Americans ;
      Emigration and immigration ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945 ;
      Oral histories
    • Jesus "Jesse" Reyes discusses his family's migration from Mexico to the United States and his personal experience growing up in Houston's Northside neighborhood. He refers to the area where he grew up as Fifth Ward and Little Harlem. Reyes...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • 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
    • Reyes, Augustina

    • Reyes, Augustina--Interviews ;
      Mexican American Educators--Texas Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Dr. Augustina Reyes speaks about her experiences as an educator in the city of Houston. She began her career by teaching community GED classes and later served on the Board of Education for Houston Independent School District. While serving in that...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • Orta, Carmen

    • Orta, Carmen; Hispanic American businesswomen --Interviews; Houston (Tex.) --Race relations; Oral histories
    • In 1995 Hispanic businesswoman and social activist Carmen Orta was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. In this interview she talks about her family, the events that shaped her life,...
    • Houston Oral History Project

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