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    • Franklin, Sonny "Boy"

    • Franklin, Sonny -- Interviews ; Jazz Musicians -- United States -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; African American Musicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Born in Houston, Sonny Franklin is a Jazz musician, and comes from a music family. He joined the Yakes and Wiley Band and performed in various places in the United States.
    • Jefferson, Andrew

    • Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934- -- Interviews ; African American Judges -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Attorneys, General ; Oral histories
    • Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1960-61; Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 1961-61, U.S. Attorney, Harris County Judge.Served on the Constitutional Revision Commission for the State of Texas, and as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the judiciary.
    • DeAnda, Raul.

    • DeAnda, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican American Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Mexican American Educational Council ; Human rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Mexicans -- United States -- Texas -- Houston ; School...
    • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Raul De Anda came to Houston in 1967. Having a degree in Business Administration, he worked in several large companies. His interest in social work led him to get a formal degree in Social Work. Raul De Anda was...
    • Ely, Jane

    • Ely, Jane; Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Post (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Jane Ely describes her career as a journalist working for the Houston Post. She talks about gender discrimination in her field, the coverage of the J.F. Kennedy assassination, and other events that made news at the time.
    • Clements, Rosalie

    • Clements, Rosalie--Interviews ; Shamrock Hotel (Houston, Tex.) ; Hotels--Employees--Interviews ; Women tailors--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • By answering an ad in the Houston Press, Rosalie Clements became an employee of the Shamrock Hotel, which opened on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1949. She began working as an assistant to the hotel’s developer, Glenn McCarthy, and later ran a...
    • Carr, Billie

    • Carr, Billie, 1928-2002 -- Interviews ; Politicians -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Texas -- Harris County -- Houston -- Politics and government ; Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Texas -- Harris County ; Political participation -- Texas --...
    • Billie Carr came from a family interested in politics. Her interest in politics started in 1950s, when she went to a meeting of the Steel Workers' Union of which her husband was the President, and saw the appalling living conditions of the Chicano...
    • Eckels, Bob

    • Eckels, Robert, 1957- -- Interviews ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.). Board of Education--Interviews ; County commissioners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories.
    • Bob Eckel's interest in politics started early, when got involved in the political aspect of teachers' organizations. In 1960 he was elected to the HISD Board. He ran for the Commisioner's Court and got elected. According to Eckels, his proudest...
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon -- Interviews ; African American Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Theatrical producers and directors -- Biography ; Distributive education -- Marketing -- Interviews ; Race Relations -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ;...
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was a Broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH Television station. Originator of the Distributive Education program at Houston,...
    • Van Ulm, Sydney

    • Van Ulm, Sydney -- Interviews ; Artists -- United States -- Texas ; Photographers -- United States -- Texas ; Cartoonists -- United States -- Texas -- Houston ; Oral histories
    • Artist, Cartoonist and Photographer, worked in the Houston Press, Houston Post and in the Houston Chronicle.
    • Bland, Mrs. William W.

    • Bland, Mrs. William W. -- Interviews ; Houston Grand Opera ; Houston Grand Opera Association -- History ; Houston Opera Guild -- History; Opera -- Texas -- Houston -- History;
    • Not a native Houstonian, Mrs. William W. Bland came to Houston when she was 20 years old. She loved music and the opera. The Houston Grand Opera and the Opera Guild was founded in 1955, and she was asked to head the Guild. Very active in...
    • Gottlieb, Dick

    • Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ; City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ; Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ; Television personalities--Texas--Houston ; Television broadcasting--Employees--Texas--Houston...
    • Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
    • 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...
    • Heard, Jack, (1918-2005)

    • Heard, Jack--Interviews ; Sheriffs--Texas--Harris County ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Police professionalization ; Police women--Houston--Texas ; Oral histories
    • Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...
    • Green, Ronald

    • Green, Ronald--Interviews; African American politicians ; African American laywers ; University of Houston ; Texas Southern University ; African American students--Texas--Houston--20th century ; City council members ; Oral histories
    • Houston's first African American City Controller discusses growing up in Third Ward, attending University of Houston and Texas Southern University, founding his own law firm and serving the city of Houston as a Councilman and City Controller.
    • Maughmer, Earl

    • Maughmer, Earl -- Interviews ; Criminal Justice Personnel -- Houston -- Interviews ; Police Captains -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Houston Police Department ; Houston Police Officers' Association ; Texas Municipal Police Association ; Oral...
    • After coming out of the Navy in 1939, Earl Maughmer signed up for police training. At that time the Police department was an active force in political campaigns. He played a prominent part in the formation of the Houston Police Officers'...
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.

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