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    • Hershey, Terry

    • Hershey, Terese--Interviews ;
      Environmentalists--Texas--Interviews ;
      Nature conservation ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Terry Hershey has long been an advocate for the conservation of nature. Her venture into the parks and recreation field, fighting against destroying vegetation, led to her involvement in various environmental boards...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Lawson, Rev. "Bill"

    • Lawson, William A., 1928-; Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • Bill Lawson, a political activist and civil rights organizer examines his life as a religious leader, and his participation in racial desegregation efforts in the Houston communities during the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Eckels, Judge Robert

    • Eckels, Robert ;
      County judges-Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Harris County (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Hurricane Katrina, 2005 ;
      Emergency management--Texas--Harris County ;
      Disaster relief--Gulf States ;
    • Robert Eckels served as Harris County judge from 1995 to 2007. Eckels shares his memories growing up in Bellaire and spending time with his family in the summers at Baycliff. He discusses his career, politics in Harris County and Houston, and his...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • David, Dianne

    • David, Dianne--Interviews ;
      Art museum directors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Art museums--Texas--Houston ;
      Art dealers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Dianne David was born in Corpus Christi and raised in Houston. In 1964, after seeing a need for more art galleries in Houston, she started to open her own art galleries. As a gallery director, she envisioned art galleries as vibrant places,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Wells, Herbert

    • Wells, Herbert, 1924- ; Designers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Designer Herbert Wells talks about the nationally recognized architects he worked with, the local stores he used to shop at, and about some of his most prominent clients.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Lomax, John III

    • Lomax, John--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Popular culture--Texas--Houston ;
      Music--Texas--Houston ;
      Folksingers--Texas ;
      Concerts--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Underground newspapers--United States
    • John Lomax covered the Houston music scene through the 1970s and 1980s. He was a writer for the underground paper Space City and presented a music show on Pacifica radio (KPFT) when it began to broadcast in Houston. Lomax was born on August 20,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Becker, Alan J.

    • Becker, Alan J.--Interviews ;
      Life insurance agents--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development ;
    • Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Foster, Charles

    • Foster, Charles, 1941- ;
      Lawyers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Emigration and immigration--United States ;
      Li, Cunxin, 1961- ;
      Bentsen, Lloyd ;
      Hobby, William Pettus, 1932- ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Population ;
    • Immigration lawyer Charles Foster describes his law career in Houston. Foster attended the University of Texas at Austin and and discusses his reaction to a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. Foster joined a law firm in 1967, shortly after...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Kanellos, Nicolás

    • Kanellos, Nicolás; Hispanic American scholars--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Minority college teachers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; American literature--Hispanic American authors--Publishing; Hispanic American literature (Spanish); Hispanic...
    • Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, a scholar whose expertise is the literature of the Hispanics in the United States, talks about the contributions of this minority group in all aspects of cultural life; his career as a scholar, college professor, and...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Zeidman, Fred

    • Zeidman, Fred, 1946-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston; Jews--United States--Interviews; Businessmen--Political activity; Texas--Politics and government; Oral histories
    • Fred Zeidman, a Houston businessman talks about his involvement in the political arena in Texas.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Cullinan, Nina J.

    • Cullinan, Nina J., 1896-1983-- Interviews ;
      Philanthropists--Texas--Houston--Interviews--Volunteers--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories ;
      Charities -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Ballet -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Junior League...
    • Nina J. Cullinan was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1899. She grew up in Houston and attended Houston public schools. After college, Cullinan followed her family tradition of actively participating in civic life. She was involved in many...
    • HMRC Oral History 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
    • Gentry, Sam

    • Gentry, Sam--Interviews ;
      Tavern owners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Sam Gentry owned and operated a bar in the Galena Park area of Houston. Gentry describes how activities such as gambling and prostitution flourished at his and other establishments before the city was annexed by Houston in 1949.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Castillo, Leonel

    • Castillo, Leonel; Municipal officials and employees -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Human rights workers -- Texas -- Houston; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston; Oral histories
    • Leonel Castillo was the first Mexican American elected to citywide office in Houston and the director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Jimmy Carter's cabinet during the 1970’s. Interviewed by Kerry Wince he talks about his work...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Anderson, Lauren

    • Anderson, Lauren, 1965- ;
      Ballerinas--Texas--Houston ;
      African American dancers--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston Ballet ;
      Oral histories
    • When she was named Principal Dancer for the Houston Ballet in 1990, Lauren Anderson became the first African American to hold such a position in a major ballet company. Anderson talks with Linda Lorelle about growing up in Houston, her ballet...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Kelsey, Dr. Mavis

    • Kelsey, Mavis Parrott, 1912-; Physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas Medical Center; Oral histories
    • The founder of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Dr. Mavis Kelsey, examines his career as a physician in the Texas Medical Center and the creation and development of the clinic.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Choice, Lloyd and Robert Bigmill

    • Choice, Lloyd--Interviews ;
      Bigmill, Robert--Interviews ;
      Art museum curators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American school administrators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American artists ;
      Black Arts...
    • The Black Art Center was established in Fifth Ward as a venue for the African American community of Houston “to express whatever kind of artistic talents they might have.” The organization received grant money from the Menil Foundation, among...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Locke, Gene

    • Locke, Gene; African American political activists--Texas--Houston--Interviews; African American lawyers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston (Tex.)--Race relations; University of Houston Central...
    • Gene Locke discusses issues about race relations in Houston during the 1960s and 1970s. He describes the transformation of the University of Houston, and his involvement in civil rights and politics in the city of Houston. Gene Locke served as...
    • Houston Oral History Project

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