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    • Espinosa, Tomas

    • Espinosa, Tomas--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Baseball--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Tomas Espinosa was born in 1900 in Crockett, Texas and moved to Houston’s Second Ward neighborhood in 1909. In this interview Espinosa discusses various jobs he held throughout the years, changes in the Second Ward area, his family history, and the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Slater, Gene

    • Slater, Gene--Interviews ;
      Architects--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Composers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Architect, graduated from Rice University. Under the guidance of Jimmy Chillman built Hotels, among them the Rice Hotel, Hotel Club Buildings in Houston, among others, and Oil & Gas buildings and Bank buildings in Fort Worth
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Jamail, Joe

    • Jamail, Joseph D., 1925- ; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Joseph "Joe" Jamail talks about growing up in Houston in the 1930s and his career as one of the top lawyers in America. He is considered one of the wealthiest lawyers in the nation and is often referred to as the King of Torts. Joe has given...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Cano, Luis

    • Cano, Luis--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Mexican American teachers ;
      MAYO (Organization) ;
      Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Chicano movement ;
    • Luis Cano was born in Corpus Christi and was inspired by his grandfather, Juan Bautista Galaviz, who worked to educate the Mexican American community of Del Rio, Texas, about their history and heritage. In the 1970s, Cano came to Houston and taught...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Blattner, Russel J.

    • Blattner, Russel J.--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Texas Children's Hospital ;
      Texas Medical Center ;
      Cooley, Denton A., 1920- ;
      DeBakey, Michael E. (Michael Ellis), 1908-2008 ;
      Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)
    • Dr. Russel J. Blattner came to Houston in 1947. In his oral history, Dr. Blattner details his medical career and describes the Houston medical center in the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Blattner shares stories about many well known doctors such as Dr....
    • Junior League Oral History Collection
    • 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; Intergovernmental...
    • Robert Eckels describes his experiences as former Harris County judge. He discusses politics in Harris county and in the city of Houston, as well as his involvement in handling the influx of the evacuees from New Orleans during hurricane Katrina,...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Taylor, Marvin

    • Taylor, Marvin, 1925-.; Community activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Herman Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Marvin Taylor, a long time resident of Houston, talks about his involvement in the establishment of a jogging trail and improvements to Hermann Park, Houston.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Syal, Raj Kumar

    • Syal, Raj Kumar Highway engineering Texas Highways
    • Raj Kumar Syal came from a little village, Bilga, in Punjab. After completing his undergraduate degree from Punjab, India, he moved to USA to study engineering. His undergraduate degree in engineering was from Texas A&M, and Master's degree from...
    • Indo-American Oral History Collection
    • Mindiola, Tatcho

    • Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Race relations--Texas--Houston; Mexican Americans--Civil rights; University of Houston Central Campus; Oral histories
    • Tatcho Mindiola, director of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Houston, describes race relations in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s, and talks about his career as a community activist.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Bolden, James

    • Bolden, James--Interviews ;
      African American musicians ;
      Oral histories ;
      Musicians ;
      Blues musicians
    • James Bolden was born in Houston in 1945. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was twelve, and learned chord structure out of a book. Bolden started singing when he was 19. He relies on his musical knowledge, his life experiences, and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb

    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb--Interviews ;
      Women artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Art museums--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Margaret Webb Dreyer studied at the University of Texas and the Museum of Fine Arts School and honed her abstract expressionist painting style during time spent in San Miguel, Mexico. Dreyer worked in watercolor as well as acrylics and oil and was...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • Felder, Wilton

    • Felder, Wilton--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Texas Southern University ;
      Oral histories
    • Wilton Felder was born in 1940 to a musical family. He attended E.O. Smith and Wheatley High Schools where he joined the band and learned to play the saxophone. In high school he formed The Modern Jazz Sextet with a group of friends that included...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Brown, Lee P.

    • Brown, Lee P. ;
      African American mayors--Texas--Houston ;
      Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American police chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Lee Brown talks about his career in law enforcement and in politics in Houston, and in various capacities across the country.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Jasso, Rudy

    • Jasso, Rudy--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Mexican Americans--Social conditions ;
      League of United Latin American Citizens ;
      Young Women's Christian Association
    • Rudy Jasso was born March 7, 1934 in Houston, Texas in the Magnolia Park area. His father was from Brownsville and his mother was from Morelia, Mexico. In this interview, Jasso discusses growing up in Magnolia Park in the 1940's and 1950's and the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan--Interviews ;
      African-Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Educators--Houston Texas--Oral histories
    • Born in Austin in 1898, Mary Jourdan Atkinson was home schooled. At the age of 21, she enrolled in the University of Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Science and MB degree in Education. Atkinson taught at the Texas Southern University as a...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection


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