Koonce, Paul--Interviews ; Airports--Management ; William P. Hobby Airport ; George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, Tex.) ; Oral histories
Paul Koonce left a short law career in February, 1941, when he was offered a position as chief clerk at what is now Hobby Airport. By mid-1942, he had been promoted to acting manager of the airport and, eventually in the course of his 32-year...
 Tape Prison, Date: "08/12/74": Footage inside a meeting room and outside the prison. -- Marine Tech, Date: "08/12/74": A reporter interviews a man at a shipyard. Footage of boats. -- Mayors P.C., Date: "08/12/74": Mayor Fred Hofheinz gives a...
Baker, James Addison, 1930- ;
Law firms -- Texas -- Houston;
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography;
Statesmen -- United States -- Interviews;
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography;
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Interviews;
Statesman James Baker III examines his political career. He served as the 10th White House Chief of Staff during President Ronald Regan administration, and the 16th White House Chief of Staff during George H.W. Bush administration. He also served...
Lawson, William A., 1928-;
Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston;
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations;
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.
Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-;
Sakowitz Department Store -- History;
Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History;
Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-;
African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History;
Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...
A successful Banker and a top graduate from Stanford Business School, Marc Shapiro was the President and Chief Executive of the Texas Commerce Bank. He retired in 2003 as Vice Chairman for finance and risk management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He is...
Born in Long Beach, Miss., Everett Collier came to Houston in 1929 when he was 14 years old. He went to Sam Houston High School, where one of his teachers was Lyndon B. Johnson, who was to become his lifelong friend. Later, he would report on...
A.J. Wray was born in Waco in 1900 and moved to Houston in 1918. He married Margaret Cullinan, daughter of Houston oil magnate, Joseph Cullinan, and a founder of The Houston Junior League in 1926. In this interview, Mr. Wray speaks about his...
Soliz, Roy--Interviews ; Mexican American political organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; 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...
McGregor, Dallas Dyer -- Interviews ; Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Board of Education of the City of Houston ; National Education Association of the United States ; Oral histories
Dallas McGregor started her career as a teacher for 7 years. She was associated with P.E.O., an organisation for the sisterhood of women. A Conservative, she ran for the Board of Education and won, and ran the School Board. She was very opposed to...
Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston ; Mayors--Election ; Radio addresses, debates, etc. ; Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966 ; Oral histories
A collection of radio addresses from Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Mayor Holcombe gave some of these radio addresses in 1940 during his re-election campaign. He spoke about the achievements of the Holcombe Administration and the proposed projects...