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    • 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 Arnett answers questions about the...
    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye

    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye; Actresses -- Texas --Houston -- Interviews; Theater -- Texas --Houston; Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) --History; Vance, Nina, 1914-1980; Oral histories
    • In 2008 Bettye Fitzpatrick celebrated her 52nd year with the Alley Theater as a company member. Throughout her impressive career she has played numerous roles. In this interview she talks about her life as stage manager and actress; the theater...
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Edwards, Arenia

    • Edwards, Arenia--Interviews ; African American Community Organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Midwifes--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Volunteers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Public welfare--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories.
    • Arenia Edwards lived in Houston since 1941. Born poor, she worked in a cafe. She loved volunteering, and volunteered for 20 years at the VA Hospital and other places. In louisiana, she took midwife training from two doctors and helped the needy...
    • Barnes, Betty

    • Barnes, Betty -- Interviews ; Feminists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Women's rights -- Interviews ; National Organization for Women ; Discrimination in employment -- Interviews ; Harris County Women's Political Caucus ; Oral Histories
    • An active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1970. Advocate for women's rights and Equal Employment Opportunity for Women. Was Instructor of Government at San Jacinto College, Houston.
    • 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
    • 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...
    • Roussel, Peter

    • Roussel, Peter,(1941-)--Interviews; Journalists --Interviews; Press secretaries --United States --Interviews; Journalism teachers.
    • Born in Houston, Peter Roussel followed his parents' footsteps in becoming a journalist. He worked as a Press spokeman for several Presidents and Secretary of State. After moving to Houston from Washington, he became a TV-Radio commentator and...
    • Marzio, Peter

    • Marzio,Peter C. (1943-2010); Museum directors -- Texas -- Houston; Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Tex.) Museum outreach programs -- Houston -- Texas;
    • Peter Marzio,the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Texas, from 1982 to 2010,transformed and guided the dramatic growth of the Museum, and expanded its collection from 14,000 to over 63,000. He envisioned presenting a global view of art...
    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin

    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin; Landscape gardening -- Texas -- Houston; Horticulturalists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Bayou Bend (Houston, Tex.); Herman Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Sadie Blackbrun, horticulturalist and environmentalist, talks about her life and her work designing and beautifying Houston’s parks and gardens.
    • 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.
    • Phillips, O.A. "Bum"

    • Phillips, Bum, 1923-; Football coaches--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Oilers (Football team); Oral histories
    • When Coach Bum Phillips was head coach of the Houston Oilers, the team achieved the most wins in franchise history. In this interview Bum talks about his career as a football coach for the Oilers and for several other teams.
    • Cramer, Edsel (1924-2010)

    • Cramer, Edsel -- Interviews ; African American Artists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; African American painters -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Arts -- Texas -- Houston ; Oral histories.
    • Edsel Cramer went to High school in Houston, and studied art at the Art Institute in Chicago. He was known for his classically inspired portraits and landscapes. Among his portraits are that of Adelaide de Menil,(daughter of John and Dominique),...
    • Lawson, William (Rev)

    • Lawson, William (Rev.)--Interviews ; African American religious leaders--Interviews ; African American Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; African American churches ; African Americans--Religion ; Civil Rights--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;...
    • In his interview, Rev. William Lawson explains what he means by the "Black Church" and the role of the Church in the Black community, and their contributions. He was involved in the PUSH (People for the Upgrading of schools in Houston)
    • 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,...

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