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    • Wong, Martha

    • Wong, Martha, 1939-; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Latimer, Truett

    • Truett, Latimer (1928-) -- Interviews; Politicians -- Texas -- Interviews; Businessman -- Texas -- Interviews; Historic preservation; Cultural property -- Protection.
    • Born in Lenders, Texas, Truett Latimer entered the insurance business in Abilene, Texas after graduation till 1955. During that time, he won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives, and was elected four times as a State Representative. He...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • Reyes, Frumencio

    • Reyes, Frumencio; Hispanic American lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers in politics -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
    • Hispanic American lawyer and political activist, Frumencio Reyes talks about some of his most famous cases, his involvement in local politics and the city of Houston political scene.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Milsaps Diary, volume 1, 1852 to 1877

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    • Handwritten manuscript of the diary kept by John E. T. Milsaps from 1852 to 1877.
    • MSS0033 John E.T. Milsaps Collection, 1531-1986
    • Documentary Source Book of American History

    • Maresh files
    • Contains brief except from the Documentary Source Book of American History that details the Treaty with Spain that outlined the boundaries between Spain and the United States of America at the Floridas.
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    • Journey Through Texas

    • Maresh files
    • Contains an excerpt from Frederick Olmstead's "A Journey Through Texas", which describes his travel by horseback through the state. Also includes an excerpt from "Diary & Letters of Josiah Gregg", which describes Gregg's experiences in the Houston...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Long Family

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe Dr. James Long, the hero at the Battle of New Orleans, a Texas revolutionist, and the last soldier of fortune to use Galveston as an operations base.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Street railways and buses

    • Maresh files
    • Contains historical sketch of Houston's system of railroads and bus lines, as well as the origins of the Houston Electric Company.
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    • Houston City Directory, 1877-1878

    • Maresh files
    • Contains excerpts from the 1877-1878 Houston City Directory that list officers of the city from 1838 to 1877
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Murray's City Directory for 1870-1871

    • Maresh files
    • Contains excerpts from the 1870-1871 edition of Murray's City Directory. Included is a history of Houston, information about the first Houston city fair, and a street directory.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • History of Hardin County

    • Maresh files
    • Provides a history of Hardin County from 1858 to the early 20th century.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Military companies

    • Maresh files
    • Contains excerpts of articles from Galveston Daily News concerning the Galveston military companies
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Ferries (Harris County)

    • Maresh files
    • Contains information about ferries built in Harris County from 1822 to 1936.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Art and Artists of Texas

    • Maresh files
    • Contains basic biographical information about various Texas artists and their artworks, especially Frank Teich and sculpture in Texas, including public sculptures.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470

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