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    • Kesselus, Richard K.

    • Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ;
      Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ;
      Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ;
      West University Place (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Carr, Billie

    • Carr, Billie, 1928-2002--Interviews ;
      Politicians--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Texas--Harris County--Houston--Politics and government ;
      Democratic Party (U.S.)--Texas--Harris County ;
    • Billie Carr came from a family interested in politics. Her interest in politics started in 1950s, when she went to a meeting of the Steel Workers' Union of which her husband was the President, and saw the appalling living conditions of the Chicano...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Hibbert, Mary Taub

    • Hibbert, Mary Taub--Interviews ;
      Cooper, Beatrice “Bebe” Wright--Interviews ;
      Wright, Mary Hibbert--Interviews ;
      Taub, Ben ;
      Taub, Jacob Nathan ;
      Taub, Joanna Berger ;
      Jews--Texas--Houston ;
      Taub family ;...
    • Mary Taub Hibbert, granddaughter of J. N. Taub, daughter of Sam Taub, and niece of Ben Taub, details her family’s history in Houston. Mrs. Hibbert’s daughter, Mary Hibbert Wright, and her granddaughter Beatrice “Bebe” Wright Cooper, join Mrs....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Mendias, Rene

    • Mendias, Rene--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Mexican American Institute of Research and Training (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Social workers ;
      Hispanic American social workers ;
      Chicano Training Center ;
    • In this interview, Rene Mendias talks about his background and his social work in mental health. He started working in 1971 at the Chicano Training Center in Houston. The Center was started by a group of social workers that belong to the Mexican...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Kaplan, Barry

    • Kaplan, Barry--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      River Oaks (Houston (Tex.) ;
      Communities--Texas--Houston--Sociological aspects ;
      Communities ;
      Herman Park (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Ethinic diversity--Texas--Houston ;
    • Barry Kaplan is the co-founder and president of B.J. Kaplan & Associates. Kaplan was also the Deputy Director of the City of Houston Municipal Courts History and a professor at the University of Houston. In this interview, Kaplan goes over the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Gerlach, Ed

    • Gerlach, Ed.--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Band musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Ed Gerlach began playing piano at the age of 5 before switching his focus to soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. Gerlach discusses his career as a saxophonist, including his time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Gerlach also share his...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Woods, Georgia Lee

    • Woods, Georgia Lee--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1930-1940 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; African American teachers and the community ; African American music teachers ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Georgia Lee Woods discusses being a student at the Gregory School, living in Fourth Ward and being a piano teacher at her music school.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Buck, E.O.

    • Buck, E. O.--Interviews ;
      Petroleum engineers ;
      Geologists ;
      Oral histories
    • E. O. Buck was born in Arkansas, grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and later attended Texas A&M University where he studied electrical and petroleum engineering. Upon graduation in 1926 he went to work for the Gulf Oil Company as a geologist on an...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon--Interviews ;
      African American Educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews ;
      Distributive education--Marketing--Interviews ;
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was radio broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH radio station. Originator of the Distributive Education program, Chambers...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Mighty Orq

    • Blues musicians ;
      Brown, Texas Johnny ;
      Guitarists ;
      Mighty Orq--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Vega, Tony ;
      Haynes, Alan ;
      McLendon, Tom
    • Mighty Orq is a blues guitarist who was born and raised in Houston. He started playing the violin when he was 5 years old. When he was 10, he started taking guitar lessons from Eve Woodward, who is a jazz guitarist. He took lessons from her for 4...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Christie, R. J.

    • Christie, R. J.--Interviews ;
      Labor unions--Texas ;
      Labor Union Presidents--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      AFL-CIO ;
      Labor laws and legislation--Texas ;
      Strikes and lockouts--Texas ;
      Harris County (Tex.) ;
    • R. J. Christie joined a union after being laid off from the Sinclair refinery when he returned from serving in the Army. He became further involved in local union activities, holding offices with the Texas AFL-CIO, and was elected president of the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hogg, Ima

    • Hogg, Ima--Interviews ;
      Philanthropists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Hogg, James Stephen, 1851-1906 ;
      Texas--Politics and government--1865-. ;
      Oral histories
    • Ima Hogg describes her life as the daughter of James Stephen Hogg, governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895. She talks about her involvement in creating the Houston Symphony, a mental health clinic foundation, a child guidance center, serving in the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Goldstein, Albert

    • Goldstein, Albert S.--Interviews ;
      Jewish Community Council (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Jewish community centers ;
      Jews--Charities--Interviews ;
      Charity organizations--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Albert Goldstein worked with the Association of Jewish Charities at Bolivar, Maryland, and from 1946 to 1975 worked as the Director of the Jewish Community Council in Houston. Among his accomplishments were the award-winning Housing project for the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Gockley, David

    • Gockley, David--Interviews ;
      Opera Executives--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • David Gockley served as the Director of the Houston Grand Opera from 1972 to 2005. Previously, he was the Assistant Director and worked in this position to improve public relations and fundraising efforts. In this interview, Mr. Gockley speaks...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Montgomery, Jeff

    • Montgomery, Jeffrey--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--United States--Texas ;
      Kirby Industries ;
      Petroleum--Prospecting--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Jeff Montgomery graduated as a Petroleum engineer, worked in the Air Force and studied Law. He worked in various oil and gas producing companies.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Walker, May

    • Walker, May--Interviews ; Policewomen--Texas--Houston ; African American police--Texas--Houston ; Harris County (Tex.) [also has a book titled The History of the Black Police Officers in the Houston Police Department 1878-1988]
    • Constable Walker discusses her journey to becoming the first female and first African American female Constable in Harris County as well as the state of Texas.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Caldwell, C. Lee

    • Caldwell, C. Lee--Interviews ;
      Mormon leaders--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ;
      Oral histories
    • C. Lee Caldwell was born in Los Angeles, California, and reared in a small town in Eastern Utah. In 1958, he first came to Houston as a Missionary for the Mormon Church for two years, then returned to Utah for undergraduate studies, and soon after,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Barnes, Betty

    • Barnes, Betty--Interviews ;
      Feminists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Women's rights ;
      National Organization for Women ;
      Discrimination in employment ;
      Harris County Women's Political Caucus ;
      Oral histories
    • An active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1970, Betty Barnes was an advocate for women's rights and equal employment opportunities for Women. Barnes was an Instructor of Government at San Jacinto College, in Houston, Texas.
    • HMRC Oral history Interviews


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