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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...
    • 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 ; Political participation -- Texas --...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Caldwell, C. Lee

    • Caldwell, C. Lee--Interviews ; Mormon leaders--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ; Oral histories
    • Lee Caldwell was born in Los Angeles, CA, and reared in a small town in Eastern Utah. In 1958, he first came to Houston as a Missionary for the Mormon Church for 2 years, then returned to Utah for undergraduate studies, and soon after, entered the...
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Ayala, Hector

    • Ayala, Hector--Interviews ; Mexican American Social Workers--Texas--Houston ; Juvenile delinquency ; Oral histories
    • Born in Virginia, Hector Ayala is from Mexico City. His education was partly in Mexico and partly in USA. Graduating from the University of Kansas, he got his PhD in Developmental Psychology in May 1975. His research was in developing...
    • 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)
    • Johnson, Whitt

    • Johnson, Whitt--Interviews ; City Managers--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Municipal officials and employees--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Texas--West University Place--Politics and government ; Texas--Harris...
    • As city manager of West University Place in the 1940s, Mr. Whitt Johnson dealt with various major issues including finance, zoning, and adequate facilities for city administration. He managed challenges to the city tax rates and tax valuations as...
    • Clouser, James

    • Clouser, James -- Interviews ; Ballet dancers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interview ; Choreographers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interview ; Houston Ballet ; Oral histories
    • Ballet dancer, artistic director and choreographer of Houston Ballet.
    • Garrett, James V.

    • Garrett, James V. -- Interviews ; Public Prosecutors -- Texas -- Harris County -- Houston ; Assistant District Attorneys -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • James V.Garrett, originally from Atlanta, Texas, was District Attorney and Prosecutor in Houston, Harris County, Texas
    • Lack, Abe

    • Lack, Abe--Interviews ; Businessmen--Texas -Houston--Interviews ; Lack's Wholesalers ; Oral Histories ; Small business--Texas--Houston ; Immigrants--Texas--Houston--Interviews
    • Abe Lack, a Latvian immigrant, came to the United States in 1910. He and his family eventually settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by 1914. His early business ventures included a grocery store and an auto supply store. After a brief period in Florida real...
    • Baggett, Alvin D.

    • Baggett, Alvin D.--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Galena Park ; Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) ; Galena Park (Tex.) ; Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview, Alvin D. Baggett had served as the mayor of Galena Park for 11 years, since 1964. He shares his thoughts on Galena Park city and government structure, planning, and its tax system. He also discusses growth in the city...

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