Businessmen Welcome Wilson has served as Assistant Director of Civil Defense for the city of Houston; assistant to former Mayor Roy Hofheinz; State Director for the Defense Mobilization headquarters in Denton, Texas; and real estate and financial...
David Goldstein and Jill Jewitt interview former Mayor Louie Welch. Louie served as Mayor of the city of Houston from 1964 to 1973. Prior to that he served on the City council from 1950 to 1952, and then again from 1956 to 1962.
Welch, Louie--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; City council members--Texas--Houston ; Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968 ; Cutrer, Lewis Wesley ; Oral histories
In this interview from 1975, Louie Welch discusses his history as a politician in Houston. He began his career as a council member and served under Mayors Oscar Holcombe and Lewis Cutrer. Welch was then elected as Mayor to the City of Houston first...
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...
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.
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...
Northcutt Frances Miriam (Poppy), 1943-;
Feminists -- United States -- Interviews;
Feminism -- Texas -- History -- Anecdotes;
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft);
Women rights -- Texas;
Frances "Poppy" Northcutt is interviewed by Suzanne Mascola. Frances discusses her career working for a NASA contractor, the Apollo 8, NASA, her work as a women's rights advocate; and her career as a lawyer.
Noriega, Richard Joel "Rick";
Texas--Politics and government;
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government;
Richard Joel "Nick" Noriega was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. Since then he has served 5 terms in this capacity. During hurricane Katrina Mayor Bill White requested his help to oversee the evacuee shelter operations...
Centenarian and civil rights activist Quentin Mease is interviewed by David Goldstein. Quentin describes his work with the African American community, the YMCA, and his involvement with the creation of the Harris County Hospital District
Marks, Jo Alessandro -- Interviews;
Actresses -- Houston (Tex.)-- Interviews;
Women in the theater;
Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.)
The founding member of the Alley Theater, Jo Alessandro Marks was inspired into acting through a speech given by Margot Jones. Her father was the Director of all bands of the Houston Independent School Distict schools. After graduating from the...
Lyons, E. A. (Everett Augustus)--Interviews ; County officials and employees--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; County council members--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ; Oral histories
E. A. (Everett Augustus) Lyons was first elected as Harris County commissioner in 1942, when road conditions were a major issue in the county because 85% of the roads were unpaved. Throughout the war, the county could not get parts and materials...
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.
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)
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...
Grant Cook on F.B.I. Bussing, Date: "04/25/69": Attorney Grant Cook speculates on the FBI investigation into the NAACP’s busing plan in Houston. -- Jim West Home, Date: "04/24/69": Footage of restoration of the Jim West mansion in Clear Lake...