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    • Pleasant, Florence

    • Pleasant, Florence, 1933--Interviews ;
      Pianists--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American women musicians--Texas --Interviews ;
      Cobb, Arnett, 1918-1989 ;
      Oral histories
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant talks about her career as a professional musician in Texas, New York, and California; her style; and the people she has met and played music with.
    • Brown, Texas Johnny

    • Brown, Texas Johnny--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American guitarists--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Texas Johnny Brown first played with his father on street corners in Texas and other southern states and then began playing professionally in Houston starting in 1946 at age 18. He is most well known for playing the blues on electric guitar and for...
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Local transit--Texas--Houston ;
      Affirmative action programs--Texas--Houston ;
      Discrimination in employment--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the mass transit problems in Houston started in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the metropolitan bus system....
    • David, Dianne

    • David, Dianne--Interviews ;
      Art museum directors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Art museums--Texas--Houston ;
      Art dealers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Dianne David was born in Corpus Christi and raised in Houston. In 1964, after seeing a need for more art galleries in Houston, she started to open her own art galleries. As a gallery director, she envisioned art galleries as vibrant places,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Jefferson, Andrew

    • Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934---Interviews ;
      African American Judges--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Attorneys, General ;
      Oral histories
    • Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1960-61; Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 1961-61, U.S. Attorney, Harris County Judge.Served on the Constitutional Revision Commission for the State of Texas, and as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the judiciary.
    • 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,...
    • Green, Ronald

    • Green, Ronald--Interviews; African American politicians ; African American laywers ; University of Houston ; Texas Southern University ; African American students--Texas--Houston--20th century ; City council members ; Oral histories
    • Houston's first African American City Controller discusses growing up in Third Ward, attending University of Houston and Texas Southern University, founding his own law firm and serving the city of Houston as a Councilman and City Controller.
    • Banning, Earl

    • Banning, Earl--Interviews ;
      Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Assemblies of God -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Assemblies of God -- History ;
      Pentecostalism ;
      Gifts, Spiritual ;
      Psychology ;...
    • Reverend Earl Banning recounts his experiences as a man of God with certifications and interests in mental health and social welfare: from his beginnings in San Francisco to his eventual place as Pastor of Braeswood Assembly of God in Houston....
    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • Fernandez, Arturo

    • Fernandez, Arturo--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      City clergy--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston(Tex.)--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects ;
      Charities,...
    • Reverend Arturo Fernandez began his urban ministry in Dallas, then later was transferred to Houston where he became minister of El Mesias United Methodist Church. In this interview, Reverend Fernandez shares his experiences setting up faith-based...
    • Goyan, Johnny

    • Goyan, Johnny--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Pollution prevention--Texas--Houston ;
      Antismoking movement--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • In this oral history, Johnny Goyan describes how he got interested in politics and his election to the Houston City Council. Goyan served under three Houston mayors -- Lewis Cutrer, Louie Welch and Fred Hofheinz -- and shares his perspectives on...
    • Allen, Charles

    • Allen, Charles--Interviews ;
      Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      First United Methodist Church ;
      Oral histories
    • Charles Allen grew up in Georgia and became a minister of the Methodist church when he was 19 years old in 1934. He moved to Houston in 1960 and served as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in downtown Houston until 1983. During his time...
    • 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.
    • Braunig, Brandy

    • Braunig, Brandy--Interviews ;
      Social Workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      University of Houston--Graduate School of Social Work ;
      Oral histories
    • Brandy Braunig graduated as part of the inaugural class of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston. She then went to work for the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) of Harris County. Braunig speaks very...
    • Franklin, Sonny "Boy"

    • Franklin, Sonny--Interviews ;
      Jazz Musicians--United States--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Houston, Sonny Franklin is a Jazz musician, and comes from a music family. He joined the Yakes and Wiley Band and performed in various places in the United States.
    • Gottlieb, Dick

    • Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ;
      Television personalities--Texas--Houston ;
      Television...
    • Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
    • Lyons, E. A.

    • 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...
    • 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

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