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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.
    • Garrett, James V.

    • Garrett, James V.--Interviews ;
      Public prosecutors--Texas--Harris County--Houston ;
      Lawyers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • James V. Garrett, originally from Atlanta, Texas, was an assistant district attorney and prosecutor in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Garrett shares his experiences in law school, his reflections on his time in the District Attorney's office, and...
    • Prather, Patricia Smith

    • Prather, Patricia Smith--Interviews ; African American authors--20th century ; African American historians ; Civil rights--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; Oral histories
    • Houstonian and African American Historian Patricia Smith Prather discusses her life and work in the city of Houston as a historian and author.
    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin

    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin; Landscape gardening -- Texas -- Houston; Horticulturalists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Bayou Bend (Houston, Tex.); Herman Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Sadie Blackbrun, horticulturalist and environmentalist, talks about her life and her work designing and beautifying Houston’s parks and gardens.
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • Kelsey, Dr. Mavis

    • Kelsey, Mavis Parrott, 1912-; Physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas Medical Center; Oral histories
    • The founder of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Dr. Mavis Kelsey, examines his career as a physician in the Texas Medical Center and the creation and development of the clinic.
    • DeAnda, Raul

    • DeAnda, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican American educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexican American Educational Council ;
      Human rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexicans--Texas--Houston ;
      School...
    • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Raul DeAnda came to Houston in 1967. Having obtained a degree in Business Administration, DeAnda worked at several large companies. His interest in social work led him to get...
    • Lawson, Rev. "Bill"

    • Lawson, William A., 1928-; Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • 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.
    • Slater, Gene

    • Slater, Gene--Interviews ;
      Architects--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Composers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Architect, graduated from Rice University. Under the guidance of Jimmy Chillman built Hotels, among them the Rice Hotel, Hotel Club Buildings in Houston, among others, and Oil & Gas buildings and Bank buildings in Fort Worth
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Gandy, Patricia

    • Gandy, Patricia--Interviews ;
      Politicians--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Women--Political activities--Texas--Houston ;
      Political Party Organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Texas--Harris County--Houston--Politics and...
    • Patricia Gandy describes her experiences as a Democratic party organizer in the Pasadena and Deer Park areas of Texas. She was chairperson of the Harris County Democrats and also ran for Deer Park city council where she was subsequently elected to...
    • Cramer, Edsel

    • Cramer, Edsel, 1924-2010--Interviews ;
      African American artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American painters--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Arts--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Edsel Cramer went to High school in Houston, and studied art at the Art Institute in Chicago. He was known for his classically inspired portraits and landscapes. Among his portraits are that of Adelaide de Menil (daughter of John and Dominique),...
    • Heard, Jack, (1918-2005)

    • Heard, Jack--Interviews ;
      Sheriffs--Texas--Harris County ;
      Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Police professionalization ;
      Police women--Houston--Texas ;
      Oral histories
    • Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • Maughmer, Earl

    • Maughmer, Earl--Interviews ;
      Criminal Justice Personnel--Houston--Interviews ;
      Police Captains--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston Police Department ;
      Houston Police Officers' Association ;
      Texas Municipal Police...
    • After coming out of the Navy in 1939, Earl Maughmer signed up for police training. At that time the Police department was an active force in political campaigns. He played a prominent part in the formation of the Houston Police Officers'...
    • 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.

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