Clements, Rosalie--Interviews ; Shamrock Hotel (Houston, Tex.) ; Hotels--Employees--Interviews ; Women tailors--Interviews ; Oral histories
By answering an ad in the Houston Press, Rosalie Clements became an employee of the Shamrock Hotel, which opened on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1949. She began working as an assistant to the hotel’s developer, Glenn McCarthy, and later ran a...
In 2008 Bettye Fitzpatrick celebrated her 52nd year with the Alley Theater as a company member. Throughout her impressive career she has played numerous roles. In this interview she talks about her life as stage manager and actress; the theater...
Edwards, Arenia--Interviews ; African American Community Organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Midwifes--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Volunteers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Public welfare--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories.
Arenia Edwards lived in Houston since 1941. Born poor, she worked in a cafe. She loved volunteering, and volunteered for 20 years at the VA Hospital and other places. In louisiana, she took midwife training from two doctors and helped the needy...
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...
Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-;
Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
Mexican Americans--Civil rights;
University of Houston Central Campus;
Tatcho Mindiola, director of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Houston, describes race relations in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s, and talks about his career as a community activist.
Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews;
People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation;
Yvonne Streit, a native Houstonian, graduated in Education from SMU and started teaching. Born from the despair of her deeply disabled daughter, she relied on her faith-driven resolve to assist the disabled adults and young children. She used a...
The passion for sports writing was imbibed in Mickey Herskowitz from an early age. Growing up in Houston, he started writing for the Houston Post when he was only 14 years old. When the Chronicle purchased The Post, he started writing for the...
Augustin Villagomez came to Houston in the 1920s. His first job was in the V.A. Hospital, working as an Order for cleaning rooms for 38 cents per hour. After saving some money, he went to Morelia to marry his girlfriend, Anavelia Rivera. They had 3...
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,...
Long, Bert L.-- Interviews;
Artists, African American -- Houston (Tex.)-- Interviews;
Artists -- Awards;
African American sculptors;
Cooks, African American.
Eldest of four children,Bert L. Long born in 1940, was raised in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. He is a born artist with no formal education in arts, and a born chef. As artist and sculptor, he won many, many awards. Specially notewothy among...
When Coach Bum Phillips was head coach of the Houston Oilers, the team achieved the most wins in franchise history. In this interview Bum talks about his career as a football coach for the Oilers and for several other teams.
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.
Becker, Alan J. -- Interviews;
Life insurance agents--Interviews;
Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development;
Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
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...
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.
Blackmon, Willie--Interviews ; African American students ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; African America college athletes ; African American college students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. ; Integration ; Texas A & M University ...
Judge Willie Blackmon discusses his life growing up in Houston including high school and college athletics, integration of Texas A&M University, serving in the United States Air Force and completing his Juris Doctorate at Texas Southern University.
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...