Olshan, Helen B.--Interviews ; Immanuel Olshan ; Construction industry--Interviews ; Olshan (Houston, Tex.) ; Texas Music Festival ; Oral histories
Helen B. Olshan was the second wife of Immanuel Olshan, founder of the well-known local demolition, construction, and foundation repair business in Houston. Mrs. Olshan was a teacher for 38 years in New Jersey and was friends with the Olshans...
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.
Weiner, Freida--Interviews ; Jewish women ; Jewish community centers ; Galveston (Tex.) ; Oral histories
Frieda Wiener was born in Kiev in 1890 and immigrated to Detroit, Michigan around 1911. She came to Houston in 1915 and settled with her family in Galveston in 1921. She speaks about the difficulties of making a living in Galveston’s small Jewish...
Jamail, Joseph D., 1925- ;
Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
Joseph "Joe" Jamail talks about growing up in Houston in the 1930s and his career as one of the top lawyers in America. He is considered one of the wealthiest lawyers in the nation and is often referred to as the King of Torts. Joe has given...
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...
In 1995 Hispanic businesswoman and social activist Carmen Orta was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. In this interview she talks about her family, the events that shaped her life,...
Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-;
African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History;
Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...
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.