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    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan--Interviews ;
      African-Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Educators--Houston Texas--Oral histories
    • Born in Austin in 1898, Mary Jourdan Atkinson was home schooled. At the age of 21, she enrolled in the University of Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Science and MB degree in Education. Atkinson taught at the Texas Southern University as a...
    • 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...
    • Glassell, Alfred

    • Glassell, Alfred C. (Alfred Curry), 1914-2008; Gas industry--Texas--Houston; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Biography; Houston (Tex.)--History--Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Alfred Glassell, the founder of Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp -the first gas transmission system from Texas to New York- and founder of the Glassell School of Art, talks about his life in the military during World War II, and his...
    • Bland, Mrs. William W.

    • Bland, Mrs. William W.--Interviews ;
      Houston Grand Opera ;
      Houston Grand Opera Association--History ;
      Houston Opera Guild--History ;
      Opera--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Oral histories
    • Not a native Houstonian, Mrs. William W. Bland came to Houston when she was 20 years old. She loved music and the opera. The Houston Grand Opera and the Opera Guild was founded in 1955, and she was asked to head the Guild. Very active in...
    • Welch, Louie

    • 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...
    • Cunningham, Carl

    • Cunningham, Carl--Interviews ;
      Music Critics--Texas-Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston Post ;
      Houston Symphony Orchestra ;
      Houston Grand Opera ;
      Barbirolli, John, 1899-1970 ;
      Oral histories
    • Carl Cunningham moved from San Francisco to Houston in 1966 to work for the Houston Post as a classical music critic. In this interview Mr. Cunningham discusses the changes in musical programming that took place at the Houston Symphony in the 1960s...
    • 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...
    • Castillo, Leonel

    • Castillo, Leonel; Municipal officials and employees -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Human rights workers -- Texas -- Houston; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston; Oral histories
    • Leonel Castillo was the first Mexican American elected to citywide office in Houston and the director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Jimmy Carter's cabinet during the 1970’s. Interviewed by Kerry Wince he talks about his work...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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