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    • Wong, Martha

    • Wong, Martha, 1939-; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
    • Welch, Mayor Louie

    • Welch, Louie, 1918-2008; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • David Goldstein and Jill Jewitt interview former Mayor Louie Welch. Louie served as Mayor of the city of Houston from 1964 to 1973. Prior to that he served on the City council from 1950 to 1952, and then again from 1956 to 1962.
    • Weiner, Freida

    • 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...
    • Van Ulm, Sydney

    • Van Ulm, Sydney -- Interviews ; Artists -- United States -- Texas ; Photographers -- United States -- Texas ; Cartoonists -- United States -- Texas -- Houston ; Oral histories
    • Artist, Cartoonist and Photographer, worked in the Houston Press, Houston Post and in the Houston Chronicle.
    • Taylor, Marvin

    • Taylor, Marvin, 1925-.; Community activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Herman Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Marvin Taylor, a long time resident of Houston, talks about his involvement in the establishment of a jogging trail and improvements to Hermann Park, Houston.
    • Streit, Yvonne

    • Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews; People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation; Brookshire (Tex.)
    • 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...
    • Samuels, Vic

    • Samuels, Vic; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston Independent School District -- History; Citizens for Good Schools (Houston); Oral histories
    • Vic Samuels talks with David Goldstein about his participation in the school integration movement in Houston in the 1960s.
    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Retail trade--Texas--Houston; Sakowitz Department Store -- History; Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History; Oral histories
    • 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.
    • Heights Neighborhood Library

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    • Heights Neighborhood Library constructed in the Mediterranean revival style and designed by J.M. Glover opened for service in 1925 and was formally dedicated on March 18, 1926. In 1951, this building was completely renovated, basement...
    • Melcher Neighborhood Library

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    • Melcher Neighborhood Library designed by W. Norris Moseley and opened in 1974. Lucile Yvonne Melcher, a native Houstonian, learned from the uncle who raised her to love books and learning. In his honor she established a fund for the continuing...
    • Osowski, Edward J.

    • Osowski, Edward J.--Interviews ; Librarians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Edward J. Osowski was a Project Director at the Houston Public Library beginning in 1976. He discusses how he first managed a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant working with academic libraries in compiling bibliographies and reading...
    • Meyer, Leopold

    • Meyer, Leopold--Interviews ; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • After graduating from Tulane in 1909, Leopold Meyer worked several jobs before being hired by the Foley Brothers, where he quickly worked his way up to the position of executive vice president. Meyer owned a small retail chain with his brothers,...
    • Meyer, Leopold

    • Meyer, Leopold--Interviews ; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • After graduating from Tulane in 1909, Leopold Meyer worked several jobs before being hired by the Foley Brothers, where he quickly worked his way up to the position of executive vice president. Meyer owned a small retail chain with his brothers,...
    • Marks, Jo Alessandro

    • Marks, Jo Alessandro -- Interviews; Actresses -- Houston (Tex.)-- Interviews; Women in the theater; Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.)
    • The founding member of the Alley Theater, Jo Alessandro Marks was inspired into acting through a speech given by Margot Jones. Her father was the Director of all bands of the Houston Independent School Distict schools. After graduating from the...

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