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    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Barnstone, Gertrude

    • Barnstone, Gertrude, 1925- ;
      Theater--Texas--Houston--History ;
      School board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Houston (Tex.)--History--Anecdotes ;
      Oral...
    • Gertrude Barnstone talks to Jane Ely about her life in the theatre arts, her memories of Houston and Houstonians and her election to the Houston School Board during the desegregation of the Houston School System.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye

    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye; Actresses -- Texas --Houston -- Interviews; Theater -- Texas --Houston; Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) --History; Vance, Nina, 1914-1980; Oral histories
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Zeidman, Fred

    • Zeidman, Fred, 1946-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston; Jews--United States--Interviews; Businessmen--Political activity; Texas--Politics and government; Oral histories
    • Fred Zeidman, a Houston businessman talks about his involvement in the political arena in Texas.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Eckels, Judge Robert

    • Eckels, Robert ;
      County judges-Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Harris County (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Hurricane Katrina, 2005 ;
      Emergency management--Texas--Harris County ;
      Disaster relief--Gulf States ;
    • Robert Eckels served as Harris County judge from 1995 to 2007. Eckels shares his memories growing up in Bellaire and spending time with his family in the summers at Baycliff. He discusses his career, politics in Harris County and Houston, and his...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Carrion, Juan

    • Carrion, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Mexican American families ;
      Oral histories ;
      World War, 1939-1945
    • Juan Carrion was born in Missouri City, Texas in 1926 and moved with his family to the Magnolia Park area of Houston in 1930. In this interview, Carrion discusses his family that was originally from Mexico and moving there to work with his...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Biggers, John

    • Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001--Interviews ;
      African American artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American mural painting and decoration--Texas--Houston ;
      Art--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • John Biggers, a renowned artist and professor at Texas Southern University, shares the highlights of his career. He established the art department at TSU and was one of the first African American artists to visit Africa.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Kaplan, Barry

    • Kaplan, Barry--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      River Oaks (Houston (Tex.) ;
      Communities--Texas--Houston--Sociological aspects ;
      Communities ;
      Herman Park (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Ethinic diversity--Texas--Houston ;
    • Barry Kaplan is the co-founder and president of B.J. Kaplan & Associates. Kaplan was also the Deputy Director of the City of Houston Municipal Courts History and a professor at the University of Houston. In this interview, Kaplan goes over the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Hibbert, Mary Taub

    • Hibbert, Mary Taub--Interviews ;
      Cooper, Beatrice “Bebe” Wright--Interviews ;
      Wright, Mary Hibbert--Interviews ;
      Taub, Ben ;
      Taub, Jacob Nathan ;
      Taub, Joanna Berger ;
      Jews--Texas--Houston ;
      Taub family ;...
    • Mary Taub Hibbert, granddaughter of J. N. Taub, daughter of Sam Taub, and niece of Ben Taub, details her family’s history in Houston. Mrs. Hibbert’s daughter, Mary Hibbert Wright, and her granddaughter Beatrice “Bebe” Wright Cooper, join Mrs....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Buck, E.O.

    • Buck, E. O.--Interviews ;
      Petroleum engineers ;
      Geologists ;
      Oral histories
    • E. O. Buck was born in Arkansas, grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and later attended Texas A&M University where he studied electrical and petroleum engineering. Upon graduation in 1926 he went to work for the Gulf Oil Company as a geologist on an...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936---Interviews ;
      Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American police--Interviews ;
      Police--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston (Tex.). Police Department ;
      Race discrimination ;
      Oral...
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Arizona. Elkins loved driving motorcycles and in 1958 he joined the Houston Police Department as a motorcycle officer. In his oral history, Elkins talks about the prejudice he...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • King, Tom

    • King, Tom--Interview ;
      Bankers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Southwestern Savings Association ;
      Savings and loan associations--Texas--Houston ;
      Real estate development--Texas ;
      Financial management,...
    • Born in Hillsboro, Texas,Tom King got a job in Southwestern Savings and Loan Company in Houston in 1953.It did not take him long to grow into the whole gamut of investments like Real estate development and management and credit, life insurance and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Hofheinz, Mayor Fred

    • Hofheinz, Fred, 1938-; Hofheinz, Roy Mark, 1912-; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas -- Houston -- Politics and government; Oral histories
    • In this interview, former Houston Mayor Fred Hofheinz discusses the political scene in Houston during the 1970s; accomplishments during his administration as mayor of the city; African American community social and political aspects; minorities'...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Bustamante, Daniel

    • Bustamante, Daniel--Interviews ;
      Mexican American arts promoters--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      MAYO (Organization) ;
      Raza Unida (Organization) ;
      Chicano movement--Texas--Houston ;
      Political activists--Texas--Houston ;...
    • Daniel Bustamante was born in south Texas and attended the University of Houston where he became politically active with the MAYO (Mexican American Youth Organization) group and the leftist Raza Unida Party in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Lanier, Mayor Bob

    • Lanier, Robert, 1925-; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier is interviewed by Jim Barlow. Mr. Lanier discusses his years as a businessman in the real estate business, his law practice, and the highlights of his public career. He served three consecutive terms as Mayor of...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Dierker, Larry

    • Dierker, Larry, 1946- ;
      Baseball players--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Baseball writers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston Astros (Baseball team) ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Larry Dierker is a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Colt 45s and the Astros in Houston and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also later served as manager for the Houston Astros. Dierker talks about his impressions of the city, his years...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • In this interview, Robert Sakowitz discusses how his family came from Ukraine and started a haberdashery business in Galveston. After the hurricane in 1915, they moved the business to Houston. In 1929, they moved to the new Gulf building, thanks to...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Felder, Wilton

    • Felder, Wilton--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Texas Southern University ;
      Oral histories
    • Wilton Felder was born in 1940 to a musical family. He attended E.O. Smith and Wheatley High Schools where he joined the band and learned to play the saxophone. In high school he formed The Modern Jazz Sextet with a group of friends that included...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Equia, Ernest

    • Equia, Ernest--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy ;
      League of United Latin American Citizens ;
      Oral histories
    • Ernest Equia grew up in the Sixth Ward neighborhood of Houston. He joined the armed services and was drafted in 1941, assigned to the 144th Field Artillery Battalion. In this interview, Equia discusses his early family life, his participation in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection

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