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    • Bryant, Thelma Scott

    • Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-; Centenarians--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Segregation--Texas--Houston--History; African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History; Oral histories
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Blaffer-Owen, Jane

    • Blaffer-Owen, Jane ;
      Philanthropists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Social life and customs ;
      Houston (Tex.)--History--Anecdotes ;
      Oral histories
    • Philanthropist and social activist Jane Blaffer talks about the social life in Houston during the first half of the 20th century. Blaffer talks about the philanthropic contributions of her family as well as people like the Cullens, Imma Hogg, James...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Italian Customs -- Religion

    • Maresh files
    • These papers describe the history and the practice of observing St. Joseph's day by Christians in Houston.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • New Encyclopedia of Texas

    • Maresh files
    • Contains selections from the first volume of the New Encyclopedia of Texas. The selections concern the history of cities and notable individuals in southeast Texas.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Kaduri, Esther

    • Kaduri, Esther--Interviews ;
      Oral histories Beth Ramban--Houston (Tex.) ;
      Synagogues--Texas--Houston ;
      Jews--Texas--Houston ;
      Sephardic Jews--Texas ;
      Beth Ramban--Houston (Tex.)
    • Mrs. Esther Kaduri was born in Morocco, grew up in Israel and then worked in Toronto, Canada. In 1978, the family moved to Houston. The Kaduri family was part of the group of Sephardic Jews who started the Beth Rambam synagogue. In this interview,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Civics for Houston, volume 1

    • Periodical covering a range of topics, from biographical sketches, to the art scene in Houston, to gardening and home management advice.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Texas Room, Periodicals
    • River Oaks Scrapbook, volume 14 (October 1935 to January 1937)

    • Contains copies of the River Oaks Corporation advertisements ; house plans of River Oaks homes ; Annual report of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, 1935 ; McCall's Home of the Month, April 1936. Clippings from: October 1935 to January 1937.
    • River Oaks Collection
    • Kempner, Harris L. (1903-1987)

    • Kempner, Harris L., (Harris Leon),1903-1987--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Industrialists--Texas--Interviews ;
      Imperial Sugar Company ;
      Kempner Trust ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in an industrial family in Galveston, Texas, had a large share in the development of the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas, and the development of industries there. Also was involved in the cotton industry and US Bank
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Navigation Laws of the United States, 1935

    • Contains the customs districts, boundaries, and ports of entry for the Sabine District, District No. 21.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Vol I

    • Maresh files
    • Articles published by the Texas State Historical Association from 1897-1898 about the experiences of early German settlers, tribal society among Texas Indians, defunct counties of Texas, and Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Miller, Jerry

    • Miller, Jerry--Interviews ;
      Houston's Gay Political Caucus ;
      Gay rights--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Gay liberation movement--Texas--Houston ; Gay activists--Texas--Houston ;
      Gays--Social life and customs ;
    • Jerry Miller was born in Oklahoma and moved to Houston in 1967. He became involved with the gay liberation movement (also known as the Gay Liberation Front) in 1974 and was a founding member of the Gay Political Caucus in Houston in 1975. In this...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Annual reports, 1905 - 1907, Houston Independent School District

    • school reports
    • Contains the annual reports for the Public Schools of the Independent School District of Houston for the fiscal years 1905- 1906, and 1906 - 1907. Annual reports contain remarks from the school district superintendents, a list of graduates from...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center - Texas Room 379.764 H843
    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • DeAnda, Raul

    • DeAnda, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican American educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexican American Educational Council ;
      Human rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexicans--Texas--Houston ;
    • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Raul DeAnda came to Houston in 1967. Having obtained a degree in Business Administration, DeAnda worked at several large companies. His interest in social work led him to get...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Heard, Jack

    • Heard, Jack, 1918-2005--Interviews ;
      Sheriffs--Harris County--Texas--Interviews ;
      Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Police professionalization ;
      Police women--Houston--Texas ;
      Houston (Tex.). ǂb Police...
    • Jack Heard served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Sheriff. He advocated and promoted college education for police officers and updated professional training for all officers. In his oral history, Heard discusses some of his proudest...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection


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