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...
Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...
Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ; Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ; West University Place (Tex.) ; Oral histories
At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...
Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston;
Houston Post (Houston, Tex.);
Jane Ely describes her career as a journalist working for the Houston Post. She talks about gender discrimination in her field, the coverage of the J.F. Kennedy assassination, and other events that made news at the time.
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 describes his experiences as former Harris County judge. He discusses politics in Harris county and in the city of Houston, as well as his involvement in handling the influx of the evacuees from New Orleans during hurricane Katrina,...
Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
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.
Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston ; Mayors--Election ; Radio addresses, debates, etc. ; Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966 ; Oral histories
A collection of radio addresses from Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Mayor Holcombe gave some of these radio addresses in 1940 during his re-election campaign. He spoke about the achievements of the Holcombe Administration and the proposed projects...
In this interview, restaurateur Irma Galván examines her life as a Mexican American woman growing up in Houston and being raised by a single mother and raising her children as a single mother herself. She also talks about how she started and...
Baggett, Alvin D.--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Galena Park ; Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) ; Galena Park (Tex.) ; Oral histories
At the time of this interview, Alvin D. Baggett had served as the mayor of Galena Park for 11 years, since 1964. He shares his thoughts on Galena Park city and government structure, planning, and its tax system. He also discusses growth in the city...
Jackson, Bradley--Interviews ; Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 ; Tuskegee University--People--1940-1950 ; World War, 1939-1945 ; United States. Army. Reserve Officers' Training Corps ; Korean War, 1950-1953 ; United States Postal Service ;...
Mr. Jackson discusses his attending Tuskegee University and serving as a pallbearer at Dr. George Washington Carver's funeral. He also served in the United States military in the Korean War. Afterwards, he came to Houston and worked at the United...
Commercial buildings ; Architecture--Designs and plans
Floor plans for proposed developments for Marti's Department Store. Includes: Floor plan - Third Level. Scale is 1 centimeter to 100 centimeters. -- Floor plan - Fourth Level. Scale is 1 centimeter to 100 centimeters.