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    • B. A. Shepherd Building

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    • Benjamin A. Shepherd founded one of the first independent banks in Texas in 1854--The Houston Savings Bank. The Constitution of 1845 deemed banks and the private dispersal of paper money illegal, but Shepherd operated in the open despite...
    • Architectural Vertical Files, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
    • B. A. Shepherd Building

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    • Benjamin A. Shepherd founded one of the first independent banks in Texas in 1854--The Houston Savings Bank. The Constitution of 1845 deemed banks and the private dispersal of paper money illegal, but Shepherd operated in the open despite...
    • Architectural Vertical Files, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
    • B. A. Shepherd Building

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    • Benjamin A. Shepherd founded one of the first independent banks in Texas in 1854--The Houston Savings Bank. The Constitution of 1845 deemed banks and the private dispersal of paper money illegal, but Shepherd operated in the open despite...
    • Architectural Vertical Files, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
    • B. A. Shepherd Building

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    • Benjamin A. Shepherd founded one of the first independent banks in Texas in 1854--The Houston Savings Bank. The Constitution of 1845 deemed banks and the private dispersal of paper money illegal, but Shepherd operated in the open despite...
    • Architectural Vertical Files, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
    • Barnes, Nathaniel

    • Barnes, Nathaniel--Interviews ;
      African American gospel musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American gospel singers--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in D'Lo, Simpson County, Mississippi, on September 26, 1910, Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes had an inborn gift of singing. Despite having no formal education in reading or writing music, Barnes could pick up and sing songs from hearing others sing....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bernhard, James

    • Bernhard, James--Interviews ;
      Actors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      International Society of Performing Arts Administors ;
      Performing arts--Texas--Houston ;
      Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Jesse...
    • James Bernhard was the Arts Manager of the International Society of Performing Arts Administors (SPA). In this interview, he discusses the performing arts in Houston and the many ways SPA is involved. He talks about how the SPA goes about booking...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Collier, Everett

    • Collier, Everett, 1914-1992--Interviews ;
      Newspaper editors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston chronicle (Houston, Tex : 1912)--History ;
      Race discrimination--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Long Beach, Mississippi, Everett Collier came to Houston in 1929 when he was 14 years old. He went to Sam Houston High School, where one of his teachers was Lyndon B. Johnson, who was to become his lifelong friend. Later, Collier would...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Annual reports, 1907 - 1909, 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 1907- 1908, and 1908 - 1909. Annual reports contain remarks from the school district superintendents, a list of graduates from the...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center - Texas Room 379.764 H843
    • Cullinan, Nina J.

    • Cullinan, Nina J., 1896-1983-- Interviews ;
      Philanthropists--Texas--Houston--Interviews--Volunteers--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories ;
      Charities -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Ballet -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Junior League...
    • Nina J. Cullinan was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1899. She grew up in Houston and attended Houston public schools. After college, Cullinan followed her family tradition of actively participating in civic life. She was involved in many...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Del Valle, Felix

    • Del Valle, Felix--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Southern Pacific Railroad Company ;
      Oral histories
    • Felix Del Valle came to Texas from La Paz, Mexico at age 19. He found work in San Antonio with the Southern Pacific Company building rail lines in 1927. Later that year he moved on to Sanguine and continued work on the rail despite the Depression....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Orange County Material No. III

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    • This folder contains documents related to the city of Orange, Texas. Included in the contents is a history of the city and information about local industry, government, clubs, schools, and points of interest.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Texas Navy

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe the history of the Texas Navy during its height during the Texas Republic and its decline.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Kyle Opera House

    • Maresh files
    • Provides a history of the Kyle Opera House in Beaumont, Texas.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Battle of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe the Battle of Galveston which occurred on January 1, 1863 during the American Civil War. The battle was a victory for the confederate forces and left them with several Union warships. The last of these documents also...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Ely, Jane

    • Ely, Jane; Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Post (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.

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