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    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • Port Arthur Magazine (Volume II)

    • Magazine articles
    • These documents are articles from the Port Arthur magazine.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • KHOU-TV Film Box 6601, Reel 20 : footage from April, 1966

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    • Tyson, Date: "04/06/66": Mr. Tyson is interviewed regarding the possibility that Houston Lighting & Power’s earnings are excessive, and if so, a public hearing will be requested of the City Council. -- Fireworks Problem, Date: "04/06/66": A man...
    • RGD033 KHOU-TV Film Collection
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon--Interviews ;
      African American Educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews ;
      Distributive education--Marketing--Interviews ;
      Race...
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was radio broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH radio station. Originator of the Distributive Education program, Chambers...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Cattleman's Frontier

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss this history of the cattleman's movement westward, describing specifically the movement of the cattle westward.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Galveston's Slogan

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the origin and history of the slogan of Galveston, Texas.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Galveston's Water Supply

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the history of the water supply of Galveston, Texas as well as the history of how the water formations around Galveston has changed over time.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Parochial Schools in Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the history of parochial schools in Galveston, Texas, which began with the establishment of the Ursuline Convent. Most of the schools are associated with the Catholic Church, except one large Lutheran church, St. John's...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • History of Liberty County

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    • These documents discuss the history of Liberty county and how the events that occurred there helped the state of Texas to gain its independence from Mexico. The documents begin: "Little has been told of the early history of Liberty County and of...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Fortifications of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the fortifications of Galveston which comprise the harbor defenses. The documents talk about the forts as they were in 1937 when the paper was written as well as the earlier history of the fortifications and who was in...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Galveston (Origin of Name)

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the early names of the Galveston area and when the current name Galveston was established. Early names include: Malhado ; St. Louis ; Isle de Culebra ; Galveztown ; Campeachy ; Saccharappa.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Jean Lafitte

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss Jean Lafitte, a notorious pirate who settled to rule the Galveston area. Lafitte was among other things a rum runner, slave trader, and the self-styled "Lord of Galveston."
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Day of the Cattleman

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain a history of cattle ranchers in the American West. They discuss the heards of Texas Longhorn cattle.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Fein, Dan

    • Fein, Dan--Interviews ;
      Socialists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      University of Houston ;
      Young People's Socialist League ;
      Socialist Workers Party ;
      Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) ;
      Oral histories
    • The Socialist Workers Party was formed as an offshoot of the Communist Party in 1928. Dan Fein discusses the party’s presence and activities in Houston in the 1970s, including the Young Socialists Alliance on the University of Houston campus, and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Herskowitz, Mickey

    • Herskowitz, Mickey -- Interviews; Sportswriters -- Houston (Tex.) -- Interviews; Reporters and reporting; Sports journalism;
    • The passion for sports writing was imbibed in Mickey Herskowitz from an early age. Growing up in Houston, he started writing for the Houston Post when he was only 14 years old. When the Chronicle purchased The Post, he started writing for the...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • Levy, Nat and Jill

    • Levy, Nat--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Immigrants--Texas--Houston ;
      Jews, South African--Texas ;
      Jewish religious schools--Texas--Houston
    • The Levy family immigrated to Houston from Victoria, South Africa in 1979. Nat Levy was able to attain citizenship since his father was born in the United States. The family chose Houston for the economic opportunities that were available and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past.
    • Choice, Lloyd and Robert Bigmill

    • Choice, Lloyd--Interviews ;
      Bigmill, Robert--Interviews ;
      Art museum curators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American school administrators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American artists ;
      Black Arts...
    • The Black Art Center was established in Fifth Ward as a venue for the African American community of Houston “to express whatever kind of artistic talents they might have.” The organization received grant money from the Menil Foundation, among...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Breton, Tania and Sebastian Williams

    • Breton, Tania--Interviews ;
      Williams, Sebastian--Interviews ;
      Mexico ;
      Emigration and Immigration ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Emigration and Immigration ;
      Oral histories
    • Tania Breton discusses growing up in Mexico and moving to Southwest Houston at the age of 11 and the economic disparities of her neighborhood. Breton and her son, Sebastian, discuss living in Houston. This interview was done in collaboration with...
    • Asia Society Texas Center

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