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    • Wong, Martha

    • Wong, Martha, 1939-; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
    • Welch, Louie

    • Welch, Louie--Interviews ;
      Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston ;
      Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968 ;
      Cutrer, Lewis Wesley ;
      Oral histories
    • In this interview from 1975, Louie Welch discusses his history as a politician in Houston. He began his career as a council member and served under Mayors Oscar Holcombe and Lewis Cutrer. Welch was then elected as Mayor to the City of Houston first...
    • 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...
    • Smith, Gerald

    • 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.
    • Slater, Gene

    • Slater, Gene--Interviews ;
      Architects--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Composers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Architect, graduated from Rice University. Under the guidance of Jimmy Chillman built Hotels, among them the Rice Hotel, Hotel Club Buildings in Houston, among others, and Oil & Gas buildings and Bank buildings in Fort Worth
    • 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.
    • Maughmer, Earl

    • Maughmer, Earl--Interviews ;
      Criminal Justice Personnel--Houston--Interviews ;
      Police Captains--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston Police Department ;
      Houston Police Officers' Association ;
      Texas Municipal Police...
    • After coming out of the Navy in 1939, Earl Maughmer signed up for police training. At that time the Police department was an active force in political campaigns. He played a prominent part in the formation of the Houston Police Officers'...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Cattleman's Frontier

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss this history of the cattleman's movement westward, describing specifically the movement of the cattle westward.
    • Lyons, E. A.

    • 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...
    • 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...

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