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    • Yeung, Giselle

    • Yeung, Giselle--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.) ;
      Moving (Household) ;
      Hong Kong (China) ;
      Oral histories
    • Giselle Yeung discusses growing up in Houston, Texas, her parents being from Hong Kong, and what makes Houston feels like home. This interview was done in collaboration with the Asia Society Texas Center during Ancestor Quest - Oral History Project...
    • Asia Society Texas Center
    • Wulfe, Ed

    • Wulfe, Ed--Interviews ;
      Real Estate developers--Houston (Tex.)--Interviews ;
      Real Estate business--Houston (Tex.)
    • Ed Wulfe was born in San Antonio. He came to Houston in 1956 and worked at Texaco as an engineer. In this oral history, Wulfe describes what Houston was like during the 1950s and 1960s and some of the restaurants he went to, including the San...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Woods, Georgia Lee

    • Woods, Georgia Lee--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1930-1940 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; African American teachers and the community ; African American music teachers ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Georgia Lee Woods discusses being a student at the Gregory School, living in Fourth Ward and being a piano teacher at her music school.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Woods, Allie

    • Woods, Allie--Interviews ; African American actors ; Oral histories
    • Actor Allie Woods discusses his passion and career in acting from stage plays to major motion pictures.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Wood, Virgil

    • Wood, Virgil--Interviews ; African American political activists -- History--20th century ; African American preaching ; Civil Rights--United States--History--20th century ; Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    • Church leader, educator, civil rights activist and author Dr. Virgil A. Wood discusses his life and involvement in the Civil Rights movement alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Wilson, Sandra

    • Wilson, Sandra--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1950-1960 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--20th century ; African American teachers and the community ; Journalism, High school--United States ; African American...
    • Former Gregory Elementary student Sandra Wilson discusses growing up and attending Gregory and Booker T. as well as her passion and career in Journalism.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Williams, Joe

    • Williams, Joe--Interviews ; African American businesspeople ; Oral histories.
    • Joe Williams discusses his experiences as the owner of a fast food chain in Houston.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Wilder, Elizabeth

    • Wilder, Elizabeth--Interviews ; Fourth Ward (Houston, Tex.) ; Texas--Houston--History ; Oral histories
    • Born in 1914, Mrs. Wilder discusses life and growing up in Fourth Ward.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Watson, Bob

    • Watson, Bob--Interviews ; Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ; Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ; Oral histories.
    • Bob Watson made his Major League Baseball debut with the Houston Astros and played with the team from 1966 until 1979. Watson describes the experience of playing baseball inside the Astrodome and figuring out the best way to bat in the stadium. He...
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Jones, Charles F.

    • Water pollution--Texas--Houston ;
      Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.) ;
      Oral histories ;
      Jones, Charles F., -1991--Interviews ;
      Houston Symphony Orchestra ;
      Executives--Texas--Houston ;
      United...
    • Dr. Charles F. Jones received his doctorate in physical chemistry in 1937 and started working with the Humble Oil and Refining Company as a junior engineer. The first 10 years there he held technical positions; during his 35 years with Humble, he...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Washington, Romanuel

    • Washington, Romanuel--Interviews ;
    • Houston's first African American licensed chiropractor discusses his life, education, and family practice.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Walker, Sarah

    • Walker, Sarah--Interviews ;
      Austin (Tex.) ;
      Houston (Tex.) ;
      Moving (Household) ;
      Oral histories
    • Sarah Walker discusses moving from Austin, Texas to Houston and the differences and similarities between the two. This interview was done in collaboration with the Asia Society Texas Center during Ancestor Quest - Oral History Project event held on...
    • Asia Society Texas Center
    • Walker, May

    • Walker, May--Interviews ; Policewomen--Texas--Houston ; African American police--Texas--Houston ; Harris County (Tex.) [also has a book titled The History of the Black Police Officers in the Houston Police Department 1878-1988]
    • Constable Walker discusses her journey to becoming the first female and first African American female Constable in Harris County as well as the state of Texas.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Vienn, Anna Lorraine

    • Vienn, Anna Lorraine--Interviews ; African Americans ; Methodist Hospital (Houston, Tex.) ; Huston-Tillotson College ; Catering and hospitality ; Oral histories.
    • Mrs. Vienn discusses growing up in Mississippi, attending Huston-Tillotson and UTMB-Galveston, working for Methodist for 27 years and her current job catering.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Tran, Jamie

    • Tran, Jamie--Interviews ;
      Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) ;
      Vietnam War, 1961-1975 ;
      Houston (Tex.) ;
      Emigration and Immigration ;
      Oral histories
    • Jamie Tran was born in Saigon, Vietnam and discusses coming to Texas to escape the war in Vietnam and acclimating to the culture. This interview was done in collaboration with the Asia Society Texas Center during Ancestor Quest - Oral History...
    • Asia Society Texas Center
    • Taylor, Almatha

    • Taylor, Almatha--Interviews ; African American educators ; Galena Park Independent School District ; Segregation--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ; San Jacinto College ; School integration ; African American musicians--Texas--Houston ; African American...
    • Almatha Clark Taylor discusses her work as a church music director and her careers in the world of fashion and education in Houston. Taylor became the first African American and the first woman elected to the Galena Park School ISD Board.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Takayama, Mark

    • Takayama, Mark--Interviews ;
      Ageo-shi (Japan) ;
      Houston (Tex.) ;
      Emigration and Immigration ;
      Oral histories
    • Mark Takayama discusses moving to Texas from Ageo, Japan and being a first generation immigrant. He also discusses the diversity of Houston, Texas. This interview was done in collaboration with the Asia Society Texas Center during Ancestor Quest -...
    • Asia Society Texas Center
    • Stewart, Carrington

    • Stewart, Carrington--Interviews ; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; Oral histories
    • Mr. Carrington Stewart discusses pioneering and engineering projects with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Smith, Terry

    • Smith, Terry--Interviews ; African American architects ; African American architecture--Texas--Houston ; African American businesspeople ; Prairie View A & M University--Alumni and alumnae ; Oral histories
    • Mr. Terry Smith, founder and president of Smith & Company Architects discusses growing up and establishing his architecture firm in Houston, TX. Mr. Smith also discusses influences such as John Chase and several projects he has worked on in...
    • Gregory School Oral Histories

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