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...
Becker, Alan J. -- Interviews;
Life insurance agents--Interviews;
Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development;
Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
Blanton, Jack Sawtelle, 1927- ;
Gas industry -- Texas -- Houston;
Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, Tex.);
Mr. Blanton discusses his life in Houston, art collecting, the Houston Endowment, and Houston leadership.
Cernan, Eugene -- Interviews;
Astronauts -- USA -- Interviews;
United States -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Born in 1934 at Bellwood, Ill., Gene Cernan discusses his first flight and space walk to the moon by Gemini 9, among his 5 trips to the moon. He commanded Apollo 17 and lived and worked on the moon for 3 days, assembled and drove a car and set up...
DeBakey, Michael E. ǂq (Michael Ellis), ǂd 1908-2008 -- Interviews ;
Surgeons -- United States -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ;
Heart transplantation ;
Cardiologists -- Interviews ; Heart Surgeons -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral...
Born in Lake Charles,LA., and educated at Tulane University, Dr. DeBakey discusses how he pioneered and developed cardio/vascular surgical procedures for which there were no treatments of any kind. Known as the Medical Statesman, he worked for the...
Denkler, Joan--Interviews ; Fourth Ward (Houston, Tex.) ; Housing and authorities ; Housing--Texas--Houston ; Neighborhoods--Texas--Houston ; League of Women Voters of Houston ; Oral histories
Mrs. Joan Denkler is a self-proclaimed "activist" for affordable housing in Houston and has been included in many areas as an advocate for affordable housing in the Houston area, especially Fourth Ward and Allen Parkway Village. In her interview...
Duley, Mrs. Ray L.--Interviews ; Publishers and publishing--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Gulf Publishing Company ; Periodicals--Publishing ; Oral histories.
Mrs. Ray Dudley was born in Georgia in 1896. Her family came to Houston when her father became the minister of the First Baptist Church. She attended Baylor University and met her husband Ray L. Dudley. In 1917, Mr. Dudley, became editor of the...
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,...
Fraga, Félix, 1929- ;
Hispanic American social workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Mexican American politicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Ripley House (Houston, Tex.);
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations;
Houston (Tex.) -- History --...
Félix Fraga discusses his life as a Hispanic growing up in Houston; race relations; his work as a social worker; and his long career at Ripley House, a recreational, educational and health center in Houston founded in 1940.
Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ; City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ; Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ; Television personalities--Texas--Houston ; Television broadcasting--Employees--Texas--Houston...
Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
Griffin, Rodney--Interviews ; African American students ; Segregation--1960-1970 ; Jack Yates High School (Houston, Tex.) ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; Chess--Tournaments ; Oral histories
Mr. Griffin discusses his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. He discusses the different attitudes and the relationships he shared with other tournament participants.