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    • Alessandra, Dorothy

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • Allen, Charles

    • Allen, Charles--Interviews ;
      Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      First United Methodist Church ;
      Oral histories
    • Charles Allen grew up in Georgia and became a minister of the Methodist church when he was 19 years old in 1934. He moved to Houston in 1960 and served as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in downtown Houston until 1983. During his time...
    • Ankerman, Fred

    • Ankerman, Fred--Interviews ;
      Baseball team managers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Minor league baseball
      Houston Buffaloes ;
      Oral histories
    • Fred Ankerman was the manager and president of Houston’s minor league baseball team, the Houston Buffs. He discusses the business aspects of baseball and the other managers, teams, and players he interacted with over the years.
    • Baggett, Alvin D.

    • 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. Baggett shares his thoughts on Galena Park city and government structure, planning, and its tax system. He also discusses growth in the...
    • 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...
    • Becker, Alan J.

    • 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

    • Blanton, Jack Sawtelle, 1927- ; Gas industry -- Texas -- Houston; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art (Austin, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Mr. Blanton discusses his life in Houston, art collecting, the Houston Endowment, and Houston leadership.
    • Bostick, Francis

    • Bostic, Francis--Interviews ;
      Petroleum Engineers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Geologists ;
      Oil industry workers ;
      Oral histories
    • Francis Bostick came to Houston in 1929 as chief geologist with the Standlin Oil and Gas Company. In 1932 he left the company to work for Glenn McCarthy, the founder of the Shamrock Hotel. Mr. Bostwick discusses his career as a geologist and the...
    • Brown, Jewel

    • Brown, Jewel, 1937- ;
      African American women jazz singers--Texas--Houston ; Performance artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Singers--Texas--Houston ;
      Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 ;
      Oral histories
    • Jewel Brown discusses her career as a jazz singer in Texas. She talks about the bands, the clubs, and the people associated with her career.
    • Butler, Asberry

    • Butler, Asberry--Interviews ;
      African American lawyers--Texas--Houston ;
      African American school board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Asberry Butler received his law degree from Texas Southern University and was the first African American man to be elected to the Houston school board in 1965. He speaks about his efforts towards the integration of schools and in achieving...
    • Cernan, Gene

    • 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...
    • Cunningham, Carl

    • Cunningham, Carl--Interviews ;
      Music Critics--Texas-Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston Post ;
      Houston Symphony Orchestra ;
      Houston Grand Opera ;
      Barbirolli, John, 1899-1970 ;
      Oral histories
    • Carl Cunningham moved from San Francisco to Houston in 1966 to work for the Houston Post as a classical music critic. In this interview Mr. Cunningham discusses the changes in musical programming that took place at the Houston Symphony in the 1960s...
    • DeAnda, Raul

    • DeAnda, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican American educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexican American Educational Council ;
      Human rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexicans--Texas--Houston ;
      School...
    • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Raul DeAnda came to Houston in 1967. Having obtained a degree in Business Administration, DeAnda worked at several large companies. His interest in social work led him to get...
    • DeBakey, Michael E.

    • DeBakey, Michael E. (Michael Ellis), 1908-2008--Interviews ;
      Surgeons--United States--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Heart transplantation ; Cardiologists--Interviews ;
      Heart Surgeons--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral...
    • Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, 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...
    • Denkler, Joan

    • 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...
    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb

    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb--Interviews ;
      Blueprint for Survival ;
      Women artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Art museums--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Interview with Margaret Webb Dreyer conducted by Louis Marchiafava. Mrs. Dreyer discusses her life as an artist, her dedication to her art gallery, and the Houston arts scene.
    • Dudley, Mrs. Ray L.

    • 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...
    • Eckels, Judge Robert

    • Eckels, Robert; County judges --Texas --Harris County --Interviews;
      Harris County (Tex.) --Politics and government;
      Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Emergency management --Texas --Harris County; Disaster relief --Gulf States; Intergovernmental...
    • 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,...
    • Foster, Charles

    • Foster, Charles, 1941-; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Emigration and immigration -- United States; Houston (Tex.) -- Population; Oral histories
    • Immigration lawyer Charles Foster describes his law career in Houston. He talks about some of the events that shaped his life and discusses one of his most famous cases.
    • Fraga, Félix

    • 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.

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