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    • African American  man standing on the street

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    • An African American man dressed in a suit (name unknown), standing on the street. Behind him is a bent street pole.
    • RGD0044 Franklin Beauty Schools, Inc. Collection, 1920s-1970s
    • All dressed up

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    • Hortense Dugar in her dress for prom.
    • PH0006 C.F. and Hortense Smith Collection
    • Baby sitting on a chair

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    • A baby (name unknown) sitting on a chair, dressed in white.
    • RGD0044 Franklin Beauty Schools, Inc. Collection, 1920s-1970s
    • Barnstone, Gertrude

    • Barnstone, Gertrude, 1925- ; Theater -- Texas -- Houston -- History; School board members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Gertrude Barnstone talks to Jane Ely about her life in the theatre arts, her memories of Houston and Houstonians and her election to the Houston School Board during the desegregation of the Houston School System.
    • Mayor Bill White Collection;
      Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Folklore and Folktales

    • Maresh files
    • These documents contain folktales about the Native American Indians who lived in the lands around Galveston and the pirate Jean Lafitte.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Bessie Jousakis in the mid 1930's

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    • Portrait of a young Bessie Jousakis dressed in cowboy gear and sitting on a pony outside of a house.
    • MSS0199 Greek Community Collection
    • 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.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bryant, Thelma Scott

    • Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-; Centenarians--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Segregation--Texas--Houston--History; African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History; Oral histories
    • Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Chamberlain, L.E.

    • Chamberlain, L.E., (Lawrence Edward); Police --Texas --Houston --Interviews; African American police --Texas --Houston; Houston (Tex.) --Race relations; Oral histories
    • A 30-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, L.E. Chamberlain, talks about racial relations, the evolution of the department, and local crime.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • 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
    • Christmas celebration at Bellaire's City Hall in 1985.

    • Christmas ; children ; fire hydrants ; Santa Claus
    • Children play with a fire hydrant dressed up as Santa Claus at the City of Bellaire's Christmas celebrations at City Hall in 1985.
    • Bellaire City Library
    • Clements, Rosalie

    • Clements, Rosalie--Interviews ;
      Shamrock Hotel (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Hotels--Employees--Interviews ;
      Women tailors--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • By answering an ad in the Houston Press, Rosalie Clements became an employee of the Shamrock Hotel, which opened on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1949. She began working as an assistant to the hotel’s developer, Glenn McCarthy, and later ran a successful...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Del Valle, Felix

    • Del Valle, Felix--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Southern Pacific Railroad Company ;
      Oral histories
    • Felix Del Valle came to Texas from La Paz, Mexico at age 19. He found work in San Antonio with the Southern Pacific Company building rail lines in 1927. Later that year he moved on to Sanguine and continued work on the rail despite the Depression....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • 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

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