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    • Long, Bert, 1940-2013.

    • Long, Bert L.-- Interviews; Artists, African American -- Houston (Tex.)-- Interviews; Artists -- Awards; African American sculptors; Cooks, African American.
    • Eldest of four children,Bert L. Long born in 1940, was raised in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. He is a born artist with no formal education in arts, and a born chef. As artist and sculptor, he won many, many awards. Specially notewothy among...
    • Anderson, Lauren

    • Anderson, Lauren, 1965- ; Ballerinas -- Texas -- Houston; African American dancers -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Ballet; Oral histories
    • When she was named Principal Dancer for the Houston Ballet in 1990, Lauren Anderson became the first African American to hold such a position in a major ballet company. Anderson talks with Linda Lorelle about growing up in Houston, her ballet...
    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • 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...
    • Green, Ronald

    • Green, Ronald--Interviews; African American politicians ; African American laywers ; University of Houston ; Texas Southern University ; African American students--Texas--Houston--20th century ; City council members ; Oral histories
    • Houston's first African American City Controller discusses growing up in Third Ward, attending University of Houston and Texas Southern University, founding his own law firm and serving the city of Houston as a Councilman and City Controller.
    • Phillips, O.A. "Bum"

    • Phillips, Bum, 1923-; Football coaches--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Oilers (Football team); Oral histories
    • When Coach Bum Phillips was head coach of the Houston Oilers, the team achieved the most wins in franchise history. In this interview Bum talks about his career as a football coach for the Oilers and for several other teams.
    • Holmes, Ann

    • Holmes, Ann, 1922-2008--Interviews ;
      Journalists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Arts, Classical--Criticism and interpretation ;
      Houston Chronicle ;
      Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Houston Ballet ;
      Houston Grand...
    • Ann Holmes started her career as a volunteer at the Museum and Miller Theater. After seeing an editorial in the local newspaper which she thought was wrong, she decided to find a place to give her voice. She joined the Houston Chronicle in 1942,...
    • Gerlach, Ed

    • Gerlach, Ed.--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Band musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Ed Gerlach began playing piano at the age of 5 before switching his focus to soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. Gerlach discusses his career as a saxophonist, including his time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Gerlach also share his...
    • Edwards, Arenia

    • Edwards, Arenia--Interviews ;
      African American community organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Midwifes--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Volunteers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Public welfare--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral...
    • Arenia Edwards moved to Houston in 1941. She spent some time working in a cafe, but her true passion was volunteer work. Edwards loved volunteering, and volunteered for 20 years at the VA Hospital and at other places. In Louisiana, she took midwife...
    • 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...
    • Glaze, John

    • Glaze, John, 1940-.; Locomotive engineers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Railroads, Miniature -- Texas -- Houston; Hermann Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • John "Big John" Glaze, the locomotive engineer for the miniature railroad at Hermann Park, shares his experiences driving, maintaining, and repairing the locomotives and tracks for the miniature train; and talks about his role entertaining children...
    • 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
    • Franklin, Sonny "Boy"

    • Franklin, Sonny--Interviews ;
      Jazz Musicians--United States--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Houston, Sonny Franklin is a Jazz musician, and comes from a music family. He joined the Yakes and Wiley Band and performed in various places in the United States.
    • Gallardo, Juan

    • Gallardo, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories ;
      Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920 ;
      Celaya, 1st Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1915 ;
      Celaya, 2nd Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico,...
    • As a young man, Juan Gallardo faced hardships in his hometown of Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico, after the Mexican Revolution. Fearing that conditions would not improve after the war, Gallardo left for America in 1919. After he arrived in Houston with no...
    • Flores, Juan N.  Rosa (Barrera) Flores

    • Flores, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Galveston (Tex.)--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--History ;
      League of United...
    • Juan Flores came to Galveston, Texas from Mexico in 1924, at the age of 16, to make a better life for himself away from the difficult circumstances that existed in his home country after the Mexican Revolution. In this interview, Flores recounts...
    • Cramer, Edsel

    • Cramer, Edsel, 1924-2010--Interviews ;
      African American artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American painters--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Arts--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Edsel Cramer went to High school in Houston, and studied art at the Art Institute in Chicago. He was known for his classically inspired portraits and landscapes. Among his portraits are that of Adelaide de Menil (daughter of John and Dominique),...
    • Ely, Jane

    • Ely, Jane; Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Post (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Jane Ely describes her career as a journalist working for the Houston Post. She talks about gender discrimination in her field, the coverage of the J.F. Kennedy assassination, and other events that made news at the time.
    • Eury, Bob

    • Eury,Robert M.(1948)- -- Interviews; Architects, American; Architects and community; Community development, Urban.
    • Robert M. Eury was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the steward for Houston's redevelopment and revitalization. For 26 years he served as President of Central Houston, Inc. and worked on many projects on community planning in Houston and the...
    • Smith, Ed

    • Smith, Ed.-- Interviews; Foley's (Firm)
    • Ed Smith discusses his career and his fondest memories with Foley's. He started with Foley's as Manager of Credit promotion, and gradually rose to the rank of Vice-President of Public Relations, Special events and Community Affairs and Visitor...
    • Brown, Texas Johnny

    • Brown, Texas Johnny--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American guitarists--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Texas Johnny Brown first played with his father on street corners in Texas and other southern states and then began playing professionally in Houston starting in 1946 at age 18. He is most well known for playing the blues on electric guitar and for...
    • Darrow, Gloria

    • Darrow, Gloria--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1950-1960 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; Oral histories
    • Former Gregory School alumnae Gloria Darrow discusses her memories of Fourth Ward and the Gregory School.

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