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    • Wong, Martha

    • Wong, Martha, 1939-; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • White, Governor Mark

    • White, Mark, (1940-)-- Interviews; Governors -- Texas -- Interviews; Attorney Generals -- Texas; Secretary of State -- Texas; Education -- Texas
    • Governor Mark White came in very tough economic times. As Governor, he regulated the utility industry and cut the price of electricity. He raised taxes twice, to save schools, building roads and to provide services to people. He also raised the...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Graham, Wayne

    • Wayne,Graham,1936--Interviews; Baseball coaches--United States; Baseball players--United States.
    • Wayne Graham is one of the most distinctive coaches in Baseball, and is credited with more than 1400 wins as a Collegiate Head Coach. He played 11 years as a professional with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, and was named Texas Minor...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Tunchez, Patricio

    • Tunchez, Patricio--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy ;
      United States--Army ;
      Oral histories
    • Patricio Tunchez was born in Corpus Christi Texas on March 17, 1924. During WWII, he would be drafted into the U.S. Army on March 27, 1943, and be assigned as a Cook for the 33rd Chemical Decontamination Company. He would be involved in the...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Latimer, Truett

    • Truett, Latimer (1928-) -- Interviews; Politicians -- Texas -- Interviews; Businessman -- Texas -- Interviews; Historic preservation; Cultural property -- Protection.
    • Born in Lenders, Texas, Truett Latimer entered the insurance business in Abilene, Texas after graduation till 1955. During that time, he won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives, and was elected four times as a State Representative. He...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Soliz, Roy

    • Soliz, Roy--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Community organization--Texas--Houston ;
      Discrimination against Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories
    • Roy Soliz was born in Houston where he graduated from Jefferson Davis High School and attended the University of Houston before fighting briefly in World War II. He was a well-known civic activist in the Hispanic, Mexican American, and Chicano...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Silva, Jose

    • Silva, Joe--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas ;
      Migrant labor--Texas ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Veterans ;< br />United States--Army ;
      Oral histories
    • Jose Silva discusses growing up in Brownsville, Texas and Houston. Between the ages of eight and thirteen years Silva labored as a migrant work with his father on farms across Texas. Silva joined the United States Army at age 16 and recalls his...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Sanchez, Raymond

    • Sanchez, Raymond--Interviews ; Mexican Americans ; Veterans ; World War II ; United States Army ; Oral histories
    • Raymond Sanchez was born in Victoria, Texas in 1927. In this oral history, Sanchez recalls picking cotton all over South Texas at four years old with his father and siblings. Sanchez is the youngest of eight children. In 1937, the family moved to...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Roussel, Peter

    • Roussel, Peter,(1941-)--Interviews; Journalists --Interviews; Press secretaries --United States --Interviews; Journalism teachers.
    • Born in Houston, Peter Roussel followed his parents' footsteps in becoming a journalist. He worked as a Press spokeman for several Presidents and Secretary of State. After moving to Houston from Washington, he became a TV-Radio commentator and...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Reyes, Jesus

    • Reyes, Jesus--Interviews ;
      Discrimination against Mexican Americans ;
      Emigration and immigration ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945 ;
      Oral histories
    • Jesus "Jesse" Reyes discusses his family's migration from Mexico to the United States and his personal experience growing up in Houston's Northside neighborhood. He refers to the area where he grew up as Fifth Ward and Little Harlem. Reyes...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Reyes, Frumencio

    • Reyes, Frumencio; Hispanic American lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers in politics -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
    • Hispanic American lawyer and political activist, Frumencio Reyes talks about some of his most famous cases, his involvement in local politics and the city of Houston political scene.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • That railroad rag

    • Popular Music ; Ragtime ;
    • Dark red cover with an illustration of the front of a train and pilot. Smoke billows from the engines.
    • Sheet Music Collection of the Houston Public Library
    • Noriega, Rick

    • Noriega, Richard Joel "Rick"; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Oral histories
    • Richard Joel "Nick" Noriega was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. Since then he has served 5 terms in this capacity. During hurricane Katrina Mayor Bill White requested his help to oversee the evacuee shelter operations...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Morris, Suzy

    • Morris, Suzy--Interviews ;
      Morris, S. I. ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Hofheinz, Roy, 1912-1982 ;
      Architects--Texas--Houston ;
      Stadiums--Texas--Houston
    • Seth Morris was one of the architects for the Astrodome at the firm of Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson. He was also the coordinator of the contractors, architects, engineers and county. In this interview his wife, Suzy Morris, shares some of her...
    • Astrodome Memories
    • Moreno, Vincent

    • Moreno, Vincent--Interviews ; Railroads ; Mexican Americans ; World War, 1939-1945 ; Veterans ; Oral histories
    • Vincent Moreno discusses growing up in downtown Houston near Houston Avenue and his experience during World War II. He describes his military training as a longshoreman and his experience in India. Moreno volunteered for one of the most dangerous...
    • Latino and Latina Veterans of World War II
    • Moore, Michael

    • Moore, Michael; Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Disaster relief -- Gulf States; Emergency management -- United States; Emergency management -- Texas -- Houston; Intergovernmental cooperation -- Gulf States; Oral histories
    • Michel Moore talks about how he, as the city of Houston Mayor's Chief of Staff, his staff, and the city of Houston in general, handled the influx of evacuees from the city of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
    • Houston Oral History Project

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