Wong, Martha, 1939-;
Texas--Politics and government;
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government;
Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
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...
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...
Pandya, Girish, 1931---Interviews;
Social workers - India - Gujarat ; Mechanical Engineers--Interviews;
International Farm Youth Exchange;
Dow Chemical Company;
India Culture Center ; Gujarati Samaj.
Born in Dahood,Gujarat, India, Girish Pandya from early life was involved in social work. He worked in Gandhi's Sevagram Ashram from 1941-42. After graduating from college in Anand, India, he got an opportunity to join the International Farm Youth...
Nold, Bishop Wendelin -- Interviews ; Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Texas -- Interviews ; Dioceses -- Galveston-Houston ; Church and social problems -- Catholic Church -- Interviews ; Segregation -- Catholic Church -- Interviews ; Oral histories
Bishop Wendelin Nold grew up in Texas and went to Rome to study theology from 1921 to 1925. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. He built 47 parishes, 14 missions, besides seminary and other institutions. He served under...
Lyons, E. A. (Everett Augustus)--Interviews ; County officials and employees--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; County council members--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ; Oral histories
E. A. (Everett Augustus) Lyons was first elected as Harris County commissioner in 1942, when road conditions were a major issue in the county because 85% of the roads were unpaved. Throughout the war, the county could not get parts and materials...
Born in an industrial family in Galveston, Texas, had a large share in the development of the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas, and the development of industries there. Also was involved in the cotton industry and US Bank
Pages 12, 13, and 37 cover the story, On the Boulevard, by Melanie Knight, which includes pictures and history of the neighborhoods of Bellaire. Also included is the cover, and page five of the magazine.
Hirusaki, George J. -- Interviews;
Japanese American researchers -- Interviews;
Japanese American engineers -- Houston (Tex.)
Fluid power technology.
Born in Beaumont, Texas, George J. Hirusaki spent his early childhood with his father, a rice farmer in Texas, learning about agriculture and fluid flow. He graduated from Lamar University and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He...
Overseer on horseback, four to five men working with teams of mules pulling flatbed wagons to bring harvested rice to threshing machine. Foreground has many bags of rice prepared from the threshing machine. Flag flying over machine. Bay or marsh...