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    • Bland, Mrs. William W.

    • Bland, Mrs. William W.--Interviews ;
      Houston Grand Opera ;
      Houston Grand Opera Association--History ;
      Houston Opera Guild--History ;
      Opera--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Oral histories
    • Not a native Houstonian, Mrs. William W. Bland came to Houston when she was 20 years old. She loved music and the opera. The Houston Grand Opera and the Opera Guild was founded in 1955, and she was asked to head the Guild. Very active in...
    • Blattner, Russel J.

    • Blattner, Russel J.--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Texas Children's Hospital ;
      Texas Medical Center ;
      Cooley, Denton A., 1920- ;
      DeBakey, Michael E. (Michael Ellis), 1908-2008 ;
      Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)
    • Dr. Russel J. Blattner came to Houston in 1947. In his oral history, Dr. Blattner details his medical career and describes the Houston medical center in the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Blattner shares stories about many well known doctors such as Dr....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Jones, Dr. Edith Irby

    • Jones, Edith Irby, 1927- African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography ; Southern states -- Race relations -- Anecdotes ; African Americans -- Social...
    • Dr. Jones talks about growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas as a poor but ambitious girl, the events that shaped her life, her years in medical school, her career as a physician in Houston, and her life as a civil rights activist.
    • 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...
    • Hogg, Ima

    • Hogg, Ima--Interviews ;
      Philanthropists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Hogg, James Stephen, 1851-1906 ;
      Texas--Politics and government--1865-. ;
      Oral histories
    • Ima Hogg describes her life as the daughter of James Stephen Hogg, governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895. She talks about her involvement in creating the Houston Symphony, a mental health clinic foundation, a child guidance center, serving in 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,...
    • Streit, Yvonne

    • Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews; People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation; Brookshire (Tex.)
    • Yvonne Streit, a native Houstonian, graduated in Education from SMU and started teaching. Born from the despair of her deeply disabled daughter, she relied on her faith-driven resolve to assist the disabled adults and young children. She used a...
    • Campos, Tony

    • Campos, Tony--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Interviews ;
      Baytown (Tex.) ;
      Segregation in education--Texas ;
      League of United Latin American Citizens ;
      Parachute troops ;
      Oral histories
    • Tony Campos was born in Baytown in 1923. Twenty-two days after graduating from high school he was drafted to serve in World War II with the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He discusses growing up in Baytown and the segregation faced by the...
    • Welch, Mayor Louie

    • Welch, Louie, 1918-2008; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • David Goldstein and Jill Jewitt interview former Mayor Louie Welch. Louie served as Mayor of the city of Houston from 1964 to 1973. Prior to that he served on the City council from 1950 to 1952, and then again from 1956 to 1962.
    • Caldwell, Bobby

    • Caldwell, Bobby--Interviews ; Texas Southern University--Alumni and alumnae--1950-1960 ; African American lawyers ; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston ; Civil rights workers--United States--History--20th century ; Black Panther Party ; Race...
    • Mr. Bobby Caldwell discusses his work as a lawyer in several civil rights cases, his work relationship with the Black Panther Party and the People's Party, and several life defining moments such as winning his first case, his first trial, and the...
    • Kempner, Harris L. (1903-1987)

    • Kempner, Harris L., (Harris Leon),1903-1987--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Industrialists--Texas--Interviews ;
      Imperial Sugar Company ;
      Kempner Trust ;
      Oral histories
    • 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
    • Van Ulm, Sydney

    • Van Ulm, Sydney--Interviews ;
      Artists--United States--Texas ;
      Photographers--United States--Texas ;
      Cartoonists--United States--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Artist, Cartoonist and Photographer, worked in the Houston Press, Houston Post and in the Houston Chronicle.
    • Pleasant, Florence

    • Pleasant, Florence, 1933--Interviews ;
      Pianists--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American women musicians--Texas --Interviews ;
      Cobb, Arnett, 1918-1989 ;
      Oral histories
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant talks about her career as a professional musician in Texas, New York, and California; her style; and the people she has met and played music with.
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
    • Buck, E.O.

    • Buck, E. O.--Interviews ;
      Petroleum engineers ;
      Geologists ;
      Oral histories
    • Mr. Buck was born in Arkansas, grew up in Beaumont, Texas, and later attended Texas A&M University where he studied electrical and petroleum engineering. Upon graduation in 1926 he went to work for the Gulf Oil Company as a geologist on an...

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