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    • 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,...
    • 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.
    • Gockley, David

    • Gockley, David--Interviews ;
      Opera Executives--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • David Gockley served as the Director of the Houston Grand Opera from 1972 to 2005. Previously, he was the Assistant Director and worked in this position to improve public relations and fundraising efforts. In this interview, Mr. Gockley speaks...
    • 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.
    • Jefferson, Andrew

    • Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934---Interviews ;
      African American Judges--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Attorneys, General ;
      Oral histories
    • Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1960-61; Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 1961-61, U.S. Attorney, Harris County Judge.Served on the Constitutional Revision Commission for the State of Texas, and as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the judiciary.
    • Wells, Herbert

    • Wells, Herbert, 1924- ; Designers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Designer Herbert Wells talks about the nationally recognized architects he worked with, the local stores he used to shop at, and about some of his most prominent clients.
    • 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
    • Hall, Anthony

    • Hall, Anthony, 1944-; Municipal officials and employees -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; African American legislators -- Texas -- Interviews; Texas -- Politics and government; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • City of Houston Chief Administrative Officer (2004- ) Anthony Hall, talks about his political career. He served as a State Representative in the Texas Legislature from 1973 to 1979, on the Houston City Council from 1979 to 1989, as Chairman of the...
    • Barnes, Betty

    • Barnes, Betty--Interviews ;
      Feminists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Women's rights ;
      National Organization for Women ;
      Discrimination in employment ;
      Harris County Women's Political Caucus ;
      Oral histories
    • An active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1970, Betty Barnes was an advocate for women's rights and equal employment opportunities for Women. Barnes was an Instructor of Government at San Jacinto College, in Houston, Texas.
    • King, Otis

    • King, Otis, 1935-; African American law teachers--Houston--Interviews; African American civil rights workers--Texas--Houston; Segregation--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • Otis King, an African American law professor talks about his career, the social conditions for African Americans in Houston during the 1950's and 1960's, and the political scene of the time.
    • Weiner, Freida

    • Weiner, Freida--Interviews ;
      Jewish women ;
      Jewish community centers ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Frieda Wiener was born in Kiev in 1890 and immigrated to Detroit, Michigan around 1911. She came to Houston in 1915 and settled with her family in Galveston in 1921. She speaks about the difficulties of making a living in Galveston’s small Jewish...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Fraga, Félix

    • Fraga, Félix, 1929- ; Hispanic American social workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Mexican American politicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Ripley House (Houston, Tex.); Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History --...
    • Félix Fraga discusses his life as a Hispanic growing up in Houston; race relations; his work as a social worker; and his long career at Ripley House, a recreational, educational and health center in Houston founded in 1940.
    • Carr, Billie

    • Carr, Billie, 1928-2002--Interviews ;
      Politicians--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Texas--Harris County--Houston--Politics and government ;
      Democratic Party (U.S.)--Texas--Harris County ;
      Political...
    • Billie Carr came from a family interested in politics. Her interest in politics started in 1950s, when she went to a meeting of the Steel Workers' Union of which her husband was the President, and saw the appalling living conditions of the Chicano...
    • Baker, James

    • Baker, James Addison, 1930- ; Law firms -- Texas -- Houston; Statesmen -- United States -- Biography; Statesmen -- United States -- Interviews; Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography; Cabinet officers -- United States -- Interviews; Lawyers...
    • Statesman James Baker III examines his political career. He served as the 10th White House Chief of Staff during President Ronald Regan administration, and the 16th White House Chief of Staff during George H.W. Bush administration. He also served...
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Local transit--Texas--Houston ;
      Affirmative action programs--Texas--Houston ;
      Discrimination in employment--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the mass transit problems in Houston started in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the metropolitan bus system....
    • 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.
    • King, Tom

    • King, Tom--Interview ;
      Bankers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Southwestern Savings Association ;
      Savings and loan associations--Texas--Houston ;
      Real estate development--Texas ;
      Financial management,...
    • Born in Hillsboro, Texas,Tom King got a job in Southwestern Savings and Loan Company in Houston in 1953.It did not take him long to grow into the whole gamut of investments like Real estate development and management and credit, life insurance and...
    • 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.

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