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    • Adair, Christia V.

    • Adair, Christia V.--Interviews ;
      African American Civil Rights Activists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      NAACP--Texas--Houston ;
      Parks--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Christia V. Adair was born in Victoria, Texas in 1893. She attended Sam Houston College in Austin and Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College (now Prairie View A&M) where she received her teaching certificate in 1914. Mrs. Adair worked as...
    • 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...
    • Arnold, Dan

    • Arnold, Dan (1930-) -- Interviews; Social service; City and County Hospital (Houston, Tex.); Harris County Hospital District; Texas Medical Center; Houston Urban League.
    • A native Houstonian, Dan Arnold grew up in the Depression era. Graduating from the Univ. of Texas in Law, he worked for Vinson and Elkins. Dan Arnold has shown an exemplary record of community service. He was involved in the City and County Charity...
    • Baggett, Alvin D.

    • Baggett, Alvin D.--Interviews ;
      Mayors--Texas--Galena Park ;
      Houston Ship Channel (Tex.) ;
      Galena Park (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview, Alvin D. Baggett had served as the mayor of Galena Park for 11 years, since 1964. Baggett shares his thoughts on Galena Park city and government structure, planning, and its tax system. He also discusses growth in the...
    • 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...
    • Barnes, Nathaniel

    • Barnes, Nathaniel--Interviews ;
      African American gospel musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American gospel singers--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in D'Lo, Simpson County, Mississippi, on September 26, 1910, Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes had an inborn gift of singing. Despite having no formal education in reading or writing music, Barnes could pick up and sing songs from hearing others sing....
    • 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.
    • Bayless, Betty Lou (Mrs. James L. Bayless)

    • Bayless, Betty Lou--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Voluntarism -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Humanitarianism -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Charities -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Ballet -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Junior League of...
    • Mrs. Betty Lou Bayless was a fixture in the many volunteer and charitable organizations of Houston. In this interview, Bayless describes her time as the President of the Junior League, Board Trustee of the Houston Ballet Foundation, Founding...
    • Becker, Alan J.

    • Becker, Alan J. -- Interviews; Life insurance agents--Interviews; Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development;
    • Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • Biggers, John

    • Biggers, John Thomas, 1924-2001--Interviews ;
      African American artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American mural painting and decoration--Texas--Houston ;
      Art--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • John Biggers, a renown artist and professor at Texas Southern University shares the highlights of his career. He established the art department at TSU and was one of the first African American artists to visit Africa.
    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin

    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin; Landscape gardening -- Texas -- Houston; Horticulturalists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Bayou Bend (Houston, Tex.); Herman Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Sadie Blackbrun, horticulturalist and environmentalist, talks about her life and her work designing and beautifying Houston’s parks and gardens.
    • Blackmon, Willie

    • Blackmon, Willie--Interviews ; African American students ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; African America college athletes ; African American college students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. ; Integration ; Texas A & M University ...
    • Judge Willie Blackmon discusses his life growing up in Houston including high school and college athletics, integration of Texas A&M University, serving in the United States Air Force and completing his Juris Doctorate at Texas Southern University.
    • Blaffer-Owen, Jane

    • Blaffer-Owen, Jane; Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Houston (Tex.) -- Social life and customs; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Philanthropist and social activist, Jane Blaffer talks about the social life in Houston during the first half of the 20th century. She talks about the philanthropic contributions of her family as well as people like the Cullens, Imma Hogg, James...
    • 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...
    • Brown, Mayor Lee

    • Brown, Lee P.; African American mayors -- Texas -- Houston; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; African American police chiefs -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Lee Brown talks about his career in law enforcement and in politics in Houston, and in various capacities across the country.
    • Bryant, Thelma Scott

    • Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-; Centenarians--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Segregation--Texas--Houston--History; African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History; Oral histories
    • Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...
    • Bush, George H. W.

    • Bush, George, 1924- -- Interviews; Presidents -- United States -- Interviews; Bush, Barbara, 1925- -- Interviews; President's spouses --United States -- Interviews; Political campaigns; Community development, Urban -- Houston (Tex.) ; Economic...
    • The 41st president of the United States from 1989-1993, George H. W. Bush at age 18 became the youngest aviator in U.S. Navy, and served in World War II till the end. His first connection with Texas, was serving on the San Jacinto during World War...

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