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    • De La Cruz, Frank

    • De La Cruz, Frank--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      League of United Latin American Citizens ;
      Oral histories
    • Frank De La Cruz was born in in the Alacran neighborhood of Houston’s Second Ward to parents originally from the Piedras Negras region of Mexico. He attended the Rusk School as a child and later moved with this family to the El Cristol area near...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • Bringhurst, Ethel Bocock

    • Bringhurst, Ethel Bocock--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Social life and customs ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race Relations ;
      Oral histories
    • Ethel Bocock Bringhurst married into the Bringhurst family, one of the first prominent families in Houston. In the beginning of the interview, Bringhurst remembers living next door to some of the Allen family, and she recalls a Miss Allen telling...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Daily, Ray K.

    • Daily, Ray--Interviews ;
      Houston Independent School District (Tex.)--Board of Education ;
      School board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      University of Houston ;
      Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) ;
      Oral histories
    • Dr. Ray K. Daily was an ophthalmologist and an active Houston community leader from the 1920s until her death in 1975. She was the first woman elected to the HISD school board in 1928 and served for 24 years. In this interview she discusses Houston...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Equia, Ernest

    • Equia, Ernest--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--France--Normandy ;
      League of United Latin American Citizens ;
      Oral histories
    • Ernest Equia grew up in the Sixth Ward neighborhood of Houston. He joined the armed services and was drafted in 1941, assigned to the 144th Field Artillery Battalion. In this interview, Equia discusses his early family life, his participation in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Garcia, E.J.

    • Garcia, E. J.--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories
    • E. J. Garcia was born in San Antonio and moved to Houston in 1919 to work in the oil industry. Starting in 1925, he worked as an insurance agent for American National Insurance where he primarily sold life insurance policies to the Mexican-American...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Villagomez, Augustin

    • Villagomez, Augustin--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston ;
      Immigrants--Mexico ;
      Oral histories
    • Augustin Villagomez came to Houston in the 1920s. His first job was in the V.A. Hospital, working as an Order for cleaning rooms for 38 cents per hour. After saving some money, he went to Morelia to marry his girlfriend, Anavelia Rivera. They had 3...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Furlow, Birdie and Booker T. Bonner

    • Furlow, Birdie--Interviews ;
      Booker T. Bonner--Interviews ;
      Teaching--Education ;
      Race relations--Texas--Austin County--History ;
      Race relations--Texas--Houston--History ;
      School integration ;
      Prairie View...
    • Birdie Furlow began teaching at the age of 19 in her hometown of Wallis, Texas. At that time, segregation was still practiced in all facets of life and Furlow recounts her experiences as an educator in that environment. B.T. Bonner, a former...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan--Interviews ;
      African-Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Educators--Houston Texas--Oral histories
    • Born in Austin in 1898, Mary Jourdan Atkinson was home schooled. At the age of 21, she enrolled in the University of Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Science and MB degree in Education. Atkinson taught at the Texas Southern University as a...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Hibbert, Mary Taub

    • Hibbert, Mary Taub--Interviews ;
      Cooper, Beatrice “Bebe” Wright--Interviews ;
      Wright, Mary Hibbert--Interviews ;
      Taub, Ben ;
      Taub, Jacob Nathan ;
      Taub, Joanna Berger ;
      Jews--Texas--Houston ;
      Taub family ;...
    • Mary Taub Hibbert, granddaughter of J. N. Taub, daughter of Sam Taub, and niece of Ben Taub, details her family’s history in Houston. Mrs. Hibbert’s daughter, Mary Hibbert Wright, and her granddaughter Beatrice “Bebe” Wright Cooper, join Mrs....
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bustamante, Daniel

    • Bustamante, Daniel--Interviews ;
      Mexican American arts promoters--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      MAYO (Organization) ;
      Raza Unida (Organization) ;
      Chicano movement--Texas--Houston ;
      Political activists--Texas--Houston ;...
    • Daniel Bustamante was born in south Texas and attended the University of Houston where he became politically active with the MAYO (Mexican American Youth Organization) group and the leftist Raza Unida Party in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Butler, Asberry

    • Butler, Asberry--Interviews ;
      African American lawyers--Texas--Houston ;
      African American school board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Asberry Butler received his law degree from Texas Southern University and was the first African American man to be elected to the Houston school board in 1965. He speaks about his efforts towards the integration of schools and in achieving...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bies, Alan and Steve Boehck

    • Bies, Alan--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Texas--Houston ;
      Boehck, Steve--Interviews
    • In this interview, Alan Bies and Steve Boehck discuss their restoration of the Milroy house in the Heights. They discuss the wiring, ceilings, air conditioning, roof, wallpaper, painting, heat pumps and the kitchen which they made modern while...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Friend, Sharlee

    • Friend, Sharlee--Interviews ;
      Social workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Social service ;
      Oral histories ;
    • In her oral history, Sharlee Friend describes her experience as a social worker. Friend first worked with the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) grant program beginning in 1963. She later worked on the Texas Rehabilitation Joint...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Hadfield, Bud

    • Hadfield, Bud--Interviews ;
      Campaign management--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Campaign managers ;
      Businessmen ;
      Oral histories
    • Campaign Manager for Louis Welch for the Mayor of Houston
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Flores, Juan N.  Rosa (Barrera) Flores

    • Flores, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Galveston (Tex.)--Emigration and immigration--Social aspects ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--History ;
      League of United...
    • Juan Flores came to Galveston, Texas from Mexico in 1924, at the age of 16, to make a better life for himself away from the difficult circumstances that existed in his home country after the Mexican Revolution. In this interview, Flores recounts...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Garrett, James V.

    • Garrett, James V.--Interviews ;
      Public prosecutors--Texas--Harris County--Houston ;
      Lawyers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • James V. Garrett, originally from Atlanta, Texas, was an assistant district attorney and prosecutor in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Garrett shares his experiences in law school, his reflections on his time in the District Attorney's office, and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Crosswell, Eliza Holcombe (Mrs. H. Markley Crosswell, Jr.)

    • Crosswell, Eliza Holcombe--Interviews ;
      American Cancer Society. Texas Division ;
      Volunteers--Oral histories ;
      Junior League of Houston ;
      Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Eliza Holcombe Crosswell was involved with the Residential Cancer Crusade on the National Cancer Day in Houston, as well as the Vice-President of the Texas Division of the National Cancer Society. Mrs. Crosswell was also a volunteer with the...
    • Junior League Oral History Collection
    • Edwards, Arenia

    • Edwards, Arenia--Interviews ;
      African American community organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Midwifes--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Volunteers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Public welfare--Texas--Houston ;
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection


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