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    • Cullinan, Nina J.

    • Cullinan, Nina J., 1896-1983-- Interviews ;
      Philanthropists--Texas--Houston--Interviews--Volunteers--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Nina J. Cullinan was born in Washington, Pennsylvania in 1899. She grew up in Houston and attended Houston public schools. After college, Cullinan followed her family tradition of actively participating in civic life. She was involved in many...
    • 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...
    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Retail trade--Texas--Houston; Sakowitz Department Store -- History; Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History; Oral histories
    • Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Holth, Henry

    • Holth, Henry--Interviews ;
      Ballet--Production and direction--Texas--Houston ;
      Ballet companies--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston Ballet ;
      Oral histories
    • After being the general manager for the Boston Ballet company, Henry Holth began working as the general director for the Houston Ballet in April 1972. The Houston Ballet performed innovative and inventive works, and continued to grow through the...
    • Lawson, Rev. "Bill"

    • Lawson, William A., 1928-; Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • Bill Lawson, a political activist and civil rights organizer examines his life as a religious leader, and his participation in racial desegregation efforts in the Houston communities during the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Latimer, Truett

    • Truett, Latimer (1928-) -- Interviews; Politicians -- Texas -- Interviews; Businessman -- Texas -- Interviews; Historic preservation; Cultural property -- Protection.
    • Born in Lenders, Texas, Truett Latimer entered the insurance business in Abilene, Texas after graduation till 1955. During that time, he won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives, and was elected four times as a State Representative. He...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Feigin, Dr. Ralph

    • Feigin, Ralph, 1938-2008; Pediatricians -- Texas -- Houston; Texas Children's Hospital; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Dr. Ralph Feigin examines his life as a pediatrician in Houston, his medical training, and the Texas Children Hospital. Dr. Feigin was a renown pediatrician and an advocate of children's health and welfare. He was instrumental in developing the...
    • Braunig, Brandy

    • Braunig, Brandy--Interviews ;
      Social Workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      University of Houston--Graduate School of Social Work ;
      Oral histories
    • Brandy Braunig graduated as part of the inaugural class of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston. She then went to work for the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) of Harris County. Mrs. Braunig speaks...

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