Governor Mark White came in very tough economic times. As Governor, he regulated the utility industry and cut the price of electricity. He raised taxes twice, to save schools, building roads and to provide services to people. He also raised the...
Welch, Louie--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; City council members--Texas--Houston ; Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968 ; Cutrer, Lewis Wesley ; Oral histories
In this interview from 1975, Louie Welch discusses his history as a politician in Houston. He began his career as a council member and served under Mayors Oscar Holcombe and Lewis Cutrer. Welch was then elected as Mayor to the City of Houston first...
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...
Baseball coaches--United States;
Baseball players--United States.
Wayne Graham is one of the most distinctive coaches in Baseball, and is credited with more than 1400 wins as a Collegiate Head Coach. He played 11 years as a professional with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, and was named Texas Minor...
Tinsley, Eleanor, 1926-2009;
City council members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History;
Houston Community College (Houston, Tex.) -- History;
School board presidents -- Texas -- Houston --...
Eleanor Tinsley talks about her years as president of the board of the Houston Independent School District, and as member of the city council.
She was involved in the school integration movement and was instrumental in the creation of the Houston...
Architect, graduated from Rice University. Under the guidance of Jimmy Chillman built Hotels, among them the Rice Hotel, Hotel Club
Buildings in Houston, among others, and Oil & Gas buildings and Bank buildings in Fort Worth
Contains the annual reports for the Public Schools of the Independent School District of Houston for the fiscal years 1917- 1918, 1918 - 1919, and 1919 - 1920. Annual reports contain remarks from the school district superintendents, reports from...
When Coach Bum Phillips was head coach of the Houston Oilers, the team achieved the most wins in franchise history. In this interview Bum talks about his career as a football coach for the Oilers and for several other teams.
Michel Moore talks about how he, as the city of Houston Mayor's Chief of Staff, his staff, and the city of Houston in general, handled the influx of evacuees from the city of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-;
Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
Mexican Americans--Civil rights;
University of Houston Central Campus;
Tatcho Mindiola, director of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Houston, describes race relations in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s, and talks about his career as a community activist.
Marzio,Peter C. (1943-2010);
Museum directors -- Texas -- Houston;
Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Tex.)
Museum outreach programs -- Houston -- Texas;
Peter Marzio,the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Texas, from 1982 to 2010,transformed and guided the dramatic growth of the Museum, and expanded its collection from 14,000 to over 63,000. He envisioned presenting a global view of art...
Lyons, E. A. (Everett Augustus)--Interviews ; County officials and employees--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; County council members--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ; Oral histories
E. A. (Everett Augustus) Lyons was first elected as Harris County commissioner in 1942, when road conditions were a major issue in the county because 85% of the roads were unpaved. Throughout the war, the county could not get parts and materials...
Judge Miron Love was a former civil lawyer without criminal practice experience. He eventually became the Democratic nominee to fill a vacancy for the criminal bench in 1958 and then later got elected in the general elections. Judge Love discusses...
Long, Bert L.-- Interviews;
Artists, African American -- Houston (Tex.)-- Interviews;
Artists -- Awards;
African American sculptors;
Cooks, African American.
Eldest of four children,Bert L. Long born in 1940, was raised in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. He is a born artist with no formal education in arts, and a born chef. As artist and sculptor, he won many, many awards. Specially notewothy among...
Lawson, William (Rev.)--Interviews ; African American religious leaders--Interviews ; African American Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; African American churches ; African Americans--Religion ; Civil Rights--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;...
In his interview, Rev. William Lawson explains what he means by the "Black Church" and the role of the Church in the Black community, and their contributions. He was involved in the PUSH (People for the Upgrading of schools in Houston)
Abe Lack, a Latvian immigrant, came to the United States in 1910. He and his family eventually settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by 1914. His early business ventures included a grocery store and an auto supply store. After a brief period in Florida real...