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    • Lawson, William (Rev)

    • 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)
    • Lyons, E. A.

    • 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...
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Welch, Louie

    • 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...
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936- -- Interviews ; Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; African American Police--Interviews ; Police--Race discrimination ; Houston Police Department ; Oral histories.
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Ariz. He loved driving motor cycles. In 1958, he joined the Houston Police Department as a motor cycle officer. He talks about the prejudice some people had about Black Police...
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Local transit -- Texas -- Houston -- Affirmative action programs -- City of Houston -- Texas -- Discrimination in employment -- City of Houston -- Texas.
    • From San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the Mass Transit problems in Houston goes back in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the bus system. He was the Media...
    • King, Tom

    • King, Tom -- Interview ; Bankers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Southwestern Savings Association ; Savings and loan associations -- Texas -- Houston ; Real estate development -- Texas ; Financial management, Business -- Texas -- Houston ;...
    • 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...
    • Samuels, Vic

    • Samuels, Vic; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston Independent School District -- History; Citizens for Good Schools (Houston); Oral histories
    • Vic Samuels talks with David Goldstein about his participation in the school integration movement in Houston in the 1960s.
    • Northcutt, Frances "Poppy"

    • Northcutt Frances Miriam (Poppy), 1943-; Feminists -- United States -- Interviews; Feminism -- Texas -- History -- Anecdotes; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Apollo 8 (Spacecraft); Women rights -- Texas; Oral histories
    • Frances "Poppy" Northcutt is interviewed by Suzanne Mascola. Frances discusses her career working for a NASA contractor, the Apollo 8, NASA, her work as a women's rights advocate; and her career as a lawyer.
    • Love, Miron

    • Love, Miron--Interviews ; Judges--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Courts--Officials and employees--Texas--Houston ; Criminal courts--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • 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...
    • Gandy, Patricia

    • Gandy, Patricia -- Interviews ; Politicians -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Women -- Political activities -- Texas -- Houston ; Political Party Organizers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Texas -- Harris County -- Houston -- Politics...
    • Patricia Gandy describes her experiences as a Democratic party organizer in the Pasadena and Deer Park areas of Texas. She was chairperson of the Harris County Democrats and also ran for Deer Park city council where she was subsequently elected to...
    • Kesselus, Richard K.

    • Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ; Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ; West University Place (Tex.) ; Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...
    • Johnson, Whitt

    • Johnson, Whitt--Interviews ; City Managers--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Municipal officials and employees--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Texas--West University Place--Politics and government ; Texas--Harris...
    • As city manager of West University Place in the 1940s, Mr. Whitt Johnson dealt with various major issues including finance, zoning, and adequate facilities for city administration. He managed challenges to the city tax rates and tax valuations as...
    • Ayala, Hector

    • Ayala, Hector--Interviews ; Mexican American Social Workers--Texas--Houston ; Juvenile delinquency ; Oral histories
    • Born in Virginia, Hector Ayala is from Mexico City. His education was partly in Mexico and partly in USA. Graduating from the University of Kansas, he got his PhD in Developmental Psychology in May 1975. His research was in developing...
    • Holcombe, Oscar

    • Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston ; Mayors--Election ; Radio addresses, debates, etc. ; Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966 ; Oral histories
    • A collection of radio addresses from Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Mayor Holcombe gave some of these radio addresses in 1940 during his re-election campaign. He spoke about the achievements of the Holcombe Administration and the proposed projects...
    • Clements, Rosalie

    • Clements, Rosalie--Interviews ; Shamrock Hotel (Houston, Tex.) ; Hotels--Employees--Interviews ; Women tailors--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • By answering an ad in the Houston Press, Rosalie Clements became an employee of the Shamrock Hotel, which opened on Saint Patrick’s Day, 1949. She began working as an assistant to the hotel’s developer, Glenn McCarthy, and later ran a...

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