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    • 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...
    • Brown, Jewel

    • Brown, Jewel, 1937- ;
      African American women jazz singers--Texas--Houston ; Performance artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Singers--Texas--Houston ;
      Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 ;
      Oral histories
    • Jewel Brown discusses her career as a jazz singer in Texas. She talks about the bands, the clubs, and the people associated with her career.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • Bernhard, James

    • Bernhard, James--Interviews ;
      Actors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      International Society of Performing Arts Administors ;
      Performing arts--Texas--Houston ;
      Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Jesse...
    • James Bernhard was the Arts Manager of the International Society of Performing Arts Administors (SPA). In this interview, he discusses the performing arts in Houston and the many ways SPA is involved. He talks about how the SPA goes about booking...
    • 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...
    • Holmes, Ann

    • Holmes, Ann, 1922-2008--Interviews ;
      Journalists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Arts, Classical--Criticism and interpretation ;
      Houston Chronicle ;
      Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Houston Ballet ;
      Houston Grand...
    • Ann Holmes started her career as a volunteer at the Museum and Miller Theater. After seeing an editorial in the local newspaper which she thought was wrong, she decided to find a place to give her voice. She joined the Houston Chronicle in 1942,...
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936---Interviews ;
      Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American police--Interviews ;
      Police--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston (Tex.). Police Department ;
      Race discrimination ;
      Oral...
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Arizona. Elkins loved driving motorcycles and in 1958 he joined the Houston Police Department as a motorcycle officer. In his oral history, Elkins talks about the prejudice he...
    • 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.
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Local transit--Texas--Houston ;
      Affirmative action programs--Texas--Houston ;
      Discrimination in employment--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the mass transit problems in Houston started in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the metropolitan bus system....
    • King, Tom

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

    • Goyan, Johnny--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Pollution prevention--Texas--Houston ;
      Antismoking movement--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • In this oral history, Johnny Goyan describes how he got interested in politics and his election to the Houston City Council. Goyan served under three Houston mayors -- Lewis Cutrer, Louie Welch and Fred Hofheinz -- and shares his perspectives on...
    • 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.
    • Bass, Tom

    • Bass, Tom--Interviews ;
      County Commissioners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ; Legislators -- Texas ;
      Political ethics ;
      Political corruption -- Texas ;
      Apportionment (Election law) -- Texas -- Houston
    • After teaching for the Houston Independent School District, Tom Bass was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1962. During his time as a representative, Bass was a member of the "Dirty Thirty," in opposition to the corruption...
    • DeBakey, Michael E.

    • DeBakey, Michael E. (Michael Ellis), 1908-2008--Interviews ;
      Surgeons--United States--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Heart transplantation ; Cardiologists--Interviews ;
      Heart Surgeons--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral...
    • Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and educated at Tulane University, Dr. DeBakey discusses how he pioneered and developed cardio/vascular surgical procedures for which there were no treatments of any kind. Known as the Medical Statesman, he worked...

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