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    • Pleasant, Florence

    • Pleasant, Florence, 1933--Interviews ;
      Pianists--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American jazz musicians--Texas--Interviews ;
      African American women musicians--Texas --Interviews ;
      Cobb, Arnett, 1918-1989 ;
      Oral histories
    • Florence "Bu" Pleasant talks about her career as a professional musician in Texas, New York, and California; her style; and the people she has met and played music with.
    • 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...
    • Jamail, Joe

    • Jamail, Joseph D., 1925- ; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Joseph "Joe" Jamail talks about growing up in Houston in the 1930s and his career as one of the top lawyers in America. He is considered one of the wealthiest lawyers in the nation and is often referred to as the King of Torts. Joe has given...
    • Gallardo, Juan

    • Gallardo, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories ;
      Mexico--History--Revolution, 1910-1920 ;
      Celaya, 1st Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, 1915 ;
      Celaya, 2nd Battle of, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico,...
    • As a young man, Juan Gallardo faced hardships in his hometown of Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico, after the Mexican Revolution. Fearing that conditions would not improve after the war, Gallardo left for America in 1919. After he arrived in Houston with no...
    • Ely, Jane

    • Ely, Jane; Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Post (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Jane Ely describes her career as a journalist working for the Houston Post. She talks about gender discrimination in her field, the coverage of the J.F. Kennedy assassination, and other events that made news at the time.
    • Jones, Dr. Edith Irby

    • Jones, Edith Irby, 1927- African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography ; Southern states -- Race relations -- Anecdotes ; African Americans -- Social...
    • Dr. Jones talks about growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas as a poor but ambitious girl, the events that shaped her life, her years in medical school, her career as a physician in Houston, and her life as a civil rights activist.
    • Bolden, James

    • Bolden, James--Interviews ;
      African American musicians ;
      Oral histories ;
      Musicians ;
      Blues musicians
    • James Bolden was born in Houston in 1945. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was twelve, and learned chord structure out of a book. Bolden started singing when he was 19. He relies on his musical knowledge, his life experiences, and...
    • Mindiola, Tatcho

    • Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Race relations--Texas--Houston; Mexican Americans--Civil rights; University of Houston Central Campus; Oral histories
    • 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.
    • Cano, Luis

    • Cano, Luis--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Mexican American teachers ;
      MAYO (Organization) ;
      Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Chicano movement ;
      Mexican...
    • Luis Cano was born in Corpus Christi and was inspired by his grandfather, Juan Bautista Galaviz, who worked to educate the Mexican American community of Del Rio, Texas, about their history and heritage. In the 1970s, Cano came to Houston and taught...
    • Roussel, Peter

    • Roussel, Peter,(1941-)--Interviews; Journalists --Interviews; Press secretaries --United States --Interviews; Journalism teachers.
    • Born in Houston, Peter Roussel followed his parents' footsteps in becoming a journalist. He worked as a Press spokeman for several Presidents and Secretary of State. After moving to Houston from Washington, he became a TV-Radio commentator and...
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
    • Eckels, Judge Robert

    • Eckels, Robert; County judges --Texas --Harris County --Interviews;
      Harris County (Tex.) --Politics and government;
      Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Emergency management --Texas --Harris County; Disaster relief --Gulf States; Intergovernmental...
    • Robert Eckels describes his experiences as former Harris County judge. He discusses politics in Harris county and in the city of Houston, as well as his involvement in handling the influx of the evacuees from New Orleans during hurricane Katrina,...
    • Foyt, A.J.

    • Foyt, A.J. (Anthony Joseph), 1935-; Automobile racing drivers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Oral histories
    • A.J. Foyt, a professional automobile racing driver, examines his career in the race car business. He talks about the accidents he has have, the races he has won, and the people he has met.
    • Long, Bert, 1940-2013.

    • 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...
    • Herskowitz, Mickey

    • Herskowitz, Mickey -- Interviews; Sportswriters -- Houston (Tex.) -- Interviews; Reporters and reporting; Sports journalism;
    • The passion for sports writing was imbibed in Mickey Herskowitz from an early age. Growing up in Houston, he started writing for the Houston Post when he was only 14 years old. When the Chronicle purchased The Post, he started writing for the...
    • 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....
    • Blackmon, Willie

    • Blackmon, Willie--Interviews ; African American students ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; African America college athletes ; African American college students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. ; Integration ; Texas A & M University ...
    • Judge Willie Blackmon discusses his life growing up in Houston including high school and college athletics, integration of Texas A&M University, serving in the United States Air Force and completing his Juris Doctorate at Texas Southern University.
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • Gottlieb, Dick

    • Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ;
      Television personalities--Texas--Houston ;
      Television...
    • Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
    • Brown, Mayor Lee

    • Brown, Lee P.; African American mayors -- Texas -- Houston; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; African American police chiefs -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Lee Brown talks about his career in law enforcement and in politics in Houston, and in various capacities across the country.

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