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    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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...
    • Weiner, Freida

    • 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...
    • Castillo, Leonel

    • Castillo, Leonel; Municipal officials and employees -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Human rights workers -- Texas -- Houston; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston; Oral histories
    • Leonel Castillo was the first Mexican American elected to citywide office in Houston and the director of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Jimmy Carter's cabinet during the 1970’s. Interviewed by Kerry Wince he talks about his work...
    • White, Governor Mark

    • White, Mark, (1940-)-- Interviews; Governors -- Texas -- Interviews; Attorney Generals -- Texas; Secretary of State -- Texas; Education -- Texas
    • 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...
    • Lasher, Reverend Ralph

    • Lasher, Ralph, 1928-; Gay clergy--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Gay community--Texas--Houston; Gay rights--Religious aspects; Gay rights--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • Interviewed by David Goldstein, Ralph Lasher talks about his career as a gay clergy member, and his involvement in gays rights and AIDS clinics in Houston.
    • Tinsley, Eleanor

    • Tinsley, Eleanor, 1926-2009 ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Houston Community College (Houston, Tex.)--History ;
      School board...
    • 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...
    • Campos, Esther

    • Campos, Esther; Hispanic American teachers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School board members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History --...
    • Esther Campos, a native Houstonian, examines her life as a Hispanic growing up in Houston, and her career as a teacher in the public school system and as a member of the school board.
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Hale, Leon

    • Hale, Leon-; Journalists--Houston--Interviews; Houston (Tex.)--Newspapers; Houston post (Houston, Tex. :1932); Houston chronicle (Houston, Tex. : 1912); Oral histories
    • Leon Hale talks about his career as a writer for the Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle, as well as about the books he has published over the years.
    • 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...
    • Arnold, Edwin

    • Arnold, Edwin, 1881-1984--Interviews ;
      Oral histories;
      Law -- Texas -- Houston;
      Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston;
      Railroads -- United States -- Employees;
      Texas -- History -- 1846-1950;
      Depressions -- 1929 -- Texas --...
    • When he was born in 1881, his father planned to make him a butcher, but Edwin Arnold decided to work in insurance and on the railroad before becoming a well-respected lawyer in Houston. A man of many talents, Arnold also wrote a historical novel,...
    • 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...
    • Blattner, Russel J.

    • Blattner, Russel J.--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Texas Children's Hospital ;
      Texas Medical Center ;
      Cooley, Denton A., 1920- ;
      DeBakey, Michael E. (Michael Ellis), 1908-2008 ;
      Hermann Hospital (Houston, Tex.)
    • Dr. Russel J. Blattner came to Houston in 1947. In his oral history, Dr. Blattner details his medical career and describes the Houston medical center in the 1940s and 1950s. Dr. Blattner shares stories about many well known doctors such as Dr....
    • 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...
    • Clouser, James

    • Clouser, James--Interviews ;
      Ballet dancers--Texas--Houston--Interview ;
      Choreographers--Texas--Houston--Interview ;
      Houston Ballet ;
      Oral histories
    • James Clouser toured as a dancer with the American Ballet Theatre Company and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He then taught at the Julliard School of Music before coming to work with the Houston Ballet as ballet master and then choreographer. Upon Nina...
    • Wells, Herbert

    • Wells, Herbert, 1924- ; Designers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Designer Herbert Wells talks about the nationally recognized architects he worked with, the local stores he used to shop at, and about some of his most prominent clients.

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