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    • 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,...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Becker, Alan J.

    • Becker, Alan J.--Interviews ;
      Life insurance agents--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development ;
    • Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Brown, Lee P.

    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Cramer, Edsel

    • Cramer, Edsel, 1924-2010--Interviews ;
      African American artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American painters--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Arts--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Edsel Cramer went to High school in Houston, and studied art at the Art Institute in Chicago. He was known for his classically inspired portraits and landscapes. Among his portraits are that of Adelaide de Menil (daughter of John and Dominique),...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Shapiro, Marc

    • Shapiro, Marc.(1947-) -- Interviews; Financial executives -- United States; Bankers -- Texas -- Interviews; Financial institutions -- Management.
    • A successful Banker and a top graduate from Stanford Business School, Marc Shapiro was the President and Chief Executive of the Texas Commerce Bank. He retired in 2003 as Vice Chairman for finance and risk management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. He is...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb

    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb--Interviews ;
      Women artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Art museums--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Margaret Webb Dreyer studied at the University of Texas and the Museum of Fine Arts School and honed her abstract expressionist painting style during time spent in San Miguel, Mexico. Dreyer worked in watercolor as well as acrylics and oil and was...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Dreyer, Thorne

    • Dreyer, Thorne--Interviews ;
      Journalists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Underground press publications--Texas--Austin ;
      Newspapers ;
      Underground press publications--Texas--Houston ;
      Radicalism--United States ;
    • Thorne Dreyer (son of Houston artist, Margaret Webb Dreyer) attended the University of Texas for a short time in 1963 where he became involved with the Students for Democratic Society (SDS) and established the underground newspaper, The Rag. Dreyer...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Barnstone, Gertrude

    • Barnstone, Gertrude, 1925- ;
      Theater--Texas--Houston--History ;
      School board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Houston (Tex.)--History--Anecdotes ;
    • Gertrude Barnstone talks to Jane Ely about her life in the theatre arts, her memories of Houston and Houstonians and her election to the Houston School Board during the desegregation of the Houston School System.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Moore, Michael

    • Moore, Michael; Hurricane Katrina, 2005; Disaster relief -- Gulf States; Emergency management -- United States; Emergency management -- Texas -- Houston; Intergovernmental cooperation -- Gulf States; Oral histories
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Anderson, Lauren

    • Anderson, Lauren, 1965- ;
      Ballerinas--Texas--Houston ;
      African American dancers--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston Ballet ;
      Oral histories
    • When she was named Principal Dancer for the Houston Ballet in 1990, Lauren Anderson became the first African American to hold such a position in a major ballet company. Anderson talks with Linda Lorelle about growing up in Houston, her ballet...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection


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