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    • Garcia, E.J.

    • Garcia, E. J. -- Interviews ; Mexican Americans ; Oral histories
    • E. J. Garcia was born in San Antonio and moved to Houston in 1919 where he began working in the oil industry. Beginning in 1925 he worked as an insurance agent for American National Insurance where he primarily sold life insurance policies to the...
    • Franklin, Sonny "Boy"

    • Franklin, Sonny -- Interviews ; Jazz Musicians -- United States -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; African American Musicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Born in Houston, Sonny Franklin is a Jazz musician, and comes from a music family. He joined the Yakes and Wiley Band and performed in various places in the United States.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Young, Hazel

    • Young Hazel Hainsworth, 1905-2009; Teachers, Black -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • Interviewed by Elma Barrera, Hazel Young, a centenarian that lives in Houston, examines her life as a young girl growing up in the Fifth Ward, and as a teacher in the public school system.
    • Cobb, Arnett

    • Cobb, Arnett, 1918–1989 -- Interviews ; African American jazz musicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Saxophonists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Arnett Cobb and His Mobb (Musical group) ; Oral histories
    • Arnett Cobb, a saxophonist and band leader started playing music professionally in the 1930s. After playing with several groups including Lionel Hampton's, he formed his own band in 1947. In this interview Arnett answers questions about the...
    • Barnstone, Gertrude

    • Barnstone, Gertrude, 1925- ; Theater -- Texas -- Houston -- History; School board members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Hogg, Ima

    • Hogg, Ima -- Interviews ; Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Hogg, James Stephen, 1851-1906 ; Texas -- Politics and government -- 1865-. ; Oral histories
    • Ima Hogg describes her life as the daughter of James Stephen Hogg, governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895. She talks about her involvement in creating the Houston Symphony, a mental health clinic foundation, a child guidance center, serving in the...
    • David, Dianne

    • David, Dianne -- Interviews ; Art museum directors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Art museums -- Texas -- Houston ; Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories.
    • Born in Corpus Christie, Texas, she was raised in Houston, Texas. In 1964, seeing the need for galleries to display the work of good artists, she started to open galleries, raising funds for them. As an Art Director of galleries, her vision was to...
    • Chamberlain, L.E.

    • Chamberlain, L.E., (Lawrence Edward); Police --Texas --Houston --Interviews; African American police --Texas --Houston; Houston (Tex.) --Race relations; Oral histories
    • A 30-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, L.E. Chamberlain, talks about racial relations, the evolution of the department, and local crime.
    • Cavitt, O'Neta

    • Cavitt, O'Neta, 1914 --Interviews ; African American teachers ; African American librarians ; Houston College for Negroes ; Paul Quinn College ; Prairie View University ; Prairie View A & M University--Alumni and alumnae ; Sigma Gamma Rho...
    • Mrs. O'Neta "Pink" Cavitt discusses growing up in Houston and serving 29 years as a teacher and librarian in both the Aldine and Houston Independent School Districts. She also was the owner of Neta's Hat Shop and Accessories located in The Pilgrim...
    • Syal, Raj Kumar

    • Syal, Raj Kumar Highway engineering Texas Highways
    • Raj Kumar Syal came from a little village, Bilga, in Punjab. After completing his undergraduate degree from Punjab, India, he moved to USA to study engineering. His undergraduate degree in engineering was from Texas A&M, and Master's degree from...
    • Slater, Gene

    • Slater, Gene -- Interviews ; Architects -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Composers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Architect, graduated from Rice University. Under the guidance of Jimmy Chillman built Hotels, among them the Rice Hotel, Hotel Club Buildings in Houston, among others, and Oil & Gas buildings and Bank buildings in Fort Worth
    • Cavitt, O'Neta

    • Cavitt, O'Neta, 1914 --Interviews ; African American teachers ; African American librarians ; Houston College for Negroes ; Paul Quinn College ; Prairie View University ; Prairie View A & M University--Alumni and alumnae ; Sigma Gamma Rho...
    • Mrs. O'Neta "Pink" Cavitt discusses growing up in Houston and serving 29 years as a teacher and librarian in both the Aldine and Houston Independent School Districts. She also was the owner of Neta's Hat Shop and Accessories located in The Pilgrim...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Blaffer-Owen, Jane

    • Blaffer-Owen, Jane; Philanthropists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Houston (Tex.) -- Social life and customs; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Philanthropist and social activist, Jane Blaffer talks about the social life in Houston during the first half of the 20th century. She talks about the philanthropic contributions of her family as well as people like the Cullens, Imma Hogg, James...
    • Galvan, Irma

    • Galvan, Irma; Restaurateurs -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Hispanic American businesswomen -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • In this interview, restaurateur Irma Galván examines her life as a Mexican American woman growing up in Houston and being raised by a single mother and raising her children as a single mother herself. She also talks about how she started and...

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