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    • Houston Public School Buildings

    • school reports
    • Contains short essays on Houston public school buildings, detailing the personal lives of the people they are named after, the buildings' funding and beginnings, the buildings' locations, and highlights of the schools.
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    • Strange, Ray

    • Ray, Strange--Interviews; Rice University -- History.
    • Mrs. Ray Strange reminiscences about her life in Houston before and after the Depression. Her interest in writing the history of Rice University was noteworthy.
    • 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
    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938- ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Retail trade--Texas--Houston ;
      Sakowitz Department Store--History ;
      Family-owned business enterprises--Texas--History ;
      Oral histories
    • In this interview, Robert Sakowitz discusses how his family came from Ukraine and started a haberdashery business in Galveston. After the hurricane in 1915, they moved the business to Houston. In 1929, they moved to the new Gulf building, thanks to...
    • 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
    • Cooley, Dr. Denton

    • Cooley, Denton, 1920- ;
      Heart surgeons--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--History--Anecdotes ;
      Texas Heart Institute ;
      Oral histories
    • A native Houstonian, Dr. Denton Arthur Cooley is a world renowned heart surgeon who pioneered many techniques used in cardiovascular surgery including the first successful human heart transplant and the first artificial heart implant. He completed...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • Eury, Bob

    • Eury,Robert M.(1948)- -- Interviews; Architects, American; Architects and community; Community development, Urban.
    • Robert M. Eury was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the steward for Houston's redevelopment and revitalization. For 26 years he served as President of Central Houston, Inc. and worked on many projects on community planning in Houston and the...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Choice, Lloyd and Robert Bigmill

    • Choice, Lloyd--Interviews ;
      Bigmill, Robert--Interviews ;
      Art museum curators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American school administrators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American artists ;
      Black Arts...
    • The Black Art Center was established in Fifth Ward as a venue for the African American community of Houston “to express whatever kind of artistic talents they might have.” The organization received grant money from the Menil Foundation, among...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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 successful...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Lomax, John III

    • Lomax, John--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Popular culture--Texas--Houston ;
      Music--Texas--Houston ;
      Folksingers--Texas ;
      Concerts--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Underground newspapers--United States
    • John Lomax covered the Houston music scene through the 1970s and 1980s. He was a writer for the underground paper Space City and presented a music show on Pacifica radio (KPFT) when it began to broadcast in Houston. Lomax was born on August 20,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Cullinan, Nina J.

    • Cullinan, Nina J., 1896-1983-- Interviews ;
      Philanthropists--Texas--Houston--Interviews--Volunteers--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories ;
      Charities -- Texas -- Houston ;
      Ballet -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Junior League...
    • Nina J. Cullinan was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1899. She grew up in Houston and attended Houston public schools. After college, Cullinan followed her family tradition of actively participating in civic life. She was involved in many...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Wiesenthal, Harold

    • Wiesenthal, Harold, 1927-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Sport clothes industry--Texas--Houston; Golf--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • Harold Wiesenthal talks about his golfer's clothing business and the personalities the business has tended to throughout the years.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Lack, Abe

    • Lack, Abe--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas -Houston--Interviews ;
      Lack's Wholesalers ;
      Oral histories ;
      Small business--Texas--Houston ;
      Immigrants--Texas--Houston--Interview
    • Abe Lack, a Latvian immigrant, came to the United States in 1910. He and his family eventually settled in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by 1914. His early business ventures included a grocery store and an auto supply store. After a brief period in Florida real...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Card, Richard L.

    • Card, Richard L.--Interviews ;
      School principals--Texas--Houston ;
      High schools--Texas--Houston ;
      Race relations--Texas--Houston ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston ;
      Harrisburg (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Richard L. Card was the principal of Edison Junior High School when it opened in 1925. At the time this school was part of the Harrisburg School District, which shortly merged with the Houston Independent School District once Harrisburg became part...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Kelsey, Dr. Mavis

    • Kelsey, Mavis Parrott, 1912-; Physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas Medical Center; Oral histories
    • The founder of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Dr. Mavis Kelsey, examines his career as a physician in the Texas Medical Center and the creation and development of the clinic.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Smith, Ed

    • Smith, Ed.-- Interviews; Foley's (Firm)
    • Ed Smith discusses his career and his fondest memories with Foley's. He started with Foley's as Manager of Credit promotion, and gradually rose to the rank of Vice-President of Public Relations, Special events and Community Affairs and Visitor...
    • Houston Oral History Project

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