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    • 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.
    • Gandy, Patricia

    • Gandy, Patricia -- Interviews ; Politicians -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Women -- Political activities -- Texas -- Houston ; Political Party Organizers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Texas -- Harris County -- Houston -- Politics...
    • Patricia Gandy describes her experiences as a Democratic party organizer in the Pasadena and Deer Park areas of Texas. She was chairperson of the Harris County Democrats and also ran for Deer Park city council where she was subsequently elected to...
    • Garrett, James V.

    • Garrett, James V. -- Interviews ; Public Prosecutors -- Texas -- Harris County -- Houston ; Assistant District Attorneys -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • James V.Garrett, originally from Atlanta, Texas, was District Attorney and Prosecutor in Houston, Harris County, Texas
    • Hofheinz, Mayor Fred

    • Hofheinz, Fred, 1938-; Hofheinz, Roy Mark, 1912-; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas -- Houston -- Politics and government; Oral histories
    • In this interview, former Houston Mayor Fred Hofheinz discusses the political scene in Houston during the 1970s; accomplishments during his administration as mayor of the city; African American community social and political aspects; minorities'...
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Local transit -- Texas -- Houston -- Affirmative action programs -- City of Houston -- Texas -- Discrimination in employment -- City of Houston -- Texas.
    • From San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the Mass Transit problems in Houston goes back in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the bus system. He was the Media...
    • Collier, Everett, 1914-1992

    • Collier, Everett -- Interviews ; Newspaper editors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Houston chronicle (Houston, Tex : 1912) -- History ; Race discrimination -- Texas -- Houston.
    • Born in Long Beach, Miss., Everett Collier came to Houston in 1929 when he was 14 years old. He went to Sam Houston High School, where one of his teachers was Lyndon B. Johnson, who was to become his lifelong friend. Later, he would report on...
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon -- Interviews ; African American Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Theatrical producers and directors -- Biography ; Distributive education -- Marketing -- Interviews ; Race Relations -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ;...
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was a Broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH Television station. Originator of the Distributive Education program at Houston,...
    • 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
    • Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
    • Denkler, Joan

    • Denkler, Joan--Interviews ; Fourth Ward (Houston, Tex.) ; Housing and authorities ; Housing--Texas--Houston ; Neighborhoods--Texas--Houston ; League of Women Voters of Houston ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Joan Denkler is a self-proclaimed "activist" for affordable housing in Houston and has been included in many areas as an advocate for affordable housing in the Houston area, especially Fourth Ward and Allen Parkway Village. In her interview...
    • Bhalla, Rajinder, 1930-

    • Rajinder Bhalla, 1930---Interviews; Veterinarians ǂz United States--Interviews; Sikh temples ; Freemasonry--Lodges.
    • Originally from Ferozepur, Punjab, India, and having a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Punjab, and serving in the Indian Army from 1953 to 1973, Rajinder Bhalla's desire was to return to the United States when he was sent on an assignment to...
    • Central Library

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    • Central Library building at 500 McKinney designed by Eugene Aubrey of Seth Irwin Morris Architects and opened on January 18, 1976. It is an imposing six-story structure that responds to the Renaissance-derived conception of the Ideson Building...
    • Soliz, Roy

    • Soliz, Roy--Interviews ; Mexican American political organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Roy Soliz was born in Houston where he graduated from Jefferson Davis High School and attended the University of Houston before fighting briefly in World War II. He was a well-known civic activist in the Hispanic, Mexican American, and Chicano...
    • Lack, Abe

    • Lack, Abe--Interviews ; Businessmen--Texas -Houston--Interviews ; Lack's Wholesalers ; Oral Histories ; Small business--Texas--Houston ; Immigrants--Texas--Houston--Interviews
    • 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...
    • Bland, Mrs. William W.

    • Bland, Mrs. William W. -- Interviews ; Houston Grand Opera ; Houston Grand Opera Association -- History ; Houston Opera Guild -- History; Opera -- Texas -- Houston -- History;
    • Not a native Houstonian, Mrs. William W. Bland came to Houston when she was 20 years old. She loved music and the opera. The Houston Grand Opera and the Opera Guild was founded in 1955, and she was asked to head the Guild. Very active in...
    • Kesselus, Richard K.

    • Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ; Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ; West University Place (Tex.) ; Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...

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