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
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...
Barnes, Betty -- Interviews ; Feminists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Women's rights -- Interviews ; National Organization for Women ; Discrimination in employment -- Interviews ; Harris County Women's Political Caucus ; Oral Histories
An active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1970. Advocate for women's rights and Equal Employment Opportunity for Women. Was Instructor of Government at San Jacinto College, Houston.
Friend, Sharlee -- Interviews ; Oral histories ; Social workers
Sharlee Friend describes her experiences as a social worker. She first worked with the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) grant program beginning in 1963 and later the Texas Rehabilitation Joint Project. She details her experiences...
Northcutt Frances Miriam (Poppy), 1943-;
Feminists -- United States -- Interviews;
Feminism -- Texas -- History -- Anecdotes;
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
Apollo 8 (Spacecraft);
Women rights -- Texas;
Frances "Poppy" Northcutt is interviewed by Suzanne Mascola. Frances discusses her career working for a NASA contractor, the Apollo 8, NASA, her work as a women's rights advocate; and her career as a lawyer.
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...
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...
Augustin Villagomez came to Houston in the 1920s. His first job was in the V.A. Hospital, working as an Order for cleaning rooms for 38 cents per hour. After saving some money, he went to Morelia to marry his girlfriend, Anavelia Rivera. They had 3...
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...
County judges --Texas --Harris County --Interviews;
Harris County (Tex.) --Politics and government;
Hurricane Katrina, 2005;
Emergency management --Texas --Harris County;
Disaster relief --Gulf States;
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,...
Maughmer, Earl -- Interviews ; Criminal Justice Personnel -- Houston -- Interviews ; Police Captains -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Houston Police Department ; Houston Police Officers' Association ; Texas Municipal Police Association ; Oral...
After coming out of the Navy in 1939, Earl Maughmer signed up for police training. At that time the Police department was an active force in political campaigns. He played a prominent part in the formation of the Houston Police Officers'...
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...
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...
Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934- -- Interviews ; African American Judges -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Attorneys, General ; Oral histories
Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1960-61; Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 1961-61, U.S. Attorney, Harris County Judge.Served on the Constitutional Revision Commission for the State of Texas, and as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the judiciary.
Jones, Edith Irby, 1927- ;
African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
African American women physicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography;
Southern states -- Race relations -- Anecdotes;
African Americans -- Social...
Dr. Jones talks about growing up in Hot Spring, Arkansas as a poor and ambitious girl, the events that shaped her life, her years in medical school, her career as a physician in Houston, and her life as a civil rights activist.
Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier is interviewed by Jim Barlow. Mr. Lanier discusses his years as a businessman in the real estate business, his law practice, and the highlights of his public career. He served three consecutive terms as Mayor of...
Lawson, William A., 1928-;
Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston;
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations;
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.