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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,...
    • Arnold, Edwin

    • Arnold, Edwin, 1881-1984--Interviews ;
      Oral histories;
      Law -- Texas -- Houston;
      Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston;
      Railroads -- United States -- Employees;
      Texas -- History -- 1846-1950;
      Depressions -- 1929 -- Texas --...
    • When he was born in 1881, his father planned to make him a butcher, but Edwin Arnold decided to work in insurance and on the railroad before becoming a well-respected lawyer in Houston. A man of many talents, Arnold also wrote a historical novel,...
    • Griffin, Rodney

    • Griffin, Rodney--Interviews ; African American students ; Segregation--1960-1970 ; Jack Yates High School (Houston, Tex.) ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; Chess--Tournaments ; Oral histories
    • Mr. Griffin discusses his experiences in the first desegregated Houston high school chess tournament in the 1960s. He discusses the different attitudes and the relationships he shared with other tournament participants.
    • Gottlieb, Dick

    • Gottlieb, Dick--Interviews ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race relations ;
      Television personalities--Texas--Houston ;
      Television...
    • Dick Gottlieb was a former TV entertainer who decided to run for city council in 1969. He beat the incumbent in a run-off election achieving an upset victory. He credited his TV image and prior experience as a fundraiser for local and national...
    • Farenthold, Frances "Sissy"

    • Farenthold, Frances Tarlton, 1926- ; Legislators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas -- Politics and government; Women in politics --Texas; Oral histories
    • Frances "Sissy" Farenthold, lawyer, member of the Texas Legislature (1968-1972); twice candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination (1972 and 1974); first female nominated as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. vice presidency (1972);...
    • Edwards, Arenia

    • Edwards, Arenia--Interviews ;
      African American community organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Midwifes--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Volunteers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Public welfare--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral...
    • Arenia Edwards moved to Houston in 1941. She spent some time working in a cafe, but her true passion was volunteer work. Edwards loved volunteering, and volunteered for 20 years at the VA Hospital and at other places. In Louisiana, she took midwife...
    • Walker, May

    • Walker, May--Interviews ; Policewomen--Texas--Houston ; African American police--Texas--Houston ; Harris County (Tex.) [also has a book titled The History of the Black Police Officers in the Houston Police Department 1878-1988]
    • Constable Walker discusses her journey to becoming the first female and first African American female Constable in Harris County as well as the state of Texas.
    • 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...
    • Reyes, Frumencio

    • Reyes, Frumencio; Hispanic American lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers in politics -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
    • Hispanic American lawyer and political activist, Frumencio Reyes talks about some of his most famous cases, his involvement in local politics and the city of Houston political scene.
    • 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.
    • Campos, Marc

    • Campos, Marc; Hispanic American politicians --Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) --Politics and government; Oral histories
    • Political activist Marc Campos is interviewed by Megan Schneider. Marc examines his life as a member of the Hispanic community in Houston and talks about the political arena of the city.
    • 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...
    • Dierker, Larry

    • Dierker, Larry, 1946-; Baseball players--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Baseball writers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Astros (Baseball team); Astrodome (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Houston Astros player Larry Dierker talks about his impressions of the city, his years with the Astros baseball team, and his career as a sports writer for the Houston Chronicle.
    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye

    • Fitzpatrick, Bettye; Actresses -- Texas --Houston -- Interviews; Theater -- Texas --Houston; Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) --History; Vance, Nina, 1914-1980; Oral histories
    • In 2008 Bettye Fitzpatrick celebrated her 52nd year with the Alley Theater as a company member. Throughout her impressive career she has played numerous roles. In this interview she talks about her life as stage manager and actress; the theater...
    • Lawson, William (Rev)

    • Lawson, William (Rev.)--Interviews ;
      African American religious leaders--Interviews ;
      African American Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American churches ;
      African Americans--Religion ;
      Civil...
    • In his interview, Rev. William Lawson explains what he means by the "Black Church" and the role of the Church in the Black community, and their contributions. He was involved in the PUSH (People for the Upgrading of schools in Houston)
    • Bringhurst, Ethel Bocock

    • Bringhurst, Ethel Bocock--Interviews ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Social life and customs ;
      Houston (Tex.)--Race Relations ;
      Oral histories
    • Ethel Bocock Bringhurst married into the Bringhurst family, one of the first prominent families in Houston. In her oral history, Mrs. Bringhurst recalls her early life living next door to the Allen family, and she recalls a Miss Allen telling her...
    • Coats, Ed

    • Coats, Ed--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas-- Houston--Interviews ;
      Singers--Interviews ;
      Barber Shop Four ;
      Conductors (Music)--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston Youth Symphony ;
      Oral histories
    • Coming to Houston in 1912 from Fort Worth, Ed Coats went into the Dyeing business and worked for the Planetorium, also called the Fisher Dye Works. He later bought out the Fisher Dye Works. Coats's interest in music led him to join a barber shop...
    • Streit, Yvonne

    • Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews; People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation; Brookshire (Tex.)
    • Yvonne Streit, a native Houstonian, graduated in Education from SMU and started teaching. Born from the despair of her deeply disabled daughter, she relied on her faith-driven resolve to assist the disabled adults and young children. She used a...

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