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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 ;
    • Robert Eckels served as Harris County judge from 1995 to 2007. Eckels shares his memories growing up in Bellaire and spending time with his family in the summers at Baycliff. He discusses his career, politics in Harris County and Houston, and his...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Carrion, Juan

    • Carrion, Juan--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Mexican American families ;
      Oral histories ;
      World War, 1939-1945
    • Juan Carrion was born in Missouri City, Texas in 1926 and moved with his family to the Magnolia Park area of Houston in 1930. In this interview, Carrion discusses his family that was originally from Mexico and moving there to work with his...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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);...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Dierker, Larry

    • Dierker, Larry, 1946- ;
      Baseball players--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Baseball writers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston Astros (Baseball team) ;
      Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Larry Dierker is a Major League Baseball player who pitched for the Colt 45s and the Astros in Houston and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also later served as manager for the Houston Astros. Dierker talks about his impressions of the city, his years...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Bernhard, James

    • Bernhard, James--Interviews ;
      Actors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      International Society of Performing Arts Administors ;
      Performing arts--Texas--Houston ;
      Alley Theatre (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Jesse...
    • James Bernhard was the Arts Manager of the International Society of Performing Arts Administors (SPA). In this interview, he discusses the performing arts in Houston and the many ways SPA is involved. He talks about how the SPA goes about booking...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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 the beginning of the interview, Bringhurst remembers living next door to some of the Allen family, and she recalls a Miss Allen telling...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Christie, R. J.

    • Christie, R. J.--Interviews ;
      Labor unions--Texas ;
      Labor Union Presidents--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      AFL-CIO ;
      Labor laws and legislation--Texas ;
      Strikes and lockouts--Texas ;
      Harris County (Tex.) ;
    • R. J. Christie joined a union after being laid off from the Sinclair refinery when he returned from serving in the Army. He became further involved in local union activities, holding offices with the Texas AFL-CIO, and was elected president of the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project

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