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    • Van Ulm, Sydney

    • Van Ulm, Sydney -- Interviews ; Artists -- United States -- Texas ; Photographers -- United States -- Texas ; Cartoonists -- United States -- Texas -- Houston ; Oral histories
    • Artist, Cartoonist and Photographer, worked in the Houston Press, Houston Post and in the Houston Chronicle.
    • Cobb, Arnett

    • 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...
    • Hirusaki, George

    • Hirusaki, George J. -- Interviews; Japanese American researchers -- Interviews; Japanese American engineers -- Houston (Tex.) Fluid power technology.
    • Born in Beaumont, Texas, George J. Hirusaki spent his early childhood with his father, a rice farmer in Texas, learning about agriculture and fluid flow. He graduated from Lamar University and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. He...
    • 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...
    • Nold, Bishop Wendelin

    • Nold, Bishop Wendelin -- Interviews ; Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Texas -- Interviews ; Dioceses -- Galveston-Houston ; Church and social problems -- Catholic Church -- Interviews ; Segregation -- Catholic Church -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Bishop Wendelin Nold grew up in Texas and went to Rome to study theology from 1921 to 1925. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. He built 47 parishes, 14 missions, besides seminary and other institutions. He served under...
    • Eckels, Bob

    • Eckels, Robert, 1957- -- Interviews ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.). Board of Education--Interviews ; County commissioners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories.
    • Bob Eckel's interest in politics started early, when got involved in the political aspect of teachers' organizations. In 1960 he was elected to the HISD Board. He ran for the Commisioner's Court and got elected. According to Eckels, his proudest...
    • 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...
    • Lasher, Reverend Ralph

    • Lasher, Ralph, 1928-; Gay clergy--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Gay community--Texas--Houston; Gay rights--Religious aspects; Gay rights--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • Interviewed by David Goldstein, Ralph Lasher talks about his career as a gay clergy member, and his involvement in gays rights and AIDS clinics in Houston.
    • Arnold, Dan

    • Arnold, Dan (1930-) -- Interviews; Social service; City and County Hospital (Houston, Tex.); Harris County Hospital District; Texas Medical Center; Houston Urban League.
    • A native Houstonian, Dan Arnold grew up in the Depression era. Graduating from the Univ. of Texas in Law, he worked for Vinson and Elkins. Dan Arnold has shown an exemplary record of community service. He was involved in the City and County Charity...
    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin

    • Blackburn, Sadie Gwin; Landscape gardening -- Texas -- Houston; Horticulturalists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Bayou Bend (Houston, Tex.); Herman Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Sadie Blackbrun, horticulturalist and environmentalist, talks about her life and her work designing and beautifying Houston’s parks and gardens.
    • Mease, Quentin

    • Mease, Quentin, 1908-2009; Centenarians--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Segregation--United States; African Americans--Social conditions; Houston (Tex.)--Race relations; Oral histories
    • Centenarian and civil rights activist Quentin Mease is interviewed by David Goldstein. Quentin describes his work with the African American community, the YMCA, and his involvement with the creation of the Harris County Hospital District
    • Kempner, Harris L. (1903-1987)

    • Kempner, Harris L., (Harris Leon),1903-1987 -- Interviews ; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Industrialists -- Texas -- Interviews ; Imperial Sugar Company; Kempner Trust ; Oral histories
    • 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
    • Maughmer, Earl

    • 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'...
    • Heard, Jack, (1918-2005)

    • Heard, Jack--Interviews ; Sheriffs--Texas--Harris County ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Police professionalization ; Police women--Houston--Texas ; Oral histories
    • Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...
    • Wells, Herbert

    • Wells, Herbert, 1924- ; Designers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Designer Herbert Wells talks about the nationally recognized architects he worked with, the local stores he used to shop at, and about some of his most prominent clients.
    • 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.
    • Wong, Martha

    • Wong, Martha, 1939-; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936- -- Interviews ; Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; African American Police--Interviews ; Police--Race discrimination ; Houston Police Department ; Oral histories.
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Ariz. He loved driving motor cycles. In 1958, he joined the Houston Police Department as a motor cycle officer. He talks about the prejudice some people had about Black Police...
    • Lyons, E. A.

    • 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...
    • Marzio, Peter

    • Marzio,Peter C. (1943-2010); Museum directors -- Texas -- Houston; Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Tex.) Museum outreach programs -- Houston -- Texas;
    • Peter Marzio,the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Texas, from 1982 to 2010,transformed and guided the dramatic growth of the Museum, and expanded its collection from 14,000 to over 63,000. He envisioned presenting a global view of art...

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