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    • A racecar parked on a street.

    • Automobile racing
    • A racecar parked on a street. Sign painted on the automobile hood [difficult to read] " . . .Class; International Champion. . . 38 minutes, 6 seconds." Gas tank rests behind driver's seat. In distance, a Gulf filling station advertising gasoline...
    • MSS0253 Lesley Lewis Walker Collection
    • Automotive racecar

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    • Men standing near an automotive racecar. In background are three open touring cars.
    • MSS0253 Lesley Lewis Walker Collection
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Collier, Everett

    • Collier, Everett, 1914-1992--Interviews ;
      Newspaper editors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Houston chronicle (Houston, Tex : 1912)--History ;
      Race discrimination--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Long Beach, Mississippi, 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, Collier would...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Crowded grandstand

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    • Crowded grandstand filled with people watching the start of a race at Bellaire (Tex.). Idle racecars at lower portion of photograph.
    • MSS0253 Lesley Lewis Walker Collection
    • Dirt racing at the beach

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    • Dirt racing at the beach, Galveston (Tex.)
    • MSS0253 Lesley Lewis Walker Collection
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936---Interviews ;
      Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American police--Interviews ;
      Police--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston (Tex.). Police Department ;
      Race discrimination ;
      Oral...
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Arizona. Elkins loved driving motorcycles and in 1958 he joined the Houston Police Department as a motorcycle officer. In his oral history, Elkins talks about the prejudice he...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Five racecars lined up at the start of a race.

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    • Five racecars lined up at the start of a race. Observers standing close the path of the cars. White streak across the photograph caused by film deterioration.
    • MSS0253 Lesley Lewis Walker Collection
    • Four men standing beside a racecar.

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    • Four men standing beside a racecar. Beyond racecar is a scoreboard with spaces to show the racing time for first second and third racecars.
    • MSS0253 Lesley Lewis Walker Collection
    • Foyt, A.J.

    • Foyt, A.J. (Anthony Joseph), 1935- ;
      Automobile racing drivers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      Cooley, Denton A., 1920-
    • A.J. Foyt was born in Houston, Texas in 1923. His father was a mechanic and owned an automobile repair shop in Houston. Foyt helped in his father's shop and developed an early interest in cars. Dr. Denton Cooley and Dr. Michael DeBakey were among...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Gentry, Sam

    • Gentry, Sam--Interviews ;
      Tavern owners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Sam Gentry owned and operated a bar in the Galena Park area of Houston. Gentry describes how activities such as gambling and prostitution flourished at his and other establishments before the city was annexed by Houston in 1949.
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Hammond, Emily Lee

    • Hammond, Emily Lee--Interviews ; Astrodome (Houston, Tex.) ; Stadiums--Texas--Houston--1960-1970 ; Ushers ; Oral histories
    • Emily Lee Hammond discusses her memories of working the Astro games and other special events at the Astrodome.
    • Astrodome Memories
    • 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. Hirusaki graduated from Lamar University and later earned a Ph.D in chemical engineering from...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Holcombe, Oscar

    • Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968--Interviews ;
      Mayors--Texas--Houston ;
      Mayors--Election ;
      Radio addresses, debates, etc. ;
      Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966 ;
      Oral histories
    • A collection of radio addresses from Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Mayor Holcombe gave some of these radio addresses in 1940 during his re-election campaign. He spoke about the achievements of the Holcombe Administration and the proposed projects...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection

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