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    • 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...
    • Welch, Louie

    • Welch, Louie--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; City council members--Texas--Houston ; Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968 ; Cutrer, Lewis Wesley ; Oral histories
    • In this interview from 1975, Louie Welch discusses his history as a politician in Houston. He began his career as a council member and served under Mayors Oscar Holcombe and Lewis Cutrer. Welch was then elected as Mayor to the City of Houston first...
    • 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...
    • Construction in the shipways

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships ; Gantry cranes ; Cranes, derricks, etc ; Ships--Welding
    • View looking northwest from top of gantry crane number 6 between shipways 5 and 6. Shipways 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, with hulls 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2 from right to left, in center. Stiff leg derrick and revolving gantry crane along outfitting pier in center...
    • Cranes at work in shipyard

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships ; Gantry cranes ; Cranes, derricks, etc ; Ships--Welding
    • View looking North from top of Gantry Crane on number 6 craneway at inboard end of shipbuilding ways 5 and 6. Hulls 3, 4, 5, and 6, from left to right, on ways 4, 3, 2, and 1, respectively. Clyde Gantry Cranes and Derrick & Hoist Gantry Cranes in...
    • Cranes working in shipyard

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships ; Gantry cranes ; Cranes, derricks, etc ; Ships--Welding
    • View looking North from top of Gantry Crane on Craneway number 6 between shipways number 5 and number 6. Hulls 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 shown from left to right, on ways 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1, respectively. The equipment in left foreground are Constant...
    • Cranes working in shipyard

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships ; Gantry cranes ; Cranes, derricks, etc ; Ships--Welding
    • View looking due North from Gantry Crane on craneway 6 between shipways 5 and 6. Hulls 2, 3, 4, and 5, from left to right, on ways 4, 3, 2, and 1 respectively. Clyde Gantry Cranes and Derrick & Hoist Gantry Cranes in operation in center of picture....
    • Original Welding Slabs in the shipways

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships ; Gantry cranes ; Cranes, derricks, etc ; Ships--Welding
    • View looking Northeast from Gantry Crane on craneway 6 between shipways 5 and 6. General view of original and additional welding slabs along shipways 1 through 4. Main Shops Building at right with the Outfitting Slip beyond. Receiving Building and...
    • View looking northeast of the center of the shipyard

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships ; Gantry cranes ; Cranes, derricks, etc
    • View looking northeast from Observation Platform near center of yard. Ship work on welding slabs in center and foreground. Receiving Building and Issue Building in left background. Ship Channel and bulkhead wall of Outfitting Pier in center...
    • Aerial view of shipyard looking due east

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships
    • General aerial view looking due East. New shipways 7, 8, and 9, at right center from left to right. Hull number 7 now being constructed on way number 7. Original facilities shipways 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, from left to right in center of picture....
    • Aerial view of shipyard looking due southwest

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships
    • General aerial view of shipyard looking due southwest from point above northeast corner of Outfitting Pier. Building in immediate foreground is Group Shops Building, and adjacent thereto is the Receiving Building. The small buildings grouped to the...
    • Aerial view of shipyard looking due east

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships
    • General aerial view of shipyard looking due east from point above Houston Shipbuilding Corporation's property. Shipways one through six and seven through nine from left to right in center of picture. New Plate and Angle Shop between shipways number...
    • Aerial view of shipyard looking west

    • Shipyards--Texas--Houston ; Warships ; Shipbuilding--Texas--Houston ; Shipbuilding--Equipment and Supplies ; Ships
    • Aerial view looking west from point above Mainland adjacent to Houston Ship Channel. Outfitting Pier and Slip along foreground and along Houston Ship Channel which traverses the picture from upper left to right center. Main Shops Building and Mold...
    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Retail trade--Texas--Houston; Sakowitz Department Store -- History; Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History; Oral histories
    • Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
    • Mindiola, Tatcho

    • Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston; Race relations--Texas--Houston; Mexican Americans--Civil rights; University of Houston Central Campus; Oral histories
    • Tatcho Mindiola, director of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Houston, describes race relations in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s, and talks about his career as a community activist.
    • Mehta, Mohinder Paul

    • Mehta, Mohinder Paul-- Interviews; Educators--United States--Interviews; Indian educators; Prairie View A & M University; Minot State University. ǂb Division of Humanities.
    • An Educator, Mohinder Paul Mehta moved to Canada from Lahore, Pakistan (formerly India) in 1964, on receiving a teaching position in a school at Leask, Saskatchewan. Yearning to teach in a University, he took a doctoral degree in English from...
    • 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'...
    • Kesselus, Richard K.

    • Kesselus, Richard K.--Interviews ; Ship, Harold E.--Interviews ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Interviews ; West University Place (Tex.) ; Oral histories
    • At the time of this interview in 1974, Richard Kesselus served as the Chief of Police of West University Place. The Assistant Chief at this time, Harold E. Ship, is also interviewed. They discuss in detail how officers were trained, daily...

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