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    • Gerlach, Ed

    • Gerlach, Ed.--Interviews ;
      Saxophonists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Band musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Ed Gerlach began playing piano at the age of 5 before switching his focus to soprano saxophone and later tenor saxophone. Gerlach discusses his career as a saxophonist, including his time with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Gerlach also share his...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Kaduri, Esther

    • Kaduri, Esther--Interviews ;
      Oral histories Beth Ramban--Houston (Tex.) ;
      Synagogues--Texas--Houston ;
      Jews--Texas--Houston ;
      Sephardic Jews--Texas ;
      Beth Ramban--Houston (Tex.)
    • Mrs. Esther Kaduri was born in Morocco, grew up in Israel and then worked in Toronto, Canada. In 1978, the family moved to Houston. The Kaduri family was part of the group of Sephardic Jews who started the Beth Rambam synagogue. In this interview,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • DeAnda, Raul

    • DeAnda, Raul--Interviews ;
      Mexican American educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexican American Educational Council ;
      Human rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Mexicans--Texas--Houston ;
      School...
    • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Raul DeAnda came to Houston in 1967. Having obtained a degree in Business Administration, DeAnda worked at several large companies. His interest in social work led him to get...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Caldwell, C. Lee

    • Caldwell, C. Lee--Interviews ;
      Mormon leaders--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ;
      Oral histories
    • C. Lee Caldwell was born in Los Angeles, California, and reared in a small town in Eastern Utah. In 1958, he first came to Houston as a Missionary for the Mormon Church for two years, then returned to Utah for undergraduate studies, and soon after,...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Lee, El Franco

    • Lee, El Franco--Interviews ; Harris County (Tex.) ; African American politicians ; Oral histories
    • Harris County's first African American commissioner shares his experiences growing up and serving Houston.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Villagomez, Augustin

    • Villagomez, Augustin--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston ;
      Immigrants--Mexico ;
      Oral histories
    • Augustin Villagomez came to Houston in the 1920s. His first job was in the V.A. Hospital, working as an Order for cleaning rooms for 38 cents per hour. After saving some money, he went to Morelia to marry his girlfriend, Anavelia Rivera. They had 3...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Felder, Wilton

    • Felder, Wilton--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Jazz musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      Texas Southern University ;
      Oral histories
    • Wilton Felder was born in 1940 to a musical family. He attended E.O. Smith and Wheatley High Schools where he joined the band and learned to play the saxophone. In high school he formed The Modern Jazz Sextet with a group of friends that included...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • De La Cruz, Frank

    • De La Cruz, Frank--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      League of United Latin American Citizens ;
      Oral histories
    • Frank De La Cruz was born in in the Alacran neighborhood of Houston’s Second Ward to parents originally from the Piedras Negras region of Mexico. He attended the Rusk School as a child and later moved with this family to the El Cristol area near...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb

    • Dreyer, Margaret Webb--Interviews ;
      Women artists--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Artists--Texas--Houston ;
      Art museums--Texas--Houston ;
      Oral histories
    • Margaret Webb Dreyer studied at the University of Texas and the Museum of Fine Arts School and honed her abstract expressionist painting style during time spent in San Miguel, Mexico. Dreyer worked in watercolor as well as acrylics and oil and was...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Darrow, Gloria

    • Darrow, Gloria--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1950-1960 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; Oral histories
    • Former Gregory School alumnae Gloria Darrow discusses her memories of Fourth Ward and the Gregory School.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • Prather, Patricia Smith

    • Prather, Patricia Smith--Interviews ; African American authors--20th century ; African American historians ; Civil rights--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; Oral histories
    • Houstonian and African American Historian Patricia Smith Prather discusses her life and work in the city of Houston as a historian and author.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories

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