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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
    • Kaplan, Barry

    • Kaplan, Barry--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ;
      River Oaks (Houston (Tex.) ;
      Communities--Texas--Houston--Sociological aspects ;
      Communities ;
      Herman Park (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Ethinic diversity--Texas--Houston ;
    • Barry Kaplan is the co-founder and president of B.J. Kaplan & Associates. Kaplan was also the Deputy Director of the City of Houston Municipal Courts History and a professor at the University of Houston. In this interview, Kaplan goes over the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Garcia, E.J.

    • Garcia, E. J.--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans ;
      Oral histories
    • E. J. Garcia was born in San Antonio and moved to Houston in 1919 to work in the oil industry. Starting in 1925, he worked as an insurance agent for American National Insurance where he primarily sold life insurance policies to the Mexican-American...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • Dudley, Mrs. Ray L.

    • Duley, Mrs. Ray L.--Interviews ;
      Publishers and publishing--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Gulf Publishing Company ;
      Periodicals--Publishing ;
      Oral histories
    • Mrs. Ray Dudley was born in Georgia in 1896. Her family came to Houston when her father became the minister of the First Baptist Church. She attended Baylor University and met her husband Ray L. Dudley. In 1917, Mr. Dudley, became editor of the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Tinsley, Eleanor

    • Tinsley, Eleanor, 1926-2009 ;
      City council members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      School integration--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Houston Community College (Houston, Tex.)--History ;
      School board...
    • Eleanor Tinsley talks about her years as president of the board of the Houston Independent School District, and as member of the city council. She was involved in the school integration movement and was instrumental in the creation of the Houston...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Brown, Lee P.

    • Brown, Lee P. ;
      African American mayors--Texas--Houston ;
      Mayors--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American police chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Lee Brown talks about his career in law enforcement and in politics in Houston, and in various capacities across the country.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Fraga, Félix

    • Fraga, Félix, 1929- ; Hispanic American social workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Mexican American politicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Ripley House (Houston, Tex.); Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History --...
    • Félix Fraga discusses his life as a Hispanic growing up in Houston; race relations; his work as a social worker; and his long career at Ripley House, a recreational, educational and health center in Houston founded in 1940.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Feigin, Dr. Ralph

    • Feigin, Ralph, 1938-2008; Pediatricians -- Texas -- Houston; Texas Children's Hospital; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Dr. Ralph Feigin examines his life as a pediatrician in Houston, his medical training, and the Texas Children Hospital. Dr. Feigin was a renown pediatrician and an advocate of children's health and welfare. He was instrumental in developing the...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • Karff, Rabbi Samuel

    • Karff, Samuel E., 1931-.; Rabbis -- United Sates -- Biography; Rabbis -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Rabbi Samuel Karff talks about his early religious formation and his spiritual, intellectual and community life in Houston.

      Rabbi Samuel Karff is a native of Philadelphia. He came to Houston in 1975 where he served as Senior Rabbi of...

    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Heard, Jack

    • Heard, Jack, 1918-2005--Interviews ;
      Sheriffs--Harris County--Texas--Interviews ;
      Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Police professionalization ;
      Police women--Houston--Texas ;
      Houston (Tex.). ǂb Police...
    • Jack Heard served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Sheriff. He advocated and promoted college education for police officers and updated professional training for all officers. In his oral history, Heard discusses some of his proudest...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Jones, Charles F.

    • Water pollution--Texas--Houston ;
      Humble Oil and Refining Company (Incorporated in Tex.) ;
      Oral histories ;
      Jones, Charles F., -1991--Interviews ;
      Houston Symphony Orchestra ;
      Executives--Texas--Houston ;
      United...
    • Dr. Charles F. Jones received his doctorate in physical chemistry in 1937 and started working with the Humble Oil and Refining Company as a junior engineer. The first 10 years there he held technical positions; during his 35 years with Humble, he...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection

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