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    • Franklin, Sonny "Boy"

    • Franklin, Sonny--Interviews ;
      Jazz Musicians--United States--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      African American Musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in Houston, Sonny Franklin is a Jazz musician, and comes from a music family. He joined the Yakes and Wiley Band and performed in various places in the United States.
    • Phillips, O.A. "Bum"

    • Phillips, Bum, 1923-; Football coaches--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Oilers (Football team); Oral histories
    • When Coach Bum Phillips was head coach of the Houston Oilers, the team achieved the most wins in franchise history. In this interview Bum talks about his career as a football coach for the Oilers and for several other teams.
    • 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...
    • Reyes, Frumencio

    • Reyes, Frumencio; Hispanic American lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers in politics -- Texas -- Houston; Political activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
    • Hispanic American lawyer and political activist, Frumencio Reyes talks about some of his most famous cases, his involvement in local politics and the city of Houston political scene.
    • Hershey, Terry

    • Hershey, Terry -- Interviews; Environmentalists -- Texas -- Interviews; Nature conservation.
    • Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Terry Hershey's interest in the environment contributed to making her an advocate for the conservation of nature. Her venture into the parks and recreation field, fighting against destroying vegetation,led her to raise...
    • 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...
    • Woods, Georgia Lee

    • Woods, Georgia Lee--Interviews ; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.)--People--1930-1940 ; African American students--Texas--Houston--History--20th century ; African American teachers and the community ; African American music teachers ; Oral histories
    • Mrs. Georgia Lee Woods discusses being a student at the Gregory School, living in Fourth Ward and being a piano teacher at her music school.
    • Taylor, Marvin

    • Taylor, Marvin, 1925-.; Community activists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Herman Park (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Marvin Taylor, a long time resident of Houston, talks about his involvement in the establishment of a jogging trail and improvements to Hermann Park, Houston.
    • Lanier, Mayor Bob

    • Lanier, Robert, 1925-; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Oral histories
    • Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier is interviewed by Jim Barlow. Mr. Lanier discusses his years as a businessman in the real estate business, his law practice, and the highlights of his public career. He served three consecutive terms as Mayor of...
    • Barnes, Nathaniel

    • Barnes, Nathaniel--Interviews ;
      African American gospel musicians--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Blues musicians--Texas--Houston ;
      African American gospel singers--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Born in D'Lo, Simpson County, Mississippi, on September 26, 1910, Nathaniel "Bill" Barnes had an inborn gift of singing. Despite having no formal education in reading or writing music, Barnes could pick up and sing songs from hearing others sing....
    • Caldwell, Bobby

    • Caldwell, Bobby--Interviews ; Texas Southern University--Alumni and alumnae--1950-1960 ; African American lawyers ; Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston ; Civil rights workers--United States--History--20th century ; Black Panther Party ; Race...
    • Mr. Bobby Caldwell discusses his work as a lawyer in several civil rights cases, his work relationship with the Black Panther Party and the People's Party, and several life defining moments such as winning his first case, his first trial, and the...
    • 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.
    • 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; Intergovernmental...
    • Robert Eckels describes his experiences as former Harris County judge. He discusses politics in Harris county and in the city of Houston, as well as his involvement in handling the influx of the evacuees from New Orleans during hurricane Katrina,...
    • 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...
    • Ely, Jane

    • Ely, Jane; Women journalists -- Texas -- Houston; Houston Post (Houston, Tex.); Oral histories
    • Jane Ely describes her career as a journalist working for the Houston Post. She talks about gender discrimination in her field, the coverage of the J.F. Kennedy assassination, and other events that made news at the time.
    • Jamail, Joe

    • Jamail, Joseph D., 1925- ; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Joseph "Joe" Jamail talks about growing up in Houston in the 1930s and his career as one of the top lawyers in America. He is considered one of the wealthiest lawyers in the nation and is often referred to as the King of Torts. Joe has given...
    • Weiner, Freida

    • Weiner, Freida--Interviews ;
      Jewish women ;
      Jewish community centers ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Oral histories
    • Frieda Wiener was born in Kiev in 1890 and immigrated to Detroit, Michigan around 1911. She came to Houston in 1915 and settled with her family in Galveston in 1921. She speaks about the difficulties of making a living in Galveston’s small Jewish...
    • 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.
    • Blackmon, Willie

    • Blackmon, Willie--Interviews ; African American students ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.) ; African America college athletes ; African American college students--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. ; Integration ; Texas A & M University ...
    • Judge Willie Blackmon discusses his life growing up in Houston including high school and college athletics, integration of Texas A&M University, serving in the United States Air Force and completing his Juris Doctorate at Texas Southern University.

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