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    • 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...
    • Love, Miron

    • Love, Miron--Interviews ; Judges--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Courts--Officials and employees--Texas--Houston ; Criminal courts--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Judge Miron Love was a former civil lawyer without criminal practice experience. He eventually became the Democratic nominee to fill a vacancy for the criminal bench in 1958 and then later got elected in the general elections. Judge Love discusses...
    • Caldwell, C. Lee

    • Caldwell, C. Lee--Interviews ; Mormon leaders--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ; Oral histories
    • Lee Caldwell was born in Los Angeles, CA, and reared in a small town in Eastern Utah. In 1958, he first came to Houston as a Missionary for the Mormon Church for 2 years, then returned to Utah for undergraduate studies, and soon after, entered the...
    • Kempner, Harris L. (1903-1987)

    • Kempner, Harris L., (Harris Leon),1903-1987 -- Interviews ; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Industrialists -- Texas -- Interviews ; Imperial Sugar Company; Kempner Trust ; Oral histories
    • Born in an industrial family in Galveston, Texas, had a large share in the development of the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas, and the development of industries there. Also was involved in the cotton industry and US Bank
    • David, Dianne

    • David, Dianne -- Interviews ; Art museum directors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Art museums -- Texas -- Houston ; Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories.
    • Born in Corpus Christie, Texas, she was raised in Houston, Texas. In 1964, seeing the need for galleries to display the work of good artists, she started to open galleries, raising funds for them. As an Art Director of galleries, her vision was to...
    • Cobb, Arnett

    • Cobb, Arnett, 1918–1989 -- Interviews ; African American jazz musicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Saxophonists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Arnett Cobb and His Mobb (Musical group) ; Oral histories
    • Arnett Cobb, a saxophonist and band leader started playing music professionally in the 1930s. After playing with several groups including Lionel Hampton's, he formed his own band in 1947. In this interview Arnett answers questions about the...
    • Carr, Billie

    • Carr, Billie, 1928-2002 -- Interviews ; Politicians -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Texas -- Harris County -- Houston -- Politics and government ; Democratic Party (U.S.) -- Texas -- Harris County ; Political participation -- Texas --...
    • Billie Carr came from a family interested in politics. Her interest in politics started in 1950s, when she went to a meeting of the Steel Workers' Union of which her husband was the President, and saw the appalling living conditions of the Chicano...
    • Barnes, Betty

    • Barnes, Betty -- Interviews ; Feminists -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Women's rights -- Interviews ; National Organization for Women ; Discrimination in employment -- Interviews ; Harris County Women's Political Caucus ; Oral Histories
    • An active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1970. Advocate for women's rights and Equal Employment Opportunity for Women. Was Instructor of Government at San Jacinto College, Houston.
    • Jefferson, Andrew

    • Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934- -- Interviews ; African American Judges -- Texas -- Harris County -- Interviews ; Attorneys, General ; Oral histories
    • Attorneys at Law, Partner, 1960-61; Assistant Criminal District Attorney, 1961-61, U.S. Attorney, Harris County Judge.Served on the Constitutional Revision Commission for the State of Texas, and as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on the judiciary.
    • Friend, Sharlee

    • Friend, Sharlee -- Interviews ; Oral histories ; Social workers
    • Sharlee Friend describes her experiences as a social worker. She first worked with the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) grant program beginning in 1963 and later the Texas Rehabilitation Joint Project. She details her experiences...
    • 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.
    • DeAnda, Raul.

    • DeAnda, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican American Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Mexican American Educational Council ; Human rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Mexicans -- United States -- Texas -- Houston ; School...
    • Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Raul De Anda came to Houston in 1967. Having a degree in Business Administration, he worked in several large companies. His interest in social work led him to get a formal degree in Social Work. Raul De Anda was...
    • Heard, Jack, (1918-2005)

    • Heard, Jack--Interviews ; Sheriffs--Texas--Harris County ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Police professionalization ; Police women--Houston--Texas ; Oral histories
    • Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...
    • Slater, Gene

    • Slater, Gene -- Interviews ; Architects -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Composers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Oral histories
    • Architect, graduated from Rice University. Under the guidance of Jimmy Chillman built Hotels, among them the Rice Hotel, Hotel Club Buildings in Houston, among others, and Oil & Gas buildings and Bank buildings in Fort Worth
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Local transit -- Texas -- Houston -- Affirmative action programs -- City of Houston -- Texas -- Discrimination in employment -- City of Houston -- Texas.
    • From San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the Mass Transit problems in Houston goes back in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the bus system. He was the Media...
    • Eckels, Bob

    • Eckels, Robert, 1957- -- Interviews ; Houston Independent School District (Tex.). Board of Education--Interviews ; County commissioners--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories.
    • Bob Eckel's interest in politics started early, when got involved in the political aspect of teachers' organizations. In 1960 he was elected to the HISD Board. He ran for the Commisioner's Court and got elected. According to Eckels, his proudest...
    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan

    • Atkinson, Mary Jourdan--Interviews ; African-Americans--Texas--Houston ; Educators--Houston Texas--Oral histories.
    • Born in Austin in 1898, Mary Jourdan Atkinson had home schooling. At the age of 21, she enrolled in the University of Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Science and MB degree in Education. She taught at the Texas Southern University as a...
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon -- Interviews ; African American Educators -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Theatrical producers and directors -- Biography ; Distributive education -- Marketing -- Interviews ; Race Relations -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ;...
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was a Broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH Television station. Originator of the Distributive Education program at Houston,...
    • Johnson, Whitt

    • Johnson, Whitt--Interviews ; City Managers--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Municipal officials and employees--Texas--West University Place--Interviews ; Texas--West University Place--Politics and government ; Texas--Harris...
    • As city manager of West University Place in the 1940s, Mr. Whitt Johnson dealt with various major issues including finance, zoning, and adequate facilities for city administration. He managed challenges to the city tax rates and tax valuations as...
    • Elkins, Thomas A.

    • Elkins, Thomas A., 1936- -- Interviews ; Police officers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; African American Police--Interviews ; Police--Race discrimination ; Houston Police Department ; Oral histories.
    • Before coming to Houston in 1941, Thomas A. Elkins lived in Tuscon, Ariz. He loved driving motor cycles. In 1958, he joined the Houston Police Department as a motor cycle officer. He talks about the prejudice some people had about Black Police...

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