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    • 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
    • White, Hattie Mae

    • White, Hattie Mae--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
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    • Navarro, Yolanda

    • Navarro, Yolanda, 1947-; Restaurateurs--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Hispanic American businesswomen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Community activists--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Race relations--Texas--Houston; Oral histories
    • Hispanic American entrepreneur, restaurateur, and community activist, examines her involvement with the Hispanic community in Houston, and talks about race relations in the 1960s and 1970s, and about her restaurant business.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • In this interview, Robert Sakowitz discusses how his family came from Ukraine and started a haberdashery business in Galveston. After the hurricane in 1915, they moved the business to Houston. In 1929, they moved to the new Gulf building, thanks to...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Furlow, Birdie and Booker T. Bonner

    • Furlow, Birdie--Interviews ;
      Booker T. Bonner--Interviews ;
      Teaching--Education ;
      Race relations--Texas--Austin County--History ;
      Race relations--Texas--Houston--History ;
      School integration ;
      Prairie View...
    • Birdie Furlow began teaching at the age of 19 in her hometown of Wallis, Texas. At that time, segregation was still practiced in all facets of life and Furlow recounts her experiences as an educator in that environment. B.T. Bonner, a former...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Menon, Venu Gopal

    • Allergists - Houston, Texas Immunologists - Houston, Texas McGovern Allergy Clinic
    • Dr. Venu Gopal Menon graduated from the Medical School at Trivandrum, India. During the China-India War, he joined the Army and served four years in the Emergency Medical Corps. He came to the United States in 1969 for Residency in Washington D.C....
    • Indo-American Oral History Collection
    • Galloway, Robert

    • Galloway, Robert--Interviews ; African American physicians ; Museums--Texas--Houston ; Southern States--Description and travel--History ; Migration and diversity ; Oral histories
    • Dr. Robert Galloway discusses his childhood summers in Brookshire, TX, his career path in internal medicine, and his passion for the arts which led to his founding of the African American Heritage Museum of Houston.
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • King, Tom

    • King, Tom--Interview ;
      Bankers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Southwestern Savings Association ;
      Savings and loan associations--Texas--Houston ;
      Real estate development--Texas ;
      Financial management,...
    • Born in Hillsboro, Texas,Tom King got a job in Southwestern Savings and Loan Company in Houston in 1953.It did not take him long to grow into the whole gamut of investments like Real estate development and management and credit, life insurance and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • Phillips, O.A. "Bum"

    • Phillips, Bum, 1923- --Interviews; Football coaches--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Houston Oilers (Football team); Oral histories ; Phillips, Wade
    • Bum Phillips was born in Orange, Texas in 1923. He and his family moved to Beaumont when he was in 7th grade, and he started to play football. He was a guard at Lamar Junior College for a season. He joined the Marines in 1941. After his service,...
    • 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
    • Jefferson, Andrew

    • Jefferson, Andrew L.,1934---Interviews ;
      African American Judges--Texas--Harris County--Interviews ;
      Attorneys, General ;
      Oral histories
    • Judge Andrew Jefferson details his education and accomplishments in this oral history from 1974. Judge Jefferson attended Law School at the University of Texas at Austin from 1956-1959, after attaining an undergraduate degree at Texas Southern...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Hale, Leon

    • Hale, Leon-; Journalists--Houston--Interviews; Houston (Tex.)--Newspapers; Houston post (Houston, Tex. :1932); Houston chronicle (Houston, Tex. : 1912); Oral histories
    • Leon Hale talks about his career as a writer for the Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle, as well as about the books he has published over the years.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Herskowitz, Mickey

    • Herskowitz, Mickey--Interviews ;
      Sportswriters--Houston (Tex.)--Interviews ;
      Reporters and reporting ;
      Sports journalism ;
      Oral histories
    • The passion for sports writing was imbued in Mickey Herskowitz from an early age. Growing up in Houston, he started writing for the Houston Post when he was only 14 years old. When The Houston Chronicle purchased The Post, he started writing for...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • 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
    • Cole, Criss

    • Cole, Criss--Interviews ;
      Legislators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Texas House of Representatives ;
      Oral histories
    • Criss Cole served on the Texas legislature as a member of the House of Representatives and was then appointed as a judge in Harris County. Cole was instrumental in passing legislation to regulate water and air pollution in Harris County. In this...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Nold, Bishop Wendelin

    • Nold, Bishop Wendelin--Interviews ;
      Catholic Church--Bishops--Texas--Interviews ;
      Dioceses--Galveston-Houston ;
      Church and social problems--Catholic Church--Interviews ;
      Segregation--Catholic Church--Interviews ;
      Oral...
    • Bishop Wendelin Nold grew up in Texas and went to Rome to study theology from 1921 to 1925. He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston. He built 47 parishes, 14 missions, besides seminary and other institutions. He served under...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bland, Mrs. William W.

    • Bland, Mrs. William W.--Interviews ;
      Houston Grand Opera ;
      Houston Grand Opera Association--History ;
      Houston Opera Guild--History ;
      Opera--Texas--Houston--History ;
      Oral histories
    • Not a native Houstonian, Mrs. William W. Bland came to Houston when she was 20 years old. She loved music and the opera. The Houston Grand Opera and the Opera Guild was founded in 1955, and she was asked to head the Guild. Very active in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Butler, Asberry

    • Butler, Asberry--Interviews ;
      African American lawyers--Texas--Houston ;
      African American school board members--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • Asberry Butler received his law degree from Texas Southern University and was the first African American man to be elected to the Houston school board in 1965. He speaks about his efforts towards the integration of schools and in achieving...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Lawson, Rev. "Bill"

    • Lawson, William A., 1928-; Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston; Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations; Oral histories
    • Bill Lawson, a political activist and civil rights organizer examines his life as a religious leader, and his participation in racial desegregation efforts in the Houston communities during the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Houston Oral History Project

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