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    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Chambers, Vernon

    • Chambers, Vernon--Interviews ;
      African American Educators--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Theatrical producers and directors--Interviews ;
      Distributive education--Marketing--Interviews ;
    • Trained at the Pasadens Playhouse School of the theater in California, Vernon Chambers directed plays and was radio broadcaster. He later became Program Director at KCOH radio station. Originator of the Distributive Education program, Chambers...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • Gregory School Oral Histories
    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Garrett, James V.

    • Garrett, James V.--Interviews ;
      Public prosecutors--Texas--Harris County--Houston ;
      Lawyers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Oral histories
    • James V. Garrett, originally from Atlanta, Texas, was an assistant district attorney and prosecutor in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Garrett shares his experiences in law school, his reflections on his time in the District Attorney's office, and...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Christie, R. J.

    • Christie, R. J.--Interviews ;
      Labor unions--Texas ;
      Labor Union Presidents--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      AFL-CIO ;
      Labor laws and legislation--Texas ;
      Strikes and lockouts--Texas ;
      Harris County (Tex.) ;
    • R. J. Christie joined a union after being laid off from the Sinclair refinery when he returned from serving in the Army. He became further involved in local union activities, holding offices with the Texas AFL-CIO, and was elected president of the...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Bolden, James

    • Bolden, James--Interviews ;
      African American musicians ;
      Oral histories ;
      Musicians ;
      Blues musicians
    • James Bolden was born in Houston in 1945. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was twelve, and learned chord structure out of a book. Bolden started singing when he was 19. He relies on his musical knowledge, his life experiences, and...
    • 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
    • Braunig, Brandy

    • Braunig, Brandy--Interviews ;
      Social Workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      University of Houston--Graduate School of Social Work ;
      Oral histories
    • Brandy Braunig graduated as part of the inaugural class of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Houston. She then went to work for the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) of Harris County. Braunig speaks very...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Cano, Luis

    • Cano, Luis--Interviews ;
      Mexican Americans--Texas--Houston ;
      Mexican American teachers ;
      MAYO (Organization) ;
      Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (Houston, Tex.) ;
      Chicano movement ;
    • Luis Cano was born in Corpus Christi and was inspired by his grandfather, Juan Bautista Galaviz, who worked to educate the Mexican American community of Del Rio, Texas, about their history and heritage. In the 1970s, Cano came to Houston and taught...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Allen, Charles

    • Allen, Charles--Interviews ;
      Ministers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      First United Methodist Church ;
      Oral histories
    • Charles Allen grew up in Georgia and became a minister of the Methodist church when he was 19 years old in 1934. He moved to Houston in 1960 and served as the pastor of First United Methodist Church in downtown Houston until 1983. During his time...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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
    • Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • Streit, Yvonne

    • Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews; People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation; Brookshire (Tex.)
    • Yvonne Streit, a native Houstonian, graduated in Education from SMU and started teaching. Born from the despair of her deeply disabled daughter, she relied on her faith-driven resolve to assist the disabled adults and young children. She used a...
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • McElroy, George

    • African American editors--Texas--Houston ;
      African American newspapers--Texas--Houston ;
      Houston Informer ;
      Oral histories ;
      McElroy, George--Interviews ;
      African American press ;
      African American...
    • In this interview, George McElroy, the editor of the Houston Informer, discusses the history of this newspaper, how he selects the people he writes on and how he selects news that is relevant to the African American community. He also talks about...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Ayala, Hector

    • Ayala, Hector--Interviews ;
      Mexican American Social Workers--Texas--Houston ;
      Juvenile delinquency ;
      Oral histories
    • Hector Ayala was born in Virginia and lived and was educated in both Mexico and the United States during his childhood. Graduating from the University of Kansas, Ayala got his PhD in Developmental Psychology, in May 1975. His research was in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Campos, Marc

    • Campos, Marc; Hispanic American politicians --Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) --Politics and government; Oral histories
    • Political activist Marc Campos is interviewed by Megan Schneider. Marc examines his life as a member of the Hispanic community in Houston and talks about the political arena of the city.
    • Houston Oral History Project
    • McKelvy, Herbert

    • McKelvy, Herbert--Interviews ;
      Oral histories ; Jehovah's Witnesses ; Jehovah's Witnesses-- Persecutions ; Armageddon ; Evolution-- Religious aspects
    • In this interview, Herbert McKelvy, a Jehovah Witness, discusses the essential beliefs of his religion. He describes a typical service in the Kingdom Hall. He talks about some of the incidents in which Jehovah Witnesses were persecuted, including...
    • 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
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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.
    • Houston Oral History Project


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