Streit, Yvonne -- Interviews;
People with disabilites -- Rehabilitation;
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...
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
Bland, Mrs. William W. -- Interviews ; Houston Grand Opera ; Houston Grand Opera Association -- History ; Houston Opera Guild -- History; Opera -- Texas -- Houston -- History;
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...
In 2008 Bettye Fitzpatrick celebrated her 52nd year with the Alley Theater as a company member. Throughout her impressive career she has played numerous roles. In this interview she talks about her life as stage manager and actress; the theater...
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...
Maughmer, Earl -- Interviews ; Criminal Justice Personnel -- Houston -- Interviews ; Police Captains -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Houston Police Department ; Houston Police Officers' Association ; Texas Municipal Police Association ; Oral...
After coming out of the Navy in 1939, Earl Maughmer signed up for police training. At that time the Police department was an active force in political campaigns. He played a prominent part in the formation of the Houston Police Officers'...
Bryant, Thelma Scott, 1905-;
African Americans--Texas--Houston--Social life and customs--History;
Thelma Scott Bryant, a centenarian from Houston, talks about her life as an African American growing up at the beginning of the 20th century. She describes the black community where she grew up; the churches, schools, theaters and businesses; and...
Wong, Martha, 1939-;
Texas--Politics and government;
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government;
Asian Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
In 1993 Martha Wong was the first Asian American elected to the Houston City Council, and in 2003, she became the first Asian American woman elected to the Texas Legislature. In this interview, Martha answers questions about her career and her life...
Lawson, William A., 1928-;
Civil rights workers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
Civil rights demonstrations -- Texas -- Houston;
Houston (Tex.) -- Race relations;
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.
Hispanic American scholars--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Minority college teachers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
American literature--Hispanic American authors--Publishing;
Hispanic American literature (Spanish);
Dr. Nicolás Kanellos, a scholar whose expertise is the literature of the Hispanics in the United States, talks about the contributions of this minority group in all aspects of cultural life; his career as a scholar, college professor, and...
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 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,...
Mindiola, Tatcho, 1939-;
Civil rights workers--Texas--Houston--Interviews;
Mexican Americans--Social conditions--Texas--Houston;
Mexican Americans--Civil rights;
University of Houston Central Campus;
Tatcho Mindiola, director of the Mexican American Studies program at the University of Houston, describes race relations in Houston in the 1950s and 1960s, and talks about his career as a community activist.
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...
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...
Becker, Alan J. -- Interviews;
Life insurance agents--Interviews;
Houston (Tex.)--Growth and development;
Born in Houston, Texas, and graduating from the University of Texas in Marketing and Business, Alan Becker started his career in Life insurance. In this interview, he discusses the rapid growth and development of Houston in the 1950s, and the...
Soliz, Roy--Interviews ; Mexican American political organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
Roy Soliz was born in Houston where he graduated from Jefferson Davis High School and attended the University of Houston before fighting briefly in World War II. He was a well-known civic activist in the Hispanic, Mexican American, and Chicano...
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...