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    • Alessandra, Dorothy and Rose Radoff Frenkil

    • Alessandra, Dorothy--Interviews ;
      Galveston (Tex.) ;
      Jews--Social life and customs ;
      Immigrants--Russia ;
      Oral histories
    • Dorothy Alessandra was born in Galveston, Texas to parents who emigrated from Russia in the late 1800s. In this interview Mrs. Alessandra reminisces about family life and bygone days in Galveston. She also discusses what it was like to be Jewish in...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Becker, Alan J.

    • 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...
    • Houston Oral History Project: a great city voices its past
    • Berman, Milton

    • Berman, Milton--Interviews ;
      Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews ;
      Federated Department Stores ;
      Oral histories ;
      Retail trade -- Management ;
      Retail trade -- Texas -- Houston -- History ;
      Department stores --...
    • After his graduation from Harvard Business School during the depression, Milton Berman began working in the retail trade in Boston, then Brooklyn, and eventually finding his way to Houston in 1964 as chairman and CEO of Foley's Department Store. In...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • 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...
    • HMRC Oral History Collection
    • Grant, Paulette

    • Grant, Paulette Williams; Gregory School (Houston, Tex.); Race relations--Texas--Houston; Engineering--Financial Services; Oral histories
    • Paulette Williams Grant talks about attending Gregory elementary school, a school that tended to black children during desegregation years, and race relations in Houston during those times.
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • Johnson, Conrad

    • Conrad, Johnson, 1915-2008; African American jazz musicians -- Interviews; African American music teachers --Texas -- Houston; Jazz musicians -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Oral histories
    • Conrad Johnson talks with David Goldstein about his career as a musician and music educator in Houston. Conrad was a proficient jazz musician. His high school orchestra at Kashmere High School where he taught for many years won numerous awards. He...
    • Houston Oral History Project : a great city voices its past.
    • KHOU-TV Film Box 6802, Reel 30 : footage from July, 1968

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    • One Dollar Library, Date: "07/05/68": Footage of a small group of African-Americans carrying some books past a fence; a man fills out a check; the man removes a “keep out” sign from the building. -- Drowning, Date: "07/06/68": Footage of men...
    • RGD033 KHOU-TV Film Collection
    • KHOU-TV Film Box 6803, Reel 22 : footage from August to September, 1968

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    • Elliot on Air Pollution, Date: "09/03/68": Mr. Elliot talks about the enforcement of air pollution laws. -- Sick Fuzz, Date: "09/03/68": Footage of a man being transported from a small medical airplane to an ambulance. -- Lunar Vehicle, Date:...
    • RGD033 KHOU-TV Film Collection
    • KHOU-TV Film Box 6902, Reel 15 : footage from May, 1969

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    • Chase, Date: "05/02/69": Aerial footage of police cars advancing toward a small building in a field with a crowd in front, cut to bloodstains on the ground, walls, and on a basin against the building. Police escort a woman away. A police officer is...
    • RGD033 KHOU-TV Film Collection
    • Orris D. Brown Film Collection, Reel 3

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    • Groundbreaking: Mr. Jesse Jones and Colonel Andrew Jackson Houston at the groundbreaking ceremony of the San Jacinto Memorial. A military band performs for the group of spectators. Mr. Jones and others make speeches that are broadcast by station...
    • MSS0292 Orris D. Brown Film Collection
    • Houston city directory for 1877-78

    • Houston City Directories
    • Subtitle: containing a history of the city; a complete index of all societies, associations, corporations, etc.; also, the full address of all residents, their occupations, pursuits, etc.; also, a complete business directory: an exhibition of the...
    • Houston City Directories
    • River Oaks Scrapbook, volume 16

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    • Contains copies of the River Oaks Corporation advertisements ; River Oaks magazines for 1937 and 1938.
    • River Oaks Collection

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