In this interview, former Houston Mayor Fred Hofheinz discusses the political scene in Houston during the 1970s; accomplishments during his administration as mayor of the city; African American community social and political aspects; minorities'...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A man and a woman hold each other's hand at a train station. The woman is on the steps of the train and the man is on the platform, standing next to a suitcase. There is a photograph of a woman in an inset titled "Josephine Sabel."
RECTO: Colorized image of Russara and one other boat at Turning Basin. Caption reads: ""'Russara,' Bryan Heard's Handsome Yacht, Escort for 'Windom' in Houston Turning Basin. Houston, Texas."" VERSO: Handwritten message: ""Your card rec'd and also...
Manchester and Houston Waterways ; Canal construction and progress ; The preliminary steps ; The environing cost ; American cargoes ; Private corporation improvements ; Total millions of cost ; First steamer from America
This folder contains the reminiscences of Mrs. Dilue Rose Harris about her life moving to and growing up in Texas in the late 1830s. She describes living in Harrisburg, the Battle of San Jacinto, and some of the first elections in Texas. It is...