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Mike Collins is one of the very old hands at archaeology here in Texas. His specialty is lithics technology and he has worked extensively in the Monte Verde and Gault sites. His contribution to the understanding...
Felix Fraga was born in the Second Ward of Houston. This interview reveals his life in the barrio and the daily living patterns he experienced growing up there. He is one of Houston's most respected and...
[Note: Mr. Proffitt's wife also contributed to the interview, especially when talking about moving.] Born in 1926 in Iowa, Jack Proffitt was the son of a machinist. He graduated high school in Ottumwa...
Des Jacques, Jesse
Mr. Jesse des Jacques was born in 1934 in south Louisiana. His father was a truck driver. He joined the Navy in 1954 and when he got out in 1959, he went to work for Halliburton. He started out as a cook...
Mr. Lionel Galvan was born and raised in Texas. He went to Texas A&M for about a year and then, not wanting to be drafted into the Army (this was after the Korean Conflict), volunteered for the Marine...
Mr. Lee Dias was born in Paincourtville, Louisiana. His father worked as a truck driver and later operated a general merchandise store. He started his career in the oil industry working as a roustabout...
Ben Schrick was born in 1941 in Iowa. He earned his Airframe and Power Plant Certificate from Amarelle Aeronautic Institute in Florida. He was hired by PHI in 1964. In 1965 he received his commercial pilot...
Jim Florstedt was born in 1944 and his father was in the State Department; the family moved frequently, never staying in a location for more than four years. He received a bachelor's degree from Eastern...
Mr. Comeaux was born in the early 1920s in Austin, Louisiana. His father was a farmer. He graduated high school when he was 16 years old and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) while...
Billy Rodgers was born in 1926 in Northeast Texas, near oilfields, but they never found oil on his family's land. He didn't think he would attend college, but after serving in Korea, he attended school...
Morris Pyle was born in east Texas in 1927. At the age of 24 his uncle got him a job on a seismic crew in southern Louisiana swamps and he moved to Lafayette; he worked for that company for about a year...
Pradeep Anand came to Houston from Bombay in 1978. Born in 1950, his grandparents and ancestors were originally from Tamil Nadu. He attended a private Catholic school in his youth and trained as an engineer...
Mr. John Couvillon was born in 1920 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His father worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey (now Exxon) as a blacksmith. After graduating from LSU in 1942 with a degree in petroleum...
This interview is with raw food proponent and former owner of the Raw Truth Vegetarian Café, Cheryl M. Pradia. The interview explores Ms. Pradia’s introduction to the raw food movement, her tenure as...
Lawson, William Rev.
Day, Jamison M.
Dr. Jamison M. Day was interviewed on June 20, 2006 at his office in Melcher Hall, Room 290B, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. He helped organize the Neighbors-2-Neighbors Program that was instituted...
Crawford, Carl M.
Carl Crawford was recommended to our study team by office personnel at Signal International. When contacted, he agreed to an interview. The interview took place at the Shell Landing Country Club. Mr. Crawford...
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