Ollie Marshall Adams spent his working life as a machinist in the huge railroad shops in Marshall, beginning with his apprenticeship at age 17 in 1927. Adams recounts the economic and social impact the now-closed railroad complex...
San Marcos (Tex.).; Peddlers and peddling.; Aquarena Springs (San Marcos, Tex.).; Motor buses.; Greyhound buses--History.; Road materials--Texas.; Zachry, Henry Bartell, 1901-1984.
Nicola discusses commerce in the San Marcos area during the early 20th century, including the entrepreneurial spirit of his mother, transportation, formation of Aquarena Springs and the first bus line.
Civil Rights.; African Americans--Texas.; Houston (Tex.)--History.; St. Philip's College.
Dean Emeritus of St. Philip's College, Norris tells of his life, from growing up in a Houston ghetto, earning a PhD, and his career in education and social work. Interview includes a description of the Ossian Sweet trial in 1926 and working with...
Peña, José Enrique de la, 1807-1841 or 2--Diaries.; Mexican Americans--Texas; Archives--Spain.; German Americans--Texas.; Gentilz, Theodore, d. 1906.; Urrutia Sandoval, Aureliano, 1872-1975.; Iturbi, Jose, 1895-1980.; Saenz, Daniel.
Personal recollections of Carmen Perry, whose family fled from Mexico in 1913 to escape from the Mexican Revolution to San Antonio, where her family's money was embargoed at the start of WWI because her father was German-born. Fluent in Spanish,...
Anderson County (Tex.).; Palestine (Tex.).; Cotton.; Salt industry and trade--Texas.; Railroads--Texas.; Amusements.
Palestine, Texas Palestine native Henry Davenport recalls his hometown's prominence through most of the 20th century when it flourished as a cotton center, a player in the East Texas oil boom of the 1930s and as a major rail and industrial center.
Photograph shows Drew N. (Bud) Harpole, freight agent for the MKT Railroad, seated on front of a horse-drawn wagon on 8th Street. On the back of the wagon are Bernie Harpole (left) and Lloyd McMillan. Lumber yard in background.