Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Neighborhood Oral History Program Collection:

An Inventory of Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Houston Arts and Media
Title Neighborhood Oral History Project Collection
Dates: Recorded May 2006 to August 2007
Identification SC 1438
Extent 1 folder: 2 compact discs, index sheet
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

Houston Arts and Media is a nonprofit organization developed to support local film makers, authors, script writers and other creative talent in educating others. As part of their Neighborhood Series Project, Houston Arts and Media volunteers met with elderly residents throughout various Houston neighborhoods to discuss their lives in Houston and the evolution of the neighborhoods in which they have resided.

Scope and Contents

The Neighborhood Oral History Project Collection is comprised of 60 oral history interviews.


The Neighborhood Oral History Project Collection is housed with the Small Collections in Box 74, Folder 17.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Neighborhood Oral History Project Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Houston Arts and Media
Texas Medical Center—History
Huston Drugs (Houston, Tex.)
Houston Buffs
Personal narratives—Texas—Houston
Central business districts—Texas—Houston
Race relations—Texas—Houston
Subjects (Places)
River Oaks (Tex.)
Houston Heights (Houston, Tex.)--History
Spring Branch (Tex.)—History
West University Place (Tex.)—History
Oak Forest (Houston, Tex.)--History
Garden Oaks (Houston, Tex.)—History
Sixth Ward (Houston, Tex.)
Third Ward (Houston, Tex.)
Montrose (Houston, Tex.)—History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Neighborhood Oral History Project Collection. SC 1438. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Laurie Feinswog, representing Houston Arts and Media, June 8, 2007

Processing Information

Processed by Tamara Jordan, July 13, 2007.

Detailed Description

Box Folder
74 17 Oral history interviews
Interviewee: Abel Alvarez Topics: Eastend and Northeast Houston
Interviewee: Ann Malone Topics: Northeast Houston, schools, nightlife, downtown
Interviewee: F. Carrington Weems Topics: River Oaks, Downtown, schools
Interviewee: Dr. Denton A. CooleyTopics: Houston Heights, Montrose, Medical Center, Downtown, schools
Interviewee: Elizabeth AngelosTopics: Downtown, Greeks, schools, transportation
Interviewee: Esther SimonTopics: Westend Houston
Interviewee: George McDowellTopics: Southwest Houston
Interviewee: James and Della MousnerTopics: Spring Branch
Interviewee: John AllisonTopics: fire station, Northside Houston, Westend Houston, Downtown
Interviewee: John MetzlerTopics: Eastend Houston, businesses, recreation, schools
Interviewee: Johnny BonillaTopics: Eastend Houston, entertainment, schools
Interviewee: John Turner
Interviewee: Ken GanttTopics: Sixth Ward, Huston Drugs
Interviewee: Lesta KingTopics: Houston Heights, Eastend Houston, schools, Spring Branch, transportation
Interviewee: Lou DaleoTopics: Harris County, Eastend Houston, telephones, schools, Southeast Houston Oak Forest, transportation
Interviewee: Lynn Cox AshbyTopics: Memorial, politics, transportation, community
Interviewee: Moises VillalpandoTopics: Northside Houston, Eastend Houston, schools, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Interviewee: Moreno familyTopics: Eastend Houston, Hispanic community
Interviewee: Peter RousselTopics: West University Place, sports, schools
Interviewee: Ralph MarekTopics: Northside Houston, Oak Forest
Interviewee: Robert DavisTopics: Houston Heights, Downtown
Interviewee: Robert SchleyerTopics: River Oaks, schools, Montrose, Downtown, Houston Buffs, Houston Rodeo
Interviewee: Donna PollardTopics: Garden Oaks, schools
Interviewee: Thelma BryantTopics: schools, Black community, Third Ward
Interviewee: Virginia HancockTopics: telephone, Eastend Houston, schools
Interviewee: Margaret Williams, Albert Leroy Nelson, Margot WilliamsTopics: Westend Houston, schools, race relations