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  • Lewis family oral history interview and transcript 

    Lewis, Bernard; Lewis, Hanna; Lewis, Anne (2021-07-21)
    Hanna Ballin was born in Berlin in 1931 to parents Ilse Blumenthal Ballin and Helmut Jacob “Jack" Ballin. When she was seven years old, she left Germany with her family on October 28, 1938, only a short time before the Kristallnacht pogrom, and they settled in Philadelphia. Bernard Lewis was born in Houston in 1927 to Lena Getz Lewis and Joseph Lewis. ...
  • Morenike Giwa Onaiwu oral history interview 

    Onaiwu, Morenike Giwa; Jones, Caitlyn (9/10/2021)
  • Cynthia V. Aguries oral history interview 

    Aguries, Cynthia V.; Feldman, Claudia (7/30/2021)
  • Fennoyee Thomas oral history interview 

    Thomas, Fennoyee (2021-02-08)
  • Andy Moran oral history interview 

    Moran, Andy (2021-03-23)
  • HERE Project Legacy Awards: Celebrating 25 Years of Hip Hop in Houston 

    CERCL (Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning) (2010-03-23)
  • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 1987 

    Houston Hillel (1987)
    From its founding in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel’s mission is to celebrate Jewish life and learning and to pursue social justice around the world. Young adults are encouraged to connect to their peers and other Jewish people around the globe ...
  • Sam Badha oral history interview 

    Badha, Sam (2020-09-20)
  • Shirley Wolff Toomim and Ellen Toomim Robinson oral history interview and transcript 

    Toomim, Shirley Wolff; Robinson, Ellen Toomim (2021-01-14)
    Shirley Wolff Toomim was born in Houston in 1928 to Boris and Fanny Wolff. Her father Boris became a part-owner of Star Furniture in 1924, and after Boris’s death, his son Melvyn Wolff assumed control of the company and brought his sister Shirley on board. Shirley would eventually become Vice Chair of Star Furniture, using her training in interior ...
  • Linda Lait Burger oral history interview and transcript 

    Burger, Linda Lait (2020-10-13)
    Linda Lait Burger is currently the CEO of Jewish Family Service of Houston. She grew up in El Paso, Texas, always being very involved in the Jewish community, and knowing from a young age that she wanted to go into social work. She received her undergraduate and Master of Science in Social Work degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. In this ...
  • Paula Schwartz Stein oral history interview and transcript 

    Stein, Paula Schwartz (2020-09-30)
    Paula Schwartz Stein grew up in a Jewish family in Schulenburg, Texas. Her family came to central Texas in the 1860s from the Alsace-Lorraine region of western Europe. Stein’s father, Hirsh Schwartz, served as mayor of Schulenburg from 1965 until his death in 1981. In this interview, Stein relates the history of her grandparents and great-grandparents ...
  • J. Kent "Kenny" Friedman oral history interview and transcript 

    Friedman, J. Kent (2020-12-28)
    J. Kent Friedman has recently retired as the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Morae Legal Corporation, an international legal consulting firm. He grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi, and received a B.B.A and a LL.B. degree from Tulane, as well as a LL.M. degree in Taxation from Boston University. Kenny has served as president of the ...
  • Rabbi Sarah Fort oral history interview and transcript 

    Fort, Sarah (Rabbi) (2020-12-01)
    Rabbi Sarah Fort is an associate rabbi at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston, the largest Conservative synagogue in the United States. She grew up in Maryland and Virginia, and then studied Government and International Politics at George Mason University. She was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, part of the American Jewish ...
  • Dr. Robert Stinnett oral history interview 

    Stinnett, Robert (2020-12-18)
  • Bahadur Sarkari oral history interview 

    Sarkari, Bahadur (2020-11-11)
  • Farokh Billimoria oral history interview 

    Billimoria, Farokh; Mistry, Jangoo (2020-12-11)
  • Gloria Sierra oral history interview 

    Sierra, Gloria; Feldman, Claudia (2021-04-23)
  • Sherry Merfish oral history interview and transcript 

    Merfish, Sherry (2019-03-01)
    A native of San Antonio, Texas, Sherry Matusoff Merfish has had a long career in advocacy and fundraising. She received a BA in literature from University of Texas at Austin, an MA in American Studies from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1975 and a JD from the University of Houston in 1981. She has spent a majority of her ...
  • Taj Mahal and Stoneground poster 

    Liberty Hall (1975-04-22)
    The Houston music venue, Liberty Hall, was open between 1971 and 1978.
  • Proctor and Bergman and Don Sanders poster 

    Liberty Hall (1975-04-26)
    The Houston music venue, Liberty Hall, was open between 1971 and 1978.

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