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    • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 1993-1994 

      Houston Hillel (1993-1994)
      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 ...
    • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 2003-2004 

      Houston Hillel (2003-2004)
      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 ...
    • Houston Hillel Scrapbook, 2002-2003 

      Houston Hillel (2002-2003)
      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 ...
    • Sherry Cheng and Wei Jiang oral history interview and transcript 

      Cheng, Sherry; Jiang, Wei (2020-04-01)
      Sherry Cheng holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of the same from the University of Oklahoma. She moved to Houston in 1999 with her husband, Houston Symphony violist Wei Jiang. Sherry is involved in various capacities in Houston’s diverse arts community. As a musician, Sherry performs ...
    • Gary Sham oral history interview and transcript 

      Sham, Gary (2021-10-18)
      Gary Sham was born in Houston in 1963 to second-generation Chinese American parents. Mr. Sham graduated from Rice University in 1985, with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Sciences. After university, he worked as a seismic geophysicist at Shell Oil Company and as a flight controller at NASA. He ...
    • Hyun Ja Norman oral history interview and transcript 

      Norman, Hyun Ja (2022-05-27)
      Hyun Ja Norman was born in Gudam, South Korea in 1968. She was the seventh child of nine children to her parents. Her family managed a small store where her father was a butcher. Norman went to college and studied Spanish because many companies at the time were doing business in South America. After graduating college, Norman went to South America ...
    • Dr. John Paul Liang oral history interview and transcript 

      Liang, John Paul (2021-11-02)
      Dr. John Paul Liang was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1974. His parents had emigrated from Taiwan in the early 1970s. Dr. Liang spent 10 years growing up in Brazil before he moved to Houston, Texas in the United States after an unfortunate incident where his father was attacked in a carjacking. Since then, Dr. Liang has spent most of his time living ...
    • Edwin Carson oral history interview and transcript 

      Carson, Edwin (2022-01-25)
      Edwin Carson was born in Cebu City, Philippines, and he first got into punk/hardcore music while he was in high school. Some of the bands he initially listened to included The Sex Pistols, Minor Threat, and Black Flag. As he was drawn further into the genre, he started to learn the guitar and eventually created a band with his friends; this band would ...
    • Tam Le oral history interview and transcript 

      Le, Tam (2022-06-06)
      Born in 1989 in Houston, Texas, Tam Le’s steady passion for traveling and expanding her worldview has led her to work in New York, London, Central and South America, Istanbul, Singapore, and Vietnam at various points her life. Currently residing in Austin, Le is a brand strategist for Landor & Fitch, helping to bridge gaps between designers and her ...
    • Lucy Pendon oral history interview and transcript 

      Pendon, Lucy (2021-10-22)
      Ms. Lucy, short for Luzviminda, Pendon was born in Orani, Bataan in the Philippines in 1942. She immigrated to the United States in 1964 to work as a nurse at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Ms. Pendon was the Associate Director of Nursing at Brazosport Memorial Hospital in Freeport, where she worked for 27 years before retiring in 2000. During her ...
    • Gregorio Pendon oral history interview and transcript 

      Pendon, Gregorio (2021-10-22)
      Gregorio (Greg) Pendon was born in 1941 in the town of Pototan, in the province Iloilo, Philippines. During his childhood, he lived with his parents, five siblings, and 4 cousins. He was also close with his grandmother, Gregoria, after whom he was named. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Adamson University in Manila, Philippines, in the field of ...
    • Suzanne Jacobson oral history interview and transcript 

      Jacobson, Suzanne (2021-07-07)
      Suzanne Shulman Jacobson was born in Stamford, Connecticut. She moved to Houston in 1975 and started working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston the very week she arrived. At the Federation, Jacobson has held numerous positions, including Women’s Division Director, Young Leadership Director, and many positions in the Development Department, ...
    • The Civil War Through Contemporary Accounts: The Diary of Alexander Hobbs 

      Lang, Andrew (2010)
      Using the wartime diary of Alexander Hobbs, this module explores how teachers and scholars can approach the Civil War on the Gulf Coast.
    • Introduction to Hemispheric Studies 

      Seglie, AnaMaria (2011)
      This module provides a brief introduction to hemispheric studies. It works through examples of how a hemispheric approach can be employed and overviews the direction of the field. Finally, this modules discusses the hemispheric approach of the Our Americas Archive Partnership and the type of documents it holds.
    • Literary Skills and the Archive 

      Seglie, AnaMaria; Sager, Robin (2006)
      This collection includes modules that provide specific ways to practice literary skills and study literary forms using OAAP documents. These modules suggest how to discuss colonialism, gender, race, travel, poetry, autobiography, and non-fiction documents through close-reading. In addition, each module considers how these skills can help students ...
    • Discovering U.S. Empire through the Archive 

      Ledoux, Cory (2010)
      This module explores 19th-century relations between the U.S. and Mexico as well as the U.S. and Native Americans through the travel journal of Mirabeau B. Lamar, the second president of the Republic of Texas.
    • Rare Letters of Jefferson Davis 

      Ledoux, Cory (2009)
      This module explores an archived group of rare and unpublished letters written by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America.
    • Pan-Americanism in the Wake of Latin American Independence 

      Ledoux, Cory (2009)
      This module uses a letter by Anastasio Bustamante, third President of Mexico, in order to comment on the ideology of pan-Americanism in the 19th century.
    • The Mexican-American Borderlands Culture and History 

      Seglie, AnaMaria; Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena; Sager, Robin; Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena (2009)
      This course includes a variety of modules concerning Texas, the Mexican-American borderlands, border histories, migration, Spanish colonialism, and health care. AP history teachers might use this course or individual modules within it to help teach sections on transatlantic encounters and colonial beginnings, colonial North America, territorial ...
    • Hispanic Culture for the Spanish Classroom 

      Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena; Chang, Grace; Gauthereau-Bryson, Lorena (2011)
      This collection includes cultural-themed modules (in English and in Spanish) aimed at the introductory Spanish language classroom (high school and college). It includes reading passages and lesson plans that emphasize Hispanic culture through authentic material (such as photographs, images, letters, documents, etc.), available for free on the Our ...