<![CDATA[Astrodome Memories]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/browse?search=&advanced%5B0%5D%5Belement_id%5D=&advanced%5B0%5D%5Btype%5D=&advanced%5B0%5D%5Bterms%5D=&range=&collection=&type=4&tags=&featured=&exhibit=&submit_search=Search+for+items&output=rss2 Sun, 26 Sep 2021 00:24:33 +0000 diana.dulek@houstontx.gov (Astrodome Memories) Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Oral History of Shirley Bilanowski]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/1546

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Oral History of Shirley Bilanowski

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Shirley Bilanowski, a native Houstonian, recalls the many kinds of entertainment she enjoyed with family and friends at the Astrodome. She attended the first regular season baseball game at the Astrodome, as well as many other activities, such as motorcycle racing, demolition derby events, the Ringling Brothers Circus, and performances from Evel Knievel and Elvis Presley.

Contributor

Date

11/14/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-11-14

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Castillo, Caroline

Interviewee

Bilanowsky, Shirley

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Mon, 02 May 2016 18:44:50 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Connie Laveaux Howard]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/1545

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Oral History of Connie Laveaux Howard

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Connie Laveaux Howard was born in Many, Louisiana and moved to Houston in 1976. Howard was one of the original Houston Oiler cheerleaders when the program started in 1978. In this interview, Howard explains how she came to be a cheerleader. She drove a friend to the cheerleader tryouts on June 3, 1978 and was sitting in the bleachers watching when she was introduced to one of the judges. Howard decided to tryout and made the first cut and was selected to be an alternate. As rehearsals went on, the judges noted that some of the alternates were excellent dancers (including Howard), so the alternates were chosen to be cheerleaders, too. The Derrick Dolls - as the cheerleaders were known - pumped up the crowds at football games, made public appearances, acted as grand marshals in parades and took photographs with dignitaries. The Derrick Dolls were given just had one uniform and it had to last the entire season, Howard shares her favorite memory of the Astrodome: her first year was also Earl Campbell's first year, and she describes the powerful experience of the players and cheerleaders running out to the field at the beginning of a game.

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Date

11/14/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-11-14

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Castillo, Caroline

Interviewee

Howard, Connie Laveaux

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Mon, 02 May 2016 18:42:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Gary Kilpatrick]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/1544

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Oral History of Gary Kilpatrick

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Native Houstonian Gary Kilpatrick shares his memories of the Astrodome. Kilpatrick had the opportunity to watch the construction of the Dome and later was hired to be a press box runner at the Astrodome during 1967 and 1968. Kilpatrick's job allowed him access to Astros games, Oiler games, and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Kilpatrick reminisces about the games he and his press box friends would play with the bat boys. Kilpatrick shares one of his favorite memories: escorting a photographer to the top of the Astrodome.

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Date

11/14/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-11-14

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Castillo, Caroline

Interviewee

Kilpatrick, Gary

Digital Format

mp4
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Mon, 02 May 2016 18:37:24 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Susie Morris]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/770

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Oral History of Susie Morris

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Seth Morris was one of the architects for the Astrodome at the firm of Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson. He was also the coordinator of the contractors, architects, engineers and county. In this interview his wife, Susie Morris, shares some of her memories of the Astrodome. Many people thought the Astrodome was going to fall down and ribbed Seth about it. The air conditioning system was never done on such a scale, and there were concerns that it wouldn't work. Susie thought that Judge Roy Hofheinz was instrumental in promoting the Astrodome. He had a place behind the scoreboard which included a putting green, shooting gallery, fish pond and huge bathtub. She mentions some of the problems which arose, such as the leaks, the grass, and the glare from the sunlight.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Moore, Barry

Interviewee

Morris, Susie

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Mike Acosta]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/769

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Oral History of Mike Acosta

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Plummer, Danielle

Interviewee

Acosta, Mike

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Ed Henderson]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/768

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Oral History of Ed Henderson

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Ed Henderson is an animation artist and model maker who designed the animations used on the scoreboards in the Astrodome. Henderson describes the process of first designing the animations on film and the process of projecting the images onto photoelectric cells behind the light bulbs of the scoreboards. His designs included Chester Charge, the seventh inning stretch "Deep In the Heart of Texas" animation sequence, and many other cartoons. In this interview, Henderson discusses his career and his memories of events and people he met at the Astrodome over the years.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Acosta, Mike

Interviewee

Henderson, Ed

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of the Thompson Family]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/767

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Oral History of the Thompson Family

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This oral history recalls three generations of Astrodome memories. Wilbur Thompson worked as a parking cashier starting in the mid-1970's. He was at the Astrodome for Astros and Oilers games, as well as the Houston Rodeo and Livestock show, plus various concerts. His children would often come to the Dome when he was working. Joseph Thompson (Wilbur’s son) was a big Astros fan. He and his school friends would attend the games. He thought it was very cool to have a dad who worked for the Astros. Susan Thompson (Wilbur’s daughter) recalls fond memories of spending a day at Rodeo and then going to the concerts each weekend on a $5.00 ticket. The youngest Joshua Hansen (Wilbur’s grandnephew) recalls attending games as a family and being amazed at the size of the Dome. The family agrees that the Astrodome is an important part of their Houston heritage.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Selley, Mikaela

Interviewee

Thompson, Susan
Thompson, Joseph
Thompson, Wilbur
Hansen, Joshua

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:27 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Bob Watson]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/766

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Oral History of Bob Watson

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Bob Watson made his Major League Baseball debut with the Houston Astros and played with the team from 1966 until 1979. Watson describes the experience of playing baseball inside the Astrodome and figuring out the best way to bat in the stadium. He also discusses some of his other teammates including Don Wilson and Larry Dierker and other career highlights. Watson went on to play for the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, and the Atlanta Braves before retiring in 1984. He served as the General Manager for the Astros from 1993 to 1995.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Lucas, Greg

Interviewee

Watson, Bob

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Skip Nichols]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/765

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Oral History of Skip Nichols

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"Skip" Nichols recalls the different games and events he attended at the Astrodome.

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Nichols, Skip
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:26 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Emily Lee Hammond]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/764

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Oral History of Emily Lee Hammond

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Description

Emily Lee Hammond discusses her memories of working the Astro games and other special events at the Astrodome.

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Hammond, Emily Lee

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Terry Ortiz]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/763

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Oral History of Terry Ortiz

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Terry Ortiz recalls memories of getting married in the Astrodome before a game.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Ortiz, Terry

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Mac Haik]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/762

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Oral History of Mac Haik

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Mac Haik--first round draft pick for the Houston Oilers in 1968--discusses playing football in the Astrodome.

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Haik, Mac

Digital Format

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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:24 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Betty Laney]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/761

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Oral History of Betty Laney

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Betty Laney talks about her memories as one of the original Spacettes and opening night of the Astrodome.

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Laney, Betty

Interviewee

Cain, Adrienne

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mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Donald Bond]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/760

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Oral History of Donald Bond

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Donald Bond, son of Astros player Walter Bond, discusses his memories of the Astrodome and the different events he attended there.

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Bond, Donald

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of David Long]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/759

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Oral History of David Long

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David Long discusses his memories of opening night at the Astrodome along with seeing Mickey Mantle hit the first home run.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Long, David

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Diann Ruiz]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/758

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Title

Oral History of Diann Ruiz

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Ruiz, Diann

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of John Monahan]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/757

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Title

Oral History of John Monahan

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Description

John Monahan recalls his memories of the Astrodome where he worked and spent the majority of his teenage years.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Monahan, John

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mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:21 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of John Buri]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/756

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Oral History of John Buri

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Description

John Buri recalls memories of his first time visiting the Astrodome and the numerous events he attended there after.

Contributor

Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Buri, John

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:21 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Fred Buri]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/755

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Title

Oral History of Fred Buri

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Date

08/08/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-08

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Interviewer

Cain, Adrienne

Interviewee

Buri, Fred

Digital Format

mp4
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 19:30:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Welcome Wilson]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/745

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Title

Oral History of Welcome Wilson

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Date

08/05/2015

Temporal Coverage

2015-08-05

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Interviewer

Vance, Mike

Interviewee

Wilson, Welcome

Digital Format

mp4
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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:13:29 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Drayton McLane]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/734

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Oral History of Drayton McLane

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Description

Born in Cameron, Texas, Drayton McLane Jr., followed his father's footsteps in learning various aspects of the wholesale grocery business. Having an MBA in marketing, he moved into management and became the CEO and Chairman of the McLane Company in 1992. He served as President of the Texas Wholesale Grocers' Association, and was named Vice Chairman of Walmart Corporation. The highlight of his career was the purchase of the Astros team in 1993, and as CEO, saw its success in 2005 to advance to the World series.

Contributor

Date

2010-03-24

Temporal Coverage

03/24/2010

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

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Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Barlow, Jim

Interviewee

McLane, Drayton

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:42:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of W. A. Kirkland]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/472

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Oral History of W. A. Kirkland

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Born in 1898 in Houston. After his early education in Houston, he entered Princeton University in 1915. During that time he enlisted in Naval reserve when World War I was delared in 1917. In 1918 he was on active duty at Nantucket. he returned to Princeton in 1919 when he became inactive from naval duty. From there he returned to Texas to be enrolled in Law School. In 1920, he entered the family banking business-the First National Bank.He wrote a book on the history and development of the Bank in 1974. During WWII, he was again commissioned to work at the 8th Naval District in New Orleans from 1942-44. In June 1945, he was made the Director of Welfare of the 8th Naval District.

Date

08/22/1974

Temporal Coverage

1974-08-22

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library

Identifier

OH093

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Interviewer

Henson, Margaret

Interviewee

Kirkland, W. A.
McCullough, Harold M.

Digital Format

FLV
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:34:00 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Quentin Mease]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/308

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Title

Oral History of Quentin Mease

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Publisher

Houston Public Library

Date

06/10/2008

Temporal Coverage

2008-06-10

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Goldstein, David

Interviewee

Mease, Quentin, 1908-2009

Digital Format

mp4
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:07:38 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Judge Robert Eckels]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/84

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Title

Oral History of Judge Robert Eckels

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Publisher

Houston Public Library

Date

7/28/08

Temporal Coverage

2008-07-28

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov

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Interviewer

Pratt, Joseph

Interviewee

Eckels, Robert

Digital Format

mp4
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:20:25 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Larry Dierker]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/54

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Title

Oral History of Larry Dierker

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Contributor

Publisher

Houston Public Library

Date

7/14/08

Temporal Coverage

2008-07-14

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Goldstein, David

Interviewee

Dierker, Larry, 1946-

Digital Format

mp4
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:05:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Mayor Fred Hofheinz]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/52

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Title

Oral History of Mayor Fred Hofheinz

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Contributor

Publisher

Houston Public Library

Date

2/11/08

Temporal Coverage

2008-02-11

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Goldstein, David

Interviewee

Hofheinz, Mayor Fred

Digital Format

mp4
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:05:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of L.E. Chamberlain]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/50

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Title

Oral History of L.E. Chamberlain

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Contributor

Publisher

Houston Public Library

Date

4/28/08

Temporal Coverage

2008-04-28

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov

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Interviewer

Goldstein, David

Interviewee

Chamberlain, L.E.

Digital Format

mp4
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:05:33 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Michael Moore]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/49

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Title

Oral History of Michael Moore

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Publisher

Houston Public Library

Date

8/9/07

Temporal Coverage

2007-08-09

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Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Goldstein, David

Interviewee

Moore, Michael

Digital Format

mp4
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:05:32 +0000
<![CDATA[Oral History of Lauren Anderson]]> https://astrodomememories.org/items/show/48

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Title

Oral History of Lauren Anderson

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Contributor

Publisher

Houston Public Library

Date

10/31/07

Temporal Coverage

2007-10-31

License

Used by permission - no re-use. Contact the original copyright holder for permission to re-use this item.

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Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center, hplemail.reference@houstontx.gov

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Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Goldstein, David

Interviewee

Anderson, Lauren

Digital Format

mp4
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:05:31 +0000