Author Archive | Debbie Harwell

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Stay Home, Work Safe

Hello Everyone, We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well. During these uncertain times with the COVID-19 virus and the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, we are not able to immediately fulfill orders for back issues. We will, however, send them as soon as we return to the office. At this […]

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Now Available: Evolution of a Community

This issue looks at ways our community has evolved in its attitudes, politics, neighborhoods, and culture. In the 1920s or 1930s, an unknown artist painted this futuristic vision of Houston in 1980 that is at once fantasy and truth. Houston has evolved to include elevated freeways that encircle downtown as the artist anticipated, although they […]

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Tracking Houston Perceptions in Remarkable Times

Debbie Harwell and Stephen Klineberg at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. A Conversation with Stephen L. Klineberg and Debbie Z. Harwell This year marks the thirty-ninth annual Houston Area Survey produced by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University under the direction of Dr. Stephen Klineberg. The survey, which […]

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Mapping Houston History

Houston History mapping in progress. For some time, I have wanted to map the 350+ articles we have published dating back to 2003. This map represents the beginning of that process, and includes, as of the fall of 2019, articles from the last three years. You to search them by categories, such as Business & Industry, Communities, Culture, […]

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Milestones

Debbie Z. Harwell, Editor We all have milestone moments that mark our personal history – perhaps a wedding, the birth of a child, a career achievement, or, sadly, the loss of a loved one. We also recall historic events that impact our culture. Thinking back to the 1960s, I remember my dad taking me to […]

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Table of Contents 17.1 Milestones

Milestones Vol. 17, No. 1 (Fall 2019)Download PDF    Letter from the Editor2Afro-Americans for Black Liberation and the Fight for Civil Rights at the University of Houston By Robinson Block7Honoring the UH African American Studies Program’s 50th AnniversaryBy James L. Conyers12The Houston Manned Spacecraft Center: The Right Place with the Right StuffBy Calvin D. Blair19Making a Miracle – The Story […]

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Our Spring Issue Is Here!

In conversation and in historical research “place” takes on a variety of meanings. It can represent a physical location, a space within the community, a position in society, or our diverse identities. Exploring Houston history is more than just looking at our location; we consider all the things that make up our environment, from the […]

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16.2 Power of Place: Table of Contents

Download the full pdfVol. 16 No. 2, Letter from the EditorDebbie Z. Harwell 2Italians Plant Roots in Houston By Sabine Meyer Hill7De-Ro-Loc: Houston’s Forgotten FestivalBy Calvin Blair12The IUPLR and the History of Houston’s Latino Art Now! ConferenceBy Olga U. Herrera and Pamela Anne Quiroz2023State of the Women in HoustonBy Nikki Van HightowerMarching On: “The Rise of Houston Women = The Rise of the Nation”By […]

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“A Love Affair 50 Years and Counting”: OTC’s Economic and Cultural Contributions to Houston

By Debbie Z. Harwell The first OTC met at the Albert Thomas Convention and Exhibit Center downtown (now Bayou Place) with 4,200 in attendance, 125 papers presented, and 38,500 square feet of exhibit space occupied by 200 exhibitors. In need of more space, in 1973 OTC moved to the Astrodome complex, now NRG Park, where […]

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Table of Contents 15.2 Latinos

Download the full pdf. Vol. 15, No. 2 (Spring 2018) Letter from the Editor by Debbie Z. Harwell 2 El Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello: Raza, Patria, e Idioma By Adriana Castro 8 Yolanda Black Navarro: East End Reina By Denise Gomez 13 Laying the Groundwork: Gracie Saenz’s Life of Public Service By Stephanie Gomez […]

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