Aimee L’Heureux details the Jane Blaffer Owen’s philanthropy to the University of Houston, as well as her contributions to New Harmony, Indiana.
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Jane Blaffer Owen, an arts patron, social activist, and preservationist, was the daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company (now ExxonMobil), and the granddaughter of William T. Campbell, who established the The Texas Company, which became Texaco.
In 1927, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) created two colleges during a local economic boom: Houston Junior College, and a “separate but equal” branch, Houston Colored Junior College. Eventually, they were designated the University of Houston and Texas Southern University respectively. What became TSU only admitted black applicants until 1956, and UH only admitted […]
The University of Houston (UH) is celebrated today as one of the most diverse research institutions in the nation. It also has one of the oldest African American Studies programs in the country. The transition UH has made from its foundation as an exclusively white university, to becoming a diverse school with ethnic studies programs, […]
To read the full article about the University of Houston’s contributions to the Katrina relief effort by Aimee L’Heureux, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Ernesto Valdes that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
Confronting Jim Crow Vol. 8, No. 1 (Fall 2010) Download PDF Letter from Editor 2 Guardians Against Change: The Ku Klux Klan in Houston and Harris County, 1920-1925 by Casey Greene 6 Illinois Jacquet: Integrating Houston Jazz Audiences . . . Lands Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in Jail by Aimee L’Heureux 9 […]
To read the full text of this article by Katherine Lopez that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Sarah E. Frazer that appeared in the Fall 2003 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.