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Carman Family interview
Date
1985-10-17
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Interview with members of the Carman family: Max, Libby, Kathleen, Doug. They describe the factors that led them to move to Riverside. Mr. and Mrs. Carman relate stories from their past that led them to live in an integrated community. When the schools became integrated, they felt the quality of education had declined drastically and chose to send their children to a private school in another area of Houston. The adult children of the family, Kathleen and Doug, relate stories of feeling different from their classmates. They also talk about their neighborhood friends. Libby Carman describes the foundation of a committee to counter the "white flight" taking place.
Contributors
Carman, Max; Carman, Libby; Carman, Doug; Carman, Kathleen
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Urbanization; Private schools; White flight
Locations
Riverside, Houston; Houston, Texas
Collection
This Is Our Home It Is Not For Sale
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Terms of Use
["In Copyright"]
Physical Description
00:30:28
Notes

Digitization and access for this item is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2018).

This interview was used in the creation of Jon Schwartz’s documentary film “This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale.”

Collection

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

Houston History Archives

This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale Film Collection

Other Identifiers
Digital Object: https://id.lib.uh.edu/ark:/84475/do1433dz38h; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35121; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm00000000x