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J. B. Jones interview
Date
1985-10-18
Main contributor
Schwartz, Jon
Summary
Interview with Dr. J. B. Jones describing how "whites were tipping out" and "blacks were tipping in" when he moved to Riverside in 1959. He discusses the move from north to south of the bayou for people who wanted a less populated area. Jones points to absentee ownership and substandard apartment homes as being to blame for the deterioration of the neighborhood. Jones explains the process he went through to buy his home.
Contributor
Jones, J. B.
Genre
interviews
Subject
Urbanization
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
00:26:18
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/do16386h859; Other: ID 2010-020, AV Shelving; ArchivesSpace URI: https://findingaids.lib.uh.edu/repositories/2/archival_objects/35148; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm66214p57c