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Unprecedented Power: Archive of Jesse H. Jones Documents Set to Open

Jesse H. Jones was a businessman, a cabinet member and played a significant role in rescuing failing banks and businesses during the Great Depression. And his name is familiar from the facades of numerous cultural institutions around Houston. And now, an archive of his personal effects and communications will open to the public at Rice […]

Jesse H. Jones
was a businessman, a cabinet member and played a significant role in rescuing failing banks and businesses during the Great Depression. And his name is familiar from the facades of numerous cultural institutions around Houston.

And now, an archive of his personal effects and communications will open to the public at Rice University.

Houston Matters' Michael Hagerty talked with Steven Fenberg, producer and writer of the documentary Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? The Story of Jesse H. Jones and author of a book about Jones called Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good.

VIDEO: Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? The Story of Jesse H. Jones

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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