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Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston Project Records

Identifier: 2019-021

Content Description

This collection contains approximately 6 linear feet of archival records related to the Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston project. Founded by UH Professor Carl Lindahl in 2005, it is the world's first project in which disaster survivors have taken the lead in documenting fellow survivors' experience of disaster. The project received worldwide recognition for its role in helping survivors overcome the traumatic effects of hurricanes. The collection consists primarily of project documentation including release forms for interviews that were conducted from 2006-2008. While the interviews themselves are almost exclusively digitally recorded the collection also contains two audio cassettes. The collection also contains training manuals for survivor interviewers, news clippings, photographs, and textual data discs and cassettes. [Note: there is also a digital extent as the collection came in with a hard drive. Working with Bethany on that and will send updated accession form when I get that information, but I wanted to get an accession number to Joe before that.]

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Restrictions Apply



  • Approx. 2006-2008



6 Linear Feet