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Oral Histories - Houston History Project

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-005
When UH’s Center for Public History and the University Libraries collaborated to create the Houston History Archives (UH-HHA), part of their mission included a repository for oral histories that tell stories of the growth and development of the Gulf Coast region from multiple points of view. To that end, the Houston Oral History Project in the Center for Public History trains history graduate students to research and interview Houstonians with recollections of the city’s civil rights, women’s, cultural, political, or medical past. In furtherance of the mission, the UH Oral History Project entered into a collaboration with the City of Houston that will bring to the UH repository interviews of one hundred of Houston’s leaders from all walks of life. Another large collection headed for the repository is the Offshore Energy Oral History Project, a collaboration among several UH professors and other universities to document the growth of the oil refining industry along the Gulf Coast before and after World War II. Topics available include interviews with Katrina emergency responders in Houston, a series of interviews with African American (black) generals, interviews with members of Houston's Indo-Asian population, and interviews from the Afro-American Physicians project, as well as a number of other topics.

Dates

  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

25.0 Linear Feet

Historical Information

When UH’s Center for Public History and the University Libraries collaborated to create the Houston History Archives (UH-HHA), part of their mission included a repository for oral histories that tell stories of the growth and development of the Gulf Coast region from multiple points of view. To that end, the Houston Oral History Project in the Center for Public History trains history graduate students to research and interview Houstonians with recollections of the city’s civil rights, women’s, cultural, political, or medical past. In furtherance of the mission, the UH Oral History Project entered into a collaboration with the City of Houston that will bring to the UH repository interviews of one hundred of Houston’s leaders from all walks of life. Another large collection headed for the repository is the Offshore Energy Oral History Project, a collaboration among several UH professors and other universities to document the growth of the oil refining industry along the Gulf Coast before and after World War II. Topics available include interviews with Katrina emergency responders in Houston, a series of interviews with African American (black) generals, interviews with members of Houston's Indo-Asian population, and interviews from the Afro-American Physicians project, as well as a number of other topics.

Digital Collections

Oral Histories from the Houston History Project digital collection (https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory)
Title
Guide to the Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Author
Reddy Guntaka, Tanmay Wagh, Madhuri Keshavarao, Tai Luong
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA
713-743-9750